NCG's membership is made up of various types of grantmakers: community foundations, corporate, family, governmental, and independent. Over the years members have established and developed three networks within the larger membership community to address the specific nuances of grantmaking practice, network, learn, and/or discuss a topic of similar interest.
Arts Education Funders Learning Circle A growing effort to bring arts and education funders together on a quarterly basis to: 1) discuss current arts in education issues and share best practice in grantmaking, 2) learn more about and stay up-to-date on the arts education field, and 3) uncover potential funding and partnership collaborations as they work to ensure that young people have access to arts education experiences.
Corporate Contributions Roundtable This network of members hosts educational events four per year and serves as a forum for members to share information, best practices, and models of corporate contributions programs and other aspects of corporate citizenship and community relations.
Family Philanthropy Exchange This network provides family foundation staff the opportunity to connect with their peers to learn best practices in family philanthropy.
Humanities & The Professions Reading and Discussion Group The Humanities and the Professions Reading and Discussion Group was formed following NCG's 1987 Annual Meeting which used great literary texts to examine complex social and moral dilemmas. Book club members meet approximately four times a year for a facilitated discussion.
Tech Tuesday Brown Bag Group The Tech Tuesday Group is a new member network set up to explore technology and social media tools. Meetings are informal brown bag sessions focused on specific social media topics.