Membership

NNCG Membership

NNCG’s network includes a distinguished membership of philanthropy consultants representing an array of areas of expertise related to grantmakers and their philanthropic missions. It also includes foundation members that have a deep commitment to supporting philanthropy consultants as peers and trusted colleagues in efforts to advance the field. Collectively, our network serves all types and sizes of philanthropy consultants, as well as grantmakers, grantmaker networks, and philanthropic families. As a result, the work of NNCG members has positive impact in hundreds of communities.

All NNCG Members agree to the NNCG Code of Ethical Conduct as a requirement of NNCG Membership.

Join Us!

NNCG offers membership at various levels for philanthropy consultants, consulting firms and philanthropic institutions. Members have the flexibility of engaging with NNCG at the level that best meets their needs, interests and priorities. We encourage you to check out the FAQs about membership before submitting an application.

NNCG Individual Memberships

NNCG Full Members
 NNCG Associate Members

NNCG Full Members are fully vetted philanthropy consultants who receive our highest level of benefits. They demonstrate depth and quality of work as individuals by providing at least five grantmaker clients as references.

NNCG Associate Members are active philanthropy consultants who work with a smaller client base or who may be newer to the field. Any Associate Member may apply for NNCG Full Membership upon qualifying and should only remain an NNCG Associate Member for a maximum of three years. Associate Members have access to many – but not all – the benefits of NNCG Full Membership.

$450

$400

Firm Memberships

 Full Firm – All Access
Full Firm
Associate Firm

NNCG Full Firm All Access Members are philanthropy consulting firms that typically want all of their consultants and staff to have full access to NNCG’s programs and resources and receive our highest level of benefits.

NNCG Full Firm Members are firms that have up to 5 fully vetted consultants who have full access to NNCG’s programs and resources and receive our highest level of benefits.

NNCG Associate Firm Members are philanthropy consulting firms that work with a smaller client base or are newer to the field. They should only remain an NNCG Associate Firm Member for a maximum of three years.

$2500

$1395

$1250

Other Opportunities to Connect with NNCG

There are also opportunities for grantmaking institutions to join NNCG through our Foundation Membership program. Typically Foundation Members provide grants to NNCG programs and operations and/or sponsor special activities. Contact info@nncg.org for more details.

Friends of NNCG can always make a donation online. If you would like to make a donation to NNCG, give to our Annual Campaign.

Membership Benefits At-A-Glance

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Full Member Associate Member
(Under 3 Years)
Associate Member
(3 Years +)
Webinar Series open to the public (9/year) $25.00
Skill Building Workshops (3-4/year) – to strengthen your consulting and advising
Virtual Cafe and Boot Camp series (3-4/year) – peer conversations and sharing around the practice of consulting and advising
NNCG Searchable Directory Listing    
NNCG Listserv – robust conversation with peers on issues consultants face in their practice
RFP Distribution – from time to time, NNCG is asked to share RFPs with our full members  
Listed on NNCG member list
E-news
Access to webinar archive  
Discounts to 21/64, Exponent, SSIR, and other resources and partner organizations  
Ability to post publications to NNCG Knowledge Center at IssueLab    
LinkedIn Group, Facebook Page
Signs Code of Ethical Conduct annually as part of renewal