Membership in NCG improves grantmaking skills, enhances collaboration with other grantmakers, and helps members make the most effective use of their charitable dollars and resources. NCG members represent funders of all shapes and sizes, leading and challenging the philanthropic sector to be more effective, reflective, and responsive. This work is reflected in the Effectiveness & Accountability Principles.
This section provides an overview of the benefits offered to NCG members. Please contact NCG Member Services at 415.777.4111 ext. 28 or at memberservices[at]ncg[dot]org if you have questions about accessing your benefits as a member.
Through educational forums, special briefing sessions, and timely communications, NCG keeps its members informed.
Currently, NCG sends the following electronic updates to members:
NCG Members: Login on the left and update your Member Profile to sign up to receive e-communications from NCG about upcoming programs and to receive the quarterly newsletter.
For current news on members and trends in the field check out:
NCG offers a broad range of educational programming from basic skill development for the new grantmaker, to advanced refresher trainings for seasoned grantmakers, to issue-based best practice forums for all levels of staff. See What We Do for more information.
NCG members are invited to participate in our programs free of cost or at reduced rates. Members can also access podcasts and other program materials from events you may have missed by going to Event Archive.
NCG Members: Login on the left and update your Member Profile to sign up to receive e-communications from NCG about upcoming programs. Additionally, when you log-in as a member you gain access to program materials and resources not available to the public.
NCG provides members the opportunity to get to know their colleagues in other grantmaking organizations, to share information about programs and priorities, and to build cooperative relationships. NCG also options for leadership development of grantmakers: either through developing content for programs, serving in leadership roles through committee participation, or connections with other peers to uncover other opportunities.
Through collaborative funding programs and task forces on specific community needs, NCG members can address problems which are too large and complex for any one funder to tackle individually. The Collaborative Philanthropy section of this website explores past models of collaboration as well as current partnerships.
Your NCG membership entitles you access to an ever-growing list of discounts, services and resources.
Online Resources: User your member login to gain access to member-only content, including podcasts of NCG programs, and a Knowledgebase created in collaboration with participating regional associations of grantmakers.
Salary Survey: Northern California data, compiled annually from Council on Foundations survey, on compensation at all professional levels in the philanthropic field.
Staff Expertise: NCG staff is available to respond to questions related to institutional philanthropy and to connect you to peers, experts and resources. Contact memberservices[at]ncg.org with your questions.
Publications: Members receive copies of all NCG publications as well as discounts on Grantcraft publications and The Foundation Review. Contact memberservices[at]ncg.org for more information on accessing discounts.
Job Bank: Members can post job openings for free to NCG's Job Bank.
NCG Member Directory: Members can search the online database of peers and partners.
NCG Member Mail Lists: NCG members are able to request single-use mail lists for your organization's public mailings. Contact memberservices[at]ncg.org for more information.
Membership Plus Discounts: Explore the full list of resource and publication discounts offered to NCG members from our national partners. Includes discounts on a range of grantmaking tools, publications from Grantcraft & The Foundation Review.