Sector Resources & Discounts

Sector Resources & Discounts

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

NEW 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. 

2018 Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Survey
Offered in partnership with the Council on Foundations, Philanthropy Southwest members were invited to participate in an annual salary and benefits survey during the summer of 2018. The initiative was 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. In the fall of 2018, the annual report was released and is complimentary to members (a $439 value). To access the report, members click here. Members who participated in the survey also have complimentary access to an online benchmarking tool for use in creating custom salary, benefits, and demographic reports. 

A+ Conferencing
Members can access a variety of audio, web and video conferencing services at reduced rates which include reservationless conferencing, operator assisted conferences, and web conferencing. 

Alliance Magazine
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.

ClickTime
Members receive a discount using ClickTime, an online time tracking for employees and expense reporting to ensure compliance, drive increased funding, and manage expenses. 

Community Foundations CEO Listserve
This national listserve is for community foundation CEOs. It allows community foundation CEOs to communicate easily via email with other 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 and is operated by United Philanthropy Forum, which is Philanthropy Southwest's national network. To join this National Listserve, please contact Adrienne Clay.

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.

Foundation Legal Help Desk
The Help Desk is designed to provide foundations with access to legal assistance and answers to legal questions related to the operation of a foundation. This service is available for an annual fee. To learn more, click here.
 
GuideStar
Members receive a 20% discount on popular GuideStar products including GuideStar Premium and Pro, Financial SCAN, GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report, and GuideStar Charity Check. 
 
PhilanTrack
Members receive a 10% discount using this tool, PhilanTrack for Grantmakers to streamline their grants management which saves time and money while achieving a better return on grants.
 
ReadyTalk
Members receive a 40% discount off the regular rate. ReadyTalk is an easy-to-use audio, web and video conferencing service that helps organizations concentrate on the content of meetings, not the tools. 
 
RingCentral
Members receive a 15% discount off comprehensive VOIP phone system, webinars, and audio and video conferences plus a $50 discount off all RingCentral-offered phones.
 
Stanford Social Innovation Review 
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.
 
The Foundation Review
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. 
 
Other Resources 
Philanthropy Southwest maintains a library of online publications relating to philanthropy.

 

 
For information and assistance with any of these member benefits, please contact Amy Askari.

 

 
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