NCEMGVA is your voice! As a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that is modeled as a professional association and independent of Cooperative Extension NCEMGVA can be an effective support and advocate for you and your local program.
NCEMGVA membership provides:
FREE MONTHLY VIRTUAL PROGRAMS
Our quarterly newsletter contains project and activity updates from Master GardenerSM programs across the state. The newsletter is emailed directly to members. The current issue and archives are also available for members to view online.
ONLINE MEMBER DIRECTORY
Participate in our online, searchable Member Directory so that other members can find you and connect! You can even upload a profile picture. Find other members by using the search feature. (Members have the option to opt out of being found on search.)
Participate in virtual opportunities to share and network with other members. Share and get ideas, save time, collaborate, and stop reinventing the wheel! We learn from each other and build relationships along the way.
INSPIRE CONNECT EMPOWER (ICE) PROJECT GRANTS
Members are eligible to apply for ICE project grants that provide funding for their local program projects. These are non-competitive grants with the number and amount of awards determined by NCEMGVA's ability to raise funds beyond our membership dues.
We invite our members to help us raise funds so that we can support local program projects!
EXPAND YOUR REACH
Volunteer WITH us and have a state-wide impact! Serve as an NCEMGVA volunteer, officer, committee member, or delegate to the Board. Or volunteer for a short term project. Help us ensure that we implement best practices, stay relevant and nimble, and fulfill the Association's purpose - to Inspire, Connect, and Empower MGs like you.
Many agents count NCEMGVA volunteer hours toward your local volunteer requirement. Check with your agent to be sure!
BECOME 501(C)(3) TAX EXEMPT
Your local Association can apply for recognition as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization under the NCEMGVA Group Exemption.
ASSOCIATION OFFICER NETWORKING
Members who are officers in their local Associations have additional opportunities to network together to share best practices and support each other.
If you are an active Master GardenerSM program student, intern, volunteer, or emeritus, we invite you to become a regular member of NCEMGVA.
Cost of Membership: $20/year/individual