Why Join NACCE?

Join a community dedicated to entrepreneurship in community colleges.

NACCE membership provides access to a network of like-minded individuals and resources for those looking to foster entrepreneurship on campus. With engagement from all departments, your institution can benefit greatly from NACCE's advocacy and leadership.

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The NACCE Network is a vibrant community of higher education leaders, faculty, staff, and community members who work together to advance entrepreneurial mindset and innovative action. Our focus is entrepreneurial education, workforce development, student success, and revenue generation. We offer professional development, open-source resources, funding, and support to over 3,000 professionals in all 50 states. Our annual dues are only $1,200 per year for a college, $1,050 for a nonprofit, or $400 for an individual.

Join the community that supports your success.

NACCE membership provides a network and resources for entrepreneurship in community colleges. As a member, you'll have access to education, advocacy, collaboration, and leadership opportunities that will help you achieve your goals. Plus, with affordable annual dues of only $1,200 per year for a college, $1,050 for a nonprofit or $400 individual membership. Discounted pricing is available to districts and states.

NACCE's College Membership

With an annual college membership, you can add up to 20 college faculty, staff, and leadership contacts  under your college membership, so a number of people at your institution can plug into to our growing and vibrant network of services and funding opportunities. Similar membership opportunities are also available for nonprofits and individuals.

Are you interested in bringing on an entire district or state college system to become NACCE members? We offer customized bulk membership packages with significant additional benefits for a larger group of colleges. Please contact Trenton Hightower at hightower@nacce.com for more information

The Value of NACCE Membership

  • Networking across disciplines.
  • Leadership development for chancellors, presidents, aspiring presidents & administrators.
  • Funding awards to colleges and faculty (over $35 million granted in the past six years).
  • Pitch for the Skilled Trades prizes of $150,000 awarded annually at the NACCE conference.
  • Access and a discount for www.SkillPointe.com that drives enrollments to skilled trades programs.
  • Fellows program participation that offers a stipend for NACCE projects that build capacity for our network.
  • Professional development at a discounted rate for the annual conference and Pathways to Prosperity Summit.
  • Webinars featuring subject matter experts.
  • Customized training at your college or in your community with a design thinking framework.
  • Opportunity for your president or chancellor to sign the Presidents for Entrepreneurship Pledge (PFEP).
  • Inspiration through the Community College Entrepreneurship journal, eNEWS, and podcast episodes.
  • Engagement with the Everyday Entrepreneur program and fund.
  • NACCE Veteran entrepreneurship programs, services, and funding. 
  • Access to Skills Common, an online library that contains free and open learning and program support. 

Transforming Higher Education Through

  • Open source tools and curriculum made available through our partnerships with Verizon Digital Ready, IBM, Intuit, Michelson, and the Singleton Foundation's SlyngShot application
  • Programs supporting veteran entrepreneurs – SBA Community Navigator Pilot Program Resources, STRIVE veteran entrepreneurship training program in partnership with Syracuse University's Institute for veterans and Military Families (IVMF)
  • Funding for Everyday Entrepreneurs (EE) - $1.5 million awarded, over 200 businesses launched, nearly 300 new jobs created, $5.2 million in aggregate revenue generated, and a 90% survival rate. Join NACCE today and start serving everyday entrepreneurs at your college and in your community
  • Published books and thought leadership on college entrepreneurship & innovation
  • Community College Entrepreneurship quarterly journal
  • Forward with NACCE podcast – reaching over 1,100 American cities and 60+ countries

In addition, NACCE members receive:

Discounts for Constant Contact

Through this partnership, NACCE members receive 20% off monthly payments, 30% off of a six month subscription prepaid, and 40% off 12 months, prepaid. Constant Contact offers marketing coaches to help you get started with your first campaign. Visit http://constantcontact.com/signup.jsp?pn=nacce for your free 60 day trial. 

Central Office Support

NACCE staff will assist in putting you in touch with experts in entrepreneurship education within our membership and answer any questions you may have about maximizing your membership benefits. Call (413) 306-3131 or email: members@nacce.com.

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