BNID's membership program brings together organizations from across the Greater Boston area to support deeper connection and exchange. 

Together with our members, we cultivate a range of workshops, resources, and discussion spaces designed to support more impactful programs, a thriving workforce, and overall organizational health. This includes member-identified priorites such as board development, fundraising, skills-based trainings, roundtable discussions on current events, and more. 

Our membership program also fosters more robust relationships among Boston-based international NGOs and seeks to break down siloes across sectors and geographies.

Click here to join our 2023 member cohort.

Membership benefits

Organizational members receive a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Unlimited job and event postings on our website
  • Access to member-only events (e.g., roundtable discussions, webinars and trainings, social events, etc.)
  • Themed meet-ups by sector or technical focus
  • Pro bono legal drop-in hours (in partnership with McDermott Will & Emery)
  • Spotlights in our newsletter, social media, and other outlets
  • Ability to post articles in our blog about projects, publications, events, etc.
  • Opportunity to co-host events with BNID

These benefits are offered throughout the membership year (January-December 2023).

Membership rates

Membership rates are determined by annual operating budget. We want to ensure that BNID's resources remain accessible to any interested organizations.

  • $100/year for Annual Operating Budget of less than $249k
  • $200/year for Annual Operating Budget of $249k-$999k
  • $500/year for Annual Operating Budget of $1M-$9.9M
  • $1000/year for Annual Operating Budget of $10M+

If you have questions about becoming a member, please contact Nanako Tamaru, [email protected].

Four squares that describe reasons to join our network: (1) A hub for international development; (2) Strengthen your organization; (3) Invest in our community; (4) Mentor the next generation

Who is eligible for a membership?

Any organization with a presence in the Greater Boston area working in the field of international affairs. This includes a broad range of sectors, such as humanitarian response, sustainable development, peacebuilding, human rights, public health, education, diplomacy, philanthropy, etc.

Do individuals or academic institutions need to sign up for a membership?

Individuals can continue to enjoy all of BNID's services and events without having to pay a membership fee. Our networking and other events may include an admission fee.

Academic institutions interested in working with BNID should reach out to Nanako Tamaru, [email protected], to discuss partnership opportunities. Our university partnerships are similar to organizational memberships, but are tailored to the needs of each individual academic institution and their students.c

Register for an organizational membership here