Frequently Asked Questions about Membership
What are your membership terms?
NPC memberships are annual. We have 2 terms for your convenience.
Regular term: January 1 – December 31. Mid-year term: July 1 – June 30.
Immediate Start: When you join, your membership starts immediately. Therefore, your first membership may be 16 months to 9 months long, depending on when you join.
Is the membership for my whole organization?
Yes, nonprofit memberships are organizational. Your staff and board may use your NPC member benefits. As a current member, you may sign up for up to 10 free staff memberships for individuals connected with your organization to help spread the word about your member benefits.
Who is eligible to join?
Nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt status may join the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee. If you are starting a nonprofit, you may join NPC after you receive a confirmation of your 501(c)(3) application (or see Individual Membership). See our resources for start-ups.
As of spring 2016, individuals may join the Nonprofit Center as Individual members. This is an excellent choice for individuals new to the nonprofit sector or to the area, between positions, or starting a nonprofit who do not yet have a confirmation of their 501(c)(3) application. If you work for a nonprofit who has decided not to join, but you want to attend workshops or events for which you will self-pay, then you can also join as an Individual member. Individual members receive different benefits than nonprofit members.
What is a Champion member?
Champion members demonstrate their commitment to the nonprofit sector by joining NPC at the highest level. In addition to all the regular member benefits, Champions receive additional premium benefits. Champion dues: $1,000.
What are staff memberships? Are they free?
Yes, staff memberships are free with a regular nonprofit membership, for individuals affiliated with your organizational membership to keep them informed about member invitations and benefits. You can have up to 10 (15 for Champion member). Select each department head or people most likely to use your NPC member benefits. Remember to renew your staff memberships when you renew your membership.
All of your staff and board members may use your member benefits; they're not limited to those with staff memberships.
How can I update my staff list or staff memberships?
See Manage My Membership webpage
Log into your organization's account. At top right, click on arrow by "What do you want to do?" pull-down menu and select "Manage My Membership." (top image) To update the list of individuals with your organization, go to Additional Sub-Members & Memberships. Look for "Contacts: Add" and click on "Add." To give someone a free staff membership, click on the blue link "Join" or "Renew" next to "Sub-Membership" and follow the prompts. (bottom image)
When do we need a branch membership?
Branch memberships are for multiple locations or subsidiary programs, added to a regular membership. They allow your branches to list volunteer opportunities, participate in the Holiday Giving Tree, and receive mail. Complete a separate form for each branch. Remember to renew your branches when you renew your membership. Branch dues: $40 each. For budgets of $5 million+, your membership includes up to 4 branches.
What are your member benefits and dues for nonprofits?
See our webpage Nonprofit Membership
Questions about membership?
Email Margaret Thom, Client Relations Director, or give her a call at 414-299-3756.