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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

Thanks, Michael! We're Going to Miss You.

Posted on August 19, 2015

This month has been a very crucial and relatively important one for us here at EPIP. We’re going through a series of exciting changes and updates at our New York Office. This session of Voices from the Field is a special one indeed as we announce the departure of our Membership and Operations Manager Michael Barham. For the past couple of years, Michael has helped maintained the smooth flow of all things EPIP; from its chapter leaders, our members as well as our frequent conferences-Michael’s passion for equal opportunity through a philanthropic lens has added much value to our organization. We are grateful for Michael’s work and continued efforts in helping our organization expand whilst providing a multitude of resources and ideas to philanthropy as we remain committed to the advancement of social justice.

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Meet Our New Membership and Operations Associate

Posted on August 19, 2015

EPIP is proud to announce our newest member of staff in our New York office. Biz Ghormley will serve as our Membership and Operations Associate. Biz is joining us with extensive experience in philanthropy. Her new role will play a major part in EPIP’s operations and program development. She will also support member relationship maintenance. We’re thrilled to have her join the team and what she has to offer. We hope you’ll join us in welcoming Biz to our team. We sat down with her earlier this week to chat about her exciting new chapter with us.

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Cross Post: Giving Circles Fund - Saving Innocence

Posted on August 19, 2015

This piece first appeared on the Giving Circles Fund Blog on 8/18/2015 at

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Introducing Our Newest Fellow

Posted on August 18, 2015

We're happy to introduce our newest addition to the EPIP team, Christie Saint-Vil, EPIP's Communications and Research Fellow. 

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