To create a space that fosters true peer-to-peer learning and connection, registration eligibility for the forum is limited.  Forum registration is available to:

  • Donors of family philanthropies
  • Board members of family philanthropies
  • Senior staff of family philanthropies
  • Consultants or advisors who are attending as a representative of a family philanthropy and not of their consultancy
  • Next generation family members

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 philanthropy-serving organizations (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 if they are not representing a specific family philanthropy.

National Forum on Family Philanthropy registrants must be 18 years of age or older. Please contact us about exceptions if you are a nursing parent.

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 us 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
Network Member (current) $1595 $1995
Standard Registration N/A, only members are permitted to register early $2395
Community Foundations Network $1595 $1995
Philanthropy-Serving Organizations (e.g. affinity groups and regional associations) 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 incurs immediate expenses when a participant registers for a conference, including but not limited to registration system fees and payment processing charges. To recover these expenses, all requests to cancel a confirmed conference registration are subject to a $150 service fee. NCFP's flexible cancellation policy allows for full refunds (less a $150 processing fee) through Friday, August 16. After August 16, 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.

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. 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 Senior Manager of Member Services Maureen Esposito or click here to learn more.

General Event Policies


NCFP is dedicated to providing a harassment-free National Forum on Family Philanthropy experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, race, age, or, religion. We do not tolerate harassment of attendees or staff in any form. This includes, but is not limited to, verbal or physical harassment or the sustained disruption of Forum events.

Health and Wellness

NCFP strongly encourages all National Forum on Family Philanthropy attendees and speakers to be up to date on vaccinations for communicable diseases, such as COVID-19 and influenza. Members and guests are asked to cancel their attendance if feeling sick or showing symptoms of any communicable disease, including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza. NCFP will permit a registration swap for another eligible attendee up until the day before the event.

We will follow masking requirements in conjunction with the hotel, and local, state, and federal guidelines at the time of the event. At this time, we do not expect to require masks and encourage individuals to make the choice regarding masks based on their own comfort and health. Attendees who do choose to wear a mask are expected to bring their own masks.

We will direct any attendees who are feeling unwell to no longer attend event activities and to seek care at local urgent care clinics if necessary.

NCFP will communicate any changes to this policy based on changing health conditions with all registered attendees.


By entering this event you are entering an area where photography, audio and video recording may occur.

Your entry and presence on the event premises constitute your consent to be photographed, filmed, and/or otherwise recorded and to the release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction of any and all recorded media of your appearance, voice, and name for any purpose whatsoever in perpetuity in connection with the National Center for Family Philanthropy and its initiatives.

By entering the event premises, you waive and release any claims you may have related to the use of recorded media of you at the event, including, without limitation, any right to inspect or approve the photo, video or audio recording of you, any claims for invasion of privacy, violation of the right of publicity, defamation, and copyright infringement or for any fees for use of such record media.

You understand that all photography, filming and/or recording will be done in reliance on this consent. If you have specific concerns, please contact us.


To provide an environment where donors and those who work with them are able to share and learn from one another, NCFP maintains a non-solicitation policy at its National Forum on Family Philanthropy. While NCFP hopes its event can be a place for colleagues to connect and develop partnerships, the Forum should remain primarily a space for learning and networking. Solicitation includes, but is not limited to: requesting funding for any purpose, distributing grant proposals, or requesting business.

Attendees should not use attendee lists for solicitation, including to promote events held in conjunction of the Forum or thereafter.

Any person and/or organization found to be violating this policy may be asked to leave without refund of registration fees, and such activity may result in the inability to attend future NCFP events.


Please make any reports of harassment or solicitation to NCFP’s Chief Operating Officer Diana Heath or NCFP’s Chief Impact Officer Miki Akimoto. Additionally, any NCFP staff person can help you connect with either Diana or Miki.

NCFP reserves the right to update our policies at any time. Please continue to refer back to this website for updates on policies and procedures. If there is a significant change to health and safety requirements, we will update policies on this page and send an email notification to all registrants ahead of the event. 

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