General membership of a friends group varies widely from informal to formal. Some groups manage membership as a mailing or email list. Other groups require annual dues in order to become a member. Membership fees, anywhere from $5-$500, enable friends groups to have an ongoing income that funds activities that support the mission.
Membership participation varies as well. Members should be updated about friends group activities, invited to events and meetings, informed about important issues, and involved in decision-making. A strong membership includes people of various experiences, backgrounds, ages, and skills.