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EPIP Michigan is a statewide chapter affiliated with EPIP National. Our goal is to develop extraordinary new Michigan leaders to enhance organized philanthropy and its impact on communities. We accomplish this goal by focusing our work in three areas: professional development, relationship building and being a voice for the next generation in the field. Our volunteer steering committee is made up of 10 professionals from a broad range of Michigan foundations who plan and implement 6-8 programs and activities annually in the three areas listed above.
To get in touch with EPIP Michigan, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neel Hajra, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
Kendra Kempf, Saginaw Community Foundation
Sara Ward, Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation
Elizabeth Kidd, Community Foundation of Holland Zeeland Area
Sara Winchester, The Grantmaking School
Shannon Polk, The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
LeAnda Hicks, The McGregor Fund
Julian Haynes, Kresge Foundation
Lan Pham, The Skillman Foundation (Co-Chair)
Michael Goorhouse, The Council of Michigan Foundations (Co-Chair)
The following is written by Elizabeth Kidd, Steering Committee Co-Chair of the EPIP-Michigan Chapter, and staff at the Community Foundation for the Holland/Zeeland Area.
Moving up on the proverbial career ladder is a frequent topic of conversation among young professionals in any field; the philanthropic/social change sector is certainly no exception. We analyze potential next steps, lament the often limited options for upward mobility, confess our fears that we might be stagnating, and celebrate when we ourselves or our colleagues have opportunities to move up. However as I talked with other participants at the 2013 EPIP National Conference and listened to them describe the work they were doing, I was struck by how woefully inadequate the career ladder metaphor is to capture the many valuable ways we can and do move professionally – particularly in the field of philanthropy.Continue reading