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Peer Community Registration

Please complete and submit the below form to register for WFN's peer communities. Please note that WFN's peer communities are for WFN members – please do not share this registration page with folks outside of our member network.
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Advocacy & Public Policy
The Advocacy & Policy (APP) peer community focuses on policy priorities and advocacy tactics, and has the opportunity to organize to move regional, state, and national policy priorities forward.

2023 Meeting Schedule & Dates
Meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. No virtual meetings will be held in August, September, or December.

- Wednesday, January 18, 2-3 p.m. ET
- Wednesday, February 15, 2-3 p.m. ET
- Wednesday, March 15, 2-3 p.m. ET
- Wednesday, April 19, 2-3 p.m. ET
- Wednesday, May 17, 2-3 p.m. ET
- Wednesday, June 21, 2-3 p.m. ET
- Wednesday, July 19, 2-3 p.m. ET
- Wednesday, October 18, 2-3 p.m. ET
- Wednesday, November 15, 2-3 p.m. ET
Communications
The Communications peer community welcomes all staff working on communications strategies to join this group. Together, peers share ideas and work through challenges as well as refining messaging where groups can find alignment and opportunities for amplification.

2023 Meeting Schedule & Dates
Meets on the fourth Thursday of each month from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET, except in February when we meet on 2/23 from 1-2 p.m. ET, in May when meeting on 5/24 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET, and November when meeting on 11/16 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. No virtual meetings will be held in August, September, or December.

- Thursday, January 26, 2-3 p.m. ET
- Thursday, February 23, 1-2 p.m. ET
- Thursday, March 23, 2-3 p.m. ET
- Thursday, April 27, 2-3 p.m. ET
- Wednesday, May 24, 2-3 p.m. ET
- Thursday, June 22, 2-3 p.m. ET
- Thursday, July 27, 2-3 p.m. ET
- Thursday, October 26, 2-3 p.m. ET
- Thursday, November 16, 2-3 p.m. ET
Development
The Development peer community welcomes all staff serving in development positions to connect monthly and explore topics, opportunities, and challenges relevant to this important work. As a community-guided space, this peer community will source topics top of mind from the members and engage outside expertise and learning around particular areas of interest.

2023 Meeting Schedule & Dates
Meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET, except in January when meeting on 1/19 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET and July when meeting on 7/26 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET. No virtual meetings will be held in August, September, or December.

- Thursday, January 19, 3-4 p.m. ET
- Wednesday, February 1, 3-4 p.m. ET
- Wednesday, March 1, 3-4 p.m. ET
- Wednesday, April 5, 3-4 p.m. ET
- Wednesday, May 3, 3-4 p.m. ET
- Wednesday, June 7, 3-4 p.m. ET
- Wednesday, July 26, 3-4 p.m. ET
- Wednesday, October 4, 3-4 p.m. ET
- Wednesday, November 1, 3-4 p.m. ET
Executive Leaders (Approval required)
The Executive Leaders peer community is a dedicated virtual space for executive leaders and is a chance to connect with other executive directors, CEOs, presidents, board leadership, and individual practitioners to share best practices with a network of women’s philanthropy peers. Senior leaders enjoy exclusive access to our CEO/executive directors’ discussion group, connecting our network’s leaders to create a collaborative environment of shared expertise, professional development and peer learning. This peer community is limited only to executive leaders (e.g., CEOs, Presidents, Executive Directors) and registration approval is required. A confirmation email will be sent once registration is approved.

2023 Meeting Schedule & Dates
Meets on the second Thursday of each month from 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET, except in February when meeting on 2/16 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET. No virtual meetings will be held in August, September, or December.

- Thursday, January 12, 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET
- Thursday, February 16, 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET
- Thursday, March 9, 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET
- Thursday, April 13, 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET
- Thursday, May 11, 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET
- Thursday, June 8, 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET
- Thursday, July 13, 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET
- Thursday, October 12, 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET
- Thursday, November 9, 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET
From Margin to Center
From Margin to Center (FMTC) peer community is a space for people who self-identify as PGM (People of the Global Majority), BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), or who are from a marginalized racial/ethnic group in their region. This peer community is a place of learning for people with a shared lived experience, while honoring that there is a variety of PGM and BIPOC experiences within a larger shared experience.

2023 Meeting Schedule & Dates
Meets on the first Thursday of each month from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET, except in January when meeting on 1/11 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET and July when meeting on 7/20 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. No virtual meetings will be held in August, September, or December.

- Wednesday, January 11, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
- Thursday, February 2, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
- Thursday, March 2, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
- Thursday, April 6, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
- Thursday, May 4, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
- Thursday, June 1, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
- Thursday, July 20, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
- Thursday, October 5, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
- Thursday, November 2, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Research & Data
The Research & Data (R&D) peer community shares strategies for research design, data collection and database platform integration. In addition, they discuss how to use these tools to make the case for funding and public policy initiatives that support marginalized genders.

2023 Meeting Schedule & Dates
Meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET, except in February when meeting on 2/22 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET. No virtual meetings will be held in August, September, or December.

- Wednesday, January 11, 3-4 p.m. ET
- Wednesday, February 22, 3-4 p.m. ET
- Wednesday, March 8, 3-4 p.m. ET
- Wednesday, April 12, 3-4 p.m. ET
- Wednesday, May 10, 3-4 p.m. ET
- Wednesday, June 14, 3-4 p.m. ET
- Wednesday, July 12, 3-4 p.m. ET
- Wednesday, October 11, 3-4 p.m. ET
- Wednesday, November 8, 3-4 p.m. ET
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