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We’re the only organization that does what we do. We exist to serve and empower emerging leaders: the people who are building their roles in philanthropy today, and will one day be running philanthropies and nonprofits.

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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.


EPIP | Change Makers for Good

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) is a national network of foundation professionals and other change makers who strive for excellence in the practice of philanthropy.

We are an inclusive group of highly skilled & effective change makers committed to working together to build a just, equitable, & sustainable society.

We provide a platform for our community

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Talk with others on a more meaningful level and make a difference in their lives.

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Practice leadership skills that will help to motive others to make an impact in the world.

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Put your skills to work by presenting and speaking to your peers, colleagues and community.

Community Perspectives

Featured Posts

Webinar Recap - Welcome to EPIP 2017

Posted on January 18, 2017

Originally aired January 11, 2017.

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EPIP DC | A Message from the chapter Co-Chairs:

Posted on December 19, 2016

A message from Kelly Trop & Tyler Nickerson.

"We find ourselves in this political moment with more questions than answers. Our strategies need evaluation. Our policy goals need readjustment. The constituencies we support are more vulnerable than before.  Many of us were already moving against the grain towards a more just and equitable society, and the path just got a lot tougher.

In many ways, the election cemented what we already knew: local actions and community are more important than ever to achieving deep impact. Local philanthropies’ working together, as a DMV Region, will be even more critical and necessary. As a local sector, we must continue to find ways to move from independence to inter-dependence." [...Read more...]

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EPIP San Diego | Reflections on - The Next Frontier in Social Impact Measurement Isn't Measurement at All

Posted on December 19, 2016
Reflections from local steering committee chair James Halliday's moderation of an EPIP WednesdayWebinar.


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EPIP LA | Mentor Program Reflections

Posted on December 19, 2016

While Talitha James didn’t have any set expectations when she applied for the EPIP Mentoring program in Los Angeles, she had already heard enthusiastic recommendations about it.

“…[I] knew that whoever I was matched with could add value to my professional career path,” Talitha shared. 

And for our cohort of 2016, the feeling was mutual. 

None of us were entirely sure what to expect. We all hoped we might spark a connection, build a relationship, and glean a nugget or two professional insight. [...]

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