How to Become a Member

See here for information on how your organisation can join the Dóchas network.

How to Become a Member

Dóchas has two types of membership - Full Membership and Associate Membership. Please see below for details on each type of membership. 

Full Membership 

Full Membership is open to organisations whose primary focus and spend is on international development work. Applicants for this category of membership must be non-profit International Development NGOs independently established and located in the Republic of Ireland or in Northern Ireland and who regard international development cooperation – including development education – as a primary aspect of their aims and work.

Please click here for more information on how to become a full member of Dóchas. 

Associate Membership 

Associate Membership is open to organisations whose international focus and spend is less than 50% of its overall activities. This category of membership is aimed at those organisations who do not meet the criteria for full membership but that work in related or similar fields to that of Dóchas members, with a linkage to International Development. This may include academia, civil society/voluntary and community organisations, Trade Unions, Charitable Trusts and Foundations, etc. 

Please click here for more information on how to become an associate member of Dóchas. 

Commitments and Standards 

Whether applying to be a full or associate members, all Dóchas members must comply with the following standards: 

Membership Fees

The Dóchas membership fee structure is based on four key principles: 



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