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The Foundations Seminar

The premier educational and professional development event for fraternal foundations
AUG. 27-29, 2018 | INDIANAPOLIS
Advancing the Fraternal Movement
We’re committed to cultivating fraternal philanthropy and enhancing foundation development


NICF advances the fraternal movement by cultivating a culture of philanthropy and enhancing the sophistication of fraternal foundations and professionals.


NICF has a membership of more than 75 fraternity and sorority foundations, serving a diverse member community network of more than 1,200 professionals and volunteers.


NICF is the foremost provider of educational programs, research and resources to advance fraternal foundation operations and philanthropic support.

NICF provides a community of fundraising professionals that are passionate about the fraternal movement.

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Presented at THE Foundations Seminar

Campaign Profile: Alpha Delta Pi’s “We Believe. We Give.” Day of Giving

In 2015, Alpha Delta Pi (ADPi) Foundation launched the comprehensive campaign We Believe with a $10M goal. The campaign spoke to reasons members should support the purpose of the organization through charitable gifts and the impact a gift can make.In summer 2016, as...

Profile: Annual Reporting and the Sigma Phi Epsilon Foundation 2016 Annual Report

Annual reporting can be daunting. It's not easy to think of new ways to frame, design and present what is often repeated messaging and content (with new numbers) to largely the same audience. We all face the challenge of ensuring recipients stay engaged with and...

Campaign Profile: Chi Omega Foundation “Sisterhood Never Stops”

The Chi Omega Foundation’s Sisterhood Never Stops Campaign was the largest completed campaign in women’s fraternal history, spanning four years and surpassing its $20 million goal with $27.2 million. From its May 2012 launch to its December 2016 conclusion, 22,920...

Program Profile: The Foundation Chapter of Theta Chi’s Chapter Challenge

The Foundation Chapter of Theta Chi’s “Chapter Challenge” began when staff identified a need to make giving more interactive and for alumni to have a stake in its success. To do this, they looked for options using traditional web and print media in an innovative way...
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NICF advances the fraternal movement by cultivating a culture of philanthropy and enhancing the sophistication of associated professionals.

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