Why Join?

For a stronger you and stronger us

Membership with the North Carolina 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.

  • United advocate 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Treasure trove on best practices and confidential assistance 

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

  • 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? Please contact Salima Thomas, 919-790-1555, ext. 114.

See what your colleagues are saying

We are a more efficient nonprofit thanks to the Center. Keep up the passionate work!

Eddy McGee, Executive Director
Stokes County Arts Council, Danbury

The Center’s conference gave me the chance to reflect on what my organization does well and pinpoint ways to improve. Now I can propel my nonprofit to the next level.

Atrayus Goode, Executive Director
Movement of Youth Durham, Durham