The National Safety Council (NSC) is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization focused on public safety and specifically, preventable injuries and death in the workplace and on the road in the United States.
Based in Itasca, Illinois, NSC is a member organization (which is unusual for a 501 (c) 3) with more than 50,000 members who reportedly pay $300-$400 annually. However, membership dues only accounted for about 14% of revenue (according to the most recent Form 990 tax return filed for the year ending June 30, 2018), or $8 million. $8 million divided by 50,000 equals an average annual membership fee of $160, which means there are less members than reported or the members are paying significantly less than the membership cost posted. Read more