BNID's membership program brings together organizations from across the Greater Boston area to support deeper connection and exchange. Our thriving community serves as a bridge between funders and INGOs who are concerned with issues of international development and global justice.

Membership is open to nonprofit organizations, funders, consulting groups, advocacy organizations, universities, and more.

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.

Register for membership today! 

Membership benefits

Organizational members receive a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Opportunities to strengthen connections with INGOs and funders in Greater Boston
  • Unlimited job and event posts on our website
  • Exclusive access to member-only workshops, webinars and events
  • Themed meet-ups by sector or technical focus
  • Pro bono legal assistance (in partnership with McDermott Will & Emery)
  • Promotional opportunities to 7,000+ BNID newsletter subscribers
  • And more!

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].

Benefits of BNID Membership - Four 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?

Membership is open to any organization working in the field of international affairs with a presence in Greater Boston/New England. This includes a broad range of sectors, such as humanitarian response, sustainable development, peacebuilding, human rights, public health, education, diplomacy, philanthropy, etc.

Can individuals or academic institutions sign up for an organizational 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 consider joining AID in HigherEd - our network for higher education institutions in Greater Boston.

Click here to register for BNID's organizational membership