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North Carolina

Whether you represent a nonprofit or your are simply interested in the nonprofit sector, you've come to the right place!

Nonprofit Members

Membership in the Center is available to:

  • Organizations with 501 (c)(3) status that have operations in N.C.
  • Groups in the application process for 501 (c)(3) status
  • Grassroots groups not applying for 501 (c)(3) status as long as the organization’s work is for the public benefit

Become a Member


We encourage government agencies, academic institutions, people 30 and younger, and other organizations (501(c)(4)s or 501(c)(6)s, or those not doing business in NC) to become Associates.

Become an Associate


We partner with foundations, corporations, businesses, consultants, and individuals that want to support a strong and vibrant nonprofit sector, help nonprofits to become more sustainable, and reach our state’s $38.5 billion nonprofit market.  Your support helps us serve nonprofits in all 100 counties.

Become a Sustainer


See what your colleagues are saying

"Having only been a member of the Center for a few months, it is unbelievable the assistance I have received from my member benefits - the compliance checklist, fundraising, grants. I check the website twice a week for content I need. The N.C. Center for Nonprofits is my 'go to' place for answers."

Cindy McCormic, Executive Director
Fayetteville Police Foundation, Fayetteville

We were able to speak with an attorney for free, thanks to the Center.  We had a difficult situation on our hands and the attorney made a real difference.  We feel much better about the situation now.  We really appreciate the Center's work, resources, and services!

Ann May Woodward, Executive Director
The Scrap Exchange, Durham