Philanthropy-serving organizations offer thousands of programs throughout the year for members, nonmembers, grantmakers, and nonprofits. These programs take many forms, from intimate brown bag lunches to elaborate annual conferences. As the hub of the network, the Forum has collected program agendas, ideas, notes, communications pieces, and more to help regional associations replicate successful programs and better serve their members.
Program Peer Community
The Program Peer Community is for those who are responsible for their PSO’s member programming, educations and partnerships.
- Program Listserv (firstname.lastname@example.org)- You must be a member of the Forum & this Peer Community to post to this list.
- Three round-robin calls per year
- In-person meeting at Forum’s Annual Conference
Interested in joining this Peer Community? Submit your email address on the form at the bottom of the Our Networks page.
Forum Staff Lead: Traci Slater-Rigaud, (202-457-8784)
Rachel LaForgia (she/her/hers) is a Senior Program Director at PSFG, where she loves creating programs and learning experiences for PSFG members. She’s your go-to for all things Annual Meeting; Peace and Security Index and Foundation Maps; Peer Coaching Circles; Foundation Leaders Learning Community; Operating Foundations Working Group; and why foundations should submit their grants data to candid by June 30 every year.
Prior to joining PSFG, Rachel was a Program Assistant for the Peacebuilding and Western Balkans programs at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. She previously worked in the field of education as a high school teacher, college administrator, and adjunct instructor. Rachel holds an M.S. in Global Affairs from New York University and a B.A. in History and Spanish from Franklin and Marshall College. She was a Fulbright scholar in Spain.
Carlos contributes 10 years of experience within San Diego’s nonprofit sector, with agencies such as The San Diego LGBT Community Center, Father Joe’s Villages, and Mama’s Kitchen. He has held positions in grant writing, communications, and community engagement, and he currently serves on the board of directors of the San Diego Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, as well as the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County. Carlos earned a BA in Anthropology and an MA in Rhetoric and Writing Studies, from San Diego State University, and in 2019, he became a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Carlos has a strong value for health and wellness and in his spare time, he enjoys practicing and teaching yoga.