Peer Skill Share
There is a wealth of experience and expertise within the nonprofit sector. Forefront’s Peer Skill Share Program enables nonprofits to get the kind of help they most value (focused, tailored to their needs, and typically in person) while being compensated for their time rather than paying a workshop fee. For foundations, the program is a low-cost way to provide targeted technical assistance and to support organizational development across the entire grantee community. Membership in Forefront is not a requirement for grantees to participate, but grantees must be invited by a funder to be eligible for the program. Grantmakers interested in providing the Peer Skill Share Program to their grantees can email Emily Long, Manager of Education, at email@example.com, for more information.
How It Works
A nonprofit professional who needs help on a particular topic is matched with an employee of another nonprofit who has expertise on that topic. You can make a request on a particular topic, or you can offer your expertise as an advisor. We make matches between people, and the match partners then meet one-on-one for a 2-3 hour Skill Share session. There is no charge for participation in Peer Skill Share. In fact, in recognition of the valuable time you have dedicated, if you complete a Skill Share session as a requestor, your organization receives a $100 honorarium. If you participate as an advisor, your organization receives a $200 honorarium.
Please note: at this time, only grantees invited by participating funders or funders themselves can participate (funders can participate at multiple levels). To find out if your organization is eligible, or to discuss how you can get involved, contact Emily Long at firstname.lastname@example.org.