You don’t need to leave Wisconsin to improve your skills. WPN’s professional development opportunities provide valuable training that enhance the skills grantmakers need to be effective and efficient funders.
WPN provides its members free, customized research and data such as critical benchmarking tools, sample metrics and policies, as well as best practice information needed to make strategic and effective funding decisions. Often faced with a shortage of staff resources to conduct internal research, WPN members value and actively utilize this service. Research Services Flyer
Recognizing that many Wisconsin funders focus their giving on their local communities, WPN offers its members networking opportunities to discuss common issues, share experiences, form communities of interest and explore potential for joint action. This aspect of WPN remains paramount to our members’ satisfaction. Last year 93% of members surveyed responded that networking is what they value most about their membership.
WPN Member Testimonial
“Now more than ever, I value the opportunity to connect with funders across the state to learn more about what they’re doing. I value WPN’s membership for myself and for Wisconsin philanthropic sector. We all have something valuable to share, whether it has been understanding someone’s response to natural disaster to learning how different sectors like the arts are managing to still provide programming at this time, I have appreciated the connections a great deal. In a time with a lot of uncertainties it has been great to have such a strong a network of leaders in philanthropy within reach.” - Catherine Stagmer, Manager Social Responsibility, Komatsu Mining Corp. Group
2019 Membership Discounts and Partnerships
Wisconsin Philanthropy Network is a member of United Philanthropy Forum. With our membership, comes discounts available to our members. The Forum has negotiated special rates and discounts on many products and services on WPN’s behalf. We can offer these discounts to our members:
Forum members and your members are eligible to receive a 20% discount on new print and digital subscriptions to this magazine for philanthropy and social investment worldwide providing news and analysis of what’s happening in the sector.
Designed in Microsoft Access and Microsoft Dynamics, Bromelkamp Company products, Akoya.net and Pearl, are user-modifiable and customized to meet foundations’ needs and are available to your members at a 5% discount.
Track employee time against the programs and grants you manage, ensure compliance, drive increased funding, and manage expenses with ClickTime. Online time tracking and expense reporting is free for Forum member organizations and discounted for your members.
Community Foundation Services
The Forum's community foundation services include a national listserv for CEOs of community foundations. Community foundation CEOs from across the country actively use this listserv to pose questions, engage in conversations and more. The Forum also offers members a $400 discount on the Kansas Association of Community Foundations’ On-Line Community Foundation Express Training for new and seasoned practitioners.
Get a custom branded mobile event app for your next event or conference and ensure your attendees are engaged and delighted. Offered to Forum member organizations at a discounted rate.
The Forum partnered with Great American Insurance Group to offer premium pricing programs to Forum members and their member organizations in good standing. Additional access to risk management and loss prevention services are also available through Great American's appointed agencies.
The Foundation Review
Get a 20% subscription discount for you and your members on the first peer-reviewed journal of philanthropy, written by and for foundation staff and boards and those who work with them. Each quarterly issue provides peer-reviewed reports about the field of philanthropy.
Foundation Legal Help Desk
The Help Desk is designed to provide foundations with access to answers to legal questions related to the operations of a foundation, and is available for an annual fee. Forum members can offer this service to your members as a benefit of membership in your PSO.
A 20% discount on popular GuideStar products is available to Forum members and your member organizations including GuideStar Premium and Pro, GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report, and GuideStar Charity Check.
Streamline grants management with a 10% discount on PhilanTrack for Grantmakers, which saves time and money while achieving a better return on grants.
Access easy-to-use audio/web/video conferencing at discounted rates for Forum members that can be extended to your members.
Save 15% on RingCentral’s comprehensive VOIP phone system, webinars, and audio and video conferences plus get a $50 discount off all RingCentral-offered phones. You can offer this discount to all of your members and receive residuals for each of your members that signs up for RingCentral.
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Forum members and your members can get $10 off the print and digital subscription rate for 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.