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
- Forum’s Annual Conference virtual session
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)
Jill Gordon is the Manager of Training. She joined the Council’s programs team after a decade serving foundations at the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance (IPA). In her previous role as Director of Learning, she developed a diverse offering of programs and events for IPA members, stakeholders, and partners.
Jill brings over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector with a strong focus on program and curriculum development, training facilitation, evaluation, and nonprofit management. She previously served as the Program Director for the Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana (YPII), providing resources and technical assistance to promote and support youth philanthropy. Passionate about lifelong learning, community collaboration, and empowering youth to make a difference, Jill’s career before IPA included several years in the museum field.
Jill is a lifelong Hoosier with a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and master’s degree in Museum Studies and Non-Profit Management from Indiana University. She lives in Indianapolis with her creative husband, curious son, and nosey dog. In her off time, she enjoys travelling, taking long hikes, listening to audio books, and trying new recipes.
Nancy began her nonprofit career at Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which ignited her passion for working in the nonprofit sector. Her subsequent professional moves took her to Washington, D.C., Miami and Atlanta where she built her career focusing on programming and capacity building for youth-serving nonprofits. While she has managed federal programs, developed statewide initiatives and facilitated workshops, a favorite aspect of her work is building relationships. Nancy gets energized by meeting new people, listening to their challenges and helping them find solutions that both honor where they are and help them expand their experiences.
Though Nancy is originally a New Yorker, her parents are from the Caribbean island of Haiti. Immediately after graduating from college she spent six months working there to learn more about her family’s culture and about living in a developing country. That proved to be an enlightening immersion experience, with lessons that carry over to her work today.
Nancy is a graduate of Georgia State University and received a master’s degree in international development education from Florida International University. As transplants from Atlanta, Georgia, Nancy, her husband Rick and daughter Madison are enjoying exploring the Pacific Northwest!