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Thanks, Michael! We're Going to Miss You.

This month has been a very crucial and relatively important one for us here at EPIP. We’re going through a series of exciting changes and updates at our New York Office. This session of Voices from the Field is a special one indeed as we announce the departure of our Membership and Operations Manager Michael Barham. For the past couple of years, Michael has helped maintained the smooth flow of all things EPIP; from its chapter leaders, our members as well as our frequent conferences-Michael’s passion for equal opportunity through a philanthropic lens has added much value to our organization. We are grateful for Michael’s work and continued efforts in helping our organization expand whilst providing a multitude of resources and ideas to philanthropy as we remain committed to the advancement of social justice.

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Meet Our New Membership and Operations Associate

EPIP is proud to announce our newest member of staff in our New York office. Biz Ghormley will serve as our Membership and Operations Associate. Biz is joining us with extensive experience in philanthropy. Her new role will play a major part in EPIP’s operations and program development. She will also support member relationship maintenance. We’re thrilled to have her join the team and what she has to offer. We hope you’ll join us in welcoming Biz to our team. We sat down with her earlier this week to chat about her exciting new chapter with us.

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Cross Post: Giving Circles Fund - Saving Innocence

This piece first appeared on the Giving Circles Fund Blog on 8/18/2015 at http://givingcirclesfund.org/blog/guest-grantee-blog-post-saving-innocence/

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Introducing Our Newest Fellow

We're happy to introduce our newest addition to the EPIP team, Christie Saint-Vil, EPIP's Communications and Research Fellow. 

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The Three Elements of Continuous Learning: Priorities, Plans, and Culture

This essay originally appeared on the Collective Impact Forum blog on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 and was authored by Efrain Gutierrez, Senior Consultant at FSG and an EPIP Seattle Chapter Leader.

In the past few months, I have heard many practitioners in the social sector discussing how continuous learning is integral for successful collective impact (CI) efforts. Although its importance is understood, practitioners say they are struggling with how to implement continuous learning processes effectively.

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EPIP Bay Area Mentorship Program

Mentorship Program Applications due 8/31!

A big thank you to those in our network who took our mentorship survey. Many emerging leaders expressed interest in finding a professional mentor in the philanthropic field, and EPIP Bay Area is happy to announce that we are launching a pilot mentorship program this fall.

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Join EPIP's PCN Delegation at the Equity Summit

Join a like-minded group of EPIP members committed to equity, diversity and inclusion practices. This is an incredible opportunity to gather with thousands of other passionate leaders who are leading the racial equity and social justice movement. Hurry! Space is limited. 

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Meet Our Inclusive Leadership Cohort

EPIP's inaugural Inclusive Leadership Cohort was launched in partnership with Inclusion Ventures in 2015. The program provides a unique opportunity for EPIP chapter leaders to explore issues of race, social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion with an intimate group of their peers.

 

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Connecting in Real Life to Build Our Social Media Savvy

This post was authored by: Carrie Harlow, EPIP LA Steering Committee Co-Chair and Program Officer, The Ahmanson Foundation and Alexandra Carew, EPIP LA Steering Committee Member and Communications Manager, Southern California Grantmakers

In June, EPIP Los Angeles held its very first EPIPhany Hour. (Shout out to the EPIP Philly Chapter for inspiring the program name, adapted from their EPIPhany Groups.  We loved all of the idea sharing at this year’s Chapter Leader Gathering in New Orleans!)

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EPIP's 2014 Annual Report

A look back at our work in 2014.

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