Registration for the 2017 National Forum on Family Philanthropy will open in January 2017.

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The National Forum on Family Philanthropy is specifically designed for giving families. Registration is open to individual donors and family members, trustees of family foundations, family offices, and family businesses. We also welcome leadership staff of organizations and networks supporting giving families, including regional associations of grantmakers, community foundations, affinity groups, private foundations, academic institutions, and others. Consultants, philanthropic advisors and representatives of Banks, Financial Institutions and all other For-Profit entities are ONLY eligible to attend through Sponsorship. Please take a look at our Sponsor Opportunities or contact Kirkland Hamill at to learn more.

Questions about eligibility? If you are unsure whether you are eligible to attend the National Forum, please call 202.293.3424 or email for assistance. Please note: if you register and are not eligible to attend, a $150 fee will be deducted from your refund to cover processing costs.

To create an environment for safe, candid discussions and peer-to-peer networking and conversation, registration will be capped at 350 registrants.

Become a Friend of the Family

Enjoy the early discounted registration rates, special Friends benefits, and join your colleagues at this special event. Through their annual support, NCFP Friends of the Family receive access to our preeminent research, staff and resources. Join your colleagues in a vibrant network of giving families who work together to maximize their impact.

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Hotel Reservations

Additional Information coming soon.


Attire for the National Forum is business casual. Meeting room temperatures vary, so you may want to plan accordingly.

Photo Release

NCFP will, from time to time, use photographs or videos of program participants in its promotional materials. All program participants acknowledge that they may be photographed or videotaped by NCFP or its official photographer while at the program and that these images may be used in future print and electronic promotional materials. Please note that to encourage frank and meaningful discussion, this conference is designed as a safe space for candid conversations; the only session that will be audiotaped or videotaped will be the presentation of the Distinguished Fellow. If you do not wish your likeness to be used in this way, please contact or 202.293.3424 within 48 hours of conclusion of the program.

Program Participant List

For networking purposes, the National Forum will include the distribution of a participant list that provides the following contact information for each individual attending the program: first name, last name, foundation/organization name, city, and state. If you do not wish to have your contact information included, please indicate that when completing the registration form.