Membership Requirements

ApplyTodayApplicants must submit:

  • 501(c)3 letter of incorporation
  • Letter(s) of recommendation or support from a law enforcement and/or government agency*
  • Letter of recommendation or support from client who received services in the last three years*
  • List of Governing Board Members
  • Amount of annual budget
  • Completed application to CMACO
  • A statement attesting that the signing official is authorized by the organization to affirm all statements.

Regular members can certify that:

  • Any publicity and promotional activities are in support of the mission of the organization.
  • Contributions are effectively used for the announced purposes of the non-profit organization.
  • It prepares and submits to the IRS a complete copy of the organization’s IRS Form 990, or that it is not required to prepare and submit an IRS Form 990 to the IRS.

Emeritus members can certify that:

  • It provides services, assistance, or program activities over the last 3 years. A list of services, assistance or activities must be provided within the application.
  • The organization is a missing, abducted, and/or exploited children’s organization, or a related family violence prevention organization providing services, activities, or assistance to those affected, or at-risk of abduction, exploitation, or other related family violence issues. The organization’s application must provide documentation describing such services, activities, or assistance.
  • The organization is directed by an active and responsible governing body whose members have no material conflict of interest, and a majority of which serve without compensation.
  • Any publicity and promotional activities are in support of the mission of the organization.
  • Contributions are effectively used for the announced purposes of the non-profit organization.
  • It prepares and submits to the IRS a complete copy of the organization’s IRS Form 990, or that it is not required to prepare and submit an IRS Form 990 to the IRS.

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