Because BGR is a privately funded organization, we rely on, and are abundantly thankful to, our members for sustaining our work. Our membership structure, described below, recognizes our members and their essential contribution. Membership benefits include public recognition and innovative opportunities to engage with us and our public policy work. 

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President’s Gathering of Community Leaders (by invitation)

Membership by invitation to participate in a biannual gathering with BGR’s President and civic and community leaders representing key non-profit, charitable, educational and community organizations throughout the greater New Orleans area. The gathering will serve to inform BGR’s President about key policy issues of concern to the community. It will also serve as a channel for the President to inform community leaders about BGR initiatives and priorities and to obtain their feedback and perspective.


Sustainers’ Circle ($25,000+)

  All benefits of Editor’s Frontline, plus:

  • Prominent recognition at the BGR Annual Luncheon, one Annual Luncheon table and exclusive participation in any small group gatherings with the Annual Luncheon speaker. (* Subject to change based on public health and safety protocols.)
  • Exclusive invitation to the Annual President’s Forum, a small group policy discussion with BGR President and CEO and senior research staff.


President’s Roundtable ($10,000+)

All benefits of Editor’s Frontline, plus:

  • Exclusive invitation to the annual President’s Update and Work Plan Presentation, where BGR’s President and senior research staff will explain BGR’s current work, provide a preview of research topics on the horizon, and invite roundtable


Editor’s Frontline ($5,000+)

All benefits of Municipal Monitor, plus:

  • Advance receipt of PolicyWatch, BGR’s periodic commentary on current policy events pertaining to existing BGR
  • Inclusion of corporate logo in donor listing on the BGR website and visibility in published materials, webinars and forums, through physical or online banners and listings. 


Municipal Monitor ($2,500+)

All benefits of Policy Enthusiast, plus:

  • Invitation to annual With Gratitude, a celebration of BGR’s funders and a first look at the new work


Policy Enthusiast ($1,250+)

  All benefits of Research Corps, plus:

  • Advance receipt of The Daily Dispatch, BGR’s weekday roundup of news articles on key public policy


Research Corps ($600+)

  All benefits of BGR Supporter, plus:

  • Invitation to PubPolicy and other gatherings, whether in person or virtual, where BGR discusses the issues of the day in a casual


BGR Supporter ($250+)

Advance notice of BGR Breakfast Briefings, plus:

  • Public recognition of support on the BGR website.
  • Digital copies of all BGR reports and
  • Membership in a nationally-recognized governmental research organization, with an established record of improving local government.


Welcome Rate ($100+) A BGR Supporter introductory rate for new BGR members


BGR Young Advocate ($30+)

  • An introductory rate for younger Member benefits are the same as BGR supporter, plus: Invitation to BGR Social, a Board and Membership networking event.


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