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EPIP is pleased to announce the re-launch of of our career coaching program through the Effective Leadership Career Program (ELCP). Members can read through full coach bios and contact coaches directly for appointments through Member Connect (login required).
All coaches are able to provide coaching sessions over the phone, and, in some cases, via video or in-person.
To get you started in thinking about the value of coaching, we have some resources for you, courtesy of Amina Dickerson:
Rates for EPIP members:
$85: 50-minute appointment
$400: five 50-min appointments (save $25!)
$800: ten 50-min appointments (save $50!)
(Please make payment arrangements directly with your coach.)
Wishing you all great success!
Grantmakers want their grants to support nonprofits missions, but burdensome application and reporting practices get in the way. In fact, the cumulative impact of the philanthropic sector’s requirements undermines nonprofit effectiveness, causing grantseekers to devote too much time to seeking funding (often without payoff) and reporting on grants (often without benefit) to the detriment of their mission-based work.
After five years, Project Streamline – a field-wide effort led by the Grants Managers Network – has taken stock of how far streamlining has come. In a just-released report, Practices That Matter, Project Streamline documents how a lack of feedback and a mismatch between foundation values and practices lead to persistent issues that waste grantseeker time and cause unnecessary aggravation.
The report doesn’t just point out problems – it also suggests streamlining steps that matter most. Find out how well you’re doing by taking the “How Do You Line Up” quiz, and get no-nonsense advice from Ask Dr. Streamline.
(If you are an EPIP member and need access to the free ticket for members only, please email Kate Seely at firstname.lastname@example.org for that. Or find it on my Member Connect profile by clicking here. Once you register on Eventbrite, you will receive a link to access the webinar.)
Join us for our monthly webinar focused this month on Impact Investing. We'll be talking with Catherine Covington of EPIP Bay Area and RSF Social Finance. RSF is a pioneering non-profit financial services organization dedicated to transforming the way the world works with money.
Many of us have heard about “Impact Investing”, but what is the current state of this relatively young field and who is getting their hands dirty in it? What would the philanthropic field look like if foundations’ grant dollars and endowment dollars were distributed and invested using a similar set of values and goals? Foundations have the opportunity to play a critical role in catalyzing the movement of more dollars into the field of impact investing by putting portions of their philanthropic capital, that is, their endowments, into mission-related investments, but this is easier said than done for most foundations. This webinar is for anyone who is curious about the field of impact investing and will include examples of pioneers in the field that will hopefully spark conversations within your own organization!
Post-racial America?! A week before the 2013 @EPIPNational Conference in Chicago, Dr. Emmett Carson was the Clinton Scholar in Residence at the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. During that week, he examined the implications of philanthropy's perceptions of a 'post-racial America', and further posits reflections on the civic engagement of African American males. As usual, Dr. Carson's voice challenges colleagues to examine our roles and commitment to authentic social change. Below is an excerpt Dr. Carson's essay, Foundations and the Fallacy of Post-Racial America: African American Men and Civic Engagement. Please read it and share. We are interested in your thoughts.
Of all the questions of discrimination and prejudice that still exist in our society, the most perplexing one is the oldest, and in some ways today, the newest: the problem of race. Can we fulfill the promise of America by embracing all our citizens of all races.… In short, can we become one America in the 21st century?[i]
With these words, former President Bill Clinton announced his intention to lead the American people in “a great and unprecedented conversation about race.” His hope was to create One America in which every citizen, regardless of race, recognizes their shared dreams and has access to equal opportunity. Shared dreams and equal opportunity are the avenues through which citizens become engaged in the civic life of their communities, allowing strangers to become neighbors, strengthening the social fabric of America’s civil society. Without question, the most visible example of the nation’s progress on race relations is the two-term election of President Barack Obama.