Membership Eligibility

In order to be eligible for membership, an organization must meet specific criteria and pay established dues.

Regular member eligibility criteria

  • Embody a philosophy that reflects InterAction’s values of partnership, humanitarianism, sustainable development, justice, diversity, ethical practice and gender equity.
  • Have an active, voluntary governing board that exercises independent oversight of the professional staff and finances.
  • Have clearly defined functions and programs with a primary focus on international development assistance, relief, migration, refugee assistance, human rights, environment and/or public education on such programs.
  • Demonstrate a high level of professional expertise and experience in implementing programs to accomplish organizational objectives.
  • Have tax-exempt status under section 501(a) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and have received such status at least two years prior to membership application.
  • Operate on the basis of a detailed annual budget approved by the organization’s governing board and publish an annual statement of the organization’s finances, income and expenditures audited and certified by an independent certified public accountant.
  • Certify compliance with InterAction’s PVO Standards through Self Certification Plus , or provide compelling reasons for noncompliance, in which case the organization must (1) indicate the duration of noncompliance and (2) take steps to come into compliance.

 

Associate member eligibility criteria

  • Embody a philosophy which reflects InterAction's values of partnership, humanitarianism, sustain­able development, justice, diversity, ethical practice, and gender equity.
  • Have an active, and informed board of directors or governing body that exercises independent oversight of the professional staff and finances.
  • Have clearly defined functions with a substantial focus in support of international development assistance.
  •  Have tax-exempt status under section 501 (a) or, a state college or university, Section 170 (c) (1) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, if non U.S. based, Certificate of registration as a non-profit entity and have re­ceived such status at least two years prior to membership application.
  • Operate on the basis of detailed budget approved by the highest governing body and publish an annual statement of the organization’s finances, income, and expenditures audited and certified by and independent certified public accountant.
  • Meet InterAction member standards as specified in the InterAction’s PVO Standards Assocaite Member Supplement