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Supporting Membership


For decades Nonviolent Communication (NVC) has been helping people find common ground with anyone, anywhere, at any time, both personally and professionally. For decades Nonviolent Communication has been helping people to thrive.

And for the first time since Marshall Rosenberg founded the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) in 1984, we are today welcoming you to become an official supporting member.

Supporting members join a growing movement of like-minded people who are using Nonviolent Communication to impact their communities across the globe! They also receive discounts on trainings, an invitation to a free online annual gathering, a members-only video library and provide input into CNVC's future.

By joining with us, you are building a critical mass of people who are connecting across differences and responding to both inner and outer conflict nonviolently: not through the use of guilt, force, or coercion… but by connecting with our common humanity and engaging our compassionate nature.

Come home to compassion, to authenticity and to freedom.

Be at home with us.

💫 This month (July) sees the soft-launch opening of our ‘Global Home’ online community platform to include Supporting Members alongside Certified Trainers and Certification Candidates. This will be your hub for collaborating with NVC companions all over the worldIf you'd enjoy being part of the first group to explore the new-look platform and provide feedback, please consider joining to receive the registration form.



  1. Official alignment with the global home of Nonviolent Communication
  2. Invitation to a free online annual membership event
  3. Opportunities to shape the future of CNVC
  4. Video library of exclusive full-length, live recordings from Certified Trainers from around the world
  5. Official recognition on our website (unless you prefer to remain anonymous)
  6. Access to a private member's hub webpage (...and COMING SOON: 'Online Discussion-Sharing Platform')


  1. Receive a 10% discount on tuition at CNVC’s immersive trainings
  2. Priority consideration for financial assistance for immersive trainings


"The connection with the worldwide community of NVC." - Thirza

"Need for belonging and contribution." - Marco

"I wanted to get more involved in the global NVC community and support CNVC." - Miika

"NVC enhanced my understanding of human communication and for me it was amazing to discover and acquire some knowledge about feelings, universal human needs, and people's strategies to meet their needs." - Ola

"The principle of NVC resonates with me at a very deep level, and I want to be associated with it." - Pramod Kuma

"Getting to meet other NVC practitioners and enthusiasts." - Mouna

"NVC changed my life and I know it can change others' lives too." - Carolina

"To deepen my relationship with CNVC and support the spreading of NVC around the world." - Luciana

"I want to contribute within my currently limited resources as much as I can to this wonderful organization." - Fernando

"I believe in the vision and purpose of NVC as I had become aware of it through Marshall’s books." - Thom

"NVC improved the way I communicate with others and therefore has allowed me to reach my goals much easier." - Jean

"Access to resources for improving my skills." - Susan


These screenshots give you a sneak preview of the member's hub area. You'll get access to this after joining. And... very soon, member's will get their own logins and have access to a discussion and sharing forum - watch this space! 

Member Video Library

Emailed Learning Resources

Annual Membership Event

Appreciation Wall

Get engaged

shape CNVC's future


Join by choosing an annual contribution that suits your unique circumstances

Supporting membership joins you to a growing global community of NVC supporters and enthusiasts - that’s you!

We want to make membership equitable and accessible to everyone, regardless of your personal financial resources or the economic system that you live in.

Therefore, we ask members to make an annual financial contribution of 0.1% of their total household income, and to choose from two options:

  1. to make an annual financial contribution using the 'Buy One Time' option. For example, if 0.1% of your annual household income is $60, consider contributing $60 per year.
  2. to make a quarterly (every 3 months) contribution using the 'Subscribe' option. For example, if 0.1% of your annual household income is $60, consider contributing $15 per quarter.

Multiplying your household income by 0.001 gives 0.1%.


USD United States $50,000 X 0.001 = $50
BRL Brazil 100.000 R$ X 0.001 = 100 R$
EUR most of Europe 50,000€ X 0.001 = 50€
KES Kenya 2.000.000 KSh X 0.001 = 2.000 KSh
GBP United Kingdom £50,000 X 0.001 = £50
INR India रु1.000.000 X 0.001 = रु1.000
JPY Japan 5,000,000¥ X 0.001 = 5,000¥
AUD Australia A$70,000 X 0.001 = A$70
CNY China 元/¥ 325,000 X 0.001 = 元/¥ 325
KRW South Korea ₩60,000,000 X 0.001 = ₩60,000 

Once you have an amount, enter that amount into the 'your value' box of the 'pay what you want' area.

Payment Confirmation: After you make your contribution on the next page, you will receive an email that contains a receipt (invoice) that you can use for your records.

Also, after you make the payment (and in the email confirmation), please download the PDF file that contains your special access link to member benefits. You can access your benefits immediately!

Note: If you prefer to simply donate money to CNVC and not become an official Supporting Member at this time, visit our donation page. We are grateful for your financial support any way you would like to offer it!

Would you like to know where your money goes? It helps CNVC to sustain serving as a global multilingual Nonviolent Communication hub. Check out our 2022 Financial Report for more details.

Alternative payment method: We strongly prefer that you make your payment using a Credit Card, Apple Pay, Google Pay or PayPal because this is the most efficient way for us to keep track of payments. However, if you do not have access to these payment methods, you can send us a bank transfer instead. Important: Be sure to include your full name when you send the transfer because this will be the only way that we will know the money is from you.


The appreciation wall is the place on CNVC's website where we honour and celebrate the contributions of our Supporting Members (those who consented to having their names publicised).

We need one another. And only with the generous support of our Supporting Members do we thrive.

Together we're co-creating a world where everyone's needs matter and people have the tools to respond to conflicts skilfully and peacefully.


Mark joined CNVC's staff in April 2023. His first encounter with NVC came in the spring of 2017 in his adopted Cornish hometown of Falmouth: "My heart cracked open and there was no way back." He has been a Certification Candidate since 2021, and works as a community builder for CNVC's Supporting Members and donors.

If you have a question, suggestion, or would just like to reach out, you can make contact with him using the contact form here.

What is it with giraffes and NVC? 

Giraffes have the largest heart of all land mammals, measuring up to 0.6 meters (2 feet) long and weighing an average of 11 kg (25 pounds). Plus, their lungs can hold 55 liters (12 gallons) of air! In Nonviolent Communication, it symbolizes the intention and capacity to recieve and speak with compassion and empathy — with a big heart! They also have a specially adapted tongue and mouth that allows them to eat thorny branches without getting hurt.

Portrait of Marshall B Rosenberg
Founder of the Center for Nonviolent Communication

"Get very clear about the kind of world we would like and then start living that way."

Portrait of Marshall B Rosenberg
Founder of the Center for Nonviolent Communication

"Our survival as a species depends on our ability to recognize that our well-being and the well-being of others are in fact one and the same."

Portrait of Marshall B Rosenberg
Founder of the Center for Nonviolent Communication

"While we may not consider the way we talk to be ‘violent,’ words often lead to hurt and pain, whether for others or ourselves."

Portrait of Marshall B Rosenberg
Founder of the Center for Nonviolent Communication

"Empathy is a respectful understanding of what others are experiencing. Instead of offering empathy, we often have a strong urge to give advice or reassurance and to explain our own position or feeling. Empathy, however, calls upon us to empty our mind and listen to others with our whole being."


    What happens next?

    As one of CNVC's Supporting Members, we are eager to get your feedback about how this program is working.

    Excitginly, our member's sharing platform is currently under development, and we intend to launch this as soon as possible! Naturally, we'll contact you to invite you in, and give you your logins as soon as we can - keep an eye on your inbox!

    In addition, periodically, we will email you to let you know about new videos available in the video library.

    If you have any questions or feedback, please email me, Mark, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Where does my money go?

    Your money helps CNVC to sustain serving as a global multilingual Nonviolent Communication hub.

    Would you like to see more in-depth financial details? Check out our financial report for 2022 here.


    10% discount for tuition for the International Intensive Training programs (IITs and VITs)

    As long as you have been a Supporting Member for more than 6 months before the IIT start date, you are eligible for your member discount on tuition.

    During the registration for an IIT, you have 3 steps to take: 1) pre-register; 2) register and pay; 3) details.

    Step 2 includes the oppportunity to share that you are a CNVC Supporting Member, so we can confirm and apply your discount.

    *discount does not apply to the accommodation/food part of the IIT experience

    What are the CNVC voting roles?

    CNVC has two types of members as described in our bylaws:

    1. Voting Members: Certified Trainers, members of the Board of Directors, and staff members have the ability to vote in Board Elections and other decisions.
    2. Non-Voting Members: All other members are officially “Supporting Members” and do not have the ability to vote in Board Elections and other decisions, but have all of the other benefits of membership as described above. If you are not a Voting Member as described above, you can become a Supporting Member.
    When will the annual membership event take place?


    Date likely TBC early May 2024

    2023 (Already done)

    1. Sunday 04-Jun-2023 UTC 16.00 (/your time): click here to register and get connection details

    2. Sunday 11-Jun-2023 UTC 08.00 (/your time): click here to register and get connection details

    Can I volunteer for CNVC?

    We celebrate people who contribute to our mission of creating a world in which everyone’s needs matter, and are met through compassionate giving.

    Please fill out this form to let us know about your skills, experience, and what you might enjoy doing as a volunteer.