Membership is open to U.S. nonprofits with 501(c)3 designation, Canadian Registered Charities with a Confirmation of Registration letter from the Canada Revenue Agency and African NGOs with equivalent nonprofit status.
Grassroots.org members must agree to the following service terms
(i) Member organizations must be willing and able to provide information to Grassroots.org for the purposes of creating a case study or testimonial on this program.
(ii) Member organizations must be willing and able to complete an annual survey.
(iii) Member organizations must place a Grassroots.org banner on their homepage.
In order to become a Grassroots.org member (and be eligible for our free services) you must meet the following requirements*:
(i) Your primary purpose is charitable and you are registered nonprofit organization in the US (with 501c3), Canada (with Canadian Charitable Registration Letter) or Africa (with proof of your organization's nonprofit status).
(ii) Your primary purpose is non-religious. (Social service groups sponsored by a religious organization and serving the community at large may be eligible. Houses of worship or educational institutions with a solely religious curriculum, such as seminaries, are not eligible.)
(iii) Your primary purpose is non-political. (No more than 20% of your total annual expenditures may be spent on lobbying or other political activities, and the Limited Free Service may not be used to support any such activities.)
(iv) You are not primarily a trade or sector association. (Trade or sector associations serving exclusively charitable, nonprofit organizations may be eligible.)
(v) You do not individually discriminate on the basis of race, ethnic or national origin, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, physical appearance, language, educational background or veteran status.
(vi) Your primary purpose is not the promotion of an athletic team,event, tournament or competition, except as a fundraising activity for charitable purposes.
(vii) Your primary purpose is not the promotion of conferences or seminars, unless such conferences or seminars promote nonprofit efficacy and/or charitable activities.
(viii) You are not an individual.
*Grassroots.org reserves the right to deny services to any organization, for any reason, under any circumstances.