Nonprofit Peer Groups

Objective

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. 2022 will be our pilot year of the peer groups; the schedule and structure may change as needs shift and we receive feedback on the groups.

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.

Peer Groups

The Johnson County Nonprofit Peer Groups are based on professional roles within nonprofit organizations. Please attend any/all groups which are relevant to you and your work. We welcome diverse voices, experiences, organizational foci, and organization sizes to attend these peer group sessions. Groups are based around professional roles to allow connection, resource and idea sharing, and networking among nonprofit leaders in similar roles across organizations.

  • Executive Director/CEO Peer Group
  • CFO & Finance Team Peer Group
  • Development & Fundraising Peer Group
  • Marketing Peer Group
  • Program & Services Peer Group

Session Structure

The following is the anticipated structure for peer group sessions. They will be topic/content based and then open for networking and engagement as the group sees fit.

  • Introductions (5-10 min)
  • Topic/Content Specific Presentation or Guided Conversation (15-20 min)
  • Open Conversation/Networking (30 min)

A Community Foundation staff member will facilitate peer group meetings, but conversation is always open to participant engagement.

Fees/Cost

Nonprofit Peer Groups are free to attend and open to all, though content is directed toward the specific group topic and professional position.

Calendar

For our pilot year, peer groups will meet quarterly on Wednesday mornings from 9-10am. We will meet virtually via zoom. Links to register for each session are provided below.

Nonprofit Peer Group Kickoff

 January 12, 8am

Peer Groups Kickoff Slides

Questions?

Ellie Moore, Director of Grantmaking & Strategic Communications

ellie@cfjc.org | (319) 337-0483

501 12th Ave., Suite 102

Coralville, IA 52241

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