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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

Member Voices: Philanthropy's Relationship to Democracy

Posted on March 22, 2017

On the chilly Monday morning of March 6, 2017, Associated Grant Makers (AGM) convened a group of 75 representatives and leaders from foundations and other philanthropic institutions to begin the conversation surrounding philanthropy’s relationship to democracy and its role in the current political climate. The program was hosted at the Wimberly Theater in the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, a space that is as beautiful as the name is lengthy.


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Member Voices: Donor Collaboratives: Maximizing Your Philanthropic Impact

Posted on March 17, 2017
My name is Rachel Ogorek and I am on the EPIP Steering Committee in Washington, DC. In my day job I am the Program Manager at the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP). NCFP is the nation’s only nonprofit dedicated exclusively to families who give and those that work with them. I recently wrote this blog post about potential of donor collaboratives to maximize philanthropic impact. I believe collaboration is essential for social change now more than ever and I hope more funders will come together to protect marginalized communities in this way.

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Webinar Recap - Bridging Funders and Communities in the Trump Era: CHANGE Partner Briefing

Posted on March 09, 2017

Originally aired March 9th, 2017

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Introducing EPIP's Sector Experience Survey

Posted on March 07, 2017

Share your experience working in philanthropy or the social sector more broadly. Take the survey today! The survey is open until March 15th, 2017

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