Peer Networks

“I think what I’ve most valued is the connection to the real people, the other finance professionals in the field and throughout the Bay Area doing the work – there’s nowhere else that I can get that. FPN absolutely has connected me to others for support. It has been a terrific resource to me.”– Jolie Bou, Director of Finance, Samaritan House

TThe Finance Professionals Network (FPN) is convened by CompassPoint’s CEO, Jeanne Bell, and the Human Resources Network (HRN) is convened by Director of Operations, Sarah Gort. The two networks blend rich in-person learning with real-time problem solving via extremely active private list serves. Instantly grow your network and your access to smart, committed nonprofit peers and experts. :

  • 250+ active members providing invaluable peer support to one another on a daily basis via a members-only, moderated list serve for peer exchange about on-the-job questions, referrals, and advice.  Recent forum topics include: Giving staff non-monetary bonuses policies and legal issuespros/cons of online accounting systems; advice on implementing flexible schedule policy; trans-inclusive workplaces; managing millenials; severance pay options; legal issues related to internships.
  • Six (6) in-person topical presentations with breakfast included (members of both networks invited to all meetings). Meetings take place on February 25, April 7, June 8, August 2, September 14, and November 3, 2016 (8:30am - 10:30am). 
  • Four (4) webinars members can participate from their desks and listen to recordings after the fact. webinars take place on March 17, May 12 , October 6, and December 14, 2016. (12:00pm - 1:00pm). 
  • A 20% discount for all staff and board members from member organizations for all CompassPoint workshops, forums, and conferences during the year.

More than 250 Bay Area professionals are part of these long-standing networks. They provide affordable, relevant professional development; meaningful connection to nonprofit peers; and discounted access to CompassPoint programming. Discussion topics are driven by the Network members. During the registration process you will be asked for your feedback on meeting topics.

2016 FPN and HRN Membership Registration and Renewals

Finance Professionals Network (FPN) - $225 annual membership fee  ADD TO CART

Up to 2 people on the FPN listserve + all in-person presentations and webinars.

  • For experienced CFOs, finance directors, and finance consultants to nonprofits

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

  • For nonprofit managers of human resources

Combined Membership (Discounted) - $350 annual membership fee ADD TO CART
 Up to 2 people from same organization on each listerve + all network benefits.


Community Leadership Project: Nonprofit Strategy Clinic

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Online Access Area for Initiative-based Peer Networks

Participants in select CompassPoint leadership and capacity-building initiatives can join peer discussions and access and share program materials through special online community areas for their cohort.

  • Blue Shield of California Strong Field Project – participant login.
  • Coaching Nonprofits Online Community – participant login.

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