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Member Benefits

In addition to reduced registration fees to all Philanthropy Southwest's conferences and programs, members enjoy a number of benefits and discounts:

Grantmaker Salary and Benefits (GSB) Survey
Offered in partnership with the Council on Foundations, Philanthropy Southwest members are invited to participate in an annual salary and benefits survey designed to gather comprehensive data on staff composition and compensation in the U.S. for use in planning budgets, benchmarking personnel policies, determining salary levels for staff, and more.  NEW!  In addition to complimentary access to the annual report (a $439 value), PSW members who participate in this year's 2018 annual survey will have complimentary access to an online benchmarking tool for use in creating custom salary, benefits, and demographic reports (available September 2018).  For instructions, please click here.      

Philanthropy Southwest members receive a 20% discount on popular GuideStar products including GuideStar Premium and Pro, Financial SCAN, GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report, and GuideStar Charity Check. Contact Philanthropy Southwest directly for assistance and to obtain promotional codes. 

Philanthropy Southwest is pleased to provide our members with complimentary access to a legislative tool that tracks key state and local public policy issues of interest to grantmakers and their grantees in the southwest.  StateScape allows members to track legislation introduced across the Southwest and to customize the legislative updates you wish to receive based on individual preferences.  Bills may be monitored at every stage to ensure advance notice of important proposals affecting your state and our region.  If you are interested in tracking bills in your state's legislature either for advocacy or compliance purposes, you can learn more and gain access to this free tool by emailing Lauren Haskins.

Exponent Philanthropy Publications
Philanthropy Southwest members receive a 20% discount on valuable publications. Contact Philanthropy Southwest directly for assistance and to obtain promotional codes. 

The Foundation Guidebook: This signature publication is written especially for newcomers to foundations or philanthropy. Gain the baseline knowledge to operate your foundation, including board responsibilities, tax and legal issues, administrative details, investment matters, grantmaking basics, and more.
The Trustee Handbook: A comprehensive resource for foundation trustees and key staff, with detailed guidance on foundation governance, grantmaking, tax and legal issues, and financial oversight and investments.
Foundation Operations and Management Report: Exponent Philanthropy’s flagship report includes more than 60 pages of mission-critical benchmarking data about foundations’ boards & governance, investments, administration, and grantmaking.

Bromelkamp Company
Bromelkamp Company offers 5% discounts on and Pearl grants management software for private/family, public/community or corporate foundations, as well as high-level personalized support. For more information about Bromelkamp Company, and its software visit
Social Stanford Innovation Review
SSIR is a quarterly magazine produced by the Center of Social Innovation, Stanford Graduate School of Business. Philanthropy Southwest members are eligible for 25% off a subscription to Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR). The discounted rate is $39.95 for a one year print plus digital subscription for U.S. subscribers who subscribe online with a credit card. SSIR also offers a free enewsletter, announcing news and events of interest to nonprofits, foundations, and socially responsible businesses. Contact Philanthropy Southwest directly for assistance and to obtain promotional codes. 

ReadyTalk provides easy-to-use audio and web conferencing at competitive rates, bringing conferencing services to organizations by helping them concentrate on the content of meetings, not the tools. ReadyTalk offers toll-free, reservationless teleconferencing: Calls up to 150 participants can be convened instantly; fully supported audio conferences when participation tops 150; show slides, share documents, or host webinars with no required downloads; one-click recording and the ability to host with ReadyTalk, share recordings via social media channels or embed them on your website for playback; and 24/7 live technical support and training.

A+ Conferencing
A+ Conferencing, the highest graded service in the conference call industry, offers a variety of services to member regional associations and their members. The services include Reservationless Conferencing, Operator Assisted Conferences, and Web Conferencing—all are useful in bringing people together even if they are all in the same local calling area.

The Foundation Review
Philanthropy Southwest Members receive a 20% discount off the new and only peer-reviewed journal of philanthropy, The Foundation Review, a product of The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Grand Valley State University. The journal, written by and for foundation staff and boards, provides rigorous research and writing, presented in an accessible style to evaluation results, tools and knowledge about the philanthropic sector on how to improve the practice of grantmaking and yield greater impact and innovation. Contact Philanthropy Southwest directly for assistance and to obtain promotional codes. 

Directors & Officers Liability Insurance
Through a partnership with United Philanthropy Forum, directors & officers liability insurance is available to members which provides financial protection for a foundation and its directors, officers, employees, and volunteers in the event of a lawsuit. Discounts vary and are available by requesting a quote. Contact Philanthropy Southwest directly for assistance.

Changing Our World
For corporate funders and foundations, Changing Our World offers a 20% discount on a toolkit + program developed by a philanthropy management firm with a specialty in corporate community involvement. This 16-week guided strategic planning process was developed for community engagement to help companies develop thoughtful strategies that leverage corporate assets to benefit the community. Complemented by ongoing coaching with industry experts, the strategic planning toolkit is a practical, turnkey, and cost-effective way to create an authentic and actionable plan to maximize impact. Contact Philanthropy Southwest directly for assistance.
Foundation Legal Help Desk
Through a partnership with colleague organization, the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance (IPA), members of Philanthropy Southwest have access to legal assistance. IPA has a long history of providing this service to their members of community foundations with answers to legal questions related to the operation of a community foundation.  To learn more, click here.
Community Foundations CEO Listserve
Philanthropy Southwest offers a national listserve for community foundation CEOs. This service allows community foundation CEOs to communicate easily via email with community foundation CEOs from across the country, to pose questions, engage in conversations and more.  The service is being made available to our community foundation members as a benefit of membership with Philanthropy Southwest and is operated by United Philanthropy Forum, which is PSW’s national network.  To join this National Listserve, please contact Adrienne Clay.
Alliance Magazine
Members receive a 20% discount on new print and digital subscriptions. Alliance magazine has been the leading magazine for philanthropy and social investment worldwide providing news and analysis of what’s happening in the sector.
Members receive a 15% discount off your monthly service (with a minimum two-year agreement) and a $50 discount off all RingCentral-offered phones. Existing RingCentral clients qualify as well.
Streamline your grants management with 10% discount for PhilanTrack for Grantmakers, which saves time and money while achieving a better return on grants.
Track employee time against the programs and grants you manage, ensure compliance, drive increased funding, and manage expenses with ClickTIme, which provides online time tracking and expense reporting at a discounted rate for members.
Other Resources Philanthropy Southwest maintains a library of online publications relating to philanthropy. Members also enjoy exclusive access to Philanthropy Southwest's Giving Study, a detailed look at grantmaking in the southwest. 
To learn more and for assistance,  please contact Amy Askari