Philanthropy Southwest exists to help funders like you foster meaningful philanthropy and trusted relationships that impact the Southwest region’s people, communities, and most pressing issues.
Powered by Sapphire Foundation, PSW Advance offers members complimentary one-on-one, non-solicitation education on Sustainable Philanthropy-related topics, along with opportunities to invest in sustainable impact projects. Schedule your one-hour complimentary education consult, or learn more about PSW Advance.
Polsinelli PC Complimentary Legal Services
PSW offers up to one complimentary hour of legal services per month ($620 value!) and a discounted rate for additional time billed provided by Polsinelli PC, an AmLaw 100 firm with 900 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. There are five complimentary hours available each month, so members will need to take advantage of this benefit on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Latinx Mental Health Learning Collaborative 30-page report is a resource that offers guidance and a framework for funders and other community stakeholders to address mental health barriers in the latinx community. Please click here download and read the Latinx Mental Health report.
Wayfarer Leadership Program
PSW has partnered with Becoming Development to present the Wayfarer Leadership Program, a specially curated leadership program for leaders to flourish in the new normal. Recruiting has begun for the inaugural 2023 cohort. Please click here to complete an interest form.
PSW Annual Leadership Summitt (for PSW volunteer leaders only)
Philanthropy Southwest's Fourth Annual Leadership Summit will take place in Oklahoma City at the Omni Hotel from Tuesday, January 31 to Wednesday, February 1, 2023. Please register your interest here.
PSW will launch a funder impact collaborative on civic engagement. It will include landscape analysis of foundations in the Southwest who are currently engaging in or planning to engage in civic or community engagement work, as well as best and next practices.
Additional PSW Benefits
For Community Foundations: On-Line Express Training and Certification Program for New and Seasoned Practitioners
PSW members receive a $400 discount on an online training and certificate program focused on community foundation core essentials. This first-of-its-kind series of affordable on-line training videos and certificate program for communities of all sizes anywhere in America was developed and is made possible by the Kansas Association of Community Foundations. Over a 15-module series, nearly every aspect of community foundation work is addressed: from asset development and quality grants programs design to fiduciary and policy matters. Also included is 24-hour-access to the easy-to-navigate short (5-15 min) modules in any order from the comfort of a home or an office, in private, or in group setting.
Philanthropy Southwest members may join PSW Peer Networks to connect with and learn from other leaders in philanthropy who share their personal and/or professional interests. PSW Peer Networks are a benefit of membership for the staff and board members of the foundations and donors in our membership. To view available listservs, please click here.
Members receive a 20% discount on new print and digital subscriptions for philanthropy and social investment worldwide providing news and analysis of what’s happening in the sector.
Members receive a discount using ClickTime, an online time tracking for employees and expense reporting to ensure compliance, drive increased funding, and manage expenses.
Directors & Officers Liability Insurance
Members can access premium pricing from Great American Insurance Group on D&O liability, fiduciary liability, employment practices liability, cyber liability, and more. Discounts vary and are available by requesting a quote.
Exponent Philanthropy Publications
Members receive a 20% discount on these valuable publications:
The Foundation Guidebook: Publication written 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: A flagship report which includes more than 60 pages of mission-critical benchmarking data about foundations’ boards & governance, investments, administration, and grantmaking.
Members receive discounted pricing when subscribed to Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), whose mission is to advance, educate, and inspire the field of social innovation by seeking out, cultivating, and disseminating the best in research- and practice-based knowledge.
Members receive a 20% discount off the first peer-reviewed journal of philanthropy issued quarterly written by and for foundation staff and boards and those who work with them. Each issue 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.
Philanthropy Southwest maintains a library of resources including program presentations, date and information and various tools relating to philanthropy through its Online Educational Exchange.