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For over a quarter century, The Family Firm Institute (FFI) has been engaged in educating, connecting, and inspiring professionals who serve family enterprises. FFI is the leading association worldwide for family enterprise professionals and the organization of choice for the advisors, consultants, educators, and researchers who help perpetuate transgenerational family business wealth. In adopting a multidisciplinary and genuinely global perspective, FFI understands family enterprise as a fundamental driver of global economic growth, prosperity, and stability. For its global network of members, FFI provides opportunities to participate in multidisciplinary educational programs and earn professional designation; enables collaboration at conferences, seminars, and online; and creates a single space for interaction, cross-pollination of ideas, expertise, and perspectives to further the field of family enterprise.

FFI members come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds, including finance, law, behavioral science and management science. They are professionals, researchers, educators and family enterprise owners.  Our nearly 2,000 members come from 88 countries around the world and are actively involved in collectively helping shape the organization and the field of family enterprise.

Learn more about membership by downloading our Membership Information Guide here.

Want to talk more about membership or ways to get involved in the organization? Contact Amanda Walker at 617.482.3045 ext 24 or at [email protected].


Membership Benefits:

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Create and manage your profile, connect with other members, search the directory, add your resume/cv or publications and more.

Subscription to Family Business Review

To access FBR online, sign in to your member account and then click on "access FBR” and you will be automatically logged in to read articles. 

Subscription to FFI on Friday and FFI Practitioner

These weekly publications are sent to you automatically via email. You should begin receiving these publications within a week of joining.

FFI Global Education Network

Professional Certificates in Family Business Advising (CFBA), Family Wealth Advising (CFWA) and Advanced Certificates.

FFI Chapters & Study Groups

Join an FFI Chapter or Study Group. Take advantage of local resources for networking, sharing intelligence, discussing cases, and more.

Virtual Study Groups

Join or start your own Virtual Study Group. These groups are organized around a particular topic of interest, language or geography. Groups meet virtually via video conferencing and have access to private discussion boards, file sharing and more.

FFI Global Conference

Every October, in locations around the world, FFI presents the trademark event for family enterprise professionals. FFI members receive discounts to attend the conference. Plan to meet with and learn from colleagues as well as luminaries in the field.