Starting a New Affiliate

As part of a three-tiered organization, NAMI North Carolina serves a vital role. Our state office is here to support our local affiliates. It is through our local affiliates that we best support our members through education, support, outreach, and advocacy. NAMI North Carolina does this by bringing NAMI educational programs to North Carolina, by developing educational programs to better meet the needs of individuals living with mental illness and their families, and by providing training to program facilitators and affiliate leaders in order to support our common mission.

We appreciate all the important work you do in your communities, and we continue to explore new ways in which we can support your efforts. The information in this section of our NAMI North Carolina website is geared toward your needs as affiliate leaders. We hope you will find the information to be useful, and we invite you to share ideas about other resources that would be beneficial for you.

Operational Models

Learn the basics of the two main NAMI affiliate operational structures being supported in North Carolina.

Standards Of Excellence

Find out what is expected of affiliates in order to obtain re-affiliation through NAMI’s new initiative. This section includes handbooks, lists of required documentation, Profile Center information, templates, etc.

Useful Resources

Browse our list of links on information about affiliate operations including topics like board governance, recruiting volunteers, managing finances, fundraising, and more.