Eligibility 

Registration eligibility for the Forum is limited to create a space where true peer-to-peer learning and connection is fostered. Forum registration is available to:

  • Donors
  • Board members
  • Senior staff of family philanthropies
  • Next generation family members
  • Consultants or advisors who accompany a donor to the event

Additionally, up to two staff members from each community foundation that is a part of NCFP's Community Foundations Network may attend. Up to two staff members from affinity groups and regional associations of grantmakers that are Partner Subscribers of NCFP may also attend. 

Representatives of for-profit entities may partner with NCFP via sponsorship

Questions about eligibility? 

Attendance eligibility is at the discretion of NCFP. If you are unsure whether you are eligible to attend the National Forum, call (202) 293-3424 or email ncfp@ncfp.org for assistance prior to registering. Please note: if you register and are not eligible to attend, a $150 fee will be deducted from your refund to cover processing costs.

Registration Rates

Registration Type Early Bird Registration Regular Registration (after June 30)
Friends of the Family $1495  $1895
Standard Registration $2095 $2395
Community Foundations Network $1495 $1895
Philanthropy-Serving Organizations  $1495 $1895

Friends of the Family are foundations, donor-advised fundholders, and single family offices that are members of the NCFP community. If you're unsure about whether or not your organization is a Friend of the Family, please contact us.

Community foundations, affinity groups, and regional associations of grantmakers must be members of the NCFP community to attend.

Join the Community and Save on Registration

NCFP provides resources, peer learning opportunities, and expertise that position philanthropic families to make positive, meaningful differences in their community. Members of NCFP's Friends of the Family Network join a community of philanthropic families who are committed to building a more equitable world through effective, intentional giving. Friends of the have access to NCFP staff, a wide-range of resources, regular programming, and more. Learn more about Friends of the Family benefits here

Contact Maureen Esposito, Manager of Meetings and Stewardship, at Maureen.Esposito@ncfp.org or click here to learn more.


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