Become a Member

The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits is a membership organization where any 501(c)(3) nonprofit in North Carolina may join. If you are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (or have submitted an application for that tax status), we invite you to join the Center!

New Members 

Once you have created your user account, you can complete our online Membership Application and pay your annual dues to access Member Benefits today! 

Note: if you have not created a user account, you will have to do that prior to completing the application

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Returning & Renewing Members 

If you are returning or renewing member and you already have user account, you can renew your organizations membership from the user home page. If you do not have a current user account, you will need to create one. After doing so, contact us and we can assist you with the renewal process. 

Renew Your Membership



Join by Mail 

Complete our Membership Application and send it, along with your Member Dues, to the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits, at P. O. Box 98475, Raleigh, NC 27624

Member Dues & Eligibility 

Annual membership with the Center provides your nonprofit staff and board members with training, resources, and other benefits valued at over $3,500! Annual member dues are based on your 501(c)(3) nonprofit's current Total Expenses as listed on your most recently filed IRS Form 990 (typically found on Line 18). Learn more on our Member Dues page. 

 We offer a wide variety of members-only benefits that strengthen nonprofit management practices.

Not a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit?

We invite non-501(c)(3) nonprofits, government entities and businesses to enjoy access to various benefits. Learn more on our affiliations page! 

Having trouble joining, rejoining, or renewing online? 

If you experience difficulty getting your membership up and running on our website, please read our FAQs + video guides or contact us to assist you with properly setting up your user account and organization's profile.

The Benefits of Membership


Get expert advice and answers to your nonprofit management questions with our pro bono consultations and  Member Assistance 


Stay informed on our advocacy for State & Federal policies facing for North Carolina Nonprofits


 Show potential funders, partnering organizations and volunteers your commitment to best practices in nonprofit management with Listing in our Member Directory  & the  Proud-Member Logo!


Free & discounted registrations to over 40 events and signature programs like the Nonprofit Management Institute and our annual Conference!


NC Nonprofit Careers gets over 800,000 hits a year! Members can post job opportunities for only $75, $125 off the non-member price! 


Save money on insurance, software and more with our Money Saving Partners 


The Members-Only Resource Library consist of over 1,000 samples/templates, articles, guides, and webinar recordings to help you manage your nonprofit.


Free copies of Signature Center publications on legal compliance and best practices and discounts on the NC Compensation Report!


Updates on policy, nonprofit sector news, professional opportunities and more!