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Professional Development & Peer Learning
Legal Consultation
  • Engage with our legal team and receive on-demand support for issues related to governance, fund management, scholarships, lobbying and political activity, self-dealing and more.
  • Gain free access to our regularly updated Legal Compendium.
Leadership Opportunities
  • Submit ideas for sessions, present at conferences and volunteer on advisory groups.
  • Nominate winners for annual Awards, including The Distinguished Service Award.
  • Vote and serve on the Council’s Board of Directors.
  • Participate in Member Advisory Groups, Committees, and Working Groups to shape Council positions, priorities, and events.
Government Relations
Sector Issues & Updates
  • Stay in-the-know on the opportunities and challenges shaping philanthropy via our website, social media, blogs and member-only e-newsletters.
  • Highlight the important work of your organization by sharing content with
Philanthropic Expertise
Savings & Discounts

Enjoy cost savings on professional development opportunities and resources, including:

Plus Membership for Community Foundations

Through a Plus Membership add-on, community foundations can gain access to exclusive, additional benefits, including:

  • Unlimited access to our powerful community foundation peer benchmarking data tool, CF Insights, for you and your colleagues. Use CF Insights:
    • Find an ideal peer group to benchmark against using over 100 different criteria.
    • Create and download comprehensive peer datasets.
    • Track your community foundation’s comparative growth and performance over time.
  • Customized benchmarking dashboards prepared by Council staff to share with your Board.
  • 1-on-1 assistance to make sure you find the ideal peer group and contextualize the data to make more informed strategic decisions.

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