Standards for Excellence Nonprofit Community Membership

Operating nonprofits, for-profit organizations and individuals can gain access to our expert resources and staff by becoming members of the Standards for Excellence Institute.

Membership include:

  • Online access our extensive library of Educational Resource Packets and accompanying materials developed by our expert staff to help nonprofits live by the 67 standards outlined in the Standards for Excellence®: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector

  • One-on-one technical assistance from our expert staff via email or member helpline

  • Reduced prices on fees related to the Standards for Excellence accreditation and recognition programs

  • Discounts on Standards for Excellence online seminars, workshops, and publications.


Nonprofits in locations served by our Replication Partners should contact the partner to learn about how they can access Standards for Excellence educational resource packets and materials.  Check to see if you are eligible for membership with one of our partners before joining the Standards for Excellence Institute.  Logos of partners are provided for identification purposes only.

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Registered Nonprofits

For Nonprofit Organizations designated under 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) or 501(c)(6) that operate programs, as opposed to grantmaking entities.

Annual Operating Budget Annual Dues
under $250,000 $250
$250,000 to $500,000 $400
$500,000 to $1 million $500
$1 million to $5 million $850
$5 million to $10 million $1300
$10 million to $50 million $2000
$50 million and higher $3000

Student and Associate Membership

For students and for-profit businesses that provide training, consulting, or other professional services to nonprofit organizations.

Staff Annual Dues
Student $50
Solo Practice $200
Up to 25 employees $500
25 to 50 employees $1000
50 to 100 employees $1500
100 to 200 employees $2000
200+ employees $3000