Why Join?

For a stronger you and a stronger us

Membership with the N.C. Center for Nonprofits is for organizations with 501 (c)(3) status that have operations in N.C.; those groups in the application process for 501 (c)(3) status; and grassroots groups not applying for 501 (c)(3) status as long as the organization’s work is for the public benefit.

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The united voice for NC’s nonprofit sector.

Hard at work to protect the interests of the entire sector, the Center defeated proposed legislation to eliminate nonprofits’ sales tax refunds and tax deductions for charitable giving. 

An advocate trusted by legislators and nonprofits  

Get timely policy updates on information you must know about proposed legislation that directly impacts your tax exemption, compliance, and budget.

A reliable source on best practices for tax-exempt nonprofits

Resources like “Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence,” “Guidebook for Nonprofit Boards of Directors,” and legal compliance checklists help ensure that you maintain the public trust.

A champion for the nonprofit sector and the public good

From modernizing endowment investment laws, to cutting red tape for nonprofit-government relations, to protecting charitable giving incentives – we’re here to protect the whole sector.

A treasure trove on best practices and confidential assistance 

Member benefits such as carefully-selected resources at Information Central on governance and management, the Statewide Conference, briefings on legal and accounting changes, pro bono consultations in accounting, HR, marketing, law, and coaching.

A negotiator of ways to save you money

We’ve negotiated huge cost savings on unemployment insurance, retirement plans, and other necessities from supplies to software. NC nonprofits have saved millions of dollars with our Member benefits. 

Questions? Email Bridgette Burge or call 919-790-1555, ext. 115.

See what your colleagues are saying

The pro bono consultations are invaluable. I also really appreciate the compliance checklist because there’s no other place to get all that information at once.

Patsy Burkins, Executive Director
First Baptist Church-West Community Services Association, Charlotte

"Having only been a member of the Center for a few months, it is unbelievable the assistance I have gotten 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