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The Greater Good Science Center is based at UC Berkeley, but it’s independently funded by friends like you who want to help us share “the science of a meaningful life” with audiences worldwide.

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.

Read on for more about the benefits of membership.

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“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, including Dacher Keltner, Jon Kabat-Zinn, and many others.
  • 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.
  • An invitation for you and a friend to attend our annual gathering of GGSC fellows and faculty.

“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, complimentary attendance at any one GGSC event, all of the above benefits, and:

  • Support our research fellowships.
  • Underwrite the GGSC’s media initiatives.
  • Help shape our programs.
  • Expand our scope and reach.