Tap Into a National Network: Resources, Knowledge, and Support
Your organization is established. You have a passionate board, volunteers, and staff and you are dedicated to your mission and the people you represent. You’re ready to take the next step to expand your reach and exchange ideas with others to enhance your outcomes. Join forces with the largest organization advocating with and serving people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families in the nation. Your organization will connect with the broader disability sector in a cost-effective, powerful way.
Elevate Your Advocacy
Nonprofit Associate Members of The Arc receive resources and professional development opportunities that will help your organization better advocate for federal programs that serve your organization’s constituents. Are you interested in…
- Increasing your profile in public policy advocacy and legislative education with local and federal officials?
- Accelerating grassroots mobilization to protect and enhance the rights and opportunities of people with disabilities across their lifetimes?
- Augmenting opportunities for your constituents to learn and work with other like-minded professionals, families, and self-advocates?
As a Nonprofit Associate Member organization, you will retain your own name and identify, plus prominently display your affiliation by using The Arc’s logo on your website and other public resources.
A Seat at the Table
Your organization will receive comprehensive and timely information as well as assistance on grassroots advocacy strategies to address emerging issues and proposed legislation.
Join forces with one of the country’s most experienced and knowledgeable legislative teams, who influence the direction of federal public policy to protect and enhance vital programs and services for people with I/DD.
Mobilize and Educate
Access proven strategies to mobilize activists to share their stories and advocate on the issues that affect them. Obtain unrivaled resources to educate legislators about the importance of maintaining and improving programs that support people with disabilities and their families.
A Strong National Identity
Join us under a dynamic banner of achievement for the disability sector. The Arc’s brand is known and respected by those involved in the I/DD community across the U.S.
Exchange information increase knowledge, share your wisdom, and cultivate relationships at The Arc’s annual events!
- Disability Policy Seminar: Spring | disabilitypolicyseminar.org
- Summer Leadership Institute: Summer | nce-sli.org
- National Convention: Autumn | convention.arcmulti.wpengine.com
Nonprofit members receive discounted rates!
Access a network of our chapter leaders, online resources, software savings, and management support.
Associate Memberships of The Arc are Available to national, regional, and local organizations.
National Conference of Executives (NCE)
Your organization’s executive is automatically given membership in NCE, a strong network of experienced leaders. Lean on them for professional support, development, and mentorship.
Enhance and Streamline your Work
Access webinars and other resources to take your organization to the next level. You’ll have unlimited use of The Arc’s library of reports, articles, statistics, best practices resources, toolkits, and templates.
Significant Savings on WealthEngine
Raise money in a cost-effective way from top local individual prospects with state-of-the art research. Find your best prospects for events, appeals, and planned gifts right in your own lists.
Organizational Support and Training
Guide your organization to best practices in nonprofit management and governance through our collaboration with the Standards for Excellence Institute® — including the opportunity for accreditation.
Ready to Join Us?
The Arc’s dynamic movement has so much to offer your organization — all that’s missing is you!