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!

Ready to find out more? Check out NCBF Member Benefits.

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

Mary Groth's President's Letter

Be my Valentine.  I know it sounds a little crazy right now with Halloween approaching and Thanksgiving just a month away.  But I ask you to look ahead to February 2020.  Make plans now to join us at the NCBF Midyear Meeting in Austin, Texas on Feb. 13 -15 and take advantage of the early bird registration discount, or apply for a scholarship if you have the need.  Spend Valentine’s Day with the NCBF and your bar foundation colleagues whose big hearts lead our bar foundations to success in achieving their missions and making a positive difference in their communities.  The NCBF Program Committee is hard at work planning lively and interesting workshops, roundtable discussions and show-and-tell sessions for the Austin conference that will benefit you and your bar foundation.  Be sure to kick off the meeting with us at the very social and fun Thursday Night Dinner on Feb. 13 – don’t forget to add it to your program registration.

Thank You.  As bar foundation leaders, we work very hard, but we have so much to be thankful for.  During this season of thanksgiving, and beyond, share your gratitude with all of those who devote their time, talent and treasure to your bar foundation for the benefit of so many in need.  The work we do is important and unique to the legal profession as we aim to achieve fundamental fairness and justice for all.  Bar foundation support really does matter to legal aid, pro bono legal service programs, brief advice and pro se clinics, civics and law-related education programs for all ages, diversity and inclusion efforts, scholarships, veterans legal services, and so many more worthy causes.  Our efforts showcase the generosity of the legal profession and highlight so many examples of the selfless service of lawyers giving back.

So, I offer a Thanksgiving Valentine to each of our NCBF members for their support and impactful work and to my NCBF fellow officers, board and committee members for their service and engagement:  THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!

Mary Groth

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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.

In addition to The Complete Guide to Bar Foundations, 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, handout materials from midyear and annual meetings, and NCBF member surveys on the cumulative impact of bar foundations.
  • Top-notch programming: Members receive a discounted registration fee to two conferences each year with programming that speaks directly to bar foundation issues and qualifies for CFRE 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 to enhance your organization's operations, in a format that is easy to share with board members and volunteers.

Calculate Your Membership Level

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

$10,000 to $499,000

$180 / 2019-20

  • Network of Experts
  • Members Only Section
  • Conference Discounts
  • Award Recognition
  • Digital Newsletter

$500,000 to $1.99 M

$300 / 2019-20

  • Network of Experts
  • Members Only Section
  • Conference Discounts
  • Award Recognition
  • Digital Newsletter

$2 M to $2.99 M

$360 / 2019-20

  • Network of Experts
  • Members Only Section
  • Conference Discounts
  • Award Recognition
  • Digital Newsletter

$3 M and more

$420 / 2019-20

  • Network of Experts
  • Members Only Section
  • Conference Discounts
  • Award Recognition
  • Digital Newsletter

Individual

$100 / 2019-20

  • Network of Experts
  • Members Only Section
  • Conference Discounts
  • Award Recognition
  • Digital Newsletter

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