What is NIRI and what does it do?

NIRI: The Association for Investor Relationst is the professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication among corporate management, shareholders, securities analysts, and other financial community constituents. NIRI is the largest professional investor relations association in the world with members representing over 1,500 publicly held companies and $12 trillion in stock market capitalization.
 

Who are NIRI’s members?

NIRI’s members include corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication among corporate management, shareholders, securities analysts, and other financial community constituents. NIRI membership is open to anyone involved in accomplishing the goals of investor relations (such as the chief financial officer, treasurer, corporate communicator, corporate secretary, or a corporate governance professional) in a public company. NIRI membership also is open to employees at private companies and private equity firms who interact with investors or debt holders.
 

NIRI's Welcoming Environment

NIRI welcomes everyone regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability. NIRI is committed to providing a safe, productive, inclusive, and welcoming environment for attendees, volunteers, staff, and others engaged in programs, meetings, events, and activities, including chapter programs. Diversity is valued in governance, speaking, thought leadership and other roles within NIRI.


What is the value of a NIRI membership and why should I join?

Membership in NIRI provides IR professionals with all the resources and information they need to succeed in today’s economic climate. NIRI prmotoes its members’ professional development by delivering high-quality seminars, workshops, webinars, and conferences and by facilitating a community of IR professionals who share information, best practices, and other ideas. 


What are the benefits of joining NIRI?

NIRI’s member benefits are best illustrated through four attributes: Information, Professional Development, Networking, and Advocacy. For a detailed explanation and a listing of specific member benefits, please review Membership Benefits


What are NIRI’s membership categories and their corresponding dues?

NIRI membership categories can be found here.


What is the membership term?

Your membership term is for one year, which begins the day you join NIRI. NIRI membership dues are not refundable.


How do I join, renew, and pay my dues?

You can join, renew, and pay dues online. If you are a new member joining online, click on Apply for Membership; and if you are renewing, Renew Membership


I am not an Investor Relations Officer, can I still join NIRI?

Yes. NIRI is open to all investor relations professionals and those involved in accomplishing the goals of investor relations (such as the chief financial officer, treasurer, or corporate communicator) in a company.  NIRI membership also is open to employees at private companies and private equity firms who interact with investors or debt holders.


Can I transfer my membership at NIRI to someone else?

While NIRI dues are not refundable, individual memberships can be transferred from one person to another by submitting a Transfer Membership Form. Transfer information can be found here.


Does NIRI have discount for multiple members within an organization?

NIRI offers a Group Membership package available for public companies, IR counselors, and service providers that have at least four people on their teams. Information about that program can be found here.


When do I receive my renewal notice and how do I know if it’s time for me to renew?

NIRI emails renewal reminders at 90, 60, 45, 30, 15 and three days before your membership expires. You can also access your membership account to check your membership expiration date. If you are not receving these renewl emails, please contact memberservices@niri.org.


I forgot my password and how do I get a new one?

You can go to NIRI website and log in to access the member portal.  If you forgot your password, click on “Forgot Your Password?” or send an email to memberservices@niri.org to request a new password.


I was a former member of NIRI and I want to join again, how do I reinstate my membership?

If your membership has lapsed, you will not be able to renew online. To reinstate your membership, please  us the renewal form.


Are NIRI dues tax deductible?

NIRI membership dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution for U.S. federal income tax purposes, but may be deductible as a business expense. NIRI estimates that about 1% of your dues are not deductible because of NIRI lobbying activities on behalf of members.


Does NIRI have local chapters?  If so, how do I join the chapter?

Yes, NIRI has chapters. You are required to be a member of NIRI first before you can join a chapter.  You can check chapters’ annual dues by visiting the Chapter page.
 

Will my NIRI membership dues also cover my chapter dues? 

Your NIRI membership dues do not cover chapter dues. Chapters have separate dues levels which can be found here.   
 

Upon joining (or re-joining), when will my membership become active? Will I be able to access my member benefits at once?

Your membership becomes active upon joining or re-joining. All member benefits are available on the date you became a member.


How do I access my membership profile to make changes or updates?

Log in to the NIRI member portal. Go to the Member Center then to “My NIRI” and click on “My Profile Information” where you can make changes or updates.


I am a student; does NIRI have a student category?  

NIRI has a student membership category open to full-time student enrolled in a college or university in pursuit of a career in investor relations and/or corporate communication.


Does NIRI accept membership from a service provider?

Yes, NIRI has a service member category for those employed at a business providing discrete products or services to support the investor relations and/or corporate communication function.


How do I change my membership category?

To change a member category, you need to contact NIRI member services at memberservices@niri.org


I am a current member but was laid off or in-between jobs, does NIRI offer any assistance?

While NIRI dues are not refundable, NIRI offers a dues suspension program wherein a member may apply for a one-year complementary membership that would begin after his or her paid membership term expires.  Please contact memberservices@niri.org to obtain an application.