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Membership Information

Why Become a Member?
Edyth Bush Institute members, both individual and organizational, participate in our high quality educational, training and networking programs at a significant savings. Membership fees help the Edyth Bush Institute to provide programs and services that strengthen and support the entire nonprofit community.

Who May Become a Member?
Edyth Bush Institute membership is open to individuals, nonprofit organizations, and departments of local, state or federal government. An organizational or government department membership includes benefits for all staff, volunteers and board members.

Membership Benefits
Edyth Bush Institute members have access to exclusive benefits are available to employees, dedicated volunteers, and board members

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Professional Development

  • Nearly 50% off of all Edyth Bush Institute workshops, events, and seminars  
  • $500 in scholarship funds (per calendar year) that can be used for 30% off workshop fees for all 501(c)(3) organizational members
  • A 10% discount is offered on Crummer Graduate School of Business Management & Executive Education Center select programs. Individuals must be full-time employees of 501(c)(3) member organizations. Register directly through the Management & Executive Education Center and place "Edyth Bush Institute member" in the comments section
  • Special discounts on HR programs offered by the Employers Association Forum

Networking Opportunities

  • Invitations to exclusive members-only events
  • Opportunity to join nonprofit affinity groups in areas such as HR and marketing
  • Access to our online member directory


  • Use of the Edyth Bush Institute's comfortable, in-house resource library to do research, borrow books, or steal some quiet time away from the office (includes access to Foundation Directory Online)
  • Discounted one-year subscription to the Nonprofit Quarterly, Orlando Business Journal, Chronicle of Philanthropy, and more!
  • Access to special members-only online resources including archived presentations and policy templates 
  • NEW**Staples Business Advantage Program (learn more) 

Other Benefits

  • 501(c)(3) members with a budget over $500,000 can participate in the Rollins MBA Nonprofit Board Member Program
  • Free 30-day job postings on the Edyth Bush Institute's Nonprofit Job Posting Board ($50 value)
  • Free conference room meeting space (seat 12-15) 
  • Free listings on the Edyth Bush Institute's nonprofit board position listing service, Board Finder

Membership Categories and Fees

Edyth Bush Institute membership terms are on an anniversary cycle, so you will renew on the anniversary of your join date. Your membership period is for one year. If your membership lapses beyond our 90-day grace period, your membership term will begin on the day you renew.

Membership type  Annual Dues
Individual Member $200

Organizational Member

Annual Budget* Annual Dues
Less than $100,000 $160
$100,000 to $500,000 $250
$500,001 to $1,000,000 $325
$1,000,001 to $2,000,000 $425
$2,000,001 to $3,000,000 $525
$3,000,001 to $4,000,000 $625
$4,000,001 to $5,000,000 $725
$5,000,001 to $10,000,000 $800
Over $10,000,000 $875
 *Organizational membership fees are based on GuideStar information.  
 Government Department or Agency Member  
 Annual Budget Annual Dues
 Less than $1,000,000  $300
 $1,000,000 and Over  $500
 Consultant Member
Annual Dues
 Consultant member $300


Consultant Benefits

Individual consultants or individuals working for consulting firms can become members of the Edyth Bush Institute. Consultant members receive a profile listing in our public online consultant directory and are listed by area of expertise (maximum of 2 topics can be selected from the list provided above).

View a full list of consultant member benefits.

In order to be eligible to become a consultant member, a consultant must provide professional consulting services designed for nonprofits and must fall into one or more of the following areas of nonprofit expertise:

  • Advocacy
  • Accountants & CPAs
  • Board Governance
  • Communications & Marketing
  • Digital Applications/Software Development
  • Evaluation
  • Event Management 
  • Executive Transition
  • Financial Management
  • Fundraising & Development
  • Grant Writing
  • Human Resources
  • Information Systems
  • Leadership & Coaching
  • Legal
  • Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Web Design








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As the Edyth Bush Institute is not able to offer in-person access to the In-house research library during the COVID-19 public health response at this time. We are offering remote search services to support the nonprofit community. Please complete this form to request a grant search and a member of our staff will contact you will any questions, and with your search results.

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