We design and host learning communities to facilitate peer learning and support.

Our Approach

We use our access to content experts, our location, and technology to create robust learning communities. For instance, our Finance Professionals Network (FPN) and Human Resources Network (HRN) have more than 200 nonprofit members combined.

Members actively exchange information and opportunities, saving one another enormous amounts of time and fostering a deep sense of camaraderie. We also convene in person and via webinar for role-specific topics from complying with the Affordable Care Act to building an inclusive budgeting process. 

Other recent forum topics include staff non-monetary bonus policies and legal issues, online accounting systems pros and cons, flexible schedule policies; trans-inclusive workplaces, managing Millennials, severance pay options, and legal issues related to internships.

FPN/HRN benefits include:

  • An active members-only listserve for peer exchange about on-the-job questions, referrals, and advice
  • Five in-person topical presentations with breakfast included (members of both networks invited to all meetings). Meetings take place on February 1, April 11 (last 2 dates are TBD), all 8:30am - 10:30am pacific time at CompassPoint (unless otherwise noted). *
  • Four webinars members can participate from their desks and listen to recordings after the fact. Webinars take place on March 21 (last 3 dates TBD) - all 12pm - 1pm Pacific Time unless otherwise noted. *
  • A 20% discount for member organizations for all CompassPoint workshops, forums, and conferences during the year

*Dates/Times subject to change and will be announced on the member list-serve.


Register for the 2018
Peer Networks:

(when you click on registration link it will be added
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Finance Professionals Network

  • $225  annual membership
    fee for 2018
  • Up to 2 people on the FPN listserve
    + all in-person presentations and webinars.

(For experienced CFOs, finance directors, and finance consultants to nonprofits)

Register for FPN here

Bay Area Nonprofit
HR Network (HRN)

  • $225  annual membership
     fee for 2018
  • Up to 2 people on the HRN listserve
    + all in-person presentations and webinars.

Register for HRN here

Combined Membership

  • $350  annual membership
    fee for 2018
  • Up to 2 people from same organization on each listerve
    + all network benefits.

Register for the combined
FPN/HRN membership

“FPN has been an invaluable learning experience that has made not only a big difference in my professional life, but also in the organizations where I’ve worked.”


- Hugh Graham, UC Berkeley Budget Office (2013 FPN member)

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