The Philanthropy Exchange is the Council’s online community platform which facilitates peer-to-peer connections. The Exchange hosts a variety of discussion communities and supports our Peer Learning Circles (PLCs). You can share knowledge, ask questions to more than 11,000 sector peers, and build your organization’s network on the Exchange.

Discussion content and resources on the Philanthropy Exchange platform are organized within “Communities.” These spaces support timely conversations and facilitate peer collaboration. To get started, learn about Philanthropy Exchange Basics and find your peer community.

The Philanthropy Exchange is a benefit open exclusively to Council members. If you have questions about the Philanthropy Exchange, please email us at

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Open Exchange

Contribute, connect, and learn in this member community designed for staff from all foundation types. This is the best place to get valuable perspectives from a broad range of audiences.

Role-Focused Peer Communities

Connect with sector peers around the globe in roles similar to yours. Search an online library of +1,700 peer-created best practices and template documents.

Foundation-Specific Peer Communities

Seek and give candid advice in a secure community conversation with peers from similar foundation types (like community foundations, private foundations, and corporate philanthropy).

Peer Learning Circles

Join a Peer Learning Circle to engage with a learning cohort of members interested in similar issues, facing shared challenges, or piloting new activities together.

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