Member Benefits

Valuable benefits allow members to build community and receive expert support, and help thousands of leanly staffed funders across the country save time and money.

Please don’t hesitate to call us with any questions at 202-580-6560.

Knowledge Sharing and Expertise

Expert information on all aspects of philanthropy—from grant making strategies to leadership development—in person, online, and via print publications.

Q&A Service

Call or e-mail our experts anytime with questions about your unique challenges. Read more >>

Online Resource Library

Save time with access to sample documents, toolkits, and how-tos. Explore the resource library >>

Foundation Operations and Management Report 

Valuable benchmarking and trend data in your annual report. Read this year's report >>


Be inspired and learn best practices in this member-only print publication. Read more >>

Distance Learning 

Learn from experts across the country during free monthly webinars. More >>

Foundation Guidebook

New members receive a free copy of this invaluable publication.

Member E-mail 

Receive curated content and member stories in a biweekly, member-only e-mail. 

Community and Connections

The work you do can be isolating. Connect with other leanly staffed funders. 

Discussion Communities

Ask a question or share your knowledge in one of our online member communities

Peer Learning Cohorts

Join a member-only cohort for an intimate professional development experience. 

Learn more about Next Gen Fellows Program >>

Learn more about Master Juggler Executive Institute >>

Member Directory

Search for other grant makers in your region or funding areas to make connections. 

Cost Savings  

Members receive significant discounts on programming and publications including a number of operating services and resources. 

Educational Programs and Publications

Take advantage of member pricing on all our programs and publications


Find significant savings on several insurance coverages.

Nonprofit Research Services 

Save on services that help you perform due diligence with current and potential grantees. Read more >> 


Receive discounts on software and hardware, including grants management solutions.

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"Joining... has been one of the best decisions the Smart Family Foundation has ever made. For starters, it's like having an entire high-end law firm on staff and a well-stocked library! Every time I call, everyone is friendly and immediately responsive."

 —Linda Cummins, Business Manager Smart Family Foundation
"At the National Conference... the very small funders group I attended was one of my favorites. Thank you for your help. Exponent Philanthropy was a great resource when we first started the foundation and I appreciate the support during this transition. "

— Paula Nelson, Enchanted Life Foundation