Peer Skill Share

Foundation Appears in GEO Publication

Pierce Family Foundation was one of several funders highlighted in the Grantmakers for Effective Organization's (GEO) new publication, Strengthening Nonprofit Capacity.

Peer Skill Share at National GEO Conference

The Peer Skill Share program made an appearance at the 2016 Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) National Conference. Pierce Family Foundation Executive Director Marianne Philbin and Program Director Heather Parish lead a breakout session titled "Supporting Capacity Building Through Crowdsourcing." Attended by approximately 40 foundation staff members from across the country, the session explained the genesis of Peer Skill Share, its success, and how this model can work in other communities.

Peer Skill Share program moves to Forefront

The Peer Skill Share program will have a new home in 2016: it will now be housed at Forefront in Chicago (formerly Donors Forum).

When Pierce Family Foundation began Peer Skill Share back in 2010, we had 10 completed matches in the first year. We now have 150-200 completed matches every year! This growth is a source of pride for us, and now it's time to take the program to another level, where it can benefit even more nonprofit professionals.

Peer Skill Share Survey Results

Since Peer Skill Share was launched in 2010, more than 800 individuals from 300 nonprofit organizations have participated in this free, one-on-one professional development program. When surveyed, participants were overwhelmingly positive:

Crain's Chicago Business Highlights Peer Skill Share Program

In a recent article, Crain’s Chicago Business has recognized the unique model that Pierce Family Foundation has created with our Peer Skill Share Program.