What are the NNAAC membership criteria?


Organizations who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for NNAAC membership:

  • An independent Arab American community-based organization with an identifiable constituency and majority Arab American representation among the leadership of the organization and the populations served.
  • 501(c)(3) status, or in the process of attaining 501(c)(3) status
  • A clear service, culture, or advocacy mission directed at the needs of the local Arab American community
  • A governance structure that includes a board of directors, transparent financial practices and bylaws that enumerate a productive, community-building agenda
  • Commitment to the spirit and mission of NNAAC through an inclusive approach to service provision, arts & culture, or advocacy
  • Willingness to share financial information with NNAAC’s advisory board for consideration to join NNAAC
  • Payment of an annual membership fee
  • Signing a memorandum of understanding with NNAAC
  • Secular or faith-based organizations that meet our other membership criteria are welcome to apply

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