Since its founding in 2003, NPI has been sustained by the generosity of activists and engaged citizens like you. Independent thought, agility, and ingenuity are in our DNA.
We work every day to raise America’s quality of life by building infrastructure that promotes progressive values, principles, and policy directions. Meet our team and see examples of our research, advocacy, photojournalism, and events.
Becoming a member is easy.
First, decide whether you want to pay dues monthly or yearly. Then, choose a dues level. Click on the button that corresponds to the amount of dues you would like to contribute, and you’ll be taken to a Stripe-hosted page where you can securely enter your card information. Prefer to print out a membership form and pay by check? Please fill out out this form.
Note that your membership will automatically renew by default
Regardless of whether you choose monthly giving or yearly giving, your membership will automatically renew by default after you sign up, unless you request that autorenewal be disabled. You can contact us at any time to turn off autorenewal and we’ll process your request. Billing intervals for monthly giving are about every thirty days (on whichever day of the month you sign up!), and billing intervals for yearly giving are every three hundred and sixty-five days.
Most of our members prefer the convenience of autorenewal because it’s one less thing to have to worry about, and it ensures our staff can devote more time to building NPI’s research and advocacy capabilities. If you don’t want to commit to give monthly or annually as a member, you have the option of making a one-time donation to NPI.
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I want to pay dues monthly as a Commonwealth Bondholder
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Benefits of membership
The team at NPI deeply appreciates each and every person who sustains our projects and publications. As one way of saying thank you for investing in our work, we offer the following benefits of membership.
- Activist: Members who donate at least $25 per year receive the opportunity to join NPI’s monthly Grassroots Leadership Briefings, held via Zoom. Each briefing begins with update from NPI’s staff and board on the latest significant research findings from NPI and other trusted sources on national and local issues, and concludes with a Q&A.
- Advocate: Members who donate at least $50 per year receive an exclusive invitation to participate in quarterly Activism Matters seminars (held jointly with the Northwest Progressive Foundation) plus access to NPI’s monthly Grassroots Leadership Briefings.
- Sustainer: Members who donate at least $100 per year receive discounted admission to all ticketed NPI events (like our Spring Fundraising Gala), plus exclusive invitations to participate in quarterly Activism Matters seminars and access to NPI’s monthly Grassroots Leadership Briefings.
- Champion: Members who donate at least $250 per year or more receive a new book twice a year as part of NPI’s Staff Book Club, accompanied by a one-page guide explaining how we use the book to advance our work, plus exclusive invitations to participate in quarterly Activism Matters seminars, discounted admission to all ticketed NPI events, and access to NPI’s monthly Grassroots Leadership Briefings.
What are Commonwealth Bonds?
Commonwealth Bonds is the name of our monthly giving program, so named because NPI works to strengthen our commonwealth… another name for the public treasuries of our nation, state, and PNW localities. When you sign up to give monthly, you hold a Commonwealth Bond, and are known affectionately within our organization as a Bondholder. By holding a Bond, you are walking your talk and putting your progressive values into action. As a committed investor in NPI, you’re providing the resources needed to allow our research and advocacy to continue.
Additional benefits of membership for Bondholders
Because Commonwealth Bondholders provide the financial foundation to keep NPI’s work going, each year, NPI hosts a special dinner exclusively for Commonwealth Bondholders. It’s one of the ways we express our appreciation for your commitment. You’ll receive an invitation to our Bondholders’ Circle Dinner each year you continue to pay monthly dues to NPI. As an active Bondholder, you’ll also receive special half-price tickets to NPI’s annual Spring Fundraising Gala.