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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2017 Chapter Survey

Our Chapter wants to hear from you 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.

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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"
Debate: Does Big Philanthropy Undermine Democracy & Civil Society?

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.

Bay Area Cause Communications Community Meetup – Tues, Mar 14 – CompassPoint, Oakland
Join nonprofit and foundation communication professionals for a discussion with Global Fund for Women and Story of Stuff Project on navigating communications in the new abnormal

AAPIP Article Club – Wed, Mar 15 – Hawker Fare, SF
Join Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy for a discussion on A New Social Compact by john. a powell, Director of the Haas Institute on a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley. To RSVP, contact Sueli Shaw at

AAPIP Mentorship Program – Deadline to apply: Fri, Mar 17
The goal of the program is to connect AAPIP members with experience in the philanthropy/nonprofit sector with those who are new to the field as a way to share insight and perspective with one another. For the program guidelines and application (due Mar 17), contact Alison Hsieh at

AAPIP Spring Happy Hour – Mon, Mar 20 – John Colins, SF
Join Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy for a networking happy hour. First round of drinks on AAPIP!

Grant Managers Network Conference – Mar 19-22 – Hollywood
Now more than ever before, grants managers are in the spotlight, as their critical contributions to philanthropy take center stage. From effective streamlining to data analysis and knowledge management, grants managers are doing the work that defines grantmaking. (EPIP members from other chapters will be attending; let us know if you are, too, and we'll connect you!)

Hispanics in Philanthropy Leadership Conference and Gala – Thurs, Mar 23 – The Westin St. Francis, SF
In our new political climate, Latinos are particularly vulnerable, and philanthropy will play a vital role in supporting these communities. Network with senior philanthropic leaders and strategize about how we can work together to empower Latino communities at the HIP Conference

Advantages and Limitations of Empathy in Social Innovation – Thurs, Mar 23 – Impact Hub, SF
A workshop where you will practice cultivating empathy and explore the connections between cultural humility, spirituality and their critical role in social innovation

Investing in Cultural Shift: Capital and the Creative Sector – Tues, Mar 28 – Gray Area Foundation, SF
An evening with leading thinkers on new paradigms of investment, exploring how undervalued, underutilized, and/or non-financial assets can be leveraged alongside for-profit financing models to develop a vibrant culture of equity

The Board Match – Thurs, Apr 6 – Hilton San Francisco, Union Square
A networking event for nonprofits to meet potential board candidates, so if serving on a board is of interest to you, here's an opportunity!

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