Member Benefits

As Council members, you and your team — including staff, board members, and volunteers — receive:

Significant discounts on registration fees

Council members receive discounted rates to our world class professional development opportunities including webinars, courses, and convenings such as our Leading Together biennial conference, and many more.

Access to our distinguished legal team — at no cost*

We work closely with you to ensure you understand complex laws and legal issues. Members can contact our attorneys by email or phone as needed.

A seat at the table

Membership in the Council ensures that you have an opportunity to be heard on the issues specific to you. Our history and stature opens doors and provides access others may not have.

Education and information

Receive immediate access to invaluable benchmarking data, research, case studies, white papers, sample documents, and both in-person and virtual learning.

Professional networking

Tap into the Council’s extensive network of thought-leaders, comprised of foundation, business, government, and nonprofit executives. We offer year-round opportunities for you to expand your professional network in-person and virtually.

Peer-to-peer connections

We believe your peers are the logical — and often the best sounding boards and partners for future collaborations. That’s why we encourage you to connect with them using our member directory and online social network.

Your voice

Our government relations team maintains an active presence on Capitol Hill educating Members of Congress about the vital role philanthropy plays in empowering communities — and what it needs to thrive. We also have open lines of communication with federal agencies and the White House. Members are kept in the know with up-to-the-minute policy updates and briefings.


Find your next team member using our Career Center. Members can access our Career Center to post job announcements and search resumes of thousands of professionals invested in and knowledgeable about the philanthropic sector.

*Voting member benefit only.