Introducing the new membership model

Dear futures specialists,

we are happy to announce that FSH has become a registered association. We have also published our new website and a membership model. The membership models are the following:

  • FSH Friend: 50 euros / year
  • FSH Follower: Free

As an active member of the Futures Specialists Helsinki association, you will pay a yearly fee of 50 euros to support our community’s mission (raising the awareness of futures thinking and creating lasting social and intellectual capital for members and society) and help with the rents and servings of our events. As a Friend, you do not need to pay any separate tickets for our monthly events. We organise ca. 10 events annually.

Why do we start collecting money? We established the network in 2012. Increasing the awareness of futures thinking and making it easier to approach have been important tasks for us and we have put our hearts and souls into this. In 2012 FSH with a devoted team organized the international LaFutura conference in Helsinki. The event was a success and started our activities with a bang. We also made a little bit of money out of it.

That money has allowed us to offer free events, drinks and food for a couple of years now. The sad news is that we are running out of that money. Hence we need your help to be able to organize high-quality events and other activities in the future, too. Pauli and Minna are already paying a part of the operating costs from their own pocket.

In the membership survey we found out that quite a few of you are willing and able to support the community by paying around 50 euros a year. That is awesome. This insight became the starting point for our FSH Friend membership fee. You can register as a Friend in our online shop. If you don’t consider that a valuable investment you can continue as an FSH Follower. Then you may need to buy a ticket for the events occasionally and you may lack some other benefits included only for Friends.

We are thankful for your support and looking forward to continue making an effort in increasing the awareness of our field together with you. Future is being co-created every day through our actions.

Kind regards,

Pauli, Minna & Kristina