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 of family philanthropies
  • Board members of family philanthropies
  • 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 Network Partners 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*

*These rates are expected, but subject to change. Rates will confirmed prior to registration opening.

Registration Type Early Bird Registration Regular Registration 
Network Member $1595  $1995
Standard Registration N/A, only members are permitted to register early $2395
Community Foundations Network  $1595 $1995
Philanthropy-Serving Organizations  Contact NCFP for pricing Contact NCFP for pricing

Network Members 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 Network Member, please contact us prior to registering.

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

Cancellation Policy

NCFP's flexible cancellation policy allows for full refunds (less a $150 processing fee) through Friday, August 16th. After August 16th, refunds will not be available.

Substitutions will be accepted until the beginning of the event.

If you need to cancel your registration, please email us at ncfp@ncfp.org

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

Contact Manager of Member Services Maureen Esposito at Maureen.Esposito@ncfp.org or click here to learn more.

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  • "This was the most consistently substantive and interesting philanthropic conference I've attended, out of dozens in the past 20 years. Staff, sessions, attendees, attention to detail all were outstanding."
  • "We LOVE the Forum!!! Just keep doing what you always do--it is by far the best conference we attend."
  • "NCFP not only provided an opportunity to gain critical insight to effective grantmaking strategies but also a safe space for people to learn and share their experiences in a very warm and supportive 'family' environment!"