2014 National Conference

EPIP participated in the Joint Affinity Groups Unity Summit. This year’s conference was held in Washington, DC, June 6-8.


Check out our Eventifier and Storify pages, which capture highlights from the JAG Unity Summit. We especially love this one put together by our friends at the Women’s Funding Network.

Download the program book.

Follow the conversation on social media

#JAGUnity2014 for the 2014 JAG Unity Summit
#EPIPleaders for EPIP’s Measuring a Leader framework

20 Years of JAG

Watch the JAG video that played at the Summit, highlighting 20 years of advancing equity together


EPIP Unites!  Schedule in Brief

Thursday, June 5

11am – 5pm   EPIP Chapter Leader Gathering (invitation only)

5:30pm – 7:30pm   IS NGen/EPIP Welcome Reception (RSVP)
open to everyone
$20 fee

8pm – 10pm   EPIP CLG Dinner (invitation only)


Friday, June 6

8am – 11am   EPIP Breakfast plenary:
Emerging Leaders Salon

11am – 11:30am   Break

11:30am – 1pm   EPIP Concurrent Breakout Sessions

1:15pm – 3pm   EPIP Lunch Plenary:
A United Front #BringBackOurGirls: Individuals and Communities Making a Difference
EPIP Awards ceremony and guided conversation.

3pm – 3:30pm   Break

3pm – 5pm   ABFE/EPIP Workshop
A Game Changer in Philanthropy: Applying a Race Equity Frame to Your Work

3:30pm – 5pm   EPIP Concurrent Breakout Sessions

6pm – 8pm   JAG Welcome Plenary and Reception


Saturday, June 7 – Summit at-a-Glance (Highlights!)

8am – 4pm   JAG Unity Summit Programming (more details here)

4:30pm – 5:30pm   JAG Closing Town Hall

6pm – 11pm   ABFE James A. Joseph Lecture and Reception


2014 Conference Leaders

EPIP HQ would like to recognize members of the 2014 Planning Committee. Join us in thanking them for their leadership!

Planning Committee
EPIP Unites at the JAG Unity Summit

Andy Freeze, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Lauren Hasey Maher, National Center for Family Philanthropy
Christine Reeves, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
Maegan Scott, Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation
Michael Shaw, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative


1. What is the JAG Unity Summit?
EPIP joined forces with JAG to host a game-changing conference on equity this spring from June 6-8, 2014 with the purpose of creating shared strategies for advancing equity, assessing equity work and developing a new vision and plan for collaboration. By Advancing Equity Together, JAG is uniting its members and others in the field to build a new vision for collaboration to advance equity in society (addressing race, gender, sexual orientation, and disability).

2. Who/What is JAG?
Founded in 1993, JAG (Joint Affinity Groups) is a network of collaborating affinity groups engaging over 20,000 professionals, who are committed to equity and social justice. The following organizations are members of JAG:

3. Did EPIP have a National Conference this year?
The Unity Summit was EPIP’s National Conference for 2014. The Summit was designed so that individual JAG organizations will have the opportunity to hold their own programming on Friday, June 6th. Then, on Saturday, June 7th, together we offered joint programming (innovative and interactive workshops and sessions) for all conference registrants.

4. What was EPIP Unites at the Unity Summit?
EPIP Unites at the Unity Summit was EPIP’s opportunity to provide EPIP member-focused programming on Friday, June 6th. Program tracks followed EPIP’s current programming: #DoGood and Measuring a Leader. Our theme this year was Unity! EPIP Unites at the Unity Summit was a one-day gathering in Washington, DC designed specifically for EPIP members. It was held on Friday, June 6th between 8:30AM – 5:00PM, one day before the Unity Summit took place. It served as our annual national conference.

5. Did EPIP members design and lead workshops for EPIP Unites as we have done for previous conferences?
Yes! EPIP members were invited to submit ideas for workshops and sessions. The session lineup is here.

6. Did EPIP host a Chapter Leader Gathering (CLG) this year at the Unity Summit?
Yes! The annual CLG was held on Thursday, June 5th from 11AM to 5PM at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.

7. Who was allowed to attend the Unity Summit?
Anyone was invited to attend the Unity Summit, but there were special member rates for those individuals who are members of the various JAG partner organizations. The Unity Summit was for anyone and everyone interested in advancing equity and social justice.

8. Who was allowed to attend EPIP Unites at the Unity Summit?
Anyone who registered for the Unity Summit could attend EPIP Unites on June 6th. Programming for EPIP Unites was EPIP member focused. (Other JAG partners offered their own member-focused programming on June 6th.)

9. Where did the Unity Summit take place?
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
999 9th Street NW,
Washington, DC, 20001-4427
(202) 898-9000