Local Chapter Resources

About Affiliated Local Chapters

What is an affiliated local chapter?

The National Kidney Foundation has four professional councils that serve in an advisory capacity to the Foundation. These councils are CRN, CNSW, CNNT and CAP. In partnership with the Foundation, CRN, CNSW and CNNT have local affiliates that provide education and programs to meet the needs of their specific communities and professional members.

These local chapters complete an affiliation application with the National Kidney Foundation when they are chartered, and then submit a renewal every other year following.

What is the difference between national membership and local chapter membership?

Affilated local chapters may maintain their own local membership requirements and lists. Membership in a local chapter does not give a person membership in the national organization.

Furthermore, national membership does not automatically give a person membership in an affiliated local chapter. However, some local chapters reduce dues for national members.

Local chapters should ensure that members are aware of the differences between local membership and national membership.