As we prepare for the year ahead, we wanted to provide a roundup of some of PEAK’s latest resources to support our community, your career, and lead equity-centered practice change in your organization. While some are exclusive to contributing Organization Members, many are available to our entire network. If you’re not yet a part of it and you’re a grantmaker or philanthropy-supporting professional, sign up for complimentary Individual Membership now.
Drive equity with demographic data
Our latest Principles for Peak Grantmaking action planner—open to the community—is designed to help staff and leaders at funding organizations work through some of the fundamental questions that you will need to address by offering an overview of four action steps that you can take now to drive equity through your data-collection practices. Coming in February: detailed how-to guides available exclusively to PEAK’s Organization Members. (Learn more about the benefits of membership here.)
Tap into inspiration and practical insight in our on-demand webinar collection
Our extensive video library provides you with an opportunity to revisit your favorite PEAK events or experience for the first time the incredible power and energy from the sector experts who have shared their insights with our community. Two programs you don’t want to miss are PEAK2021 Online keynotes: Start with LaTosha Brown’s electric opening and The Changing Face of Philanthropy, a candid conversation among four dynamic leaders—Satonya Fair, Crystal Hayling, Carmen Rojas, and Sherece West-Scantlebury—on how they each are reimagining how they are working to fulfill the missions of their organizations.
Another highlight of 2021 was our yearlong 25th anniversary celebration, which featured several inspirational conversations with sector leaders, including a panel of CEOs on Grants Professionals as Change Agents for Operationalizing Equity in philanthropy and A Conversation With PEAK Founding Members, which features Margaret Egan and Ursula Stewart.
Focus on your career journey
Our mid-2021 edition of the Journal, Career Journeys in Philanthropy, features stories from members of the PEAK community about their career experiences; exploring how they are moving within the field to grow their skills, assert their leadership, and rise up as leaders of change to push, pull, and sometimes drag the field forward.
Looking for your next career opportunity? PEAK’s job board features the latest career opportunities posted by our community.
CONNECT with colleagues
Over on our CONNECT online forum, members are sharing knowledge and helping one another to navigate all manner of grantmaking challenges on a daily basis. To stay in the loop, update your email preferences to receive digests on a daily or weekly basis.
Also, we round up the most active conversations in each PEAK Weekly email. New to CONNECT? Start by reading insights that highlight some of the rich conversations taking place, from how to embed flexibility across the grantmaking lifecycle to how to adapt practices to respond to current events.
If you are an Individual or Organization Member, manage your notifications by clicking here, click on your picture in the top, right-hand corner, and select Profile. On the page that loads, click on the My Account tab and select Community Notifications from the dropdown list.
Make your plans for PEAK2022 Online
From March 21 to 25, we’re bringing our community together for a weeklong virtual conference centering on what it looks like to “live your PEAK.” Together, we’ll imagine how grantmaking can truly embody what PEAK stands for: Principles, Equity, Advocacy, and Knowledge. Take inspiration from thought-provoking keynotes, interactive peer dialogues, skill-building breakouts, and networking gatherings, and leave empowered to lead change in your organization and beyond.