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Member Benefits

Our Membership:

ARNOVA is the association linking persons conducting research on and teaching about philanthropy, nonprofits, voluntary action and civil society. We participate in supporting this work alongside scholars, teachers and practice leaders globally. For the past four decades, ARNOVA has contributed to enriching the understanding of the significance and impact these sectors have on building healthier societies around the world. Our aspirations are to spread increased knowledge and to develop a new cohort of researchers, teachers and practice leaders to move this vital work forward!


Standard Member Benefits Include:

  • An online subscription to Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, ARNOVA's field-leading journal.
  • Access to and opportunities to participate in ARNOVA's exclusive Annual Conference.
  • Early notice of the "Call for Participation" in the Conference, with information about the theme and how to submit proposals for presentations
  • Extended professional contacts with scholars and practitioners from many different fields and from more than 35 countries
  • Opportunity to participate in any or all of the ARNOVA Sections and Common Interest Groups.
  • Platform to share and receive news about individual and institutional members; section updates; and organizational news through quarterly e-newsletter, ARNOVANews.
Individual and Student Membership

Membership fees range from $60 to $630 based on household income. See member levels for rate information.

  • Online subscription to Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly [NVSQ], the Association's field-leading journal containing the latest theoretical and empirical work by scholars in the field, up-to-date book reviews and commentary.
  • Access to register for Annual Conferences.
  • Advance notice of Calls for Papers for ARNOVA Conferences.
  • ARNOVA News, the newsletter which provides a channel of communication between research and action, including announcements, book reviews, trends and developments.
  • Access to ARNOVA's online membership directory and members-only section of ARNOVA website.
    Information about related conferences and events, current position openings in the field
  • Opportunity to participate in any or all of the ARNOVA Sections and Common Interest Groups.
Institution Membership

Membership fees range from $650 to $1,500.

  • One individual will receive all ARNOVA mailings.
  • Up to three individuals from the organization will also be added as individual members.
  • Up to three individuals may register for the annual ARNOVA Conference (Conference Fee is separate).
  • Up to three individuals within the organization will be listed individually in the online ARNOVA Membership Directory and the institution will be listed in the institutional directory.
  • A 10% discount on exhibiting at the ARNOVA Conference.
  • SUPPORTING LEVEL-ONLY: The discount on advertising and exhibiting is 20% rather than 10%.
  • SUPPORTING LEVEL-ONLY: A listing in all of ARNOVA's publications and on ARNOVA's website as a supporter of research in the field




Based on feedback from members in the 2022 ARNOVA Member survey, the Board approved a budget for 2023 that slightly increases membership rates. These new rates will take effect beginning February 24.

In addition, we have officially returned to a 365-day membership. This means all members renewing starting on January 1, 2023 and onwards will have a 365-day membership (i.e. renewals on February 6th, 2023 will expire on February 5th, 2024). Don’t worry - members who have already renewed for 2023 prior to December 31, 2022 will retain membership through December 31st, 2023, regardless of when they renewed. 

Already a member? Contact us to renew your membership!
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