Associate Membership

Associate membership is open to nonprofits, consultants, and professional advisors.

Associate Member Benefits

  • Online Directory - You have complete access to our brand new online Directory of Maine Grantmakers, MPC’s members-only online, searchable database.
  • E-Newsletter & Advisories - Members receive MPC’s e-newsletters with three months of upcoming grant deadlines, Maine philanthropy news, and information about upcoming events. 
  • Major Discounts for the Maine Philanthropy Center Conference - Our popular biennial conference of 400 funders, nonprofits, and consultants is next scheduled for 2025. Associate members receive advance notice of registration and nearly $100 off the price of registration.
  • Discounts - Members receive discounts on MPC programs and conferences and reduced fees for selected publications, including the Directory of Maine Grantmakers.
  • Programs with Funders -Members receive advance notice of a variety of issue-based programs with funders.
  • Skill Builder Workshops - MPC regularly sponsors workshops designed to help associate members develop grantseeking knowledge and skills in partnership with the Maine Association of Nonprofits.
  • Visibility - Nonprofit and Consultant Members can be listed on MPC’s website. Nonprofit Member organizations can be found in the Nonprofit Member Listing, while Professional Advisor and Consultant Members are included in our Consultant Member Listing. We also periodically highlight members on our homepage and in our Funder and Nonprofit E-News.
  • Job Postings - We help advertise members' job opportunities on our website and in our E-News.

Membership Pricing

In line with our focus on equity, we hope all organizations are able to take advantage of MPC membership, regardless of their ability to pay membership dues. Funds remain available to new and renewing members for whom full cost membership would be burdensome or prohibitive. 
Please visit our Reduced Cost Memberships FAQ for more information.

Associate membership costs are different for nonprofits and consultants.  Nonprofit membership levels are determined by annual operating expenses, whereas consultant membership levels are based on number of staff.

2024 Nonprofit Tiers

Nonprofit membership tiers are based on an organization's annual operating expenses.

Tier Annual Operating Expenses Membership Investment Amount

Up to $99,999



$100,000 - $499,999



$500,000 - $4,999,999



$5,000,000 and over


Click here to fill out an application

2024 Consultant Tiers

Consultant membership tiers are based on total staff. 

Tier Total Staff Membership Investment Amount

1 - 3 (including sole proprietors)



4 - 9

3 10+ $550

Click here to fill out an application