How to Join

//How to Join
How to Join 2017-12-04T16:29:05+00:00

We encourage you to become a member of Community Shares — it really helps make a difference in our community! We are part of Community Shares USA and work with local agencies to provide effective and lasting change in the northwest Ohio community.

Founded in 1997, Community Shares is Northwest Ohio’s only workplace-giving federation with a focus on social justice, health and human services, animal welfare, the arts and the environment. We generate essential operating funds for local nonprofits that are working for positive change.  Community Shares members gain unrestricted donations and increased community exposure if approved for membership.

We accept applications for membership from nonprofit organizations and programs each fall.  A completed application form, required documents and $100 check must be completed and postmarked by January 2, 2018, to be considered for membership in 2018.

The application is designed to help us get to know your organization and to ensure that your mission is compatible with the mission of Community Shares and its members. Brochures, promotional materials and references to your website are encouraged to help compliment your application, but they should not serve as your sole answers.

If you have any questions about the application or the application process, please contact our office. We would be happy to meet with you and/or your Board to answer any questions or provide additional information.  We look forward to learning about your organization and reviewing your completed application.

NOCS Membership Application

NOCS Membership Criteria

NOCS Membership Requirements