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Become A Member

Become A Member


Near Southside, Inc. (NSI) is a private, member-funded, 501(c)4 non-profit redevelopment organization created in 1996 by a group of dedicated community leaders.  For more than two decades members of NSI have continued to guide the district's revitalization through their participation. Your dues provide the critical financial support for the ongoing work of our organization.  NSI initiates marketing and redevelopment programs to create a vibrant urban village where people live, work, and play within an inviting and diverse community in Fort Worth's Near Southside.

Membership dues will be renewed annually in the month in which you have registered. A renewal invoice will be sent 30 days prior to the month of your membership anniversary.  This is not a tax-deductible donation, but may be a deductible business expense. W-9 forms will be provided at your request. We thank you for your interest in membership.  Our members are our most valuable resource in the ongoing exchange of information and ideas to build and sustain the Near Southside.  



We're soon to launch a new website for the Near Southside, so during the transition, we ask that all mebership inquiries, registrations and renewals please be directed at Becky Bethel by emailing


More than 400 companies from across North Texas, ranging from our largest economic anchors and institutions to small entrepreneurial start-ups, are members of Near Southside, Inc. In addition to the important promotional and development work facilitated by Near Southside, Inc., members receive a wide range of benefits, including:


ADVOCACY Navigate complex issues with the support of your community. NSI works with our member businesses to achieve positive outcomes by building consensus and engaging in thoughtful discussions with government agencies, city planners, neighborhood associations, and others.

BOARD SERVICE Members appointed to our Board of Directors shape the policies and practices of the organization, giving members the opportunity to broaden their connections and build valuable relationships in the community.

COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP Members appointed to the Development, Design Review, Art South or Marketing Committees have the opportunity to engage in policies that impact the district’s business and residential community. 

DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT Whether in the initial brainstorming stage or nearing completion, members involved in development projects can call on our staff for advice, expertise, consultation, and guidance. 

DISCOUNTS Members have access to discounts on event tickets, Development Tours, Happy Hours and more.

MARKETING AND PROMOTIONAL SUPPORT The Near Southside email blasts that provide the public with important event, business news and development updates, printed publications, and social media outlets help provide marketing and promotional support for businesses and their events in our district. Membership offers direct access to our communications team and their network of promotional contacts and resources.

NETWORKING Member-exclusive events provide valuable facetime with Near Southside stakeholders and leadership. Be among the first to hear district development, policy, and project updates before they’re made public. Hosting or presentation opportunities give members access to share their projects with an invested group of neighbors and colleagues who serve as advocates for your organization and goals.

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES Use our team to find the connections of our team to find the people and resources you need to make informed decisions, grow your network, and keep the ball rolling through the referrals, personal introductions, and information that only NSI can provide. 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Enjoy valuable exposure in the community with promotional opportunities at ArtsGoggle, Open Streets, Friday on the Green, and other Near Southside community events. Annually, NSI produces 8 of Fort Worth’s largest festivals attracting over 100,000 attendees. Members are offered early access to sponsorship opportunities and prioritized as industry-exclusive partnerships.

VISIBILITY Listings in the Near Southside member directory puts your company at the top of our community resource list, including a direct link to your website/social media and personal contact information accessible to all who are searching for professional partners and referrals. 


Becoming a member is an investment in your business and an investment in the Near Southside. We appreciate your consideration.