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

October 2016

Grant Managers Network Regional Meeting – Thurs, Oct 20 – East Bay Community Foundation, Oakland
A 2-in-1 workshop on 7 Habits of Highly Effective Grantmakers and Successful Structures: Rethinking the Role of Grant Managers

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

Young Education Professionals Networking Social – Thurs, Oct 20 – Raven Bar, San Francisco
A happy hour for those interested in education, whether as a teacher, entrepreneur, researcher, policy wonk, funder, or aspiring education professional

Philanthropy in Democratic Societies – Thurs, Oct 27 – Paul Brest Hall, Stanford University
A panel discussion and book launch hosted by Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS) on the role of philanthropy in democratic societies given its power to affect public outcomes

November 2016

Return to Sender: Nonprofit Displacement Forum – Wed, Nov 2, Oakland & Thurs, Nov 3, San Francisco
Who do we fund when nonprofits are displaced in our regions? How can we support our grantees in the face of rising office space costs? At this briefing, solutions, priorities, and opportunities for philanthropy, government, and other stakeholders will be discussed.

A Moment for Movements – Sat, Nov 12 – Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park
Social Justice. Commons Economy. Spiritual Awakening. A day-long convening on building within and across social movements

Health & Environmental Funders Network Annual Meeting – Nov 14-16 – Waterfront Hotel, Oakland
A conference on making connections across health, justice, and the environment to foster movements, expand power, and accelerate change

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