This web page provides a detailed response to the question:
Why become a member of the Transparency Task Force?
First, please understand that TTF is a Certified Social Enterprise – we exist to make an impact, not to make a profit. However, whilst we don’t do our work for money, we do need money to do our work!
By supporting us through becoming a member, you’ll have the knowledge and satisfaction that you’re helping TTF to carry on its fight to fix what’s wrong with the financial services sector and the regulatory framework that is supposed to govern it. That’s a cause we believe to be both noble and necessary; and it’s a cause that we’re passionately committed to.
If you’re not already familiar with our wide range of activities, check out our manifesto and our Annual Reports, where you’ll see that we’re doing a great deal of worthwhile work to drive the kind of positive, progressive and purposeful reform that’s so desperately needed.
Hopefully, the above comments alone are enough to make you want to support the cause by becoming a member. If so, skip the table below and scroll to the bottom.
But if not, take a look at these further details about the benefits you would obtain by becoming a member:
You’ll receive the Transparency Times, our weekly newsletter that provides details about our events, news, and much, much more. It goes to over 5,000 people in 21 countries.
Entitlement to attend our online symposia. We typically run several events a month and as a member, there’s no limit to how many you can attend. They are informative, insightful and participative.
Our events are also often rather edgy. That’s because we are not influenced by the commercial interests of financial sector sponsors, so we are free to deal with topics that other organisations won’t have the inclination (or courage) to. Furthermore, because we believe that “sunlight is the best disinfectant”, we use our events to “tell it as it is” regardless of how many inconvenient truths we are able to expose.
Free attendance to any in-person events that we may run, subject to venue capacity
Access to our library of previous event video recordings
The potential to participate in our special campaign meetings
Engagement with the team by Email/Zoom/phone as appropriate, to help deal with cases and issues that matter to you
The potential to be invited to speak at our events
The opportunity to submit ‘Letters to the Editor’ for the Transparency Times
The opportunity to write guest blogs that appear in the Transparency Times and on social media
The opportunity to be included in new Facebook groups that we launch
The potential to initiate new campaign activities that focus on issues of great importance to you
The value of being part of a unique, international community dedicated to fixing what’s wrong with the financial services sector and the regulatory framework that’s supposed to govern it.
If you might like to be included as a member of the Transparency Task Force, there are various payment options depending on your particular circumstances, including, for example, concessionary rates for scam victims.
Thanks for taking the time to read about becoming a member of the TTF; I do hope we can welcome you on board soon!