NNCG is where grantmakers find experienced, qualified, ethical consultants — and where consultants continually shape and improve their practice.

The National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers is a champion for quality in the field of philanthropy consulting. NNCG was established in 2006 as a direct response to the needs of grantmakers who increasingly turn to consultants to support and increase the impact of their work.

Our Mission

NNCG’s mission is to increase the quality, effectiveness and capacity of grantmakers by mobilizing and strengthening the work of knowledgeable, ethical and experienced consultants.

The Value of NNCG Membership

For veteran consultants and firms, NNCG provides a deeper layer of connection to industry contacts, networks and knowledge, and offers an opportunity to share your wisdom and increase your visibility as a leader among the field’s most respected consultants.

For those newer to the practice of philanthropy consulting, NNCG provides unequaled access to ongoing professional development and knowledge sharing. NNCG offers exclusive access to webinars, annual conferences and regional meetings that are designed to build networks and share knowledge among committed professionals.

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Eligibility and FAQs

Membership is open to independent practitioners and firms who 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. Grantmakers and other philanthropy professionals are welcome as Affiliate Members.

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Benefits and Opportunities

All members subscribe to NNCG Code of Ethical Conduct as a requirement of NNCG Membership.

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