Join The Philanthropy Roundtable


What is The Philanthropy Roundtable?

The Philanthropy Roundtable is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to fostering excellence in philanthropy. The only organization of its kind, the Roundtable facilitates connections between thought-leaders, practitioners, and donors who are driving meaningful reform and positive change in society. Please see our mission statement and guiding principles here.

The Roundtable is supported by generous donors who participate in our programs and find value in our unique set of services. We are not a grantmaking organization, and we do not make grants or provide contributions to other organizations or to individuals.


What do you offer?

Membership with The Philanthropy Roundtable provides 27 years of wisdom and insight about successful—and unsuccessful—philanthropic strategies and tools. By joining the Roundtable, you will become part of an exclusive donor community interested in philanthropic strategies that are replicable, scalable, and achieve real results.

The Roundtable offers members a variety of valuable programs and services to help increase the influence of their philanthropy:

  • Dynamic, donor-only meetings to collaborate with philanthropic leaders in a solicitation-free environment;
  • The industry-leading magazine Philanthropy and donor guidebooks;
  • One-on-one philanthropic consulting services for you and your foundation;
  • Advocacy efforts that strengthen the sector and advance philanthropic freedom; and
  • Access to an influential network of like-minded donor peers.

Because of the Roundtable's resources, our members are better equipped to achieve real, long-lasting success with their philanthropy than they would be alone.


"Philanthropy is a complex endeavor and it requires much more than good intentions and money. The Philanthropy Roundtable has given our foundation a better understanding of the philosophy of philanthropy. We are fortunate such an organization exists to serve us."
—Phyllis Taylor, president and chairman, Patrick F. Taylor Foundation


How do I join?

Start by reviewing our membership criteria to see if you qualify.

If you believe you meet the qualifications for membership with The Philanthropy Roundtable, simply print and complete our membership application or fill out an application online.

You may also call our office at 202.822.8333 and request that an application be sent to you by mail.

Please return applications by mail to:

The Philanthropy Roundtable
1120 20th Street NW, Suite 550 South
Washington, D.C. 20036

For more information about Roundtable membership, please contact Eric Peterman at or 202.822.8333.