Become a CID Member

Posted on 14 September 2022

Join the Council for International Development 

Become a CID Member

Organisations and individuals involved in international aid and development can apply to join CID as a member.  By joining CID, you will be connected to a strong community of Aotearoa New Zealand international development NGOs and their partners.

CID connects, strengthens, and promotes its members, and aims to increase the impact of the sector’s development practice and humanitarian assistance through research, advocacy, and shared learning.

By becoming a CID member, you will be able to contribute and influence changes in the sector and be part of the dialogue with the government over issues affecting international aid.  You and your staff and volunteers will have access to CID’s training and workshops, plus CID Talks and events, including the CID Annual Conference at reduced rates. You will be part of a dynamic network of development and humanitarian organisations, and your membership will strengthen CID as a respected and influential voice for the development community in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Click here to see our current members – almost 90 organisations working in international development.

There are three types of memberships: Full, Affiliate and Individual/Consultant.

Full Membership is for New Zealand based organisations that are incorporated societies, charitable trusts or not-for-profit companies with charitable status, that have been in existence for at least three years. New Full members must become CID Code of Conduct signatories within two years of joining us. Fees are reasonable and based on income spent on international development activities.

Affiliate Membership is for organisations, institutions or companies with a significant presence in New Zealand that work in related fields, in related projects, or are supportive of international development or humanitarian aid; including academic institutions/think tanks, consultancy firms, business, and social enterprises. It is open to any organisation that does not fit the criteria for full membership but has value to offer the sector and vice versa.  The organisational activities must be consistent with the principles and objectives of CID, but they are not required to be compliant with the Code of Conduct. Fees are set at 75% of Full Member fees, or based on number of staff working on international development activities.

Information requested on organisations and institutions will include (where applicable) latest annual report, latest audited statements, trust deed/constitution/founding document, with a brief description of the organisation/institution showing how it works in or supports international development.

Individual/Consultant Membership is for any individuals (who may or may not be currently working in development, but who did, or will, or are just interested to stay involved) and sole trader consultants working in international development.

The activities of the sole trader consultant must be consistent with the principles and objectives of CID, but they are not required to be compliant with the Code of Conduct. Consultancy firms or groups can be Affiliate Members - see above. Individual and consultant membership fees are a low set amount.

Email us to apply

Email us to find out more information about the range of benefit and savings on our events and trainings, or to receive an application form.


CID Membership Fees

  • Annual fees are calculated and invoiced for the year 1 July – 30 June
  • The Annual CID Membership Survey is sent out around June. Taking part in the survey is a membership requirement and is how we calculate our fees
  • Fees are reviewed by the CID Board annual Members can expect their membership invoice around August – September annually
  • Members that join part way through the year will be invoiced a pro-rata amount

As approved by the CID Board (11 August 2022)   


Based on Members’ Total Development Expenditure  

Full Member  Fee (GST Excl)  

Full Member  Fee (GST Incl)  

Affiliate Member Fee (75% of Full Member Fee) (GST Excl) 

Affiliate Member Fee (75% of Full Member Fee) (GST Incl) 


















































$20,000,001 +








(For those not working directly in International Development) 

Number of Employees 

Affiliate Members Fees (GST Excl)  

Affiliate Members Fees (GST Incl)







21 - 50



51 - 100



101 - 200






University and TEI



Crown Research Institute




INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP FEES FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 1 JULY 2022 – 30 JUNE 2023  (no change from 2021-2022)


Total Fee (GST excl)

Total Fee (GST Incl)  

Individual Supporter







CID Humanitarian Network

The Council for International Development facilitates the CID Humanitarian Network, a sub-committee of CID members with an involvement in international disaster response activities, humanitarian assistance, disaster management, disaster risk management, and disaster risk reduction.

Observer status is available to Affiliate Members of CID and non-CID members, on a case-by-case basis. These may be organisations not eligible to be a full CID member, for example Crown Research Institutes, academic institutions, or other International organisations working in a humanitarian-related space. 

Membership of the Network is by application only, and involves additional fees, and can be discussed by contacting

The fee schedule for the Network is below.

Humanitarian Network Member (HNM) Fees 2022-2023


HNM Fee (GST excl)

HNM Fee (GST Incl) 

Humanitarian Fund (excl gst)

Humanitarian Fund (excl gst)


Full CID Members






Non-CID members and CID Affiliate Members