The Johnson County Nonprofit Peer Groups were created at the request of many of our nonprofit partners who were looking for ways to connect and grow together. In 2022 we piloted 5 peer groups which met quarterly. Each peer group is focused around a particular topic – usually an article, podcast, or video – and after a short dive into that common topic/material, the conversation opens to current news and trends, challenges or new opportunities that need group ideation, or simply networking and connection with peers. The conversations are open to all and directed by those in attendance.
The goals of the Community Foundation of Johnson County’s Nonprofit Peer Groups are to:
- Provide learning opportunities relevant and timely for nonprofit professionals, volunteers, and board members;
- Create space for open discussion and dialogue in a confidential and safe space;
- Bring the CFJC to the forefront of nonprofit leaders’ radar as a community connector and convener; and
- Raise awareness of the CFJC’s resources for nonprofit organizations.