Learn, share and collaborate with your nonprofit colleagues

The Center provides opportunities for nonprofit leaders and staff to come together in a safe place to find solutions together. Our Peer Cohorts discuss common challenges and successes, formulate innovative ideas and explore ways to reach mutual goals through collaborative efforts. Frequently, experts are invited to share their perspective and knowledge as guest discussion leaders.

Participation in the Center's Peer Cohorts is limited to Center members only. If your organization is not currently a member, we encourage you to Join!


The Center has four established Peer Cohorts. If you are interested in forming a cohort for another role, please contact Patrick Rabiecki, Member Associate.

The CEO Cohort limits the number of participants. It opens for new members January - March each year. If you are interested in learning more or would like to join, please email Ericka Best.

Created for leadership/management staff responsible for operations, the COO Cohort welcomes new members year round. The group generally meets once a month from 8:30-9:30am.

If you are interested in joining, please email Taylor Strange.

Because of the overlapping nature of these two roles, we've combined Marketing/Communication and Development into one cohort. The focus of each meeting leans more toward one or the other in alternating months.

The marcom focus of the cohort is for staff charged with ensuring your nonprofit maintains a strong, recognized brand and effective, consistent messaging to your audiences—whether it's building support for your cause, raising political awareness, engaging volunteers, inspiring donors, accessing institutional funders, or connecting with your clients.

The development focus of the cohort is for leadership/management staff charged with meeting the ongoing challenges of funding and will address multiple aspects, including donor stewardship, volunteer organization and membership services.

Staff from Center member organizations can join the MarCom Cohort online, and they will receive an email with details for the next meeting. For questions, please email Ellen Pochekailo.