EPIP is seeking nominations (including self-nominations) for new board members.
2017 is an important year for us, as we finalize and launch a new strategic plan, strengthen our programmatic portfolio and help our field organize in uncertain times.
Serving on the EPIP board is an outstanding opportunity to serve our community while developing your own leadership, skills, and networks. We are seeking dedicated, thoughtful, inclusive, and talented leaders who may or may not be in the EPIP network. Specifically, we are seeking values-aligned leaders who meet the following criteria:
Demonstrated commitment to equity, social justice, and excellence in philanthropy
Knowledge/skills in one or more of the following: Data and analytics, evaluation, law, fundraising, and/or communications
Familiarity with EPIP and with the field of philanthropy; prior leadership experience or participation in EPIP is preferred but not required; knowledge of nonprofits, community organizing, and equity work is a definite plus.
Because of the nature of EPIP’s membership, we look for a range of experience in philanthropy and in the working world. Additionally, EPIP currently has a highly diverse board and continues to aggressively seek a diverse candidate pool in terms of demographics, life experience, geography, and expertise.
All board members are invited to serve up to a total of four years (two two-year terms). They are expected to participate in four board meetings per year (two in person and two by phone), standing committees, and our national conference. 2017 dates are: September 19th-21st (CHANGE Philanthropy UNITY Summit/ National Conference, New Orleans), September 18th or 22nd (Fall Board Meeting) and December 14th (Winter Board Call, 1-3PM ET).
The DEADLINE for submission is Tuesday, February 28th. To apply please submit (1) a 1-2 page resume and (2) a 1 page document that addresses why you or your nominee wish to serve on the EPIP Board (please indicate if you are an EPIP member, funder, chapter leader, etc.) and your qualifications against EPIP's 2017 criteria. Please send materials and any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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