Creating an Affiliate
The Local Affiliate Program was established to help people save places that matter in their communities. Through the program, PND coordinators and community members create a local historic preservation organization, hold their first official meeting, and complete state and federal paperwork to become an official nonprofit entity. This paperwork includes, but is not limited to:
IRS Form SS-4 - Application for Employer Identification Number
ND Nonprofit Corporation Articles of Incorporation*
ND Charitable Organization Registration Statement*
PND Affiliate Bylaws
PND Affiliate Agreement
PND Policy Statement
PND Activity Resolution (Fundraising)
PND Activity Resolution (Donor Advised Funds)
*Papers filed with the Secretary of State's office carry standard fees determined by that office.
Annual membership in the Local Affiliate Program is determined by the size of the Affiliate's board of directors - $10 per director, per year or $50 per organization, per year, whichever is less. Memberships are renewed each year in February.
Organizational membership benefits include:
501(c)(3) status as part of PND's IRS Group Exemption
Fundraising, marketing, grant writing, and technical advice and assistance
Preservation advocacy at the local, state, and national levels
Individual membership benefits for Affiliate directors include:
Prairie Places, PND's quarterly membership newsletter
PrairiePlaces Listserv, an email listserv for news and announcements
Discounts on workshops, annual conference, and other events
Creating an affiliate is a long-term commitment made by both PND and local community members. Many Affiliates have taken on preservation, restoration, or rehabilitation projects in their local communities, where they have raised thousands of dollars in cash donations, grant funding, and in-kind donations. Affiliates are encouraged to apply for funding through the Grassroots Grant Fund at PND, and to participate in the annual North Dakota Historic Preservation Conference.
PND has strong partnerships with other state and national entities, from which members of the Local Affiliate Program also benefit. PND is a statewide partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a member of the North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations, and works closely with the State Historical Society of North Dakota.