January 16–19, 2020

Nonprofit Management Institute at The NAMM Show

Anaheim Convention Center • Anaheim, CA

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Providing Musical Nonprofits Resources to Grow and Succeed

A series of seven progressive sessions that cover best practices, fundraising and governance and more. The program provides a certificate of completion to partner and grantee organizations, as well as to musical nonprofits that complete the series.


Program Details

Each winter, music nonprofits, NAMM Foundation partners and grantees, gather in Anaheim, CA to participate in the unique networking opportunities at The NAMM Show. Show attendees are invited to participate in the Nonprofit Management Institute, which offers educational opportunities to organizations.


Attendees who attend five of SIX (6) nonprofit sessions will receive a certificate of completion from The NAMM Foundation and their organization name listed on The NAMM Foundation website. Organizations will also receive these benefits:

  • Access to the Show Floor
  • A listing on The NAMM Show mobile app and in the NAMM Member Center
  • Access to nonprofit professional development 
  • An invitation to attend a nonprofit networking reception


Educational Sessions

Nonprofit Management Institute educational sessions include governance and strategic direction, program development, fundraising and more. 

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Certificate of Completion Requirements:

  • Attendance at five of SIX (6) nonprofit sessions.
  • Submit an online essay describing what you learned and how it might be applied to your work. 

Nonprofit Events

Enjoy a variety of entertainment including prestigious awards, performances and networking events throughout the show.

The NAMM Foundation Celebration for Music Education

Gather on the NAMM Yamaha Grand Plaza to kick off The NAMM Show with special guests.

Nonprofit Reception

Network with, and learn more about, the organizations that share The NAMM Foundation’s mission to increase opportunities for people to learn and make music.

Grand Rally for Music Education

A celebration for music education to honor its champions and advocates.

Drum Circle

Drum up enthusiasm for music making at NAMM’s annual all-industry drum circle, a can’t-miss NAMM Show rhythm celebration!

Ukulele Circle

Unleash your Island Spirit at our ukulele circle, where you’ll learn the basics of the instrument known as the “jumping flea.”

Roomful of Pianos

This event features two nights of symphonic masterworks, performed on the nation's foremost assemblage of pianos.


Badge Registration

Registration for The 2020 NAMM Show is now open for music nonprofits, and NAMM Foundation partners and grantees. Access all the benefits of the show by following the instructions below. 

  1. Begin your badge registration and select "Get Started".
  2. When asked, “Are you a current NAMM member,” select “No.”
  3. When asked, “Does your organization manufacture, distribute or sell products/services...” select “No.”
  4. When asked, “Please provide your company/organization/school name," type the name of your organization.
  5. When asked, "Which professional community reflects the industry in which you work most?," select "NAMM Foundation," and then select "NAMM Foundation Partner," "NAMM Foundation Grantee," or "NAMM Foundation Nonprofit." 

Once completed, you will receive a badge confirmation email within a few business days.

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Hotel Reservations

Get access to a robust hotel block powered by our official partner, EventSphere, to make it fast and easy to find the right hotel for the show.

  • Discounted hotel rates
  • Parking, WiFi and breakfast specials at select hotels
  • No deposit due at time of booking
  • Flexible cancellation policies
  • Discounted rates on upgrades
  • Reservation relocation protection

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Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions asked about the Nonprofit Management Institute

Founded in 2006, The NAMM Foundation represents the generosity and philanthropy of the music products industry. Its mission is to advance active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs.