FAQ's - Membership
Frequently asked questions about NCVO membership
- We're not a charity, can we still join?
- How much does membership cost?
- How do I join?
- How can my organisation benefit?
- Who can use the membership?
- We're not a voluntary sector organisation, can we still join?
- We are not based in the UK, can we still join?
- We've recently joined but we're not sure of our membership number?
A. NCVO welcomes all voluntary and community organisations to membership. You do not need to be a registered charity. As long as your organisation's aims are other than for financial gain and you are a self governing body who have joined together voluntarily to take action for the benefit of the community, you should be eligible.
Types of organisations NCVO has as voluntary sectors members are charities, community interest companies, social enterprises, Housing Associations and community groups. Read the full list of criteria.
A. We have a range of membership packages that are set on a sliding scale according to your organisation's gross annual income. Please look at our membership fees.
A. Whether your organisation is a large national body, a community group or a development agency working at a local level, NCVO support you by creating an environment in which voluntary and community organisations can flourish and develop.
We do this by providing a wide range of information and support services, as well as representing the sector when dealing with government and policy makers.
There are many reasons why organisations choose to join NCVO. Some look for the targetted information and support to help them run things more smoothly, others enjoy the special offers and discounts that we negotiate for our members- you too could save 80% on Microsoft products. Read 10 good reasons to join.
With over 20 specialist networks and 100 events and conferences you will be able to share knowledge and experience with other sector organisations enabling you to share best practice advice.
Take a look at our website to read our members' case studies to see how NCVO membership has supported them.
A. NCVO membership is organisational, so all your colleagues can take advantage of the great benefits on offer.
A. Whether you want to develop your corporate community affairs plan, form effective working partnerships with key voluntary organisations in your area or simply need to know about current sector trends, NCVO's affiliate schemes will keep you in the picture.
As an affiliate, you will enjoy access to the latest sector information and advice and will get first-hand feedback on current issues, including the development of local compact guidelines and codes of practice.
By joining NCVO, you will demonstrate a clear commitment to working effectively with the voluntary sector for the benefit of your community.
A. Yes. The International Membership package has been specifically developed to enable organisations based outside of England to keep up to date with the work of NCVO, access our advice and services and receive news and information about developments in the English voluntary sector. For more information about the International Membership package.
If you have any further queries regarding NCVO voluntary sector membership please contact the membership team on 020 7520 2414 or email@example.com
A. You should have received your membership certificate (excluding Community members), with your membership number, in your welcome pack. However, please do not hesitate to contact the membership team on 020 7520 3153 who will be happy to confirm your number for you.
Once you have the number you will be able to register and login to the 'Members Area' on our website and also claim the many discounts available to your organisation on our events and publications.
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