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Join NCA to gain access to unparalleled expertise and information focused on helping clubs succeed.

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NCA leads the fight for issues that matter to private clubs, educates and informs club leaders, and supports our industry by uniting and strengthening private clubs. A membership to National Club Association benefits the entire club. Our resources provide information for general managers, key department managers, board members and more. Clubs can include up to 15 board or staff to the membership account, granting unlimited access to NCA resources, publications and communications.

Join NCA today and benefit from subject-matter experts who have helped to create the industry’s best and most comprehensive library of club-specific resources. NCA members receive:

Publications and Whitepapers

Club Director Reference Series NCA's signature white paper series covering private club tax, privacy, legal, financial and policy issues.

Board Toolkit: Club Leadership Essentials Go-to guidance for club boards to help them effectively govern from day one.

Club Governance Standards White paper series, including Succession Planning for the Chief Executive and Dynamics of Club Board Cycles.

Strategic Planning for Private Clubs Best practices, tips, checklists, sample forms and resources to help ensure your club's planning process meets its individual needs and circumstances.

HR Management: Best Practices for Private Clubs Guides clubs with or without an HR professional through the development of strategic human resource management best practices, policies and guidelines.

The Legal Reference Guide for Private Clubs Written by attorneys specializing in private club issues to assist volunteer leaders and club management navigate the maze of legal challenges in the industry—from operational matters and human resource issues to governance and membership policies.

Club Governance Guidelines Discusses key governance issues and presents effective ways club managers and boards can apply nonprofit best practices.

Membership Marketing: Best Practices for Private Clubs Tips, tools and ideas for membership recruitment and retention, including guidelines for marketing while protecting your club’s private status.


NCA publishes three magazines to inform and educate club leaders on industry trends and issues, research and analysis, and provide timely answers and solutions for clubs. Subscriptions are available for club board members and key staff in print and electronic version.

Club Director: NCA flagship quarterly magazine covering the private club industry, focusing on governance, business guidance and industry analysis.

Club Trends: Respected quarterly trends report, co-produced with McMahon Group, providing forward-looking perspectives and strategies for private clubs.

Club Business: Co-produced with Club Benchmarking, this biannual report provides insight for strategic club governance and mission critical information on club financial health.

Electronic Newsletters

NCA Agenda: Monthly coverage of private club news, trends and analysis.

Washington Weekly Update: Weekly inside look at how politics and policy affect clubs.

Club Industry Brief: The club industry’s best news digest of must-read stories presented biweekly.

COVID-19 Club Update: Developed to give clubs the news and trusted guidance necessary to navigate the pandemic.

ClubPAC Insider: Exclusively for supporters of ClubPAC, this newsletter provides an update on NCA’s political action activities.


NCA delivers bi-monthly webinars for members focused on the issues many private clubs face. Participants receive a certificate of completion and can earn CEU for attending.

More than 75 online webinars and Conference recordings are available 24/7 for NCA members, covering topics from strategic planning and real estate tax assessments to HR compliance pitfalls and emergency action planning.


Be a part of NCA’s united voice for private clubs. Members are the first to know about legal, legislative or regulatory issues and policies that affect your club’s success.

Special Member Alerts: Breaking news and updates from Congress, the courts, regulatory agencies and state houses.

Compliance Guidance: Expert advice on issues ranging from private and tax-exempt status to real estate tax assessments, seasonal workers and OSHA and Department of Labor guidelines.

Networking and Educational Events

NCA hosts a number of educational and networking events throughout the year, designed to bring club leaders together to learn and share ideas. NCA’s regularly scheduled annual events are listed below:

Special member pricing for the National Club Conference: This annual club conference is held each spring. The 2021 Club Conference will be held at Ocean Reef Club, in Key Largo, Fla.

NCA Member Appreciation Lunch: This free event is for NCA members attending the World Conference and Expo

VIP Reception and Dinner: A special evening at the annual National Club Conference

ClubPAC Dinner and Advocacy Briefing: This event is exclusively for ClubPAC supporters

A Support Network Within the Private Club Industry

NCA serves as a resource for leaders in the private club industry. In addition to our full-time lobbyist and industry experts, members have access to a network of knowledgeable and experienced partners, ready to help guide you and your club through any situation.

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For more information, contact Katina Cavagnaro at 202-822-9822 or [email protected].