NACD Membership

NACD Membership

Exclusively for Board Directors

NACD Membership equips directors with the knowledge, network, and foresight they need to lead with confidence in the boardroom, ultimately fueling a future of continuous improvement and long-term value creation. Our members at a glance.


Board directors and executive members


of boards renew membership


of Fortune 1000 boards are members


Addressing Key Board Challenges

Created exclusively for forward-thinking leaders, NACD is a membership-based organization serving more than 21,000 board directors. Our resources provide support on critical governance topics boards wrestle with, including, but not limited to, diversity, cyber-risk, onboarding and off boarding, and the role of the board vs. management.

How we support boards by topic.

We Understand

If you need easy access to information and quick answers, or even a partner to help you transform your board, we have the expertise and resources to support you. Built for and by directors, NACD is 21,000 strong—the largest director network in the world.

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Your Industry Peers

We help boards integrate continuous director development into their board's culture and processes with educational events, networking opportunities, resources, and custom board services. Our extensive resources and programming are based on more than forty years of experience in corporate governance, across all industries.

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Making the Most of Your Membership

Whether you are seeking world-class expertise, networking opportunities, or customized board services, NACD membership offers you opportunities to engage with experts, connect with peers, and gain strategic insights, and provides you with access to resources and educational programming that help you to address key board challenges.

Why boards join NACD.

NACD Membership Options


Full-Board Membership

Designed to increase strategic awareness and enhance continuous board improvement and board effectiveness. Gain complete access to NACD benefits for the entire roster of your directors and top executives.

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Individual Membership

Designed to equip new, small private company, or nonprofit directors with the tools and resources needed to cultivate their directorship careers. Receive limited access to NACD benefits.

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Membership Benefits at a Glance

NACD provides hundreds of essential resources to help you and your board stay at the forefront of the directorship profession.


Benefits Include

Full-Board Membership

Individual Membership

Dedicated, Personal Board Advisor



Board Benchmark Report & Custom Consultation



Exclusive Invitations to Intimate Peer-Exchange Forums



NACD Directorship Essential Virtual Learning Series



NACD Art of Directorship Virtual Learning Series



General Counsel Resources & Events



Printed & Digital Access to NACD Directorship® Magazine



50% Savings on NACD Directorship Certification™



25% Savings on Group Summit Registrations



10% Savings on Select National Courses & Events



Custom In-Boardroom Education Programming*



Custom In-Boardroom Evaluation Services*



Exclusive Access to Board Recruitment Services*



Access to NACD Local Chapter Programming*



NACD Directors Daily® & NACD Weekend Reader E-Newsletters



Digital Access to NACD Research & Analytics



NACD Webinars & Podcast Series





*Additional fees may apply.

(For up to 10 members)