Donors Forum brings together grantmakers, operating nonprofits, and their professional advisors.

Our Advisor Member category is open to professionals who advise donors and nonprofits, including:

  • Attorneys
  • Accountants
  • Estate planners
  • Trust officers
  • Fundraising consultants
  • Evaluation consultants
  • Marketing or communications consultants
  • Strategic planning consultants
  • Other advisors to grantmakers, individual donors, or operating nonprofits

Benefits of Advisor Membership 

  • Opportunities for peer-to-peer networking (Donors Forum's Advisor Member Network)
  • Visibility in our online Membership Directory. Advisor Member information is searchable by business focus area, and available to the public.
  • Invitations to special programs that bring together grantmakers, nonprofits, and advisors
  • Member 411, a hotline and free reference services conducted by our professional Librarian
  • Updates on the latest public policy developments that affect your work
  • Access to the latest research on philanthropy, grantmaking, nonprofits, and the sector as a whole
  • Free subscriptions to Donors Forum's e-publications that target your focus areas; free newsletter postings of news and job openings
  • Discounts on events such as Donors Forum's Annual Luncheon
  • The opportunity to further increase visibility by sponsoring Donors Forum's products, services, and events

Join us!

Download an application here, or contact Robin Berkson, Senior Vice President, Member Services, at or 312-578-0090. Annual dues are based on the number of individuals in your organization who join; there is a 50% discount for those located outside the Metro-Chicago area of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, and Will counties.