Our Members Are Our Mission

WHY WE SERVE

The Non-Profit Sector is a Non-Growth Sector

Charity is in desperate need of an overhaul. Current legislation, tax laws, industry standards, outdated philosophies, organizational structures and practices stop the sector from growth on all fronts. Yet, for the past twenty years, government and philanthropic communities have relied more and more on the nonprofit sector to tackle many social and environmental issues. Simply put, industry standards have not kept up with or changed to meet the new demands of the 21st century.

National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE) is a nationwide network of donors, foundations and corporations whose relentless commitment to significant and sustainable impact transforms the communities we serve. NANOE investors are innovators who solve problems (not just service them) by deploying heroic missions of scale that confront social and environmental dilemmas so completely that money chases after their every need.

1.6 MILLION - There are 1.6 million tax-exempt organizations in the United States – this includes all 501(c) designations from churches, human welfare, education, health, the arts and environment.

70.5% - 1.2 million charities or 70.5% have budgets under $500,000. Only 360,000 (20.39%) have revenues of $1m or more and represent health and education institutions who already use free-market principles to grow their organizations.

145 - In the past fifty years 45,000 for-profit companies have exceeded $50 million in revenues. Only 145 nonprofits have reached that mark in the same time period.

2.5% - Charitable giving has stagnated for fifty years ($390 billion in 2017) hovering right around 2.2% of Gross National Product for five decades.

33 TRILLION - The charitable sector generates and spends $1.65 trillion dollars annually. Meaning, over the next 20 YEARS nonprofits will spend over $33 trillion dollars WITHOUT ACHIEVING SIGNIFICANT IMPACT.

WHO WE SERVE

FOUNDATIONS, CORPORATIONS & PHILANTHROPISTS: - NANOE supports donors by ensuring the nonprofits they financially support are equipped for success. NANOE protects a giver’s investment by working side-by-side with the recipient of their gifts ensuring that the organization uses their gift to increase capacity and foster growth. NANOE also provides foundations, corporations, and philanthropists an alternative to saying “no” to the nonprofit not yet equipped to receive their investment. Instead, funders can provide the gift of the NANOE to prepare them for a future opportunity to receive funding.

EXECUTIVES, BOARD MEMBERS, STAFF & VOLUNTEERS - NANOE’s founders have trained more than 17,000 charitable leaders whose relentless commitment to significant and sustainable impact transforms the communities they serve. NANOE members are innovators who solve problems (not just service them) by deploying heroic missions of scale that confront social and environmental dilemmas so completely that money chases after their every need.


INSTRUCTORS, MENTORS & CONSULTANTS - NANOE believes properly trained consultants are the key to providing nonprofit organizations the information they need to succeed. NANOE credentials Executive Directors, Development Officers, Human Resource Directors, Finance Directors, Program Directors, Volunteers, and Board Members who are ready to share their experiences with others. NANOE hosts a biennial conference, provides the Certified Nonprofit Consultant credential, as well as the world’s largest online training platform and capacity-building library.

FOR-PROFIT SERVICE PROVIDERS & VENDORS - NANOE provides vendors who serve the charitable sector the opportunity to be established as a CBE Capacity-Building Enterprise (CBE) Preferred Service Provider. This “Seal of Approval” gives Nonprofit Executives the confidence they need when choosing cost-efficient and superior services to accomplish their mission. Each NANOE preferred partner has distinguished themselves in service to the sector and have been named a “PREFERRED PROVIDER” to the charitable sector.


Practitioner
Membership
$100/Year

NANOE Practitioners enjoy the following benefits:

  1. New Guidelines For Nonprofits – New Guidelines for Nonprofits is an 1,100 page encyclopedia of knowledge and guidance that you should have “on your shelf” if you are serious about the nonprofit sector. New Guidelines for Nonprofits contains an expansive breadth and depth of substantive material, rationally organized, and personalized enough to serve almost as a “to do” list if you want to excel in the charitable sector.
  2. New Guidelines Course Training“New Guidelines for Nonprofits” (NGN) is a desk reference not meant for a one-time sit-down reading! New Guideline Course Training will provide you a video overview of each guideline (supported by a corresponding NGN booklet) to prepare you for your Certified Nonprofit Executive OPEN BOOK EXAM.
  3. Credentialing Portal – If you’re going to pursue your CNE, CDE, CNC credentialing use NANOE’s automated portal to take your multiple-choice open book exams at your own pace using NANOE’s Save-As-You-Go function. (Additional credentialing fees will apply.)
  4. Credentialing Renewal – Members who maintain their annual NANOE membership maintain their CNE, CDE & CNC credential automatically (no tiresome or expensive re-certification processes.)
  5. Medallion Directory – NANOE Practitioners who achieve a prestigous NANOE Credential are officially recognized in NANOE Central’s Medallion Directory and provided a digital medallion for use on their marketing materials and website.
  6. Board of Governors Convention & Expo – This Biennial Event is for NANOE members only and is recognized as the most important gathering of thought-leaders in a generation. Join your peers every two years to sort out what’s really happening in our industry. (Additional event registration fees will apply.)
  7. Impact Videos – Watch hours of live keynote addresses presented by the Industry Champions who defied convention and started the movement to transform charity as we know it. Each speaker is full of fun and energy and will challenge everything you believe about charity and nonprofit management.
  8. Capacity Builder’s Download Library – Access thousands of pages of source material, research briefs and doctoral thesis providing you the answers you need to pass your CNE, CDE and CNC credentialing exams!
  9. DonorScope Subscription – NANOE members have paid access to this comprehensive donor directory containing the contact information of 5 million net worth millionaires. DonorScope is for practitioners who are ready to meet the big givers in their community. (DONORSCOPE IS AVAILABLE TO NON-MEMBERS FOR AN ANNUAL FEE OF $598)
  10. Inside CharityInside Charity Is America’s Trusted Nonprofit News Source. If you’re ready to build your personal brand or raise your visibility on the web then submit your articles to Inside Charity. What should you write about? Nonprofit topics that matter to you, your clients, colleagues, competitors, vendors and policy-makers. (Submissions are free and are for NANOE members only.)
  11. 501c3.Buzz – If you want to promote your nonprofit or ministry write submit an article, post, picture or video to 501c3.Buxzx about your important work and mission. (Submissions are free and are for NANOE members only.)
  12. Downtown NANOE - Members have unlimited access to this virtual online expo full of discounted services and products charities need to achieve their important mission. Each of these for-profit vendors have distinguished themselves in their service to the nonprofit sector.

Organization
Membership
$200/Year

NANOE Organizations enjoy the following benefits:

  1. Five Practitioner Seats – (all privileges) for five designated representatives from your organization transferable to another individual(s) should the member leave your employ.
  2. Best Practice Charity Medallion – Nonprofit organizations who maintain their annual-membership, keep their NANOE Link Profile up-to-date, commit to NANOE’s Best Practice Guidelines, and hold an IRS letter of determination for 501c3 status are named a NANOE Best Practice Charity.
  3. New Guidelines For Nonprofits – New Guidelines for Nonprofits is an 1,100 page encyclopedia of knowledge and guidance that you should have “on your shelf” if you are serious about the nonprofit sector. New Guidelines for Nonprofits contains an expansive breadth and depth of substantive material, rationally organized, and personalized enough to serve almost as a “to do” list if you want to excel in the charitable sector.
  4. New Guidelines Course Training“New Guidelines for Nonprofits” (NGN) is a desk reference not meant for a one-time sit-down reading! New Guideline Course Training will provide you a video overview of each guideline (supported by a corresponding NGN booklet) to prepare you for your Certified Nonprofit Executive OPEN BOOK EXAM.
  5. Credentialing Portal – If you’re going to pursue your CNE, CDE, CNC credentialing use NANOE’s automated portal to take your multiple-choice open book exams at your own pace using NANOE’s Save-As-You-Go function. (Additional credentialing fees will apply.)
  6. Credentialing Renewal – Members who maintain their annual NANOE membership maintain their CNE, CDE & CNC credential automatically (no tiresome or expensive re-certification processes.)
  7. Medallion Directory – NANOE Practitioners who achieve a prestigous NANOE Credential are officially recognized in NANOE Central’s Medallion Directory and provided a digital medallion for use on their marketing materials and website.
  8. Board of Governors Convention & Expo – This Biennial Event is for NANOE members only and is recognized as the most important gathering of thought-leaders in a generation. Join your peers every two years to sort out what’s really happening in our industry. (Additional event registration fees will apply.)
  9. Impact Videos – Watch hours of live keynote addresses presented by the Industry Champions who defied convention and started the movement to transform charity as we know it. Each speaker is full of fun and energy and will challenge everything you believe about charity and nonprofit management.
  10. Capacity Builder’s Download Library – Access thousands of pages of source material, research briefs and doctoral thesis providing you the answers you need to pass your CNE, CDE and CNC credentialing exams!
  11. DonorScope Subscription – NANOE members have paid access to this comprehensive donor directory containing the contact information of 5 million net worth millionaires. DonorScope is for practitioners who are ready to meet the big givers in their community. (DONORSCOPE IS AVAILABLE TO NON-MEMBERS FOR AN ANNUAL FEE OF $598)
  12. Inside CharityInside Charity Is America’s Trusted Nonprofit News Source. If you’re ready to build your personal brand or raise your visibility on the web then submit your articles to Inside Charity. What should you write about? Nonprofit topics that matter to you, your clients, colleagues, competitors, vendors and policy-makers. (Submissions are free and are for NANOE members only.)
  13. 501c3.Buzz – If you want to promote your nonprofit or ministry write submit an article, post, picture or video to 501c3.Buxzx about your important work and mission. (Submissions are free and are for NANOE members only.)
  14. Downtown NANOE - Members have unlimited access to this virtual online expo full of discounted services and products charities need to achieve their important mission. Each of these for-profit vendors have distinguished themselves in their service to the nonprofit sector.

Enterprise
Membership
$300/Year

NANOE Organizations enjoy the following benefits:

  1. Five Practitioner Seats – (all privileges) for five designated representatives from your organization transferable to another individual(s) should the member leave your employ.
  2. Capacity Builder Enterprise Medallion – NANOE provides corporations and businesses who serve the charitable sector the designation NANOE CBE Partner. This “Seal of Approval” gives nonprofit administrators the confidence they require when choosing the cost-efficient and superior products they need to accomplish their mission. Enterprise Members who keep their NANOE Link Profile up-to-date, and commit to NANOE’s “Best Practice Guidelines” are licensed to use the NANOE CBE Partner Logo on their company’s website, stationery, marketing materials, etc.
  3. Downtown NANOE – VIP Placement in NANOE’s Virtual Online Nonprofit Expo PLUS Discount Access to all NANOE Convention & Expo Exhibitor Packages.
  4. New Guidelines For Nonprofits – New Guidelines for Nonprofits is an 1,100 page encyclopedia of knowledge and guidance that you should have “on your shelf” if you are serious about the nonprofit sector. New Guidelines for Nonprofits contains an expansive breadth and depth of substantive material, rationally organized, and personalized enough to serve almost as a “to do” list if you want to excel in the charitable sector.
  5. New Guidelines Course Training“New Guidelines for Nonprofits” (NGN) is a desk reference not meant for a one-time sit-down reading! New Guideline Course Training will provide you a video overview of each guideline (supported by a corresponding NGN booklet) to prepare you for your Certified Nonprofit Executive OPEN BOOK EXAM.
  6. Credentialing Portal – If you’re going to pursue your CNE, CDE, CNC credentialing use NANOE’s automated portal to take your multiple-choice open book exams at your own pace using NANOE’s Save-As-You-Go function. (Additional credentialing fees will apply.)
  7. Credentialing Renewal – Members who maintain their annual NANOE membership maintain their CNE, CDE & CNC credential automatically (no tiresome or expensive re-certification processes.)
  8. Medallion Directory – NANOE Practitioners who achieve a prestigous NANOE Credential are officially recognized in NANOE Central’s Medallion Directory and provided a digital medallion for use on their marketing materials and website.
  9. Board of Governors Convention & Expo – This Biennial Event is for NANOE members only and is recognized as the most important gathering of thought-leaders in a generation. Join your peers every two years to sort out what’s really happening in our industry. (Additional event registration fees will apply.)
  10. Impact Videos – Watch hours of live keynote addresses presented by the Industry Champions who defied convention and started the movement to transform charity as we know it. Each speaker is full of fun and energy and will challenge everything you believe about charity and nonprofit management.
  11. Capacity Builder’s Download Library – Access thousands of pages of source material, research briefs and doctoral thesis providing you the answers you need to pass your CNE, CDE and CNC credentialing exams!
  12. DonorScope Subscription – NANOE members have paid access to this comprehensive donor directory containing the contact information of 5 million net worth millionaires. DonorScope is for practitioners who are ready to meet the big givers in their community. (DONORSCOPE IS AVAILABLE TO NON-MEMBERS FOR AN ANNUAL FEE OF $598)
  13. Inside CharityInside Charity Is America’s Trusted Nonprofit News Source. If you’re ready to build your personal brand or raise your visibility on the web then submit your articles to Inside Charity. What should you write about? Nonprofit topics that matter to you, your clients, colleagues, competitors, vendors and policy-makers. (Submissions are free and are for NANOE members only.)
  14. 501c3.Buzz – If you want to promote your nonprofit or ministry write submit an article, post, picture or video to 501c3.Buxzx about your important work and mission. (Submissions are free and are for NANOE members only.)
  15. Downtown NANOE - Members have unlimited access to this virtual online expo full of discounted services and products charities need to achieve their important mission. Each of these for-profit vendors have distinguished themselves in their service to the nonprofit sector.

OUR MEMBERS ARE OUR MISSION

National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE) is a nationwide network of donors, volunteers and charitable leaders whose relentless commitment to significant and sustainable impact transforms the communities we serve. NANOE members are innovators who solve problems (not just service them) by deploying heroic missions of scale that confront social and environmental dilemmas so completely that money chases after their every need.

  1. We connect philanthropists, funders and academics to people that transform their worlds;
  2. We create platforms, programs and tools that supercharge financial capacity building;
  3. We form economic impact engines infusing capital into charities to guarantee mission success;
  4. We confront intellectual dishonesty using mass communications to dispel myths and disseminate truth;
  5. We disrupt industry associations, organizations and media outlets whose activities injure nonprofits;
  6. We build personal relationships with leaders that strengthen them and meet their needs;
  7. We establish compensation standards that safeguard the financial success of those employed in our sector;
  8. We credential executives in advanced management models, capacity-building and consulting;
  9. We research and report on scale, sustainability and significant impact;
  10. We host forums, conferences and events on scale, sustainability and significant impact;

NANOE, a 501(c)3 corporation, has unveiled a new and growing set of capacity-building “best practices” that empower nonprofits in ways previously thought to be impossible. These approved techniques are based on field tested university research and have been peer-reviewed by NANOE Governors during NANOE’s Convention & Expo. They have been designed for leaders who have a passion to grow their mission. For more information on NANOE’s Board of Governors’ Convention & Expo please visit our Events Page.

NANOE is the only nationwide membership organization in the U.S. for executives seeking credentials in the art of nonprofit capacity-building. Practitioners who hold a prestigious NANOE credential are “best practice” experts who grow charitable enterprise and discover new ways to advance the common good. For more information on CNE, CDE & CNE credentialing please visit our Credentials Page.

Ultimately, NANOE members believe that “innovation never fears a challenge” and that the greatest contribution nonprofit practitioners can make to charity is to become the creative enterprise-leaders our sector so desperately needs. For more information on how you can join please visit our Membership Page.

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