NCBF ANNUAL MEETING

Register Now For The First NCBF Virtual Annual Meeting & Programming!

July 30th & 31st
1 pm - 4 pm CDT

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

Dear Bar Foundation Friends,

First, I hope each of you and yours are staying safe and well.  As I write this, my state’s governor is giving his daily address on developments about COVID-19, including the overnight rise in numbers, the creation of new medical zones, the extension of Ohio’s Stay at Home Order and a new 90 day Order related to landlord-tenant law.  Our new language includes “social distancing”, ”PPEs” and “flattening the curve”.  We are working in our homes remotely and using technology to keep connected to our families, friends and work colleagues.

It is incredibly stressful navigating through this new reality – but we have each other and there is both power and comfort in our cohort of bar foundation peers. On behalf of the NCBF leadership team, including our officers and trustees, know how much we care about you and are thinking about you and your needs as bar foundation leaders during this challenging time.

Stay in touch with the NCBF.  Look for emails and Outlook invitations from NCBF.  We are developing virtual programs to help us stay connected to each other to learn and share information that can be helpful to our bar foundations right now.  We kicked off some new programs with a Zoom-based dialogue on current “hot button” issues on March 27 and are offering a free webinar on Zoom to Members on April 3 on Relief Fundraising. Thank you to Deb Auspelmyer of The New York Bar Foundation and Brooke Battle of Swell Fundraising for taking the lead in launching our virtual programs. All NCBF members are authorized to post an email to the listserv. Instructions can be found in the Members Only section of the NCBF website.

We had a successful Midyear meeting in person in Austin, Texas in February.  Thanks especially to our Texas superstars – Jim Huggler and Andrea Stone - for their hospitality and hard work in making the Austin program a great experience for all who attended.  As of right now, the NCBF Annual Meeting is “on” as scheduled, to be held in Chicago, July 30- Aug. 1.  Watch for news and developments.

Do not forget to participate in the NCBF Impact Survey and add your Bar Foundation to the collective voice of our members as we work to produce an Impact Report showing the great work that we are doing for our communities.   We have extended the deadline to April 6 and ask you to respond as soon as possible.  Our goal is to release the report in July during the Annual Meeting.  Contact Deb Auspelmyer for details at dauspelmyer@tnybf.org.

Do you have ideas for virtual programs, discussions, workshops and webinars?  Not a member yet and would like to talk about membership?  Please feel free to contact me directly at mgroth@clemetrobar.org or call me at 216-539-5975.  We are here for you and wish you all the best as we work our way through this crisis together.

Take care, be safe!

Mary

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 / 2020-21

  • September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021
  • Network of Experts
  • Members Only Section
  • Conference Discounts
  • Award Recognition
  • Digital Newsletter

$500,000 to $1.99 M

$300 / 2020-21

  • September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021
  • Network of Experts
  • Members Only Section
  • Conference Discounts
  • Award Recognition
  • Digital Newsletter

$2 M to $2.99 M

$360 / 2020-21

  • September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021
  • Network of Experts
  • Members Only Section
  • Conference Discounts
  • Award Recognition
  • Digital Newsletter

$3 M and more

$420 / 2020-21

  • September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021
  • Network of Experts
  • Members Only Section
  • Conference Discounts
  • Award Recognition
  • Digital Newsletter

Individual

$100 / 2020-21

  • September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021
  • Network of Experts
  • Members Only Section
  • Conference Discounts
  • Award Recognition
  • Digital Newsletter

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