Powering Change
in Philanthropy:
Our Strategy


Become A Member

Join a community of changemakers working to build a more just, equitable and sustainable world.

*Connect with practitioners like you locally and around the country*

*Gain skills to help you advance in your career*

*Advance change you believe in, at work and beyond* 



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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.



For over fifteen years, EPIP has been a place for emerging leaders to learn, grow and advance. 

Today, the needs of our members and the times we live in call upon us to elevate our vision. 

Our new strategic framework does just that.

Through this new framework, we will:

Professional and Leadership Development

Develop Whole Leaders

We will deepen our work to develop our members not just as skilled professionals, but also as whole people and complete change agents.

Advocacy and Influence

Advocate and Innovate

We will promote innovation and effective practices -- and when necessary speak hard truths -- to support the success of our members and other diverse changemakers

Collective Leadershipf

Lead for Equity

We will work as part of a broader movement to advance equity in and through philanthropy

Community Perspectives

Featured Posts

EPIP DC Mentorship Program 2018-2019

Posted on July 09, 2018

EPIP DC is proud to pilot a new mentorship program to help cultivate strategic, supportive relationships for professional and leadership development in our local network and philanthropic community.

Inspired by EPIP National’s strategic framework and the mentorship programs hosted by EPIP Boston and EPIP LA, the DC chapter sees this as an opportunity to support our members in their internal and external advocacy and our shared commitment to equity and social justice in philanthropy.

Mentees will....

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adrienne maree brown is coming to the EPIP 2018 Conference - Are you?

Posted on June 15, 2018

In just six weeks, 200 of the brightest minds in philanthropy will come together in Detroit at EPIP's 2018 National Conference, The Road Ahead: Leadership in Uncertain Times, to better understand the many ways we can develop leadership and build equity in our sector, even as the world around us grows more turbulent.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to gather with and learn from your peers and thought leaders in the sector, including adrienne maree brown, a brilliant writer and speaker who will join us in Detroit to help us envision the promise of the future and break free from the patterns of the past.

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Apply to Join the EPIP NY Steering Committee

Posted on June 08, 2018

EPIP New York Steering Committee Applications Open! Learn more about the opportunity and apply. 

Thank you for your interest in joining the EPIP NY Steering Committee! EPIP is a membership-based organization where people of all identities can live full and prosperous lives, supported by a diverse, equitable, inclusive and effective philanthropic sector.

Updated deadline: August 10, 2018

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EPIP DC Event Follow-up | What Role Should Philanthropy Play in U.S. Democracy?

Posted on June 07, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.- EPIP DC hosted a panel discussion and conversation Wednesday, June 6 on philanthropy's role in U.S. democracy. This marks the first major event of the year for the EPIP DC Chapter.

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