Start or Renew Your Membership

The Greater Good Science Center is a non-profit that’s independently funded by friends like you who want to support the “science of a meaningful life” around the world.

Donations of $50 or more earn a Greater Good membership, which brings a host of valuable benefits, including access to special members-only videos, discounts on our events, and more. We hope you’ll join our community of members to take advantage of those benefits and foster more compassion, happiness, and resilience in the world.

Click here to get started now. Read on for more about the benefits of membership.

Have a question? Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for members and donors.

Still having trouble? Our membership desk is at your service at or 510-457-1153. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you!

“Happy” Membership Level Benefits ($50)

While feeling great about supporting our work, you’ll also receive:

  • Our sincere gratitude—each gift is appreciated!
  • Access to members-only content, including full-length videos from our “Science of a Meaningful Life” series and our Summer Institutes for Educators.
  • The “More Good For You!” member newsletter with behind-the-scenes info, interviews, and special offers.
  • A 20% discount on our “Science of a Meaningful Life” seminars and webcasts.
  • 25% off Christine Carter’s new class The Science of Finding Flow.
  • 20% off any level of membership at the International Positive Psychology Association.
  • 10% off books sold at GGSC’s live events.
  • Exclusive members-only events, receptions, and webinars.

“Delighted” Membership Level Benefits ($100)

In addition to the mood-lifting oxytocin rush that comes from being generous, you’ll enjoy all of the above benefits, along with:

  • A GGSC tote bag made by our friends at Social Imprints.
  • One annual “Bring a Friend” 50% discount on any “Science of a Meaningful Life” event, in-person or online.
  • 20% off books sold at GGSC’s live events.

“Joyous” Membership Level Benefits ($500)

Research shows that spending on others makes people feel happier than simply spending on themselves. When you support our work, you will receive all of the above benefits, plus:

  • 50% off any one GGSC seminar, conference, or event.
  • Preferred seating at all GGSC seminars and events.
  • A GGSC book of your choice.

“Ecstatic” Membership Level Benefits ($1,000+)

Did you know that making a financial donation triggers the reward centers of our brains? By making this generous gift to the GGSC at a leadership level, you’ll enjoy that blast of euphoria, receive all the above benefits, and get:

  • Complimentary attendance at any GGSC-hosted event.
  • An invitation to attend our annual gathering of GGSC fellows and faculty.
  • What’s more, you’ll underwrite the GGSC’s media initiatives, support our research fellows, help shape our programs, and expand our scope and reach.