Organisations interested in becoming a member of the CHS Alliance should complete a membership application form (full or associate membership) online attaching the following documents:

  1. Statutes, constitution, statutes of incorporation, articles of association or similar document.
  2. Staff code of conduct that includes the prohibition of sexual exploitation and abuse by staff included permanent and temporary staff, volunteers, and consultants.
  3. Proof of non-governmental and non-profit legal status (for full member applications only).
  4. Two most recent annual reports and audited financial statements, including sources of income and current donors.
  5. Names of board of directors, trustees or equivalent.
  6. Confirmation, via the application process, that the organisation or entity commits to the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability and good people management.
  7. Two references, one of which is from an existing CHS Alliance member.
  8. CHS Alignment Statement that informs the CHS Alliance about the organisation’s current efforts and initiatives to implement the CHS. (Full members only)

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Become an associate member


The process

The CHS Alliance Secretariat will:

Review the application against the membership eligibility criteria and requirements, check references and seek additional information if required, before sending to the CHS Alliance Membership and Nominations Committee.

The Membership and Nominations Committee will:

Undertake a preliminary review of the new membership application and provide a recommendation to the CHS Alliance governing Board.

The Board meets quarterly and will:

Consider the application and approve, reject or defer it based on a majority vote.

The CHS Alliance Secretariat will:

Inform the applicant organisation of the Board’s decision. If the membership is approved we will send a formal acknowledgement to the applicant, invoice the organisation, and once payment is received, send an official welcome package.

The CHS Alliance will seek to approve all complete applications within three months of submission. To find out more about joining the CHS Alliance, please contact info@chsalliance.org.

Become a full member

Become an associate member