The CHS Alliance is a global network committed to making aid work better for people. We have more than 150 member organisations and we encourage new membership applications.

What binds our diverse membership together?

CHS Alliance members believe organisations deliver higher quality, more effective aid when they are accountable to the people they serve.

Some of our members are among the largest humanitarian and development actors in the world working across several continents; others work locally and might be among the smallest. All are committed to putting people in crisis at the heart of what they do by implementing the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS).

Benefits of membership

As a member of the CHS Alliance, you will be joining a community of organisations committed to making aid work better for people. Our secretariat provides services to help members:

  • Be part of collective action to make aid work better for people by applying the CHS
  • Drive the CHS Alliance’s strategy by getting involved with governance
  • Participate in CHS Alliance committees and working groups


  • Find out how well your organisation meets the CHS by getting verified
  • Share your results as part of the drive to show how the sector is meeting its CHS commitments
  • Get private online access to benchmark your organisation against sector-wide data
  • Get exclusive or discounted training and learning opportunities
  • Receive expert advice on key challenges for the sector
  • Learn from others’ best practice and collaborate with like-minded organisations

Members are also automatically enrolled in the CHS Alliance complaints mechanism.

Membership Fees

CHS Alliance membership fee structure
Currency = Swiss francs (CHF)
Annual Income Full Member (Standard Rate) Associate Member
Less than 1 million 300 300
1-5 million 1,800 300
5-20 million 5,000 300
20-50 million 8,750 4,375
50-150 million 10,000 5,000
More than 150 million 12,500 6,250
Global Networks 25,000 Not Applicable

Reduced and minimum rates are available for full members headquartered in countries ranked as ‘Medium’ and ‘Low’ respectively in UNDP’s Human Development Index (HDI).

Full members reduced rates

Annual Income Medium HDI country Low HDI country
Less than 1 million 300 300
1-5 million 900 300
5-20 million 2,500 300
20-50 million 4,375 300
50-150 million 5,000 300
More than 150 million 6,250 300

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