All applicants must fulfil specific criteria. There are Primary Criteria (minimum requirements for membership – if not met, the application will not succeed) and Secondary Criteria (desirable criteria which applicants would ideally meet).
Organisations applying for membership must meet the following Primary Criteria:
- Be actively involved in diabetes care and prevention.
- Be a not-for-profit organisation or federation of such organisations. A private sector, commercial or business organisation may not become an IDF Member.
- Be legally registered for at least three years (a valid Registration Certificate must be provided). In cases where political changes preclude the candidate from providing the required documentation of legal registration for at least three years, the Board of Directors may, in exceptional circumstances, accept other proof of dedicated service for people with diabetes for three or more years.
- Have a Constitution/Articles of Association (or equivalent).
- Have a postal address.
- Have a Board/Governing body.
- Provide a most recent annual report, including a financial statement.
- Prove financial capacity (solvent and capable of paying applicable membership fee).
- Have a funding base that is ethically appropriate and aligned with IDF’s business and industry guidelines.
- Have settled any previously unpaid fees and/or other obligations towards IDF.
In addition to the Primary Criteria listed above, organisations applying for IDF membership should also ideally meet the following Secondary Criteria:
- Be a non-discriminatory entity.
- Be nominated by an IDF Full Member from the same Region.
- Have a work focus that enhances/complements that of any existing IDF Member in the same country and benefits members and people with or at risk of diabetes.
Before applying for association membership, please check the number of existing members in your country. There is a limit of five member organisations per country.