NIA Membership

Full Member

Annual Dues: $50

Full Membership

  • A Full Member is a clergy leader, representative or agent designated to represent a religious/spiritual/faith institution regardless of faith, creed or belief. The institution may be:
    • A community, association, corporation, congregation, society, partnership, etc.
    • Or an individual clergy person unaffiliated with a religious institution, e.g., a retired minister, a chaplain, ordained person, et al.
  • A full member is expected to be active in, committed to and responsible for NIA, supporting and promoting its purpose.
  • A full member is subject to dues.
  • A full member may vote in general elections of NIA.*
  • A full member is eligible to run for board position and hold office.
  • A full member may chair or serve on committees, task forces or other bodies formed by NIA.
  • A full member may be entitled to use the NIA newsletter, blog, and calendar according to policy.

Associate Member

Annual Dues: $25

Associate Membership

  • An Associate Member is a clergy person, representative, agent of or religious or lay member associated with a religious/spiritual/faith institution regardless of faith, creed or belief. The institution may be:
    • A community, association, corporation, congregation, society, partnership, etc.
    • Or an individual clergy person unaffiliated with a religious institution, e.g., a retired minister, a chaplain, ordained person, et al.
  • An associate member is expected to provide input, participation, and support of the purpose NIA and further its existence.
  • An associate member is subject to dues.
  • An associate member is non-voting.
  • An associate member is not eligible to run for board position or hold office, but may, according to policy, change status to full membership in order to participate more fully
  • An associate member may chair or serve on committees, task forces or other bodies formed by NIA.
  • An affiliate may be entitled to use the NIA newsletter, blog, and calendar according to policy.

Affiliate Member

Annual Dues: $25

Affiliate Membership

  • An Affiliate is any lay or non-clergy person individually or representing any non- religious/spiritual/faith organization (for profit or non-profit) desirous of supporting and furthering the purpose of NIA.
  • An affiliate is expected to provide input, participation, and support of the purpose NIA and further its existence.
  • An affiliate is subject to dues.
  • An affiliate is non-voting.
  • An affiliate is not eligible to run for board position or hold office
  • An affiliate may chair or serve on committees, task forces or other bodies formed by NIA.
  • An associate member may be entitled to use the NIA newsletter, blog, and calendar according to policy.

*NOTE: The designated full member of the religious/spiritual/faith institution shall be entitled to vote. In instances where there is a co-leader, e.g., co-pastor or co-rabbi, or when the institution has equal religious and lay co-leadership, each person (if the institution designates) may hold full membership and therefore each be entitled to vote with approval of the Coordinating Council. In this instance, the co- membership requires only one dues payment/yr. In instances where the entity has multiple officially designated congregations, parishes, stakes, communities, temples, etc., each shall be entitled to be represented in NIA with its own designated leader or representative, according to the preference and structure of the religious/spiritual/faith entity. Each must pay dues separately.

For religious/spiritual/faith institution or individually autonomous entity (parish, stake, congregation, etc.):

  • 100 or fewer members: 1 vote unless a co-leader is approved by Coordinating Council
  • 101-250 members: 2 full members may be designated each to pay dues separately
  • More than 250: 3 full members may be designated each to pay dues separately

Membership number pertains to the sole institution or individually autonomous entity (parish, stake, congregation, etc.) existing and operating within NIA’s jurisdiction/sphere of operations, and not should not be representative of amalgamated membership numbers.

Unaffiliated clergy who are full members may each have one vote. Dues are individual.

Any religious/spiritual/faith institution may invite other members in addition to the designated full member(s) – whether clergy or lay persons — to join NIA as non-voting Associate Members (see below). Each must pay dues separately.