About NADO Membership

Why Become a NADO Member?

When you become a NADO member, you gain access to resources, tools, and information to help enhance and support your work. Your NADO membership gives you opportunities to network in person and virtually with thought leaders, peer organizations, and important stakeholders in the regional development realm. 

To become a NADO member, contact Krystal De Leon, NADO Operations Manager.

With questions about NADO membership levels and benefits, contact Brittany Salazar, NADO Meetings and Membership Manager.

NADO Member Benefits

Benefits all NADO members receive, regardless of membership level:

  • Targeted advocacy support and resources designed to amplify the importance of federal funding and programs that bolster community development, economic development, and programs and policies specific to RDOs 
  • Access to NADO publications including NADO News, a weekly newsletter that highlights new resources and the latest developments and updates in the regional economic and community development realm
  • Access to resources including notifications of new grant opportunities, webinars and trainings, peer learning opportunities, and legislative updates
  • National recognition through NADO’s awards program
  • Access to NADO Research Foundation publications, programs, and materials
  • Conference and webinar registration discounts
  • Access to peer networks through the NADO member portal and the NADO membership directory
  • Access to the NADO job board. You can post available job openings within your organization and view positions posted by other organizations.  

Who Can Become a NADO Member?

Standard NADO Membership

  • Levels of Standard NADO Membership: 
    • General, Sustaining, Platinum, Platinum Plus, Diamond
  • Eligibility for Standard NADO Membership
    • To be eligible for a Standard NADO Membership, you must be directly affiliated with a Regional Development Organization (RDO), as defined below.

Affiliate NADO Membership

  • Levels of Affiliate NADO Membership: 
    • Associate and Partner
  • Eligibility for Affiliate NADO Membership
    • To be eligible for an Affiliate NADO Membership, you must be affiliated with a non-RDO organization or entity.

What is an RDO?

RDOs are multi-jurisdictional, quasi-governmental organizations that provide planning and community development services to local governments.

The term RDO refers to a broad category of entities that may include:

  • Councils of Governments
  • Area Development Districts
  • Regional Development Commissions
  • Regional Planning Commissions
  • Regional Councils
  • Planning and Development Districts
  • Association of Governments
  • Economic Development Councils
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Membership Levels and Fees

Standard NADO Membership Levels

Your level of NADO membership determines the number of benefits you receive.

To be eligible to become a Standard NADO Member, you must be directly affiliated with a Regional Development Organization (RDO).

General Members Sustaining Members Platinum Members Platinum Plus Members Diamond Members

Complimentary Webinar Registrations

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Complimentary Job Postings in
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Complimentary Spouse/Guest Registrations
at the NADO Annual Training Conference

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Complimentary Learning Labs or Mobile
Workshop Registrations at the NADO
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Annual Fee

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Affiliate NADO Membership Levels

Your level of NADO membership determines the number of benefits you receive

To be eligible to become a NADO Affiliate Member, you must be affiliated with an organization that is not a Regional Development Organization. 

Associate Members Partner Members

Complimentary Webinar Registrations

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Complimentary Job Postings in
NADO News and NADO.org

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Complimentary Spouse/Guest
Registrations at ATC

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Complimentary Learning Labs or
Mobile Workshop Registrations at ATC

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Annual Dues

$1,000

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Joe McKinney serves as Executive Director of the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO). Headquartered in Washington DC, NADO provides advocacy, education, research, and training for the nation’s 500+ regional planning and development organizations.

Joe has thirty-one years of experience having served in city, county, regional, national association, and government management since 1991. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a candidate for a master’s degree in Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.

McKinney has provided congressional testimony on numerous occasions regarding the importance of regional development organizations in helping shape the nation’s economic growth. He is nationally recognized for promoting innovative solutions in areas such as planning and economic development, workforce development, transportation and transit, and aging services.

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