What is Community Building?

We build a sense of community among all leaders and provide opportunities to build capacity, bridges, and trust to ensure they are aligned toward a healthy and equitable future. 

Who is in the Independent Sector Community?

Our community includes changemakers of all kinds – nonprofit and foundation leaders, community activists, philanthropists, researchers, academics, policymakers, and consultants. 

Why Community Matters

We strive to be locally grounded, community-informed, and nationally relevant. We are driven by racial equity and inclusion, where Black, Native, people of color, LGBTQ+ folks, people with disabilities co-create vision and action. 

Independent Sector Fellows

Our Fellows community offers changemakers an in-depth opportunity to build trusted relationships, learn from one another, and share knowledge and experience to advance a healthy and equitable civil society.

Recognizing Transformative Leaders

Each year, Independent Sector recognizes extraordinary leaders who are making transformative impact toward a healthy and just civil society.