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From our new Executive Director: is this your leadership moment?
Is this your leadership moment?
We all have opportunities to make a difference in the world. Leadership doesn’t come from a job title. It isn’t conferred through an educational degree. Leadership comes from a willingness to meet today’s challenges in your community and the world at large.
Today, I have been blessed with my own leadership moment as I step into my role at EPIP. Our work is to develop extraordinary new leaders to enhance organized philanthropy and its impact on communities. We envision a day when all generations of practitioners in philanthropy collaborate effectively to build foundations for a better world.
EPIP creates new leaders by giving its members access to trainings, skills-building experiences, seasoned mentors, and like-minded peers that want to change the world. So, what are you doing to prepare for your leadership moment?
I invite you to join EPIP as a member to become a part of our powerful network. If you are already a member, I ask you to take an active role in developing your skillset. I ask allies to signal your support of emerging leadership by investing in EPIP, approving an institutional membership, or sending your staff to the 2013 EPIP National Conference.
Are you challenging yourself to share what you know about philanthropic best practices using social media or through public speaking? Have you thought about organizing your peers locally to start a new EPIP chapter? Have you shared your knowledge with EPIPers at an event? If there is already a chapter in your area, are you working to expand your EPIP network to build power for change?
We should always strive to better ourselves so we can create a world we would be proud to leave to future generations. We are excited to see how you step up to the challenge.
EPIP is here to prepare leaders capable of building a better world. Let us know how we can be of service to you and your community.
We look forward to traveling this road with you as you step into your leadership moment.
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