Equitable. Representative. Diverse. 

That's our membership promise. 


By becoming a member of JNCL, you join 130+ other organizations shaping the future of language policy and multilingualism in this country.



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WHY become a member?

Your Voice On Capitol Hill

As the saying goes, you're either at the table or on the menu, which is why we foster an ongoing dialogue with key stakeholders and officials about why languages matter for the 21st Century. Membership allows you to gain access to high-level meetings with Congressional offices and other federal agencies. Be a part of the leading organization advocating for public policies promoting the Language Enterprise.

Join The Language Advocacy Network

JNCL’s members are reshaping the multilingual landscape of our nation. By joining, you help promote deeper intercultural understanding during a pivotal time in United States history. Create professional partnerships and life-long colleagues with like-minded people who feel passionately about the necessity of a more interconnected world with greater mutual understanding. Discover the added value that membership can bring your organization!

Exclusive Analysis Adds Value To Your Org

We track down –then breakdown– the information coming out of Capitol Hill for you so that you can distribute timely policy updates to your members. Do you have a newsletter? A blog? An annual event, conferences or webinars? By becoming a member, you will receive legislative and policy updates tailored to engage your audience. And we can help spread your message! In today's fast-pace environment, membership with JNCL adds real value to your organization and members.

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Member-Only Benefits

  • One-on-one consultations with JNCL staff!

  • Participation in all our awards programs, including the new J. David Edwards Power of Advocacy Award!

  • Monthly guest posts from JNCL in your publications!

  • Exclusive white papers, reports, analyses on federal & state policy!

  • Your announcements included in our online events calendar and weekly newsletter!

and more!


Can I Afford Membership?

To fulfill the promise of inclusivity and equity reflected in our mission and vision statement, annual membership dues are adjusted to fit your organization's ability to give. Each category of membership has a dues scale. There are three categories of membership: For-Profits Companies, Membership-based non-profits, and Institution/Foundation Non-Profits. The Executive Director may make exceptions to the JNCL-NCLIS dues structure on a cases-by-case basis. Read our dues policy below for more information on pricing. 

What Are Members Dues For?

Membership dues allow the staff of JNCL to fulfill our mission of advocating on behalf of the Language Enterprise in Washington, DC and across the country: we raise awareness among members of Congress and the general public, build bipartisan coalitions, analyze federal and state language policies, and provide policy recommendations to our members. JNCL's day-to-day operational expenses are 100% dependent upon the generosity of our Sustaining Members, member organizations, and individual donors. Read our dues policy below for more information. 

What Is The Term/Length Of Membership?

Annual Membership with JNCL for organizations and individuals follows the calendar year cycle. Dues for the following year are invoiced in October and are due in December. Payment plans may be set up to accommodate your situation. New members may be accepted on a rolling basis at the discretion of the Executive Director. Read our dues policy below for more information. 

Are Dues Tax-Deductible?

Yes, membership dues to JNCL, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, are tax-deductible.