Annual dues for membership cover the cost of membership in both the national association and one local section. Membership services begin upon acceptance into the association and when dues payment has been processed. Membership dues are renewed on an anniversary year timeline. AWHONN reserves the right to share relevant contact information with educational institutions, nonprofits, industry partners, and other organizations for marketing purposes that we believe offer a beneficial service or product to our membership. Any fees incurred by the member when processing payments are the sole responsibility of the member.
**Attention AWHONN Members – Leadership is aware of the financial hardship many members are facing due to furloughs or job loss due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, please see AWHONN’s financial hardship support policy below**
Unemployment/Financial Hardship Membership Extension Program
Current members who are experiencing financial hardship due to furlough or loss of employment. At the member’s request, a six-month e-membership will be activated. At the end of the six months, the membership would be auto-renewed at their regular dues rates, or the member can request another extension. The second extension is also for six months. After the 2nd extension, members must wait one year before requesting use of this program again. To activate or inquire, please reach out to customer service.
Membership Billing, Fees and Autorenewal
Like many associations, AWHONN utilizes autorenewal to avoid disruption of a member’s services and benefits. All AWHONN memberships are purchased for a 12-month term. Membership dues and fees are non-refundable and must be paid in U.S. currency. Members have the option to pay dues in one annual payment or 12 monthly installments. All AWHONN membership dues are automatically renewed on their anniversary. Student members are encouraged to contact Customer Service prior to their anniversary renewal to reconfirm their student status.
Annual membership payments can be paid through credit card or check. During this time of social distancing and AWHONN’s physical offices are closed, credit card payments are highly encouraged to expedite membership activation. Members that opt not to participate in membership autorenewal should contact Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-354-2268, Monday – Friday between 9am-4:45pm ET.
Installment membership payments can only be paid via credit card. Cardholder understands and agrees that by opting into installment billing his/her card will be charged on a monthly basis and will automatically renew on membership anniversary date. Installment payers cannot opt out of autorenewal. This monthly charge includes a $1 processing fee for a total of $12 annually. Renewal will be at current membership type associated with account and at the rate determined for that calendar year.
Members who wish to cancel after completing their one year term of membership should submit their request in writing at least 30 days prior to autorenewal to Customer Service at email@example.com.
Membership dues paid to AWHONN are not deductible as a charitable contribution for income tax purposes but may be deductible in part as a business expense. AWHONN encourages all members to consult a tax professional regarding deductibility inquires.
Allocation to Local AWHONN Sections
A portion of each member’s dues goes to support its local Section:
- 11% of full membership
- 10% of E-member
- 5% of student
- 3% of Emeritus
No allocations are made to the Section from International and Lifetime membership dues.