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Membership Levels and Benefits  |  Gift Memberships |  Refer-a-Friend  |  
Fee-Waived Membership Program

NPN membership offers resources for new moms, expectant moms, ways to meet mom friends, help with school search, and help with finding a nanny.

Joining NPN is an essential part of being a connected, informed and happy parent in Chicago! We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to connecting parents with the resources they need to navigate parenting in the city. What started with a couple of families at a backyard barbecue in 1980 is now a membership-based organization comprised of more than 5,000 local families.

Join as a family - $55 for one year OR $90 for two years*

What's in it for you?

  • Childcare Classifieds - Find a parent-recommended nanny or babysitter from a source you can trust.
  • Parent Education - NPN hosts parent workshops on topics such as infant sleep and potty training with some of the most well-respected experts in their fields.
  • Discussion Forum - Pose a question or jump in with an answer about everything from labor/delivery to schools to where to find a plumber on a moment's notice. Post as yourself or anonymously.
  • School Search - We have a robust school directory that you can search by your own criteria, school choice programming and big annual School Fair
  • Parent Perks - Your NPN membership gives you thousands of dollars in discounts from local and national businesses that cater to parents. 
  • Fun events every month - Our calendar is full of parties, play dates and moms' nights out, and many are FREE!
  • New Moms Groups - Meet moms who face the same changes, challenges and joys you are experiencing as a new parent. 
  • Parent to Parent newsletter - Our quarterly print newsletter is filled with parenting advice and stories from our members.

Join as a business or non-profit - $75 for one year*

  • Join NPN and our other business members at our quarterly NPN Business Networking events
  • Interact directly with NPN members via our active discussion forums
  • Offer NPN members special offers/discount through our Perk Directory
  • Host an NPN event in your space (e.g., playdate, fitness, arts & entertainment, education, etc.)
  • Share your expert knowledge by becoming a speaker at an NPN event
  • The opportunity to connect with our members and social media audience with sponsored blog posts
  • Email advertising@npnparents.org with any questions!

Join as a school - $60 for one year*

  • Join NPN and our other business members at our quarterly NPN Business Networking events
  • Interact directly with NPN members via our active discussion forum
  • Host an NPN event at your space
  • Provide NPN parents with your school info in our popular online School Directory and My Directory pdf
  • The opportunity to connect with our members and social media audience with sponsored blog posts
  • Email schooldirectory@npnparents.org to learn more about this membership and how to get listed in our School Directory

*NPN reserves the right to amend any discounts or benefits at any time. Membership fee is non-refundable.

Gift memberships

Looking for the ideal holiday, baby shower or birthday gift? Consider giving the gift of an NPN membership! It's a priceless gift of connections, information and support. 

Purchase your gift membership today:

  • Log into NPN.
  • Click on Buy a Gift Membership and enter your gift message, contact info and credit card details
  • Receive two emails: 1) A receipt of your payment, and 2) A gift certificate with your gift message
  • Give your gift! Send your gift certificate by email or print.
  • The recipient uses her redemption code (on the certificate email) to set up her new membership! 

Refer-a-Friend
Share the benefits of NPN membership with your friends! Each friend you refer to NPN will save $5 on the cost of a one- or two-year membership. Please ask your friends to use the code rafnpn1001. In order to use this promotional code, you must be a new member of NPN. 

Fee-Waived Membership Program

NPN has formally implemented a Membership Fee Waiver Program* to directly aid a limited number of families undergoing financial challenges. If your family would benefit significantly from our programs, connections, information and the support of other parents in our community, NPN can waive your annual membership fee for one year if you meet the program’s criteria.

Applicant requirements:

  • Have access to a computer and Internet
  • Be a parent/expectant parent
  • Provide a description of your current financial/personal situation
  • Demonstrate a willingness to participate and contribute to our community

Please email this information to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.