Council Membership Experience

As a member of the Council on Foundations, you can take advantage of exclusive benefits and services to move your work forward, but you may be asking, “Where do I start in navigating the resources available to me and my team?”

The Council’s membership team developed a First Year Membership Experience Guide that gives an overview of the resources, professional development, and networking opportunities just for our members. This guide provides a snapshot of how you can best take advantage of Council membership.

Getting Started with Your Council Membership

  Create an Account

Take advantage of all member benefits by creating your unique account with us. All staff and trustees of member organizations can create personal accounts and access all member benefits.

  Review the First Year Experience Guide

Learn about member opportunities, including webinars, trainings and networking events available to you and your team.

  Log into the Philanthropy Exchange

The Philanthropy Exchange is a peer-to-peer platform that connects Council members through shared interests, topics or resources.

  Register for an Event or Learning Opportunity

Connect with your peers, expand your knowledge, and stay up-to-date with the latest trends in philanthropy through Council events.

Download Membership Guide


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