"I have only been a part of the nonprofit/philanthropic sector for a little over six months – so the opportunity to participate in PolicyLink’s Equity Summit as a member of the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy’s (EPIP) Person of Color Delegation was a big deal for me."Read more
EPIP's People of Color Network (PCN) Delegation at the Policy Link Equity Summit was a rich and powerful experience for participants. Each participant was asked to share reflections on the experience at the conference and in the EPIP delegation through a blog post. Over the next few weeks we are thrilled to be sharing the thoughtful words, tips for integrating lessons learned into your work and individual reflections of our members. Here's a post from Jenna Zhang, Arabella AdvisorsRead more
"I often think about the power of breath. As a singer, breathing is as close to life and death as one can get to actual life and death. Breathing life into a phrase is no metaphor. The perfect exhalation animates a lifeless passage and sends it scampering into the hearts of those who listen. It is the difference between applause and silence, between being carried aloft or crashing, gasping to earth. And so my mind is sometimes caught in the rhythm of my lungs. The rise, the fall, the inhale, the exhale, the awareness of air as it is taken in and expelled.
...what happens when we reclaim the power of breath denied?"
Click here to read more from Donita Volkwijn.Read more
Members are the beating heart and lifeblood of EPIP and as we prepare for Thanksgiving holidays, we are incredibly grateful for each and every one, whether you are part of an Institutional Membership or have joined on your own. In celebration of all our members, today we launch the publication of a series of blog posts written by EPIP's People of Color Network (PCN).
PCN 2015 convened as a delegation at the Policy Link Equity Summit was a rich and powerful experience for participants.Read more
The Academy for Grantmaking and Funder Education Presents...
Mini Intensive for New Philanthropists and GrantmakersRead more
Webinar Recap - Philanthropy’s Role in Disaster Relief for the Most Vulnerable
November 18, 2015Read more
Webinar Recap - Building a Movement to Divest from Fossil Fuels and Invest in New Energy Solutions
Wednesday, November 04, 2015Read more
For grantmakers, understanding and navigating through the board leadership practices and dynamics of a nonprofit organization can be challenging, and often raises a lot of important questions. BoardSource has identified, through conversations with foundation staff, that it would be helpful to have a forum for grantmakers to tackle these questions and build a foundation of governance knowledge to help them become more informed and strategic in their grantmaking. Based on this identified need, BoardSource has developed a new governance education program specifically designed to help grantmakers:
- Gain insights, tools, and materials to develop an understanding of effective nonprofit board governance practices
- Examine approaches, assumptions, questions, and practices regarding effective governance
- Build confidence in engaging grantees in dialogue regarding their governance practices
Guest Post by Expert, Vernetta L. Walker, JD of BoardSourceRead more
EPIP Welcomes Tamir Novotny as Incoming Executive Director
October 27, 2015 -- EPIP is delighted to announce that Tamir Novotny has been selected as its new Executive Director, beginning Monday, November 16th.
In preparing for his new role, Tamir stated: "I could not be more thrilled to be the next steward of EPIP. As a member of the EPIP family, I've seen firsthand how powerful EPIP can be for its members and for the field. I look forward to taking our work to new levels of power and influence in the years to come."Read more
We're excited for next week's Equity Summit! Today, we hosted a prep webinar in anticipation of the gathering. Following is the recording and slides from today's call.Read more