Common Sense Society (CSS) promotes individual liberty, the voluntary exchange of ideas, free enterprise, creative innovation, enduring art, and conservation of the natural world. Membership with CSS includes opportunities for learning, friendship, and healthy debate where common sense prevails in addressing our shared concerns and optimism for the future of our country and shared civilization.

Join Through Mail

If you prefer to mail your membership application and fee, please print this form and send to:

ATTN: David Talbot
Common Sense Society
1455 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20004

Common Sense Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
You will be issued a receipt reflecting the tax deductible portion of your membership donation.

Membership Benefits and Levels

Member: Annual gift of $1,000
Alumni Member: Annual gift of $500

Membership benefits include:

  • Custom CSS member lapel pin
  • Early access to CSS commemorative gifts, apparel, and curated publications
  • Invitations to CSS events and member-only opportunities
  • Subscription to Common Sense Magazine
  • Member discount to invitation-only ticketed events
  • Access to member-only briefings with special guest commentary
  • Membership reciprocity with our national branches in Hungary, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom

Equites: Annual gift of $10,000

In addition to all member benefits, a CSS Equites will receive:

  • Quarterly report from CSS president and C.E.O. Marion Smith
  • An invitation for you and a guest to attend an annual leadership retreat
  • Special recognition at CSS events
  • Exclusive opportunities to attend CSS fellowships and academic programs
  • CSS Equites member exclusive gift

Patron: Annual gift of $25,000

In addition to all member and Equites benefits, a CSS Patron will receive:

  • An invitation to attend the annual Council of Trustees dinner
  • Named sponsorship opportunities
  • A dedicated staff liaison to connect you with CSS opportunities, special events, and experts
  • Special recognition at the CSS headquarters and at CSS events
  • CSS Patron member exclusive gift


Contact David Talbot at or (202) 949-7900 for more information.
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