Bay Area Chapter

EPIP Bay Area is committed to building the emerging philanthropy community in San Francisco, the East Bay, Peninsula, South Bay and North Bay. We host professional development and networking events in response to the needs of members and in collaboration with local nonprofits and affinity groups.

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Past Bay Area Events

2016 Kickoff Networking Social
Article Club: "The Art of Saying No as a Philanthropist"
Collaborative Philanthropy Series, Part 1: Social Impact Bonds & Pay for Success
Collaborative Philanthropy Series, Part 2: Giving Circles
Collaborative Philanthropy Series, Part 3: Collective Impact
EPIP National at the Neighborhood Funders Group Conference
Article Club: "The Need for Black Rage in Philanthropy"

Events in the Field

September 2016

Happy Hours for Young Philanthropists & Donor Activists in Peninsula – Sept 29, Oct 6, Oct 14 – 6:30-8:30pm – 830 Menlo Ave, Ste 210, Menlo Park

A member of Resource Generation, which organizes young people with wealth, has planned a series of happy hours for young people in philanthropy based in the Peninsula/South Bay. If interested in this informal network, contact

NCG New Grantmakers Institute – Sept 29-30 – Irvine Foundation, San Francisco
A professional development training for grantmakers with less than 2 years experience in philanthropy

Dramatic Discovery of Solano County - Fri, Sept 30 - Zellerbach Foundation, San Francisco
A briefing on how one Bay Area county fell off the funder map and what we can do about it

October 2016

Parents in Philanthropy Kick-Off - Wed, Oct 5 - Haas, Jr. Fund, San Francisco
A new affinity group for parents working in philanthropy

Next Gen Changemakers – Thurs, Oct 13 – Foundation Center, San Francisco
A panel/livestream on youth-driven philanthropy in the Bay Area

Solidaire Kick-Off – Thurs, Oct 13 – Delancey Street Screening Room, San Francisco
A launch of Solidaire's Aligned Giving Strategy to create ongoing support for Black-led organizing, featuring Lateefah Simon (Akonadi Foundation), Thenjiwe McHarris (US Human Rights Network), Malkia Cyril (Center for Media Justice), and Mike Gast (IDEX)

HR Summit: Investing in the Talent Pipeline – Oct 19-20 – San Francisco Foundation
An event for HR leads of foundations with 20 or more employees on how to make your foundation and philanthropy as a whole more diverse, equitable, and inclusive

Innovative Models of Change – Thurs, Oct 20 – Foundation Center, San Francisco
A panel on using evaluation, technology, and diverse funding streams to sustain social change work, featuring Breakthrough Collaborative,, D-Rev, Reflect, TechSoup, and the Whitman Institute

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