Community Perspectives

Member Voices: From Seed Money to Full Service

Caroline is a member of our San Diego Steering Committee and is a program assistant at the Gary & Mary West Foundation (as well as working for their dental center). In her role as program assistant of the Gary and Mary West Foundation, Caroline Berger supports the Foundation’s grant activities in a variety of ways including research, grant writing, cultivating grantee and donor relationships. Berger supports the Foundation’s president and program officer assisting with projects and initiatives as needed. In addition to her work with the Foundation, Berger supports the Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center in its efforts to provide patient-centered, integrated care and related clinical research.

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Reflections on the Impact of Poverty Part II - An infographic to highlight a past post

Hazel Garcia reached out to offer her research from InvestmentZen. Her work further highlights the challenges facing those currently experiencing poverty that include and go above and beyond those reference on the EPIP blog in 2016. Childcare expenses are not the only heavy burden; there are systemic difficulties that low income families face on a daily basis which continues the cycle, as illustrated in the powerful infographic in this blog post.

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Member Voices: Philanthropy's Relationship to Democracy

On the chilly Monday morning of March 6, 2017, Associated Grant Makers (AGM) convened a group of 75 representatives and leaders from foundations and other philanthropic institutions to begin the conversation surrounding philanthropy’s relationship to democracy and its role in the current political climate. The program was hosted at the Wimberly Theater in the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, a space that is as beautiful as the name is lengthy.

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Member Voices: Donor Collaboratives: Maximizing Your Philanthropic Impact

My name is Rachel Ogorek and I am on the EPIP Steering Committee in Washington, DC. In my day job I am the Program Manager at the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP). NCFP is the nation’s only nonprofit dedicated exclusively to families who give and those that work with them. I recently wrote this blog post about potential of donor collaboratives to maximize philanthropic impact. I believe collaboration is essential for social change now more than ever and I hope more funders will come together to protect marginalized communities in this way.
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Webinar Recap - Bridging Funders and Communities in the Trump Era: CHANGE Partner Briefing

Originally aired March 9th, 2017

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Introducing EPIP's Sector Experience Survey

Share your experience working in philanthropy or the social sector more broadly. Take the survey today! The survey is open until March 15th, 2017

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Member Voices: CALLING ALL Philanthro-Organizers

Time for us to go beyond grants if we are serious about real change. >>>

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Webinar Recap - EPIP Strategic Town Hall

Originally aired February 15th, 2017

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Webinar Recap - Getting Out of Our Own Way for Greater Impact

Originally aired on February 8th, 2017

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Call for Nominations: EPIP Advisory Board

EPIP is seeking nominations and self-nominations for new board members. Nominations are due Tuesday, February 28th to boardrecruitment@epip.org.

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