Membership has its privileges…

To further our mission of advancing civic engagement to create equitable, thriving communities, the National Civic League is undertaking a membership drive during the month of October. Our goal is to add 25 individual, municipal, or organizational members by the end of the month, and we need your help! The first 25 individuals who sign up their cities or counties, or refer a local government that joins, will receive a free Southwest Airlines gift card.

If you are not a member, we ask that you support our work by becoming part of a broad network of government, civic, and community leaders who are pioneering innovative engagement practices and spreading them to the entire country. There are several membership categories to suit your needs; learn more and select the membership type that is right for you.

Existing members can take part in the membership drive too! If you are a member, show your support by adding our member logo to your website and sharing our membership flyer with civic-minded individuals, municipalities, and organizations.

Benefits of Membership

As a member and valued partner in our work, you and/or your organization will receive benefits such as:

  • Exclusive access to the League’s online publications including the National Civic Review, Model City Charter, and Civic Index.
  • Access to the All-America City Promising Practices Database: an online, searchable database of civic engagement projects.
  • Complimentary registration to the All-America City award event.
  • Free community engagement consultation with League staff.

Additionally, your membership supports:

  • The All-America City Award- an inspiring and transformative competition and peer-learning event that has identified and celebrated the best in American civic innovation since 1949. By celebrating the best in local innovation, civic engagement and cross-sector collaboration, the All-America City Award reminds us of the potential within every community to tackle tough issues and create real change.
  • Civic Index- For 30+ years, the Civic Index has been the most powerful way to measure a community’s civic capital – the formal and informal relationships, networks, and capacities communities use to make decisions and solve problems.
  • Promising Practices Webinar Series- This free monthly webinar series highlights successful work around collaborative problems-solving, civic engagement, local government innovation, democratic governance, and more. 

About the League

The National Civic League advances civic engagement to create equitable, thriving communities by

inspiring, supporting and recognizing inclusive approaches to community decision-making. Over its 127-year history, the League has led major reforms in the way local communities were governed, including the professionalism of city services, the creation of the city manager system, the nonpartisan makeup of many local elected bodies, electoral reform, and inclusive civic engagement.

We advance expansive civic engagement through recognition programs, research and publications, and community assistance. As one League Board member describes it, “we are bringing together populations and cities to be living laboratories for change and we are able to use our population base to determine best practices, innovative ideas and new technologies.”

We believe that communities with inclusive civic engagement—where everyone has a place at the table to define, direct and implement public services and amenities—experience greater equity, display greater civic pride and exhibit stronger civic responsibility. At a time when people and communities are pulling apart, the League helps bring communities together to engage in real conversations between residents and local government to co-create and implement solutions to the day’s most vexing problems.

Join us as a member to contribute to the advancement of civic engagement across the country.

Have additional questions or need more information? Contact Amy Sarrazin, Development Director at the National Civic League.

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