NCFP’s National Forum on Family Philanthropy brings philanthropic families and leaders together for two and a half days of peer networking and thought provoking conversations led by some of the greatest thought leaders in family giving.

Forum sessions feature the perspectives of donors and family members in an environment that fosters both confidential and candid discussions.

Eligibility Requirements

Forum registration is open to current and potential donors, family members, trustees and staff of family foundations; community foundation donors; single family offices; staff and advisors of community foundation Family Philanthropy Network subscribers; and a staff member of a regional philanthropy serving organization subscribers to Family Philanthropy Online. See the Registration Form tab for details or email with questions.

Consultants and philanthropic advisors are eligible to attend ONLY through a Sponsorship or with a foundation family member. Representatives of banks, financial institutions and all other for-profit entities are eligible to attend ONLY through Sponsorship.  Please view the sponsorship page or contact Rick Schneider at to learn more.

Questions about eligibility? If you are unsure whether you are eligible to attend the National Forum, call (202) 293-3424 or email 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.

To create an environment for safe, candid discussions, and peer-to-peer networking and conversation, registration will be capped at 450 registrants.

Become a Friend of the Family & Save on Registration

NCFP remains the only national nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to families who give and those that work with them. As a Friend you will enjoy the early discounted event registration rates,  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, peer networks, and monthly family philanthropy webinars. Friends of the Family are a vibrant network of giving families who work together to maximize their impact. Learn more about Friends of the Family benefits.

Contact Maureen Esposito, Manager of Meetings and Stewardship, at or click here to learn more.

Join the Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network to Attend the National Forum & CF Workshop

The Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network provides unique programming, connections, and resources for geographically-based community foundations to help you more effectively serve your donors and families. Network members exchange ideas, tools, stories, and effective practices through Spark Session webinars, regular topical calls, and a private Toolbox collection of curated family philanthropy resources. Network members are the only community foundations that may attend NCFP’s National Forum on Family Philanthropy and the special in-depth skill-building Workshop solely for community foundation staff. We offer new subscribers a two-year, discounted Introductory package. Draft workshop schedule now available here.

Contact Katherine Scott, Program Director, at or click here to learn more.

Regional Philanthropy Serving Organization NCFP Subscribers May Attend the National Forum

Regional PSOs who are current members of NCFP’s Partner Subscriber program may send a senior staff member to the National Forum on Philanthropy at a reduced rate. We work with regional organizations to provide resources for your staff and giving family members. Subscribers enjoy access to NCFP monthly webinars, permission to adapt or reprint NCFP materials for your newsletters and handouts, and an embeddable widget for your website. New subscribers receive a one-year Introductory rate.

Contact Michael Goodman, Office Administrator, at or click here to learn more.