Membership Services

Customized Services for Professional Societies and Associations

The Philosophy Documentation Center provides customized services for learned societies and other professional organizations. Since each organization has its own needs, our services are tailored to meet their requirements. We collect dues payments, track different membership categories, provide online access to membership profiles, and manage print and online publications of all kinds. Contact us to explore possibilities.

What Our Partners Say

  • “PDC helps the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy manage continuing growth and increasingly complex operations. There is no way we could be as successful as we are without PDC. The decision to have PDC run critical membership and conference operations was one of the best decisions SPEP has made in recent years.”
    — Dr. Shannon Mussett, SPEP Secretary-Treasurer
  • “In maintaining and increasing connections among members of the community of philosophers worldwide, the Philosophy Documentation Center plays a role that is unique. I am exceedingly grateful to it.”
    — Prof. William McBride, Purdue University

What We Provide


  • Maintenance of membership list with regular reports
  • Personal record management and payment history for each member
  • Online access for members to personal contact info and membership status
  • Secure online payment option (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express)
  • Toll-free phone number in the US & Canada for dues payments and customer support
  • Personal checks accepted in US funds


  • Print and electronic distribution options, including online access management
  • Customized digitization solutions for journals, series, conference proceedings, and other publications
  • Development of appropriate permissions and licenses to meet the needs of each publication
  • Online distribution of all members-only publications, including newsletters
  • Graphic design solutions for print and electronic resources


  • Online voting tools for members-only surveys, elections, and run-off ballots
  • Online membership directories accessible through our website (with individual branding, if preferred)
  • E-mail alerts for the latest issue of your publication, with programmed links to each article
  • Customized programming services


  • Support for members-only web sites, including hosting and access management
  • Integration of authenticated access to all members-only resources
  • URL registrations and maintenance


  • Secure online payment option (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express)
  • Toll-free phone number in the US & Canada for payments and customer support
  • Only available if PDC manages membership information


  • Budget planning for your organization
  • Customized business plan development
  • Planning to support the development new publications
  • Technology assessment to help you keep your independence

These services can be provided for organizations of any size.

More Information

For more information contact George Leaman by phone at 800-444-2419 (toll free US & Canada) or 434-220-3300; or by e-mail leaman [@]