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Membership in the Charity & Security Network (CSN) is open to all civil society stakeholders, including individual staff, organizations, volunteers, board members, grantmakers, religious leaders, academics, and lawyers and experts that represent nonprofits. If you only wish to receive our Newsletter, CLICK HERE

To join, you must agree to endorse our Mission Statement below. The membership list is not published.

Member benefits:
  • Opportunity to participate in Working Groups and Network education and advocacy projects.
  • Receive member-only updates and analyses through our CSN Members email listserve.
  • Regular teleconference briefings on special issues and updates on our work. 


  • Dues and donations can be made at our donate page or
    by sending this form and a check payable to NEO Philanthropto:

    c/o Kay Guinane, Director
    Charity & Security Network
    700 12th Street, NW, Suite 700
    Washington, DC  20005

  • For individual civil society members (employees, officers, volunteers,etc.), dues are voluntary, but contributions are greatly appreciated.
  • For civil society organizations, dues are required and based on the sliding scale in the chart below. 

Annual Budget


Up to $1 Million


$1 Million to $2.5 Million


$2.5 Million to $5 Million


$5 Million to $10 Million


$10 Million to $20 Million


$20 Million and above


Our Mission:

The Charity & Security Network’s mission is to protect civil society’s ability to carry out effective peacebuilding projects, humanitarian aid, development and other public benefit work in a manner consistent with human rights principles and democratic values.  To accomplish this, the Network focuses on:

  • Convening stakeholders and sponsoring dialog;
  • Raising awareness, dispelling myths and promoting a framework based on protecting the positive contribution civil society makes to human security.
  • Coordinating advocacy by engaging the nonprofit sector with allies to support national security rules that respect the work of legitimate civil society organizations.