Powering Change
in Philanthropy:
Our New 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

Share Your Stories: LGBTQ Practitioners in "Mainstream" Institutions

Posted on October 18, 2017

By Brian Schultz and Kristi Andrasik

In the ever-changing climate for LGBTQ people in our country, what’s it like to an LGBTQ person in philanthropy? More specifically, what’s it like to be an LGBTQ person working in a non-LGBTQ (or “mainstream”) foundation? Given our own work in both philanthropy and in the LGBTQ community, we’ve become increasingly interested in this question. We’ve done some initial research and are currently seeking more perspectives. It is important that we capture the experiences of individuals working in all types of foundations large and small, public and private, and all geographic areas of the country. Findings and analysis will be released in an upcoming EPIP Issue Brief.


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EPIP DC | An Invitation

Posted on October 11, 2017

Reflections on the experience of EPIP Chapter Leadership and an invitation to apply for next year's EPIP-DC Steering Committee. Application is live!

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Apply to join EPIP DC's Chapter Leader Steering Committee!

Posted on October 11, 2017

Applications to join the Washington DC EPIP Chapter Steering Committee are open until November 10, 2017. Please apply here! 

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CHANGE Coalition Featured in Inside Philanthropy

Posted on September 25, 2017

The CHANGE Philanthropy Coalition, in which EPIP Participates, was featured by "Inside Philanthropy" on September 22nd. Read more here>>

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