MAY 2016
NNCG to Launch New Members Only Area on Website


As promised, we have been working very hard behind the scenes to upgrade our current member experience! We'll be launching a new website area tomorrow that is specifically designed for our members only.
Please watch for an introduction email.  It will include specific instructions on how to login to access these new features.  As a member, you'll have a username and password, which can be easily reset if lost or forgotten.  Once logged in, you can access and update your online profile, join a social community, view archived webinars, and much more!
I'm also happy to report that our popular members-only listserv is back!  All current NNCG members are automatically subscribed, and with a single email, you can reach out to each other for advice and input on specific projects or to gather expert data. You'll find complete details in that introduction email mentioned above.
Not a member yet? We have upgraded our online application, making it easier to join!  You can begin an application, and return to complete it at anytime.
For our partners, the NNCG Member Directory will look a little different, but will still contains all of the important information that you look for when searching for a qualified, vetted consultant.  Search by region, expertise, or types of grantmakers served.             
Our new members-only area is robust and engaging, and possible because of the great work of our two program assistants, Lori Jolliffe and Jane Wise. We owe them a huge "thank you!"
We're very excited as we launch this next phase of NNCG growth, we hope you are too! Please contact Lori Jolliffe or Jane Wise with any questions.

Kris Putnam-Walkerly
Chair, NNCG Steering Committee
NNCG Webinar Series

The 2016 Webinar schedule continues in June with The Triangulation Factor: How to Manage Dual Client Consultancies June 9, 2016 - 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern.

This webinar will focus on dual client consultancies - when a consultant is hired by a foundation (client #1) to work with a grantee (client #2).  We will examine accountability, transparency, trust-building and other communication and relationship-management issues within a dual-client consultancy.

Leading this webinar are NNCG Members and   Penn Flood Consulting Partners  Molly Penn and  Deborah Flood, who will draw on a range of experience with dual-client consultancies. We will be joined by Lydia Guterman, a former Program Officer for the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, who recently joined Arabella Advisors.
Register Today!
NNCG Members:  FREE
Non-Members: $55.00
2-webinar package*:  $100.00
3-webinar package*:  $135.00
*Purchase of a 2 or 3 webinar package allows the buyer to attend this plus additional NNCG webinar(s) for up to 1 year from purchase date.  Please email with your additional selections.

Remember to check our blog NNCG Now!  Just published is a guest blog by Lisa Brooks, Director of Knowledge Management Systems at the Foundation Center and a co-founder of the IssueLab.  The post, titled Share What You Know and Start a Virtuous Cycle is also an excellent reminder to our readers to take advantage of NNCG's Knowledge Center!
Member Benefits

NNCG members receive a 20% discount on new and renewed journal subscriptions when they subscribe to The Foundation Review, the peer-reviewed journal of philanthropy published by the Johnson Center for Philanthropy. 
See the new "Discount Codes" page for a complete list of NNCG Member Benefits after you log in to our new site when we launch tomorrow!
NNCG Members in Action
NNCG highlights members' thought leadership - articles, presentations, innovations and other activities that advance philanthropic practice. Follow the links for more information.

A succinct overview of FMA's multi-year initiative with The Wallace Foundation was published in the current issue of The Foundation Review: The Groundwork for Successful Cohort-Based Fiscal Capacity-Building: An Evaluation of the Strengthening Financial Management Initiative.  And FMA's consulting staff authored two articles in the Spring edition of the Nonprofit Quarterly: Models and Components of a Great Nonprofit Dashboard and Keeping it in Reserve: Grantmaking for a Rainy Day

Kris Putnam-Walkerly , of  Putnam Consulting Group was named as one of    America's Top 25 Philanthropy Speakers for 2016  by Philanthropy Media and The Michael Chatman Giving Show. The Top 25 list was created from more than 25,000 survey responses from philanthropy experts, who submitted more than 1,000 nominees. 

About NNCG
The National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers is dedicated to elevating, expanding and improving philanthropy. It's the only organization that brings together high-quality consultants to support the work of grantmakers while advancing quality and ethical standards in the practice of philanthropy consulting. NNCG's distinguished and diverse membership represents experienced and carefully vetted practitioners and thought leaders in the philanthropic field.
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