Before you apply ...
There are some things that you need to understand ...
RAM Membership will not provide you with an automatic window into current collaborations and initiatives. RAM Membership also doesn't provide you with the ability to shut down an existing collaboration or initiative (unfortunately, we have to say this because ... yes ... others have already tried).
RAM Membership will provide you with the opportunity to connect with other activists and allied advocates, who may (or may not) invite you to participate in an existing collaboration or initiative. No one is obligated to invite you to join their collaboration. If you'd like to be a part of a collaboration and haven't received an invitation to join an existing one, you can start one up yourself! Isn't that exciting? As a RAM Member, you have the opportunity to do that.
RAM Membership does not require you to participate in any collaboration or initiative. The only requirement is to not miss three consecutive voting opportunities in a row. Other than that, you can always choose to be a RAM Member that simply believes in community-based activism, the Code of Conduct for Membership and staying connected to other activists and sincerely community-focused advocates.
RAM believes in unifying, educating and empowering the global community of naturally diverse medically complex people. RAM's network has been designed using a novel model establishing a sustainable system that allows for the development and deployment of TRUSTED community-based collaborations. RAM's innovative programs remove silos that slow down the therapeutic process, while putting a stop to the disrespectful exploitation of patient stories and lived experiences.
If you are working with an organization that hesitates at the thought of partnering with a community-based network like RAM, you may want to reconsider associating with such an out-of-date oppressive mindset.