Where does the money go?

In order to provide quality support, resources, and education to its members, NCW must incurr certain expenses. A majority of your membership dues go toward:

  • Website fees and maintenance
  • Staff payroll
  • Merchant fees
  • Production of the Write Stuff newsletter
  • Venue fees for monthly meetings and other events
  • Book fair/festival booth fees
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Food, supplies, etc. for special events
  • Contest prizes
  • NaNoWriMo Derby 
  • Office supplies
  • Conference support

Class and workshop expenses go toward:

  • Instructor fee
  • Support for online registration setup
  • Merchant fees
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Venue fees
  • Paper copies
  • Snacks and beverages


"NCW has been such an encouragement over the past few years, even when writing has had to be on the back burner. NCW's support has been invaluable to me and learning what it means to be a writer." ~Ruth Shilling

"Northern Colorado Writers has been a great help to me in my pursuit of being a better writer. The classes, coffees, contests and critique groups have made me a better, I know. I enjoy hearing from and learning from such a diverse and eclectic group of people who write in so many genres.  Everyone is so willing to share ideas and help eac hother since we all have all have a common bond in writing." ~Bob McDonnell (journalist and blogger)

"If it hadn't been for NCW, I would not be a published author right now. Because of NCW, I joined a writer's group, received feedback on my writing, made some great friends and connections in the world of writing, and was able to learn and grow as an author. Kerrie Flanagan's dream to encourage people in all aspects of writing, is a dream that continues to inspire others." ~Pat Walker (author of Dance of the Electric Hummingbird)

"After years of academic writing, I lost the knack for communicating with the rest of the world. NCW helped me hone my skills and provided tools for reaching a wider range of audiences with my writing." ~Elissa Tivona

"Joining NCW has been one of the best experiences I've had since moving to northern Colorado. Everything you do is high quality and a real value." ~Sandra Aldrich