Criteria

Objectives of members
Member organizations should have or develop a program for Duchenne and/or Becker Muscular Dystrophy (DMD/BMD). The organization would have to positively promote research, optimal care, knowledge, and education.

Leadership
Ideally a parent or affected person should chair the project. Where this is not possible, for want of someone to fulfil the role, a parent or affected person should have a significant strategic leadership role.

Business form
The organization should have a not-for-profit legal constitution with a management committee that is accountable to its membership.

Statement of activities
Each participating organization will produce an annual statement of its activities with the relevant financial information.

Members per country
If there is already an organization with membership in a country, other organizations are encouraged to become a WDO member as well. The more countries are connected, and the more members we have, the stronger our voice can be.

Membership fee
For organizations with an annual income less than € 100.000, the annual WDO membership fee is 1% of their annual income of the previous year. For organizations with an income equal to or above € 100.000, the membership fee is € 1000. Organizations will need to submit their annual financial statements every year before July 1st (of the next year).

Membership termination
Membership can be terminated by unanimous decision of the executive committee, if a member fails to uphold the above mentioned criteria and the reputation of WDO.

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