Why Join Dóchas?

Dóchas has two membership options - Associate Member and Full Member. To find out more about these options for joining please visit our Membership options page.

Being involved in Dóchas offers you:

  1. Collaboration & Learning
  2. Access & Influence
  3. Pooled Resources & Shared Analysis
  4. Visibility & Credibility
  5. Opportunitity to Shape the Direction of Dóchas & the Sector

Collaboration & Learning

  • Engage with like-minded organisations with shared values

  • Work together to improve programme quality, coordination and learning, peer-to-peer

  • Learn, exchange and improve on governance and accountability

  • Collaborate on critical issues affecting international development and aid

Access & Influence

  • Engage with Irish Aid

  • Engage with other critical policy spaces a EU and global levels (e.g. CONCORD, Civicus)

  • Strengthen your policy position by aligning with other NGO’s/organisations

  • Be part of a real movement for social justice and equality

Pooled Resources & Shared Analysis

  • Build skills and knowledge through Working Groups, meetings and workshops

  • Attend and contribute to key events such as the Dóchas Annual Conference

  • Promote events, employment/volunteering opportunities through the Dóchas e-Wednesday News

  • Access services available to members only (e.g. analyses and policy positions, regular updates)

 Visibility & Credibility

  • Be formally connected with Dóchas campaigns and policy positions

  • Promote mainstreaming of certain themes or approaches to development

  • Demonstrate compliance with sector-specific professional standards

  • Benefit from the visibility and legitimacy the Dóchas network brings

Shape the Direction of Dóchas and the Sector

  • Full members are eligible to serve on the Board, which sets the strategic direction of the organisation

  • All members contribute to shaping the focus of Working Groups and the direction of policy and advocacy strategies