Advantages and Disadvantages of No and Low Dues Villages
The 2016 survey of Villages showed that 28 of 115 Villages surveyed charged $50 or less annually for an individual membership. Little is known about Villages that charge such low or no membership dues and how they achieve sustainability.
This study aims to look more closely at how Villages with nominal or no dues function, using a comparison with higher dues-charging Villages as well as interviews with those involved in Villages.
In this research brief, you’ll learn:
- how these Villages differ from higher dues Villages
- whether these Villages have greater inclusivity than Villages charging higher dues
- what impact low or no dues has on Village sustainability
From this research brief:
The most commonly cited advantage to no and low dues Villages was the ability to reach more people and have a larger membership.