Emerging Leaders on Philanthropy, Equity, and Their Futures


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Join a community of changemakers working to build a more just, equitable and sustainable world.

*Connect with practitioners like you locally and around the country*

*Gain skills to help you advance in your career*

*Advance change you believe in, at work and beyond* 



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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.



For over fifteen years, EPIP has been a place for emerging leaders to learn, grow and advance. 

Today, the needs of our members and the times we live in call upon us to elevate our vision. 

Our new strategic framework does just that.

Through this new framework, we will:

Professional and Leadership Development

Develop Whole Leaders

We will deepen our work to develop our members not just as skilled professionals, but also as whole people and complete change agents.

Advocacy and Influence

Advocate and Innovate

We will promote innovation and effective practices -- and when necessary speak hard truths -- to support the success of our members and other diverse changemakers

Collective Leadershipf

Lead for Equity

We will work as part of a broader movement to advance equity in and through philanthropy

Community Perspectives

Featured Posts

EPIP LA is Recruiting!

Posted on September 28, 2018

The EPIP LA Chapter is now recruiting Steering Committee members. Please read more here about responsibilities, opportunities and details on how to apply.

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Apply to join EPIP DC's Chapter Leader Steering Committee!

Posted on September 20, 2018

Applications to join the Washington DC EPIP Chapter Steering Committee are open until October 20, 2018. Please apply here! 

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Let's Stop Talking About Leadership

Posted on September 06, 2018

This piece, written by Tory Martin of the Johnson Center, reflects on the 2018 EPIP National Conference. We are pleased to have the opportunity to share it with the EPIP community here. For more from the Johnson Center, listen to Let's Not Get Coffee, the most recent episode of their Field Notes in Philanthropy podcast, which was recorded live at the EPIP conference.

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EPIP DC Mentorship Program 2018-2019 FAQs

Posted on August 16, 2018

Drawing from our info session and the inquiries we’ve fielded by phone and email, EPIP DC has compiled the following list of frequently asked questions for applicants. Don’t see an answer to your question here or in the program overview? Email dc@epip.org for assistance!

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