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Standards for Excellence Institute 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 includes:

  • 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 publications and consulting services through Maryland Nonprofits' consulting team.
    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. 
Nonprofit Membership

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 $275
$250,000 to $500,000 $440
$500,000 to $1 million $550
$1 million to $5 million $935
$5 million to $10 million $1,430
$10 million to $50 million $2,200
$50 million and higher $3,300
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 $55
Solo Practice $220
Up to 25 employees $550
25 to 50 employees $1,100
50 to 100 employees $1,650
100 to 200 employees $2,200
200+ employees $3,300