Mary McLeod Bethune envisioned NCNW as an “organization of organizations” united by a common vision of creating a just society and helping women of African descent realize their full potential.

NCNW’s national affiliates are among the most highly regarded national and/or global women’s leadership and service organizations in our nation and include professional, greek letter, faith-based, social, civic and education organizations that together with NCNW touch the lives of more than 3 million women each year.

National Affiliate organizations maintain a strong connection to NCNW through their Washington liaison, partnering on key national or community initiatives, as delegates to the National Convention and, of course, as individual members, Life and Legacy Life members.

A vital part of NCNW’s leadership, all national affiliate leaders are members of the NCNW Board of Directors.

National Affiliate Organization Guidelines

NCNW’S National Affiliate Organizations:
American Federation of Teachers, Human Rights and Community Relations
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.
Chums, Inc.
Continental Societies, Inc.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Gamma Phi Delta Sorority
Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.
Ladies Auxiliary, Knights of Peter Claver
Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority
Las Amigas, Incorporated
Les Gemmes, Inc.
National Association of Negro Business & Professional Women’s Clubs
National Association of University Women
National Bar Association, Women Lawyers Division
National Black Nurses Association, Inc.
National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.
National Delicados, Inc.
National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc.
National Women of Achievement, Inc.
Order of Eastern Star, National Supreme Council
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Swing Phi Swing, Social Fellowship, Inc.
Tau Gamma Delta Sorority
The Charmettes, Inc.
The Links, Incorporated and The Links Foundation, Incorporated
Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.
Women’s Home & Overseas Missionary Society, AME Zion
Women’s Missionary Council, CME Church
Women’s Missionary Society, AME Church
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

*Term(s) expires at the 57th National Convention