Knowledge Center


The National Club Association Knowledge Center provides NCA members a wealth of resources for private club leaders.

Member Consultations: NCA is your resource for timely, valuable information. Our staff can answer questions, usually over the phone or within hours of a receipt of an e-mail. One of the most valuable NCA member benefits. Don't waste your time doing research; let NCA look for answers while you run your club.

Publications: NCA publishes the industry's leading books and reference materials on key areas of private club operations, governance and planning and human resources. All NCA members receive our best-selling Club Director Reference Series, the definitive sources for tax, privacy, legal, financial and policy information. Members receive discounts of up to 60% off all NCA publications. Browse the online store. Members should log-in to receive discounts.

Club Director: Club Director is NCA's quarterly members-only magazine, providing business, legal, legislative, policy and trend information for professional and volunteer private club leaders. Club Director is analysis-oriented, helping today's club management teams make policy decisions that support member service. NCA members can search the article archives by category or Table of Contents.

Club Trends: This trends report is a new joint venture between NCA and McMahon Group, providing members with three topic-driven editions and an annual outlook for the forthcoming year. Valued at $650, NCA members receive two free copies of this quarterly publication and an electronic version.

Newsletters: NCA offers special e-newsletters for its members, as well as our Club Industry Brief, which is available to the entire industry:

  • Our monthly NCA CONNECT covers the latest news, trends and analysis affecting the private club industry.
  • Washington Weekly Update provides NCA members with an insider's perspective of what's happening in Washington that may impact the club industry.
  • National Club Association Club Industry Brief helps you keep an eye on the headlines in the private club industry. It's free, so sign up today!

Advocacy Resources
: NCA is the private club industry's voice and advocate in Washington. Members receive regular alerts and updates on current legal, legislative and regulatory issues, or can search by topic on issues such as H2B Visa Program, private status, SSA no-match letters and many other topics. Read more about the issues facing private clubs.

Special Reports:  Members can download free resources such as our recent Club Trends quarterly reports, Navigating the Future research study highlights, media talking points and Legal and HR Q&As.

Conference Presentations: Download the speaker presentations from the most recent National Club Conference and NCA's Regional Conferences.

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Club Industry Brief

NCA's free bi-weekly news digest is designed specifically for private club leaders. It covers industry news and trends and articles on golf, membership and operations for private clubs.