Member Benefits

Exponent Philanthropy provides resources and connections to amplify the impact of your giving. Please don’t hesitate to call us with any questions at 202-580-6560.

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Connections With Peers & Professionals

Through our network, we can connect you to other members, vetted experts, and our knowledgeable staff.
Q&A service
Member Directory
Discussion Lists
Directory of Foundation and Philanthropy Advisors

Educational Programs

Continual learning is one of our core values. Members receive discounts on all our highly respected programs.
CONNECT Conference
National Conference
Local Programs

Distance Learning

Online Tools & Resources

We offer thousands of online resources helpful to philanthropists using a wide variety of strategies and with varied levels of expertise. Many are exclusive member benefits.
Sample documents

Tear sheets
PhilanthroFiles blog


Members receive special rates on our publications, including some at no cost.
Essentials, our quarterly publication
The Foundation Guidebook
The Trustee Handbook
Teen Philanthropy Café
Media Toolkit

Assessment Tools & Benchmarking Data

Take the pulse of your philanthropy and get information for decision making with these comprehensive tools.
10-Minute Impact Assessment
Practical Board Self-Assessment
Operations and Management Report
Salary and Benefits Report
Other polls and surveys


Members are eligible for discounts on important services and resources.
Insurance Program
GuideStar – discounts on Charity Check, Pro Search, FinSCAN, and Nonprofit Compensation Report
TechSoup – technology donations and discount on NGOsource
Grants management tools
Jewish Funders Network  15% discount on membership
The Academy for Grantmaking and Funder Education  15% off programs 

News & Trends

Stay current on legal issues, inspirational stories, and everything in between.
What's New
PhilanthroFiles blog
Email newsletters
Jobs in the field

Leadership Opportunities

Board of Directors
Advisory Committees
Hosting programs
Speaking opportunities

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"Joining... has been one of the best decisions the Smart Family Foundation has ever made. For starters, it's like having an entire high-end law firm on staff and a well-stocked library! Every time I call, everyone is friendly and immediately responsive."

 —Linda Cummins, Business Manager Smart Family Foundation
"At the National Conference... the very small funders group I attended was one of my favorites. Thank you for your help. Exponent Philanthropy was a great resource when we first started the foundation and I appreciate the support during this transition. "

— Paula Nelson, Enchanted Life Foundation