NAMM Foundation Partner Opportunities

"It is an invaluable opportunity for us to attend. It's a great place for us to connect with other like-minded organizations as well as NAMM members who are all working together for advocacy of music education." - Chiho Feindler, Director of Grants and Compliance with VH1 Save the Music Foundation


Each winter and spring, selected NAMM Foundation Partners and Grantees gather in Anaheim, Ca, and Nashville, TN, to participate in the unique networking opportunities that are The 2018 NAMM Show and Summer NAMM. 

Organizations attending winter NAMM shows are invited to participate in the Nonprofit Management Institute (see below).

Who Participates

NAMM Foundation Partner and Grantee organizations are encouraged to apply. Organizations agree that their representatives will not: 

  • Solicit NAMM Member companies for product, services or financial contributions while at The NAMM Show
  • Share exhibit space with an exhibiting company
  • Host or solicit participation in separate events or activities conducted at The NAMM Show that support or promote your organization without first obtaining written approval from The NAMM Foundation
  • Re-sell or use badges for giveaways or promotions. If NAMM is made aware that your company or an individual within your company is participating in selling or giving away badges for promotion, your company’s badge allotment and/or show participation could be jeopardized.

Organizations will receive:

  • An allotment of complimentary badges as well as the opportunity to purchase more for $25 each
  • A listing on and The NAMM Show app
  • An invitation to attend a nonprofit networking reception- Winter NAMM only
  • Access to nonprofit professional development (see the Nonprofit Management Institute below)- Winter NAMM only

The Nonprofit Management Institute

Representatives who attend the show will have access to educational sessions a part of the Nonprofit Management Institute, which offers professional development to organizations. See the event schedule for The 2018 NAMM Show, here

Attendees who attend all nonprofit sessions will receive a certificate of completion from The NAMM Foundation, and their organization name listed on The NAMM Foundation website.

Educational Sessions
Examples of session topics a part of the Nonprofit Management Institute include: governance and strategic direction, program development, fundraising and development, and social media strategies.

Requirements to Receive a Certificate of Completion
Attendance at all five nonprofit sessions.
Submit an online essay within 5 days of The NAMM Show describing what you learned and how it might be applied to your work. 

2018 Summer NAMM

Dates & Location

June 28-30, 2018
Music City Center · Nashville, TN

Show Hours

Thursday, June 28: 10 am–6 pm
Friday, June 29: 10 am–6 pm
Saturday, June 30: 10 am–4 pm

Apply to Attend

NAMM Foundation Partner and Grantee organizations are encouraged to apply, using the form below.
Deadline for your organization to apply to attend: May 20, 2018.


Organizations selected will receive access to the show floor and an allotment of 5 complimentary badges as well as the opportunity to purchase more for $25 each. Once registration is completed, badges will be available for individual pickup at one of several Will Call desks on show site.

Deadline to register for comped badges: May 31, 2018.
Need additional badges? Deadline to register for $25 badges: 6/13/18. After 6/13, badges increase to $50.

The 2019 NAMM Show

Dates & Location

January 24-27, 2019
Anaheim Convention Center · Anaheim, CA

The 2018 NAMM Show

Dates & Location

January 25-28, 2018
Anaheim Convention Center · Anaheim, CA


Looking for Nonprofit Management Institute events at The 2018 NAMM Show? View here. You can also view a PDF of The NAMM Show Event Guide to see all NAMM Show events.

Listen to Nonprofit Management Institute sessions (audio files only), here:

Thursday, Jan. 25
12 pm: Nonprofit Roundtable, Building a Foundation through Governance and Strategic Direction
1 pm: Nonprofit Roundtable, Program Development, Documentation and Assessment 

Friday, Jan. 26
12 pm: Nonprofit Roundtable, If Only I Had Another Thousand Dollars - Fundraising and Development
1 pm: Nonprofit Roundtable, Telling the World Using Technology and Social Media 

Saturday, Jan. 27
1 pm: Nonprofit Roundtable, Best Practices from The NAMM Foundation Grantees


Nonprofit Network
NAMM Foundation Events (highlights)
NAMM Show Events (All) 


Nonprofit Network
NAMM Foundation Events (highlights)
NAMM Show Events (All)


Read: Organizations Convene at the First Annual Nonprofit Management Institute to Share Best Practices at The 2018 NAMM Show 
Read: Until Next Time! Thanks for Attending The 2018 NAMM Show

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For more information about attending Summer NAMM or The 2019 NAMM Show, please contact Jessica Cortez.

Apply to Attend Summer NAMM


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