How to Join

Eligibility and FAQs

Membership is open to independent practitioners and firms that are experienced providing consulting services to grantmakers in fields of expertise that advance philanthropic mission. Individuals and firms may join as vetted Full Members or as Associate Members. Professionals in allied fields can join as Affiliate Members.  Grantmaking institutions can join as Foundation Members.

Membership FAQs
Benefits and Opportunities
All members subscribe to NNCG Code of Ethical Conduct as a requirement of NNCG Membership.

Membership levels

NEW!  Foundation Memberships – visit this page for complete details!

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Full Membership

Full Members, Full Member Firms, and Full Member Firm Representatives demonstrate depth and quality of consultant work by providing at least five grantmaker clients as references.


Associate Membership

Associate Members, Associate Member Firms, and Associate Member Firm Representatives 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 Full Membership upon qualifying.


Affiliate Membership

Affiliate Members and Affiliate Member Firms are grantmakers and professionals in allied fields who support the mission of NNCG. Affiliate members are not profiled in the Directory of Consultants.

Individual Memberships

Annual membership dues are the same for Full, Associate and Affiliate Individual members.

One person receives full membership benefits

Click here to apply as a Full, Associate, or Affiliate Individual Member.

Firm Memberships

Annual membership dues are the same for Full, Associate and Affiliate Firm members.

Up to five firm representatives receive full membership benefits
$1,250 (additional members are $250 apiece)

Click here to apply as a Full Member Firm*.

Click here to apply as an Associate Member Firm.

Click here to apply as an Affiliate Member Firm.

*Full Member Firms can have both Full and Associate Member Representatives. Full Member Representatives will need to provide grantmaking references.  See the application link for complete details.

All applicants will be taken directly to our Membership Website, where you will need to create an account to proceed.
For informational purposes – pdf copy of online application