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EPIP Chicago Spring Update

EPIP Chicago Spring Update 

EPIP Chicago had a great first year in 2014, and we are really excited for 2015! As a growing chapter, we are always looking for ways to engage our members and provide programs that will strengthen emerging leaders in the social change sector in Chicago.

Read on to find out what we have been up to, and what’s coming up next. 

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Webinar Recap- Community Voices Heard: Engaging Constituents for Social, Economic and Racial Justice

Webinar Recap- Community Voices Heard: Engaging Constituents for Social, Economic and Racial Justice

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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Transformative Leadership Development at the Grassroots

In Cultivating Nonprofit Leadership: A (Missed?) Philanthropic Opportunity, NCRP discusses how social movements benefit when grassroots leaders have transformative leadership development opportunities, complementing its earlier Grantmaking for Community Impact Project series that spotlights community leadership as a strategy for social change. 

By: Christen Lee

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MC MaL | Choose to Take Action!

Dear Friends,

This May, through our MC MaL campaign, EPIP is highlighting the skill of Decision-making. Over the last six months, we've shared different resources and ways that EPIP members can practice Measuring a Leader skills and values. Measuring a Leader is more than a professional development tool.  While we want to support the professional development of emerging leaders, we also want to challenge them to think beyond the next job or the next promotion up the organizational ladder. We want to develop leaders who work collectively toward a more sustainable and equitable world. 

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MC MaL | Decision-Making Skills - Tools and Resources

This May, EPIP is highlighting the Measuring a Leader Decision-making skills, which include:

  • Making timely and well-considered decisions
  • Considering the input of others when making decisions
  • Taking a systematic approach when making decisions
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Leadership and Innovation in the New Civil Rights Movement: Impact Investing as a Main Cornerstone

Leadership and Innovation in the New Civil Rights Movement: Impact Investing as a Main Cornerstone

by Michael J. Isimbabi, Ph.D.

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Recap: Setting Your Career Goals and Finding a Peer Mentor

Throughout 2015, EPIP DC has been focusing on supporting members improve their knowledge and skills on career advancement with sessions from prominent speakers and skill-based workshops. Earlier this month, we added networking to the cadre of offerings.

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Joint Affinity Groups Statement on the Baltimore Uprising

JAG released this statement in response to recent events in Baltimore. Please read and share with your colleagues and networks.

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Getting Ready for New Orleans!

While conducting research for our 2015 National Conference, we came across these great resources to help you prepare for your participation at EPIP in NOLA. We hope you will take some time to dive as deeply as possible into some of these topics and issues in order to get the most out of your conference experience. See you all soon in New Orleans!

 

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8 Resources for New Foundation CEOs

This post was authored by Kris Putnam-Walkerly and originally appeared on her blog, Philanthropy 411 Blog, on 2/11/15 at http://putnam-consulting.com/philanthropy-411-blog/8-resources-for-new-foundation-ceos/

 

My previous blog post shared 5 mistakes to avoid if you are a new foundation CEO and new to philanthropy.  One mistake is not being willing to learn about your new role and field. Below I share eight resources that can help you in your role. In addition, nothing beats getting advice from seasoned foundation leaders, or if needed retaining a coach or advisor to help you.

 

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