As We Continue To Grow, It's Never Been A Better Time To Join NCBF!

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Our growth has been nothing short of phenomenal this year. We have increased our membership exponentially and now cover the contiguous United States, Alaska and the Virgin Islands. Only 9 states are currently not represented, but we're working on it!

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Leadership

Running a bar foundation is no easy task. Yet it can be one of the most rewarding aspects of the legal profession. Lawyers give back to their communities with pride knowing that their efforts are making a real difference.

The National Conference of Bar Foundations is where we can all come together to share information, tips and guidance to help us make the most of the talent we find throughout the legal community. To be effective, it takes the right kind of leadership.

President's Message

 

Thomas Tinder, NCBF Board Member

On behalf of the National Conference of Bar Foundations (NCBF) and its Board of Directors, we welcome you to our website.

The mission of NCBF is to advance the work of bar foundations by:

(a) Promoting the integral role of bar foundations in advancing law-related philanthropy to the organized bar, the larger legal community, and the philanthropic community; and

(b) Serving as a clearinghouse and resource to assist bar foundations in carrying out their charitable missions.

Our eleven member Board of Directors is a diverse group of outstanding volunteer lawyer leaders and experienced staff executives. They have experience and expertise from their leadership positions in city, county and state bar foundations across the nation.

NCBF’s guiding principle is that by offering an effective means for the legal community to come together to engage in law related philanthropy, bar foundations strengthen the profession by providing lawyers the opportunity to give back in a way that is important and rewarding for them as lawyers.

Bar Foundations give the legal community an effective means to focus on charitable initiatives that lawyers are uniquely positioned to take a leadership role in addressing. Each year, bar foundations provide tens of millions of dollars in funding to programs and entities to improve the administration of justice, provide legal services to individuals and families during their time of need, enhance public and civic education, and promote diversity, equality and inclusion.

By coming together through NCBF and taking advantage of their collective strength, bar foundations of all sizes, along with other individuals and entities committed to NCBF's mission, can significantly enhance their ability to successfully carry out their own foundation missions while at the same time strengthening and growing the overall field of law related philanthropy through networking, educational programming, sharing resources and best practices, and building broader awareness and support in the legal community.

NCBF is a family of innovative bar foundations working together to achieve its mission and striving for the best interests of its members.

If you are a member, we are grateful for your interest and active involvement.
If you wish to become a member, we encourage you to join your colleagues in this important work.

NCBF----Networking. Communications. Benevolence. Fiduciary.

Tom Tinder

President

Membership Has Its Benefits

Membership in NCBF opens the door to a variety of resources that will help strengthen your foundation and enhance your performance as a foundation leader.

NCBF membership will put you in touch with:

  • A network of experts: All members have access to the NCBF Listserv™, an online resource that puts the collective experience of bar foundation executives and volunteer leaders at your fingertips.
  • Essential information, including access to a "Members Only" area with a Forms Bank, Jobs Posting section, handout materials from NCBF meetings, and NCBF member surveys on the cumulative impact of bar foundations.
  • Top-notch programming: Members have a low-cost registration fee or no registration fee to conferences and webinars each year with programming that speaks directly to bar foundation issues and qualifies for CFRE and CLE accreditation.
  • Leadership opportunities: Members can grow in their careers by becoming involved with an NCBF committee or program.
  • Recognition: Members are eligible to receive the NCBF Excellence Award and/or the NCBF/LexisNexis Partnerships for Success Award, which honors the excellent work that your foundation is conducting within your community.
  • Digital Newsletter: Quick tips and information to enhance your organization's operations, in a format that is easy to share with board members and volunteers.
  • NCBF membership as a bar foundation allows three people from each foundation to have login privileges to access all the membership resources.

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Total of Annual Operating Expenses Plus Grants Awarded (Exclude IOLTA Funds)

$10,000 to $499,000

$180 / 2021-22

  • September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022
  • Network of Experts
  • Members Only Section
  • Conference Discounts
  • Award Recognition
  • Digital Newsletter

$500,000 to $1.99 M

$300 / 2021-22

  • September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022
  • Network of Experts
  • Members Only Section
  • Conference Discounts
  • Award Recognition
  • Digital Newsletter

$2 M to $2.99 M

$360 / 2021-22

  • September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022
  • Network of Experts
  • Members Only Section
  • Conference Discounts
  • Award Recognition
  • Digital Newsletter

$3 M and more

$420 / 2021-22

  • September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022
  • Network of Experts
  • Members Only Section
  • Conference Discounts
  • Award Recognition
  • Digital Newsletter

Individual

$100 / 2021-22

  • September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022
  • Network of Experts
  • Members Only Section
  • Conference Discounts
  • Award Recognition
  • Digital Newsletter

NCBF VALUES STATEMENT

The National Conference of Bar Foundations strives to engage the bar foundation community to provide knowledge, inspiration, and opportunities through partnerships, collaborations, connections and networking. With a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we promote access to and the administration of equal justice through the organized bar and larger legal community while educating our nation’s citizens regarding their rights and responsibilities under the law.

 

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