Community Perspectives

Opportunity - Learn How to Measure Your Impact: The Young Nonprofit & Philanthropic Leader Scholarship for EPIP Members

Evaluate for Change is partnering with EPIP to provide scholarships to their capacity-building 6-Week evaluation courses. Evaluate for Change has a special focus on emerging and young social sector professionals - knowing they are tomorrow's true change makers. The 6-week evaluation courses are hands-on and interactive bringing students together to learn what it takes to use data to improve programming and increase funding. Read more >

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Webinar Recap - EPIP Conference 2016 Preview - ELEVATE!

Originally aired August 10, 2016.

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EPIP DC Member Spotlight

Storme Gray, Professional Development Program Associate, Council on Foundations

Interviewed by Alison McNeil, May 31, 2016

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Webinar Recap - Meet CHANGE Philanthropy

Originally aired on August 3, 2016.

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Webinar Recap - Racial Justice and the Climate Movement

Originally aired on July 27, 2016.

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EPIP-NY: Leading Authentically as a Woman in Philanthropy

 “I really connect my professional with my personal…I can never separate what I do from what I am.” - Wilma Montanez, Jessie Smith-Noyes Foundation 

Over 40 women (and one man) gathered at the Wallace Foundation bright and early to hear inspirational words and useful tips on how to navigate philanthropy as a woman. Liz Alsina, program associate at The Mellon Foundation, Jaclyn Le, program & research analyst at Wallace Foundation, Carolina Velasquez, Administrative Assistant at Wallace Foundation, and Kristina Whyte, Senior Accountant at Wallace Foundation, organized the highly attended event, the second one of its kind hosted by the EPIP New York Chapter. Learn more about the event and lessons from it here.

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Member Spotlight: Cultivating Your Career

...Below are some exercises, advice and reminders of what it takes to be keenly engaged in building your career. Whether you have a desire to enter or make a change within the field of philanthropy, my hope is that you will find the following recommendations advantageous as you continue to strive for success.  ...

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Members on Issues: The Opportunity to Address Affordable Child Care and Promote Economic Mobility

Member Hilary McConnaughey on child care, economic mobility and the opportunities for philanthropy to contribute to meaningful change. 

In nearly half of states across the U.S., child care costs more than college tuition. Having access to affordable child care is a challenge for people across the socio-economic spectrum, but it is especially daunting for low-income families. As part of the T Lab program at Tipping Point Community, a grant-making organization that fights poverty in the San Francisco Bay Area, I recently spent six months immersed in the East Oakland community and learned about the challenges these families face regarding access to affordable child care. Through in-home interviews with many local residents, I learned just how devastating the financial impact of child care can be to a person’s economic mobility. In fact, the logistical and financial burdens that child care puts on low-income families could be considered a key contributor to the country’s cycle of poverty. I’d like to share my findings and invite philanthropy to support reform on this issue. ...

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Webinar Recap - Financial Health Dashboard Orientation

Originally aired July 13, 2016.

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EPIP DC Breakfast Club Recap - Partnering for Capacity Building

On June 16, 2016, EPIP DC members and friends gathered at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) to participate in the June Breakfast Club: “Partnering for Capacity Building.”  

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