RC&D Council Member Benefits
Below are some of the many benefits your RC&D Council will receive with your annual Dues payment (please note Council/Organization Membership is based on the calendar year regardless of when payment is made).
Full Membership in GrantStation
All members of the NARC&DC receive full access to GrantStation, an online funding resource for nonprofit organizations seeking grants for their programs and projects. The website provides access to a comprehensive online database of grantmakers, including federal and state government grant and loan programs and private foundations. GrantStation can help your Council make its grant search efforts more efficient and increase the odds of grant application success. The monetary value of this Member benefit is equal to the cost of a subscription from GrantStation for one year. The current rate can be found on GrantStation's website at http://www.grantstation.com/index.asp.
A Subscription to Grant Station Insider
A weekly e-newsletter from GrantStation that provides the reader with current funding opportunities and tips, tricks, and techniques on applying and managing grants.
Access to the Members Only Materials and Member Only website
Your RC&D Council will receive a log-in username and password for the Member Only website. We ask that this log-in be used by no more than _5_ different people in your RC&D Council.
Member Only materials include items such as NARC&DC bylaws, Meeting Minutes, and printable resources such as: Guide books for RC&D Directors, Accounting and Financial Management for RC&D Councils, Fundraising and Sustainability for RC&D Councils and more.
Also in this section you will find materials from seminars such as the grant seminars conducted at our 2012 National Conference and an audio copy of a Fundraising seminar conducted by David Mirisch in September 2012.
*Materials are all accessible through the Members Only section of our website
Discounted telephone and web-conferencing services
We have an agreement for our Member Councils to receive telephone and web-conferencing services. This provider offers a comprehensive suite of communications offerings, from automated and operator-assisted conferencing to advanced Web collaboration tools that enable you to create and interact visually with people over the Internet.
Councils will be billed monthly ONLY WHEN SERVICES ARE USED.
Low cost Directors & Officers Liability Insurance is offered as a Member Benefit through NARC&DC saving our Members an average of $350.00 each year.
Council or Board Member Training in conjunction with your meetings
Trainings will be conducted by trained NARC&DC staff. Certain training modules are available at no charge. Training can be conducted via teleconference, web, or other electronic means. Trainer’s travel to a meeting site will need to be paid by the RC&D Council, State or Regional Association.
Free Training Topics include but at not limited to: A National Update and RC&D Director’s Training, Non-profit Management and Standards of Excellence-Light and Fiduciary Responsibilities of a Board.
Trainings that cost an additional fee include: Non-profit Management and Standards of Excellence –full version, Grant planning for Projects and Administration, Non-profit Management and Sustainability, Legal Responsibilities of a Board Member, Contracts 101 and Employment Practices 101.
Exposure on our National website
We feature your local RC&D Council news in the Press Room section of our website for everyone to see. We also feature your success stories in the Success Stories section of our website.
Access to Member Only grants and funds
Some grants and funds obtained and managed by NARC&DC will only be available to Member RC&D Councils.