Application Process

Organisations which meet the Charter Requirements can apply for a membership by filling out the application form and emailing it to the Charter Secretariat.

Please note that your application form will first be checked by the Charter Secretariat which might contact you to request additional information. Your application form will then be passed to the Charter Board which makes all decisions regarding memberships. If your application is accepted, your organisation will be granted an affiliate membership status until your first accountability report to the Charter has been submitted and approved by the Independent Review Panel. Your organisation will then become a full Member.


Driving Performance

“I have become convinced by the work I have seen on the Charter as a member of the Independent Review Panel that appropriate standard-setting is a feasible way of helping to drive up performance in the CSO world.”
Richard Manning, former Chair of the OECD's DAC