Membership Information

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What You Get

A Peer Advisory Board

As a member, you will be placed in a group of 15-20 executives who are in roles similar to yours at other companies. We call each of these groups, Councils. Each council has members from across the U.S. and from a range of industries, business model, and company size.

Semi-Annual Retreats

We bring all of our councils together twice a year for a two-day, retreat (virtual for now, but historically in-person). The majority of these two days will be spent with your immediate council but we also offer opportunities for you to meet and connect with members outside of your immediate council.

Each council is led by an experienced moderator and prior to each retreat, your moderator will create an agenda that addresses your specific needs, ensuring you get the most out of your private session.

Our retreats have historically taken place in cities like New York, San Francisco, Chicago.

“The quality of my fellow Chief Product Officers on my council is terrific - I get more help in two days from them than from weeks or months of consultants or conferences.”

—Amanda Richardson, VP, Product, HotelTonight

Regular Check-ins

Between in-person retreats, your moderator will schedule a quick “catch-up” call to see how things are going and to look for ways to connect you with relevant members of our community.

Private Online Community

You’ll also have access to our private online community website, which includes the names and contact information for all of our members as well as an active discussion board. You can post questions (we call them ‘Requests for Help’) whenever they come up – these go out to all the members of our Councils community. Often within hours, you’ll receive thoughtful help from another member who has wrestled with similar challenges. See examples of recent Requests for Help.

Small Local Gatherings

ON HOLD DURING PANDEMIC. In major cities like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Austin, Dallas, Atlanta and Boston, Collaborative Gain we host small dinners or meetings with 4-8 members around a common topic or theme.

If you’d like to attend a future small dinner, to get a better sense of what the Councils are all about, schedule some time with us.

Collaborative Gain Support

Our passionate staff of business leaders, community builders, and moderators are dedicated to helping you as a member build relationships that matter and have an impact on your ability to lead and grow your business.

What does it cost?

Membership is $7,700 a year (with a one-time onboarding fee for new members of $1,300) and is typically paid by your company.

Want to learn more?

We understand the power of a great customer experience—and we work to create such an experience for our members. Read more about our values why we do this by downloading our brochure or set up a time to talk!