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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Chapter Membership Survey

Our Chapter wants to learn what your interests are and how we can best support you as emerging practitioners in philanthropy. We appreciate your feedback, so that we can offer programming that will be beneficial to you. This anonymous survey will take no more than 5 minutes to complete. You do not have to be a dues-paying EPIP member to participate.

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Past Bay Area Events

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 Happy Hour at Neighborhood Funders Group Conference
Article Club: "The Need for Black Rage in Philanthropy"
Debate: Does Big Philanthropy Undermine Democracy & Civil Society?
Article Club: "Scary Times: Foundations, Trumpism, and the Fear Factor"
Article Club: Big Bets in Philanthropy
EPIP National Happy Hour at Forum Conference
Silicon Valley Happy Hour

Events in the Field

Visit the Northern California Grantmakers calendar and events in the field page! We also recommend subscribing to the mailing lists of relevant affinity groups, funder networks, and philanthropic support organizations to stay connected to the field—The Council on Foundations had created comprehensive list here.

Walking the Talk: Putting Values-Based Grantmaking Into Practice – Mon, July 24 – California Health Care Foundation, Oakland
Join PEAK Grantmaking (formerly Grant Managers Network) for a workshop on how to identify your institution’s values and embed those values into your grantmaking practices.

Social Impact Happy Hour – Wed, July 26 – Arte Ristorante, Palo Alto
Join ONE WORLD and other social entrepreneurs, impact investors, non-profits, foundations, and social impact professionals for this networking social.

A New Twist: What’s the Latest Innovation in Philanthropy? – Thurs, July 27 – Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Palo Alto
Join Northern California Grantmakers for for an interactive learning lab that will immerse you in the concepts and methods of impact investing and human-centered design.

The Problem of Poverty Isn’t Getting Any Younger – Thurs, July 27 – Metta Fund, SF
A funder briefing on poverty and aging and the ways that inequity plays out as we age across economic justice, racial equity, asset building, women’s issues, workforce development, and social determinants of health.

Unpacking Full Cost Workshop – Tues, Aug 8 – Google Community Space, SF
Join Northern California Grantmakers and Nonprofit Finance Fund for a capacity-building opportunity for funders and grantee partners on understanding the full costs of building resilient nonprofit organizations.

Have a Bay Area event you'd like to share? Email with subject line "Events in the Field" and a link to your event.

Past Newsletters

June 2017

Bay Area Jobs

Visit the EPIP, Northern California Grantmakers (NCG), Philanthropy News Digest, and Chronicle of Philanthropy job boards.

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EPIP Bay Area Chapter News