Email WFN Community Engagement Manager Sam Hopper with any questions or feedback about peer communities.

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.

2024 Meeting Schedule

– Wednesday, February 7, 2-3 p.m. EST
– Wednesday, March 20, 2-3 p.m. EDT
– Wednesday, May 1, 2-3 p.m. EDT
– Wednesday, June 5, 2-3 p.m. EDT
– Wednesday, September 11, 2-3 p.m. EDT
– Wednesday, October 2, 2-3 p.m. EDT
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.

2024 Meeting Schedule

– Wednesday, March 13, 2-3 p.m. EDT
– Wednesday, April 10, 2-3 p.m. EDT
– Wednesday, June 12, 2-3 p.m. EDT
– Wednesday, July 17, 2-3 p.m. EDT
– Wednesday, September 18, 2-3 p.m. EDT
– Wednesday, November 6, 2-3 p.m. EST
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.

2024 Meeting Schedule

– Thursday, February 29, 2-3 p.m. EST
– Thursday, April 25, 2-3 p.m. EDT
– Thursday, May 23, 2-3 p.m. EDT
– Thursday, July 25, 2-3 p.m. EDT
– Thursday, September 26, 2-3 p.m. EDT
– Thursday, October 24, 2-3 p.m. EDT
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.

2024 Meeting Schedule

– Thursday, February 8, 2-3 p.m. EST
– Thursday, April 4, 2-3 p.m. EDT
– Thursday, May 30, 2-3 p.m. EDT
– Thursday, July 18, 2-3 p.m. EDT
– Thursday, October 10, 2-3 p.m. EDT
– Thursday, November 14, 2-3 p.m. EST
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.

2024 Meeting Schedule

– Thursday, February 15, 2-3 p.m. EST
– Thursday, March 21, 2-3 p.m. EDT
– Thursday, May 16, 2-3 p.m. EDT
– Thursday, June 13, 2-3 p.m. EDT
– Thursday, September 19, 2-3 p.m. EDT
– Thursday, November 7, 2-3 p.m. EST
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.

2024 Meeting Schedule

– Wednesday, March 6, 2-3 p.m. EST
– Wednesday, April 24, 2-3 p.m. EDT
– Wednesday, June 26, 2-3 p.m. EDT
– Wednesday, July 24, 2-3 p.m. EDT
– Wednesday, October 16, 2-3 p.m. EDT
– Wednesday, November 13, 2-3 p.m. EST
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