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Independent Sector members are nonprofits, foundations, and corporations with giving programs that share IS's values and that recognize the nonprofit community is stronger when we work together. Independent Sector values our members' generous contribution to our work, and we strive to provide them with a pipeline to the best thinking of the nation's nonprofit community in order to strengthen their organizations' ability to improve lives.

View our membership levels and join Independent Sector.

Staff at member organizations have the opportunity to:

Work with their colleagues to strengthen individual organizations, the nonprofit community, and society in the United States and around the world. Last year, more than 250 leaders of IS member organizations played a critical role in shaping IS’s work by participating in our committees, including those addressing public policy, ethics and accountability, international issues, and communications.


Attend the IS National Conference at discounted rates and to participate in special sessions.


Become more involved in shaping public policies through efforts such as:

  • Policy Action Network (PAN), a growing coalition that takes collaborative action on key nonprofit issues in federal, state, and local government.
  • The monthly Legislative Update, which receives the latest information on current congressional and regulatory issues and shares strategies about communicating more effectively with members of Congress.

Communications to members

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The Daily Policy Digest details the latest developments in legislation and regulation.
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The Daily Media Digest contains full versions of stories affecting the nonprofit community from major media sources.
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IS Connects, our monthly electronic newsletter summarizing IS’s recent work.
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Alerts on breaking news and developments of broad interest to the sector.

To apply for membership using a credit card, please visit our secure form. If you prefer to join by mail, download the application form [PDF] and send your completed form and a check payable to Independent Sector, along with your annual report or financial statement to:

Independent Sector Membership
1602 L Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20036

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