Join the Developmental Alliance

Apply to Join Our Nonprofit Association

The Developmental Alliance is a new nonprofit membership association for people who identify with the emerging developmental perspective on politics and culture. Through conversation and fellowship, we are exploring and advancing a new kind of cultural and political higher ground.

This aspirational ideal of higher ground is the general focus of our ongoing 90-minute conversations, which take place on the second Wednesday of every month on Zoom, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm Mountain Time (4:00- 5:30 Pacific, 7:00-8:30 Eastern). In addition to monthly online conversations, we will also convene in-person gatherings and other events in 2022. There is also a private discussion forum for Developmental Alliance members to connect and contribute to the emerging developmental perspective.

Developmental Alliance Members Can Visit the Forum Here

The TDA is an association of the Institute for Cultural Evolution, a 501c3 Colorado nonprofit organization.

Those who wish to join the Developmental Alliance must apply and be accepted.

Application Process

The TDA’s application process is as follows:

  1. Take the “Are You a Developmentalist? test” on this website and score 60% or higher (you may take the test multiple times).
  2. Provide a sincere written answer to this question:
    • Why is a developmental approach to politics needed now?
  3. Agree to abide by TDA’s member expectations outlined below:

Developmental Alliance Member Expectations

The Developmental Alliance (TDA) is a discussion forum founded on confidentiality, trust, respect, and fellowship. By applying and agreeing to join the Club, members signify their commitment to the following expectations:

  1. Members agree to treat each other with dignity and respect and to do their best to come from a developmental perspective.
  2. Members agree to keep all TDA forum conversations confidential.
  3. Members agree to participate regularly in TDA’s Zoom calls, agreeing to miss no more than half of TDA’s scheduled
    meetings in a given year, which take place on the second Wednesday of every month.
  4. Members acknowledge that a breach of any of these expectations may result in the termination of their membership in
    TDA. Members may, of course, drop out at any time.