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We’re the only organization that does what we do. We exist to serve and empower emerging leaders: the people who are building their roles in philanthropy today, and will one day be running philanthropies and nonprofits.

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Event Benefits

$200+ Discount to EPIP National Conference
Scholarship Eligibility for EPIP National Events
Complimentary/Discounted Attendance to EPIP Chapter Events
Complimentary Attendance to EPIP Wednesday Webinars

Leadership Development Benefits

Host EPIP Webinars
Post Blogs to EPIP Website
Facilitate Conference Workshops
Receive Discounted Rates for Career Coaching
Gain Access to Volunteer Opportunities

Collaborative Benefits

Access a National Network of Change Makers
Get Involved in the Broader Field through our Partnerships
Exclusive Access to EPIP Online Community “MEMBER CONNECT”


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Why Join Us?

We develop and deliver unique and valuable programming that builds the leadership skills and knowledge base of emerging foundation professionals. We provide formal and informal career coaching, professional development, and other boosters for your career. We connect you with other EPIP members working across the field of philanthropy and nonprofits. We dissolve the boundaries that can make it difficult to start careers in philanthropy and grow within them.


EPIP | Change Makers for Good

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) is a national network of foundation professionals and other change makers who strive for excellence in the practice of philanthropy.

We are an inclusive group of highly skilled & effective change makers committed to working together to build a just, equitable, & sustainable society.

We provide a platform for our community

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Talk with others on a more meaningful level and make a difference in their lives.

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Practice leadership skills that will help to motive others to make an impact in the world.

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Put your skills to work by presenting and speaking to your peers, colleagues and community.

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EPIP Chicago Spring Update

Posted on May 22, 2015

EPIP Chicago Spring Update 

EPIP Chicago had a great first year in 2014, and we are really excited for 2015! As a growing chapter, we are always looking for ways to engage our members and provide programs that will strengthen emerging leaders in the social change sector in Chicago.

Read on to find out what we have been up to, and what’s coming up next. 

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Webinar Recap- Community Voices Heard: Engaging Constituents for Social, Economic and Racial Justice

Posted on May 17, 2015

Webinar Recap- Community Voices Heard: Engaging Constituents for Social, Economic and Racial Justice

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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Transformative Leadership Development at the Grassroots

Posted on May 07, 2015

In Cultivating Nonprofit Leadership: A (Missed?) Philanthropic Opportunity, NCRP discusses how social movements benefit when grassroots leaders have transformative leadership development opportunities, complementing its earlier Grantmaking for Community Impact Project series that spotlights community leadership as a strategy for social change. 

By: Christen Lee

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MC MaL | Choose to Take Action!

Posted on May 06, 2015

Dear Friends,

This May, through our MC MaL campaign, EPIP is highlighting the skill of Decision-making. Over the last six months, we've shared different resources and ways that EPIP members can practice Measuring a Leader skills and values. Measuring a Leader is more than a professional development tool.  While we want to support the professional development of emerging leaders, we also want to challenge them to think beyond the next job or the next promotion up the organizational ladder. We want to develop leaders who work collectively toward a more sustainable and equitable world. 

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