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

Our Approach

CompassPoint's peer networks (Finance Professionals Network and Human Resources Network) are thriving learning communities where nonprofit leaders share wisdom, connect with each other, explore the big questions they face in their human resource and finance roles, and support each other through active listserves.

Our Finance Professionals Network (FPN) and Human Resources Network (HRN) have more than 200 nonprofit members combined! We convene in person at our offices in Oakland and via webinars for role-specific topics.

Membership periods begin and end according to the calendar year. To make the most of your membership, renew at the beginning of each year! The next membership period will be from January 2019 - December 2019. 

2018 forum topics included:

  • The New Tax Law and What it Means for Nonprofits
  • Understanding Full Cost
  • Bitcoin, Blockchain, Nonprofits, and Philanthropy
  • Midterm Elections Are Here, So Let's Get Political!
  • Peer Support Groups Inside Nonprofits
  • Understanding the Laws Governing Charitable Fundraising
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: How do we staff our DEI efforts

2019 Gathering
and Webinar Dates

Human Resources Network:

  • February 25, 2019 (In-Person Gathering)
  • July 23, 2019 (In-Person Gathering)
  • September 25, 2019 (Webinar)
  • November 19, 2019 (In-Person Gathering)
  • December 10, 2019 (Webinar) 

Finance Professionals Network:

  • April 24, 2019 (In-Person Gathering)
  • June 20, 2019 (Webinar) 
  • August 13, 2019 (In-Person Gathering)
  • October 28, 2019 (Webinar) 

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 will start in February 2019, specific dates to be announced. 
  • Four webinars. Members join remotely in to participate in real-time or watch to recordings after the fact. Webinars will start in March 2019, specific dates to be announced. 
  • 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 2019
Peer Networks:

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

  • $225  annual membership
    (January 2019 - December 2019)
  • 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
    (January 2019 - December 2019)
  • Up to 2 people on the HRN listserve
    + all in-person presentations and webinars.

Register for HRN here > 

Combined Membership

  • $350  annual membership
    (January 2019 - December 2019)
  • Up to 2 people from same organization on each listerve
    + all network benefits.

Register for the combined
FPN/HRN membership >

Questions about Registration? 

Read our Peer Networks FAQ here. > 




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