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 list-serve for peer exchange about on-the-job questions, referrals, and advice
  • Six in-person topical presentations with breakfast included(members of both networks invited to all meetings). Meetings take place on February 9, April 12, July 19, August 2, October 12, and November 15, 2017 - 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 7, May 2, September 7, and December 14, 2017 - 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.

Beyond FPN and HRN, we connect program alumni and fellow capacity builders in a variety of ways to sustain important relationships and share knowledge.


Register for the 2017 Peer Networks:

Finance Professionals Network (FPN)  
$225 annual membership fee for 2017
Up to 2 people on the FPN listserve + all in-person presentations and webinars. Register here
For experienced CFOs, finance directors, and finance consultants to nonprofits

Bay Area Nonprofit HR Network (HRN)
$225 annual membership fee for 2017
Up to 2 people on the HRN listserve + all in-person presentations and webinars. Register here

Combined Membership (Discounted) 
$350 annual membership fee for 2017
Up to 2 people from same organization on each listerve + all network benefits. Register here.  

“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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