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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

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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Leadership and Management Workshop - Additional Thoughts from our Panelist: Sharmila Rao Thakkar, Executive Director, The Siragusa Foundation

Posted on June 16, 2015

In this second part of this interview, Sharmila talks about working in philanthropy, her career pathway, and overcoming career roadblocks.

What is something you wish you had known before taking the job?

How to say no without feeling badly!  And that there’s never enough time and resources to do everything we want to, so how do you maintain the day-to-day while creating space to move a bigger agenda forward.

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