These communities focus on discussion topics that are role-specific. Council members can join any of the following from the "Communities" Tab after login. If you have any questions, please email us at

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Human Resources

Participate in peer-to-peer conversations with HR, Culture, and Talent leaders in philanthropy to discuss best practices and new ideas related to talent management, organizational culture, and other operational functions.

Finance & Admin

Learn from your peers about the complexities of financial management, fund accounting, gift acceptance, and fiscal operating practices. This community is designed for staff who serve in finance and administrative roles.

Policy & Advocacy

This community is designed for members interested in policy and advocacy. Share about federal and state advocacy efforts, promote helpful resources, and learn from peer philanthropic policy and government affairs staff.


As communities need change, it is essential for program professionals to have a space to ask questions, share concerns, and connect around programmatic strategy. This community is designed for staff who design and deliver programs, nonprofit services, grantmaking, and community impact.


This community is designed for legal counsel at all member organizations. Dive deeper into the unique legal and compliance issues facing philanthropic organizations.


Engage with other communications strategists and learn about valuable resources and tools to help share your foundation’s story and convey the meaningful impact of your work.


Learn and share scholarship policies, processes, and opportunities with peers, and see how scholarships can play an impactful role in giving.

Global Grantmaking

Discover resources and hear from peers on topics related to effective cross-border grantmaking.

Other Communities

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.

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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