The Soapbox and Toolbox for New York State's Nonprofits

Joining NYCON for the First Time?

number1.jpgThe New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON) is the best resource for New York State Nonprofits. NYCON works to build the capacity of nonprofits and communities to enhance the quality of life in New York State.  We provide a wide array of specialized technical assistance services, including legal and financial, to nonprofits of all kinds in a staff-based, multidisciplinary team model. NYCON also provides an array of group purchasing, insurance and employee benefits  in the context of membership, helping to build a long-term, multi-layered service relationship with member nonprofits. Please note that membership does go by a calendar year, beginning in January and ending in December.

Nonprofit Membership: Dues based on budget size.

Nonprofit Membership Application (please print and complete the last two pages.)

Why Join NYCON?
In this day and age, the bottom line is that joining NYCON just makes good fiscal sense.
The average nonprofit member pays only $120 in dues and can save significantly more than that by taking advantage of our group purchasing programs alone. NYCON and Council Services Plus (our insurance subsidiary) saved more than $1,000,000 in insurance premiums for our members last year alone.

NYCON Members have access to the following services:

  • FREE phone (or via email) advice & assistance from nonprofit experts in fiscal, governance, legal, planning, fund development, marketing, human resources, benefits, risk management and much more. This assistance is free with membership.
  • Access to high quality, affordable consulting and technical assistanceTechnical Assistance for your own nonprofit. Frequently we work with nonprofits on board governance issues, fiscal procedures, budgeting, policies and procedures, personnel policies, bylaws, compliance issues, entrepreneurial ventures, collaborations, etc. These services are tailored to meet your needs and most services start at $110 per hour.
  • Employee Benefits for your staff. Many nonprofits are facing the challenge of being able to provide affordable, high-quality benefits packages. Through CS Plus, we are able to provide you with information, products and services to help you create a great package your nonprofit can afford.
  • Organizational Insurance and Risk Management assistance. Many times nonprofits aren´t sure what they are required to have as far as insurance coverage. Do your funders require particular limits? Are you insured for that special event? Would you just like someone to talk to about your nonprofit's "risk" factors and appropriate insurance coverage. That´s all included in NYCON Membership.
  • Training, Education & Conferences NYCON Training, Workshops and Events are one of the biggest benefits of membership according to a recent Survey.  Members get deep discounts on attending, and are many times eligible for scholarships to conferences through our regional partnerships with foundations in the Mid-Hudson Valley, Oneonta, Syracuse and more.
  • Group Purchasing/Discount Programs for Office Supplies, Payroll, Conference Calling, Fundraising Software, Technology Help and more. Our special programs can help save you time, money or even help find you a board member.

renew.pngYou can renew for 2018. Click here.



Q: How much does it cost in 2018?
A: If you are joining as a nonprofit organization, it depends on your budget size:

  • Budget Under $50,000: $60
  • Budget $50,000 to $499,999: $120
  • Budget $500,00 to $1 million: $145
  • Budget $1 million to $1,999,999: $210
  • Budget $2 million to  $2,999,999: $310
  • Budget $3 million to $4,999,999: $410
  • Budget $5 million to  $6,999,999: $535
  • Budget $7 million to $9,999,999: $585
  • Budget Over $10 million: $660
If you are joining as an Individual or For-Profit Company the dues are as follows:

IMPORTANT: What is the Membership Period?

Dues are paid on a calendar year basis. Organizations joining after September 1st receive the subsequent year for free!
If you have a question about the dues you are paying or the term, please contact our membership office so that we can work with you. For many benefits, including some insurance products, employee benefits, our free Lunch & Learn Series and many of our purchasing programs, you must maintain an active NYCON Membership to be eligible for the service or discount.

NYCON develops and promotes an effective and vibrant charitable nonprofit community throughout New York State.  We strengthen organizational capacity, act as an advocate and unifying voice, help to inform philanthropic giving, and conduct research and planning to demonstrate relevance and impact.