Global Impact Relations Network

If there’s ever been a time to use our voice and communications to inspire and move people to action, it’s now. At the Global Impact Relations Network, our mission is to help promote the profession of Impact Relations through establishing standards, educating members and creating a platform for collaboration. Our commitment is to provide relevant and timely benefits and continually engage global members to provide any enhancements to help growth organizations, individuals and our industry.






  • Invitations to Global Impact Relations Network (GIRN) Meetups designed to connect our network’s members for knowledge sharing and problem-solving of common communications challenges or opportunities within our scope of work. Members are encouraged to request topics and, if appropriate, offer to facilitate upcoming meetups
  • Unique offerings from GIRN partners including event discount codes and early access to editorial calendars from global publications
  • Invitations to virtual and in-person networking events
  • Access to our GIRN-certified contractor/freelancer network


Governance & Standards


  • Participation in hour-long, one-on-one confidential Impact Soundboard sessions during which GIRN’s senior communications executives will review and provide feedback on your strategy, communications approach or “pressure test” your campaign concepts
  • Access to regularly updated materials, including standards, best practices documents and toolkits, and shared research and surveys
  • Ability to use the Global Impact Relations Network logo in accordance with our brand guidelines
  • Invitation to sit as a founding member on the Global Impact Relations Network board*




  • Subscription to The Agenda monthly newsletter
  • Participation in monthly webinars
  • Access to journalist/influencer/industry leader virtual panels
  • Timely communications support and resources based on current events




  • Listing on the Global Impact Relations Network Directory
  • Opportunities to be featured in GIRN’s Campaign of the Week series, have your work showcased in our monthly newsletter, The Agenda, and contribute your thought leadership and knowledge in our Guide to Impact Relations, updated annually 


*Available to founding members / gold-tiered


The Global Impact Relations Network offers the following annual membership fee structure:



Founding Organization


Agency ($50M+ in annual rev)


Agency ($50M- in annual revenue)


NGO, Foundations & Nonprofits










Virtual Membership*




* Virtual membership includes…


The above are annual fees. Members are invited to pay their dues in four quarterly payments. 


In recognition of business impact relating to the COVID-19 crisis, GIRN offers a Hardship Plan.  This program is designed to support GIRN members experiencing financial strain, offering up to 50% off fees (to be assessed quarterly). If you would like to discuss qualifying for our hardship offering, please contact us at

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