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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.

A Blog That Matters

Featured Posts

Connecting in Real Life to Build Our Social Media Savvy

Posted on July 08, 2015

This post was authored by: Carrie Harlow, EPIP LA Steering Committee Co-Chair and Program Officer, The Ahmanson Foundation and Alexandra Carew, EPIP LA Steering Committee Member and Communications Manager, Southern California Grantmakers

In June, EPIP Los Angeles held its very first EPIPhany Hour. (Shout out to the EPIP Philly Chapter for inspiring the program name, adapted from their EPIPhany Groups.  We loved all of the idea sharing at this year’s Chapter Leader Gathering in New Orleans!)

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EPIP's 2014 Annual Report

Posted on June 30, 2015

A look back at our work in 2014.

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Webinar Recap: Visualizing Grantmaking Data: Designing Effective Graphs from Start to Finish

Posted on June 29, 2015

Visualizing data through charts, tables, and diagrams helps you deliver bite-sized pieces of information that viewers can understand at a glance and retain for the long run. During this 60-minute webinar, we reviewed the design process from start to finish to leave attendees with practical steps to implement in their own work.


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EPIP's Statement on the Charleston Shootings

Posted on June 19, 2015

Those of us at EPIP HQ are deeply saddened and disturbed by the recent shootings of nine Black people at a prayer meeting in a historic Charleston, SC church earlier this week. In what appears to be a hate crime, the shooter intentionally targeted these individuals because of their race. We cannot and will not tolerate such violence and hatred, and stand in solidarity with all those working towards justice.

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