NALC seem to have evolved into a self serving arms length colIective that collect money from Town & Parish Councils, and then ask them to pay out more for their own courses, get togethers and self created "awards" & certications.
A few years ago NALC admitted (after failing to respond to the question initially) that their Council of the week award is not subject to any form of evaluation or assessment.
The NALC star Council awards do not seek any input from their paritioners.
The NALC Local Council Award Scheme seems to laud Councils that just about meet their legislative requirements and heap praise on those that don't who claim they will try to improve.
I suggest any Clerks and Cllrs following this post have a look at this link, and ask if their membership fees deliver good value for money, bearing in mind the Quality of service you get and the fact that these posts are probably largely salaried- and paid for from your membership fees.
How much does their Chief Exec earn?