Benefits of WPN Membership

To effectively address the diverse range of needs among the membership, WPN offers three core benefits to members:

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.

Membership Discounts and Partnerships

Wisconsin Philanthropy Network is a member of United Philanthropy Forum, which provides discounts to our members. The Forum has negotiated special rates and discounts on many products and services on WPN’s behalf on an annual basis.
To learn more about WPN member services, discounts, and membership, contact Karla at

Begin Benefiting from WPN Membership!

Learn about our servicesmembership eligibility and complete a Membership Application today!