“I wished I had this kind of network when I was getting started and over the years. I think there is value in the substantive feedback from peers (lessons learned, sample docs, case studies, etc.) but also the camaraderie of knowing that there are people out there wearing similar hats.” – Erin Kahn
NCFP’s Peer Networks are small group virtual learning conversations focused on a particular topic. Sessions are held several times a year via video chat.
Joining a peer network can help you connect with others facing similar challenges and successes. Sessions are not recorded to make space to allow you to explore ideas off the record with colleagues.
NCFP Peer Networks
Board Chair Peer Network
This group of board chairs gathers several times a year to share best practices, address challenges, and connect with colleagues.
Engaging Youth Peer Network
This group of adult family members, staff, and volunteers gathers several times a year to share resources, tools, and strategies for inspiring and engaging youth in family philanthropy.
Non-family Staff Peer Network
Join your peers (senior level non-family staff) for quarterly video chats. This time is peer-directed, with NCFP staff and other outside experts serving as resources. Build a network facing the unique challenges, complications, and joys that are inherent in this role.
Rural Funders Peer Network
The NCFP Rural Funders Peer Network provides a space for learning and discussion for philanthropic families working in rural areas, including those funding in rural Tribal places.
Strategic Lifespan Peer Network
Join this special peer group of family givers and those who support them. Many in this group have decided to operate with a limited lifespan. Others are thinking about the decision to spend down. Meet colleagues in this confidential, safe space while discussing tactics, strategies, and timely questions about limited lifespan foundations.
Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network
This network exists to enhance the effectiveness of community foundation staff in their work with family donors. Comprised of more than 50 community foundations from across the country, the network meets monthly to discuss trending topics, ways to improve donor services, successful business models, family engagement, and more.
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