About Membership

Join Us at Forum 2017

For the past three decades, InterAction's Forum has convened leaders from a variety of sectors, becoming one of the largest gatherings of international development and humanitarian professionals. With diverse workshops, high-level plenary sessions, and an awards banquet, InterAction’s Forum creates a unique environment for participants to forge common solutions to pressing global challenges.

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InterAction is the largest alliance of international NGOs and partners in the U.S. Our over 180 members work in every country, partnering to eliminate extreme poverty and vulnerability, strengthen human rights and citizen participation, safeguard a sustainable planet, promote peace, and ensure dignity for all people. Acting as a convener, leader and voice of our community, InterAction enables members and partners to mobilize, enhance their impact, align common interests, build community, and promote learning and innovation. 

InterAction membership is broad and inclusive

InterAction’s member organizations vary widely in size and scope but share an equal voice at InterAction. Some organizations are faith-based or faith founded and others are secular; some have staff on every continent and others work in only one country; still others focus their efforts on advocacy, public education and media education related to international issues instead of performing direct service. 

To encompass this wide range, InterAction defines development in the broadest sense. For our community, development includes health, education, economic opportunity, gender equity, climate change and the environment, sustainability, democracy and government, and human rights. 

Members share common commitments that define their work

InterAction members:

• Foster economic and social development
• Provide relief to those affected by disaster and war
• Assist refugees and internally displaced persons
• Advance human rights
• Support gender equity
• Protect the environment
• Address population concerns
• Press for more equitable, just and effective public policies

InterAction leverages the impact of its members

With the combined strength of its members InterAction is able to strategically advocate for U.S. government investments, policies, and programs that are responsive to the realities of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations. When a disaster strikes, members are first-responders, and InterAction acts as a hub in these efforts.

InterAction’s advantage comes from the field and practitioner based expertise of its members. Participation in working groups, workshops, and training sessions allow organizations to explore common dilemmas and seek common solutions. 

InterAction brings the values and experience of the NGOs into the broader development and humanitarian assistance community. Strategic partnerships further leverage InterAction’s political, intellectual, and financial capital. InterAction believes its future is one of strategic alliances.   

InterAction members are accountable and transparent

InterAction members certify their transparency by adhering to comprehensive Private Voluntary Standards (PVO). The standards are a set of ethical guidelines developed to ensure accountability and transparency in financial management, fundraising, governance, and program performance. Members self-certify their compliance every other year.