1. Follow the threads and weave them in. ~notes on work, life, and heart from Oaxaca, Mexico.

    I sit on the plane flying north from Oaxaca, Mexico, the place I called home for 5 years. The place where I began my career, became an adult, built something from the ground up, and began my own journey of finding truth. I peer out the window to the west,...

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  2. To Shift Paradigms, Define Leadership for Yourself

    “This is now. Now is, all there is. Don’t wait for then; strike the spark, light the fire.” ~Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī As I noted in a blog post in late 2013, I am currently immersed in a year-long master’s program, a Master’s in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability (MSLS). Its progressive...

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  3. People of Color Network Gathering, this year in Boston in November!

    This year’s People of Color Network (PCN) Gathering will take place on November 5th and 6th in Boston. This is the 7th gathering of our members of color. PCN gatherings provide participants with opportunities to explore identity, race, and social impact. The content of PCN gathering itself is three-fold: 1) personal...

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  4. Join Resource Generation and the North Star Fund in celebrating Black Philanthropy Month!

    In celebration of Black Philanthropy Month we invite you to join us for an intimate evening of story sharing and community reflection. This event is hosted by Resource Generation and North Star Fund, and is an opportunity for us to elevate the rich history and connection between justice and giving in Black communities. Monday, August 26, 2013 Northstar...

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  5. On Being Young in Philanthropy

    Allie Yee is a fellow at the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and an EPIP member. She responded to the EPIP summer challenge asking EPIP members to share the ways they are exercising leadership this summer. This is Allie’s story.  “I don’t know anything about nonprofit financials.” That’s what I said to a program officer...

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  6. A Long History of Protecting Our Castles: Why the Zimmerman Verdict Should Matter to Young People with Wealth Committed to Building a Better World

    This post originally appeared on the Resource Generation blog and was written by Ashley Horan, James Schaffer, Sarah Abbott, and Isaac Lev Szmonko of Resource Generation. “Justice was always going to elude Trayvon Martin, not because the system failed, but because it worked. Martin died and Zimmerman walked because our entire political and...

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  7. Grantmaking School Courses, Member Discount!

    EPIP Members, We wanted to remind you of a member benefit that is yours to take advantage of. The Grantmaking School gives $250 in discounts to current EPIP members in good standing. Take advantage of the following courses: Advanced Grant Portfolio Management-Aug. 20-21 in New Orleans, LA Grant Financial Analysis-Sept 26-27 in Grand Rapids,...

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  8. Social Media Webinar Resources

    Greetings EPIPers, In an effort to share the resources that our fantastic members create and disseminate, I’m thrilled to share the recording of the EPIP webinar that Sadia Kalam and Erin Barnes hosted last week, titled “10 Reasons You Should Be Using Social Media for Professional Development & 4 Ways to...

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