Fundamental Challenges. Transformative Philanthropy. New Leaders.


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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.

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Featured Posts

Facing Race - Opportunity for Members to Attend for Free

Posted on September 29, 2016

This November, EPIP will be sending nine members as a delegation to the Facing Race 2016 conference from November 10-12 in Atlanta, GA. Learn more about the opportunity to attend free of cost and receive a travel stipend. Get access to the application for members - open until October 7, 2016.

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LA Chapter Steering Committee Applications

Posted on September 21, 2016

EPIP LA is recruiting new Chapter Leaders! Learn more about the opportunity and how to apply here. 

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We Are CHANGE Philanthropy

Posted on August 31, 2016

Why EPIP is proud to be a core partner of CHANGE Philanthropy.

By Tamir Novotny and Christine Reeves Strigaro

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Healing and Rejuvenation

Posted on August 29, 2016

For those of us who care about racial equity, this year has been alternately exhilarating and exhausting. In response, EPIP has been experimenting with a more intentional focus on coping, healing and rejuvenation.

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