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Membership Overview

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Practitioner Membership$100/Year

NANOE Practitioners enjoy the following benefits:

  1. NANOE Membership Specialist. Every NANOE Member is assigned their own personal Membership Specialist to ensure they have a productive and challenging NANOE experience.
  2. Best Practices. NANOE Executives, Fundraisers Consultants & Enterprise Partners are trained in and adhere to new guidelines that grow charitable enterprise.
  3. Capacity-Building Credentials. CNE, CDE & CNC credentials are for NANOE members only.
  4. Credentialing RenewalBig Value Automatic renewal of your CNE, CDE, CNC credential (no cumbersome or expensive re-certification processes.) Members who maintain their annual NANOE membership maintain their credential.
  5. Members Only Invitation to NANOE’s Annual Capacity Building Convention & Expo.
  6. Members Only Capacity Building ToolsBig Value
    1. Practitioner subscription to NANOE’s Capacity Builder Membership Library (digital downloads that contain thousands of pages of brand new best practice resources).
    2. Practitioner subscription to NANOE’s “Best Practice Magazine”.
    3. Practitioner subscription to DonorScope a major donor directory with the personal contact information for 5 million individual net worth millionaires. DonorScope is for practitioners who are ready to meet the big givers in their community. (DonorScope is available to the general public/non-member for an annual subscription fee of $1298)
    4. For practitioners who have previously purchased the Major Gifts Ramp-Up Cloud their annual license renewal is paid in full by NANOE. (Non-Members $1998 per year)
  7. Recognition & promotion in NANOE’s Online Certification Directory.
  8. NANOE Publishing House Privileges. Ready to learn how to write, publish, print & promote your book? NANOE Members are provided everything they need to bring their ideas to the marketplace. (Some additional fees may apply)
  9. NANOE Voting Privileges. Every NANOE member is given one voting position in the NANOE Congress which convenes annually to codify best practices.
  10. Practitioner privileges in both your National Organization & State Chapter (e.g. if you make your home in South Carolina you’re membership includes membership in NANOE & NANOE | SC)

Organizational Membership$200/Year

NANOE Nonprofit Organizations enjoy the following benefits:

  1. NANOE Membership Specialist. Every NANOE Member is assigned their own personal Membership Specialist to ensure they have a productive and challenging NANOE experience.
  2. Best Practices. NANOE Executives, Fundraisers Consultants & Enterprise Partners are trained in and adhere to new guidelines that grow charitable enterprise.
  3. TWO Complete Practitioner Membership Packages (all privileges - see below) for two designated representatives from your organization which may be transferred to another individual(s) should the member leave the nonprofit’s employ.
  4. NANOE Best Practice Charity MedallionBig Value 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.
  5. NANOE’s Charity ChamberBig Value Access to an online platform that connects you to one million 501c3 organizations state-by-state (only database in the world that includes complete contact information plus web addresses).

Also Includes TWO Complete Practitioner Packages:

  1. Capacity-Building Credentials. CNE, CDE & CNC credentials are for NANOE members only.
  2. Credentialing RenewalBig Value Automatic renewal of your CNE, CDE, CNC credential (no cumbersome or expensive re-certification processes.) Members who maintain their annual NANOE membership maintain their credential.
  3. Members Only Invitation to NANOE’s Annual Capacity Building Convention & Expo.
  4. Members Only Capacity Building ToolsBig Value
    1. Practitioner subscription to NANOE’s Capacity Builder Membership Library (digital downloads that contain thousands of pages of brand new best practice resources).
    2. Practitioner subscription to NANOE’s “Best Practice Magazine”.
    3. Practitioner subscription to DonorScope a major donor directory with the personal contact information for 5 million individual net worth millionaires. DonorScope is for practitioners who are ready to meet the big givers in their community. (DonorScope is available to the general public/non-member for an annual subscription fee of $1298)
    4. For practitioners who have previously purchased the Major Gifts Ramp-Up Cloud their annual license renewal is paid in full by NANOE. (Non-Members $1998 per year)
  5. Recognition & promotion in NANOE’s Online Certification Directory.
  6. NANOE Publishing House Privileges. Ready to learn how to write, publish, print & promote your book? NANOE Members are provided everything they need to bring their ideas to the marketplace. (Some additional fees may apply)
  7. NANOE Voting Privileges. Every NANOE member is given one voting position in the NANOE Congress which convenes annually to codify best practices.
  8. Practitioner privileges in both your National Organization & State Chapter (e.g. if you make your home in South Carolina you’re membership includes membership in NANOE & NANOE | SC)

Enterprise Membership$300/Year

NANOE Businesses & Corporations enjoy the following benefits:

  1. NANOE Membership Specialist. Every NANOE Member is assigned their own personal Membership Specialist to ensure they have a productive and challenging NANOE experience.
  2. Best Practices. NANOE Executives, Fundraisers Consultants & Enterprise Partners are trained in and adhere to new guidelines that grow charitable enterprise.
  3. Includes THREE Practitioner Membership Packages (all privileges) for three designated representatives from your business or corporation which may be transferred to another individual(s) should the member leave your employ.
  4. NANOE Capacity Builder Enterprise MedallionBig Value 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.
  5. NANOE Convention & Expo Exhibitor PackagesBig Value VIP Discount Access to all NANOE events. PLUS special placement of your business or corporation in NANOE’s Year-Round Online Expo.
  6. NANOE’s Charity ChamberBig Value Access to online platform that connects you to one million 501c3 organizations state-by-state (only database in the world that includes complete contact information plus web addresses)

Also Includes THREE Complete Practitioner Packages:

  1. Capacity-Building Credentials. CNE, CDE & CNC credentials are for NANOE members only.
  2. Credentialing RenewalBig Value Automatic renewal of your CNE, CDE, CNC credential (no cumbersome or expensive re-certification processes.) Members who maintain their annual NANOE membership maintain their credential.
  3. Members Only Invitation to NANOE’s Annual Capacity Building Convention & Expo.
  4. Members Only Capacity Building ToolsBig Value
    1. Practitioner subscription to NANOE’s Capacity Builder Membership Library (digital downloads that contain thousands of pages of brand new best practice resources).
    2. Practitioner subscription to NANOE’s “Best Practice Magazine”.
    3. Practitioner subscription to DonorScope a major donor directory with the personal contact information for 5 million individual net worth millionaires. DonorScope is for practitioners who are ready to meet the big givers in their community. (DonorScope is available to the general public/non-member for an annual subscription fee of $1298)
    4. For practitioners who have previously purchased the Major Gifts Ramp-Up Cloud their annual license renewal is paid in full by NANOE. (Non-Members $1998 per year)
  5. Recognition & promotion in NANOE’s Online Certification Directory.
  6. NANOE Publishing House Privileges. Ready to learn how to write, publish, print & promote your book? NANOE Members are provided everything they need to bring their ideas to the marketplace. (Some additional fees may apply)
  7. NANOE Voting Privileges. Every NANOE member is given one voting position in the NANOE Congress which convenes annually to codify best practices.
  8. Practitioner privileges in both your National Organization & State Chapter (e.g. if you make your home in South Carolina you’re membership includes membership in NANOE & NANOE | SC)

Credentialing Overview

Credentials information:
CNE, CDE, & CNC

NANOE’s three capacity-building training credentials are based on industry insider knowledge, university research, and a love for serving humanity. Each credential compliments the other ensuring CEOs, CFOs, COOs & CDOs are equipped with progressive capacity building practices that drive new growth.

One
Credential
$98
Two Credentials$148
Three Credentials$198

Credentialing

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CNE, CDE & CNC credentials equip
our sector’s “best & brightest” with
the tools they need to generate new revenue.

Any One Credential $98
Any Two Credentials $148
All Three Credentials $198

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.

NANOE’s three capacity-building training certifications are based on industry insider knowledge, university research, and a love for serving humanity. Each credential compliments the other ensuring CEOs, CFOs, COOs & CDOs organization-wide are equipped with progressive capacity building practices that drive new growth.

Members who maintain their annual NANOE membership maintain their CNE, CDE, or CNC credential with no cumbersome or expensive recertification processes.

HOW CREDENTIALING WORKS...IT'S AUTOMATED!

  1. Determine which credential(s) is right for you...CNE, CDE, CNC
  2. Join NANOE as a Practitioner, Organization or Enterprise Member
  3. Pay your one-time fee(s) $98 for one credential, $148 for two, or $198 for all three
  4. Complete your personal experience profile (memorialize your vocational journey...no minimums required)
    CNE, CDE and/or CNC credentialees have a history of employment as a professional member of a nonprofit organization staff, a professional consultant to nonprofit organizations, or has been employed in a field directly relating to service deliverables for the nonprofit sector.
  5. Complete your training profile (memorialize your instructional journey...no minimums required)
    a. Academic Degrees d. Public Presentations
    b. Existing Credentials e. Authoring
    c. Continuing Education
  6. Complete and pass your credentialing exam (automated & online)
    a. Certified Nonprofit Executive 250 Multiple Choice Questions
    b. Certified Development Executive 160 Multiple Choice Questions
    c. Certified Nonprofit Consultant 100 Multiple Choice Questions
    d. 70% pass rate. 30 day time limit (includes SAVE AS YOU GO function)
    e. Pass/Fail status is revealed to examinee immediately upon test completion
  7. NANOE’s Credentialing Board will confirm your completed process within 2-3 weeks
  8. ONCE YOU’RE CERTIFIED YOU’RE ALWAYS CERTFIED. No re-certication required as long as you maintain your annual membership with NANOE

Members who hold a NANOE credential:

  1. Are recognized by employers in the nonprofit sector as having met a series of standards set by NANOE demonstrating a superior commitment to growing capacity within nonprofits.
  2. 2. Have their personal certification officially recorded at the offices of National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives.
  3. Receive an official Credentialing Certificate demonstrating their achievement.
  4. Receive the credential CNE, CDE, CNC and are authorized to use this designation in their public title.
  5. Are provided the CNE, CDE and/or CNC badge for use on business cards, letterhead, websites, etc.
  6. Are members in good standing of National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executive (NANOE).
  7. Pay a one-time fee of $98 for one credential or $148 for two credentials or $198 for three credentials.
  8. Avoid cumbersome and expensive recertification processes for CNE, CDE or CNC. Credentials are maintained as long the holder maintains membership in NANOE.
  9. Experience the satisfaction and challenge of a meaningful adult continuing educational process that ensures their effectiveness now and in the future.

Certified Nonprofit Executive (CNE)

Striking the balance between managing volunteer board members, administrators, front-line staff, programs, finance and fundraising presents nonprofit managers with the complex and perfect storm of corporate oversight.  Practitioners who hold CNE learn new ways to prioritize capacity-building that ensures they weather the tumultuous seasons of nonprofit administration. Certified Nonprofit Executives become the capacity-building expert CEOs, CFOs, COOs & CDOs a charitable enterprise needs to expand its mission!

Certified Development Executive (CDE)

Many fundraisers come to the nonprofit sector with great intentions to advance a charity’s mission without having correctly answered the question, “who is our customer?” Executives mistakenly think that the rain forest, the student, the homeless or a family-in-need are their customers and therein lies the difficulty. Individuals you serve are not your customers because they have no money. Certified Development Executives are expert at understanding who their true customer is and are equipped with new best practices that ensure they create life-long partnerships with new friends who financially invest in your mission.

Certified Nonprofit Consultant (CNC)

During our careers, at one point or another, many of us wonder if we could be trusted to share our expertise with others in a way that produces personal income. The truth is, successful consulting is more than sharing your experience…it’s a coveted lifestyle with multiple dimensions. First, you need to be an expert in particular area of nonprofit management. Second, you must learn how to disseminate your knowledge using the consulting arts. Third, you must build a sustainable business enterprise that consistently generates opportunities to serve. Practitioners who hold the CNC credential are nationally qualified experts who labor alongside nonprofits providing the organizations they serve “big wins!”

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Innovation never fears a challenge

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.

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.

Charity has been paralyzed by a set of failed “best practices” that turned the Non-Profit Sector into a Non-Growth Sector decades ago. Present day systems were established in the late 1950’s by industry associations that knowingly persist in methodologies detrimental to the general public. Einstein’s well-known axiom, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them” accurately informs our present state.

NANOE, a 501(c)3 corporation and its Board of Governors have 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 designed for nonprofit leaders who have a passion to grow their mission. NANOE Practitioners, Organizations & Enterprise Members are eligible to receive the following credentials and/or certifications:

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