Membership with the Council of Agency Executives is limited to nonprofit organizations that:

  • Operate under a Federal 501(c)(3) tax exempt certification
  • Have at least one paid staff, and
  • Provide services or be headquartered in the Greater Rochester region

Nonprofit organizations that do not meet all of the above criteria may be considered for membership based on 2/3 approval by the Board of Directors

The qualified representative of the organization is its highest ranking staff member, typically the CEO or Executive Director.  For regional organizations that are headquartered outside of, yet serve the Greater Rochester area, the member may be the agency's highest-ranking staff person in the Greater Rochester region.

Non-profit CEOs and Executive Directors may join the Council at any time throughout the year, as long as they meet the basic qualifications.

Please do not submit a membership application without contacting us first. Questions regarding membership requirements should be directed to the Council Director, Melinda Goldberg at or 585-301-8383.