Associate Membership

Organizations and sole-practitioners that support philanthropy are eligible to join the Council as associate members. This includes nonprofit organizations like philanthropy-serving organizations and for-profit entities like law firms and consultants. Sole practitioners are consultants, attorneys and advisors that are unaffiliated with any member or non-member eligible institution.

Need more information? A member of our team is available to assist at membership@cof.org.

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Member Benefits

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Our associate members value these benefits and services most:

Reduced pricing to attend Council convenings and summits.

Access to the Philanthropy Exchange and an array of networking opportunities.

Exclusive access to more than 300 member-only resources – including recently updated sample documents such as fund agreements, policy documents and other templates.

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Associate members are nonvoting members of the Council and are therefore not eligible for some benefits, including access to our Legal Resources team. All associate members are subject to the Council's non-solicitation policy.

Membership Contribution

The annual membership contribution for associate members is determined by your organization type. The Council’s Individual pricing model for associate members is reserved for sole practitioner consultants, attorneys and advisors that are unaffiliated with any member or non-member eligible institution.

Organization Type Annual Contribution
For Profit $5,000
Nonprofit $1,000
Individual $1,500

For more information about Council policies and member eligibility, please reference our Membership Policy.