Your Membership Matters

Benefits of Belonging


Working with limited resources and ever-increasing demand, AGB members receive crucial support to navigate their challenges and opportunities, along with an invaluable lifeline during times of change or crisis.

Specifically, AGB membership entitles you to exclusive content, programs, advocacy, news, and expert guidance—all designed to improve governance and leadership at your institution or institutionally related foundation board.

Member benefits also include:

  • A subscription for every member of your board to Trusteeship magazine and its companion podcast, Trusteeship Radio
  • Customized consulting services to assess and strengthen governance, sharpen financial strategies, and lead executive-level searches
  • An invitation to the highly regarded Institute for Board Chairs and Presidents, designed to strengthen this critical partnership
  • Complimentary webinars and workshops on today’s pressing higher education issues
  • Discounted rates for conferences and events, including our National Conference on Trusteeship and our Foundation Leadership Forum
  • Members-only pricing for AGB’s trusted content—print and digital offerings and selection of best practices and guidance for effective governance
  • A self-paced online governance orientation, for new and returning trustees, providing the foundation in fiduciary responsibilities that complements your institution’s specific orientation
  • Insider access to the most recent news and advisories about federal and state public policy initiatives

Access for Less

Enjoy unlimited access to, and discounted rates on, AGB’s vast content library.


Event Privileges

Attend members-only events with prominent speakers, renowned experts, and visionary leaders.


Consulting Services

Contact us via email, live chat, or through a dedicated phone number provided to your institution.

Membership Eligibility


AGB membership is open to:

  • Boards of colleges, universities, and systems accredited (or accreditation candidate) by a regional agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • Advisory (non-governing) and quasi-governing boards of institutions or campuses within public multi-campus or statewide systems of higher education
  • Boards of separately incorporated foundations affiliated with public colleges and universities
  • Boards of statewide higher education coordinating and planning agencies
  • Governing boards of universities incorporated in other nations as nonprofit or state-sponsored organizations

AGB will also consider, on a case-by-case basis, boards of certain national and international nonprofit organizations whose missions focus largely on higher education.


Membership dues are payable in the anniversary month in which the member board joined the association. Dues may be adjusted annually at the discretion of the AGB Board of Directors; adjustments take effect on January 1. Dues are assessed according to an institution’s FTE (full-time equivalent) enrollment, with some exceptions.


Institutional Governing Boards

Enrollment (FTE) 2019 Dues
Up to 500 $3,000
501-1,000 $3,400
1,001-1,500 $3,875
1,501-2,500 $4,500
2,501-5,000 $5,050
5,001-15,000 $6,875
15,001-25,000 $8,750
25,001-40,000 $10,700
More than 40,000 $12,500

Annual dues for institutional governing boards are based on total enrollment figures for the most recent fall term (full-time equivalent degree-credit students) as reported annually by the U.S. Department of Education. FTE = one-third the number of part-time students + the total number of full-time students.


Other Categories 2019 Dues

Public System Campus Advisory Boards

Statewide Coordinating Boards

Theological Institutions and Seminaries

Two-year Public Institutions



Institutionally Related Foundation Boards


Assets Managed 2019 Dues
Up to $25,000,000 $2,575
$25,000,001-$100,000,000 $2,925
$100,000,001-$250,000,000 $3,400
$250,000,001 or more $3,750

Annual dues for institutionally related foundation boards are based on assets under management at the end of the foundation’s previous fiscal year.

Please download AGB’s W-9 Form here.

Become A Member

To start taking advantage of your AGB member benefits, simply fill out the form below. A representative from our team will contact you within 2 business days to complete your membership.

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