Become a Member

Join our community of nonprofits, not-for-profits, and community advocates!

Membership with ACS opens doors to a broad Howard County network for increased collaboration, opportunities for professional development and resources to boost your knowledge and skills, and advocacy that strengthens the voices of nonprofits and the people we serve.

“I have never met an organization that so effectively promotes the success of hundreds of volunteer groups by focusing on sustainability of the organizations, promoting the importance of nonprofits in Howard County, and assessing the needs of the community. ACS is impressive in its purpose, leadership and staff.” 

- Bob Harris, Certified Association Executive, Nonprofit Center

For membership questions please contact Member Engagement Manager Abigail Hughes, 443-518-7702.

Dues Structure

ACS membership dues are paid on an annual basis, July 1 - June 30. 

Prorated dues are available if joining mid-year, please contact Abigail Hughes directly for more information. 

Nonprofit and Not-For-Profit Organizations

$125-$995 / year

Annual dues are based on line 12 of your 990.

$125:  $25,000 or less
$245:  $25,000-$100,000
$365:  $100,000-$500,000
$485:  $500,000-$1,000,000
$715:  $1,000,000-$3,000,000
$825:  $3,000,000-$5,000,000
$995:  $5,000,000 or more

Community Advocates

$85 / year

Individuals unaffiliated with an organization – at least officially – who are interested in advancing the ACS mission of developing, supporting and promoting the Howard County human services community through education and training, advocacy, and community connections.