1. Wit and Wisdom: The Personal is Political — Ongoing Conversations of Race, Class, and Gender

    Kate Seely is the Director of Field Operations with EPIP. She is a leadership development enthusiast, a believer that honest communication and authentic leadership are the underlying keys to any sustainable change we endeavor to effect in this world.  As I have grown in my career over the past 10...

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  2. Practices That Matter – Project Streamline Takes Stock

    Grantmakers want their grants to support nonprofits missions, but burdensome application and reporting practices get in the way.  In fact, the cumulative impact of the philanthropic sector’s requirements undermines nonprofit effectiveness, causing grantseekers to devote too much time to seeking funding (often without payoff) and reporting on grants (often without...

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  3. Wit and Wisdom — Foundations and the Fallacy of Post-Racial America: African American Men and Civic Engagement

    Post-racial America?! A week before the 2013 @EPIPNational Conference in Chicago, Dr. Emmett Carson was the Clinton Scholar in Residence at the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. During that week, he examined the implications of philanthropy’s perceptions of a ‘post-racial America’, and further posits reflections on the civic engagement...

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  4. Conference Reflections: Being a Guest at the Table — Some Reflections from the EPIP National Conference by Steven Strang of YNPN Chicago

    This post originally appeared on the YNPN-Chicago Blog.  On April 5th and 6th, I had the pleasure of attending the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) National Conference here in Chicago.  The EPIP Executive Director, Rahsaan Harris, invited me to join as one of the Board Chairs of YNPN Chicago.  I was very excited about...

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  5. Conference Reflection: It’s time to see our career movement in 3D

    The following is written by Elizabeth Kidd, Steering Committee Co-Chair of the EPIP-Michigan Chapter, and staff at the Community Foundation for the Holland/Zeeland Area.  Moving up on the proverbial career ladder is a frequent topic of conversation among young professionals in any field; the philanthropic/social change sector is certainly no...

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