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Peer Groups

Philanthropy Ohio is the network that links funder members to their peers across the state, forming a broad, strong group of people to tap into for experience, advice and to build relationships. Bringing people together is something we do really well through our funder peer groups organized by issue, geography and giving structure.

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Convening funder peers to connect, build relationships and enhance impact

Philanthropy Ohio gathers people in adaptive and responsive ways to create paths for connection and collaboration, peer learning and sharing, and to strengthen relationships and amplify impact. Peer spaces provide one-on-one connections and access to colleagues across the state through virtual and in-person convenings throughout the year. Philanthropy Ohio supports many professional peer networks that connect funders to others who share similar jobs, interests, geography and more. Peer and affinity spaces are open to the staff and trustees of grantmaking member organizations as a benefit of membership. To learn more about Philanthropy Ohio’s peer spaces or to join one, contact Laura Smith.

Statewide Peer Networks

  • Blacks in Ohio Philanthropy
  • Community Foundation Leaders Network
  • Corporate Funders Network
  • Donor Services Network
  • Equity Funders Network
  • Private and Family Foundations Network (in development)
  • Program Officer & Grants Managers Network
  • Scholarship Managers Network

Regional Peer Networks

  • Appalachian Ohio Funders Group
  • Cincinnati Executive Director’s Roundtable (in development)
  • Columbus Executive Director’s Roundtable (in development)
  • NE Arts & Culture Funders Group
  • NE Corporate Roundtable
  • NE Education Funders Group
  • NE Evaluation & Learning Funders Group
  • NE Executive Director’s Roundtable
  • NE Private Foundations Network

Get connected and join a Philanthropy Ohio peer group 


 “I have benefitted a lot from Philanthropy Ohio's peer convenings on current and job-relevant topics; webinars; and especially, peer exchange. It is a great way to ask questions from your peers, learn from them and understand that you have a support group that would be able to assist you to answer certain questions and concerns you may have and most importantly, to understand that you are not alone.”

- Tania Arseculeratne, Community Engagement Officer, The Dayton Foundation

Join/Renew Your Membership

When you become a member of Philanthropy Ohio, you join a community of funder organizations 200+ members strong who are working to improve our communities! Already a member? Make sure your annual membership is up to date and you have access to all the benefits – from members-only peer convenings to public policy initiatives to the latest resources and networking events. 

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Want to learn more or get involved in a peer group or network? Contact Laura Smith.

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