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On April 1, 2018,  MAX will once again start charging dues to its members.  Please read below to learn the reasons behind this move and the unique benefits MAX dues-paying members will receive.  Please send any questions to concierge@maxsf.org

Why Join MAX?

Our members join MAX to form real relationships with real people. MAX is a fun, open, diverse and welcoming community and a great alternative to meeting people through an app or at the bars. Through MAX events, people regularly meet with old friends, meet potential friends, participate in interesting events, and have fun.

People who participate in MAX include our dues-paying Members and non-dues- paying Associates. We charge dues for three reasons: first, by law, as a 501(c7) non-profit, MAX is obliged to charge dues of its members. Second, we have to cover our administrative costs, such as our website, newsletter, et al. Finally, it takes money to put on the kind of programs we know you want, including programs that are low-cost or even free to attend.

What Do You Get?

Dues-paying members:

  • Learn of events and opportunities via our weekly newsletter, providing a comprehensive roster of MAX and non-MAX social opportunities
  • Do not pay admission to monthly TGIFs
  • Enjoy discounted pricing related to specific MAX events, such as entertainment and travel events
  • Are able to attend members-only MAX events
  • Enjoy MAX-only opportunities and money-saving offers from MAX Program Partners

Paying Dues Pays Back: About MAX Outreach

It's important to us that MAX gives back; that is why we have the MAX Outreach Fund. This is MAX's own charitable fund to which a portion of member dues and proceeds from specific events are contributed throughout the year. Once a year, after we account for expenses, our dues-paying members choose five different non-profit groups to which we distribute the proceeds.


Today's membership dues are priced at the same amount as was charged nearly 20 years ago in the original MAX.

  • Single Membership
    • Prior to April 1: $50
    • On or after April 1: $75
  • Couples Membership
    • Prior to April 1: $90
    • On or after April 1: $125

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