Events

  • Saturday, May 06, 2017 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 10 rsvps
    Vista Hermosa Natural Park in Los Angeles, CA

    EPIP LA - Yoga in the Park

    Join EPIP Los Angeles for our third Wellness Series event of the year - yoga in the park! We are thrilled that yoga instructor and longtime EPIP member, Marisa Colon, has agreed to share her talents with us again. Marisa will lead us through a beginners' yoga practice, and afterward we can share self-care strategies and tips with each other.

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  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 4 rsvps

    EPIP Boston | Effective Site Visits Workshop

    Site visits are invaluable tools to inform your grantmaking and strengthen your relationships with grantee-partners. They offer opportunities to connect with organizations’ board, staff, and constituents, and to learn things that can’t be learned from a written proposal.

    Join EPIP Boston for a brownbag lunch roundtable conversation with an expert panel, including representatives from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors—and two EPIP alumni—to discuss best practices for planning, conducting, and evaluating site visits.

    The session will include a moderated panelist discussion and open Q&A. You’ll walk away with tools to improve your site visit practices.

    Dessert and drinks will be offered by EPIP.


    Panelists:

    • Michael Ibrahim, program manager, Cultural Investment Portfolio, Massachusetts Cultural Council
    • Amanda Northrop, vice president, State Street Foundation (former EPIP Boston Steering Committee member)
    • Marinell Rousmaniere, senior vice president for strategic initiatives, EdVestors
    • Elissa Spelman, executive director Breakthrough Greater Boston (former EPIP Boston Steering Committee member)

    Please RSVP below by Wednesday, May 3.

    Please note: this session is intended for funders only.


     

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · $10.00 USD
    Go To Webinar

    Webinar: Investment 101 & Transformative Finance

    While Impact Investing is making headlines left and right, many of us still don’t know as much as we’d like about the basics of investing or have the tools we need to meaningfully engage the finance side of philanthropy. How can a philanthropic organization use its investment dollars in furtherance of its mission?

    To help demystify the trends and provide background on what investing is and how finance works as a transformative force in social justice, we welcome Executive Director and Co-Founder of Transform Finance, Andrea Armeni. The presentation will include a grounding in “Investment 101” to help us all have the same language to explore this topic, and explore how justice, power and finance can work together to contribute to meaningful social change.

    Co-host Alex Haber, Program Manager at RSF Social Finance and former EPIP Bay Area Co-Chair, will also be sharing updates and insights from his work with RSF and the emerging “Shake the Foundations” collaborative that seeks to use philanthropic assets as a tool for community-controlled and owned reinvestment.

    Are you an EPIP Member? Click here to save your FREE spot on this webinar.


    Learn more about the presenters:

    unnamed.pngAndrea Armeni, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Transform Finance —

    Andrea Armeni is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Transform Finance, a field-building organization working at the intersection of capital and social change by building bridges between investors and communities. Transform Finance provides thought leadership and advisory services as well as concrete tools that promote social change both in and through finance.

    Andrea is also the lead convener of the complementary Transform Finance Investor Network, a community of practice of family offices, foundations, and other asset owners that launched at the White House with an initial commitment of over $500 million and that has since grown to $2 billion.

    He is recognized as an innovator in the field of impact investing, particularly at the intersection of systemic change and social justice. Andrea combines a corporate law and finance background with a deep engagement with social justice activism. He has taught at the Yale Law School and at Université Paris Dauphine in France. He is a BMW Foundation Responsible Leader, is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and sits on the board of directors of the NGO Finance for Good Brazil and of the investment fund CARE Enterprises, Inc.

     

    Alex-Haber-e1404331201702.jpgAlex Haber, EPIP Bay Area Co-Chair & Program Manager, Philanthropic Services, RSF Finance — 

    Alex manages the day-to-day operations of the Philanthropic Services department, including due diligence, compliance, and client service. Previously, he has held positions in philanthropic operations and project management at The San Francisco Foundation and Tides. He received a BA in Comparative Literature from Cornell University and serves on the Board of Trustees of Telluride Association, an educational non-profit.

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    Go To Webinar

    Webinar: Investment 101 & Transformative Finance

    While Impact Investing is making headlines left and right, many of us still don’t know as much as we’d like about the basics of investing or have the tools we need to meaningfully engage the finance side of philanthropy. How can a philanthropic organization use its investment dollars in furtherance of its mission?

    To help demystify the trends and provide background on what investing is and how finance works as a transformative force in social justice, we welcome Executive Director and Co-Founder of Transform Finance, Andrea Armeni. The presentation will include a grounding in “Investment 101” to help us all have the same language to explore this topic, and explore how justice, power and finance can work together to contribute to meaningful social change.

    Co-host Alex Haber, Program Manager at RSF Social Finance and former EPIP Bay Area Co-Chair, will also be sharing updates and insights from his work with RSF and the emerging “Shake the Foundations” collaborative that seeks to use philanthropic assets as a tool for community-controlled and owned reinvestment.


    Learn more about the presenters:

    unnamed.pngAndrea Armeni, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Transform Finance —

    Andrea Armeni is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Transform Finance, a field-building organization working at the intersection of capital and social change by building bridges between investors and communities. Transform Finance provides thought leadership and advisory services as well as concrete tools that promote social change both in and through finance.

    Andrea is also the lead convener of the complementary Transform Finance Investor Network, a community of practice of family offices, foundations, and other asset owners that launched at the White House with an initial commitment of over $500 million and that has since grown to $2 billion.

    He is recognized as an innovator in the field of impact investing, particularly at the intersection of systemic change and social justice. Andrea combines a corporate law and finance background with a deep engagement with social justice activism. He has taught at the Yale Law School and at Université Paris Dauphine in France. He is a BMW Foundation Responsible Leader, is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and sits on the board of directors of the NGO Finance for Good Brazil and of the investment fund CARE Enterprises, Inc.

     

    Alex-Haber-e1404331201702.jpgAlex Haber, EPIP Bay Area Co-Chair & Program Manager, Philanthropic Services, RSF Finance — 

    Alex manages the day-to-day operations of the Philanthropic Services department, including due diligence, compliance, and client service. Previously, he has held positions in philanthropic operations and project management at The San Francisco Foundation and Tides. He received a BA in Comparative Literature from Cornell University and serves on the Board of Trustees of Telluride Association, an educational non-profit.

  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 08:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 3 rsvps

    EPIP Boston | May Breakfast Discussion: Feedback Loops—Breakfast of [Philanthropy] Champions

    “Feedback is the breakfast of champions.” –Ken Blanchard

    Effective feedback loops are an essential way to address funder/grantee power dynamics and ensure that funder practices really do support nonprofit partners. Being thoughtful and engaged listeners also helps funders plan and assess our own work. But knowing how to best obtain feedback, analyze it, and share it is not always easy—especially when we expand our feedback loops to include both nonprofit partners and the individuals they serve.

    Join your peers in philanthropy as we discuss:

    • Ways we can develop and incorporate feedback loops for nonprofit partners and beneficiaries into our grantmaking practices
    • Successful ways that others have shared what they learned from feedback both internally and externally
    • Likely hurdles we will encounter along the way with feedback loops and how to get ahead of them.

    Less familiar with this subject? Read this Fund for Shared Insight report or recent Center for Effective Philanthropy blog posts here and here as primers on feedback loops before the breakfast.

  • Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 5 rsvps
    Private home in Hancock Park; Details shared when RSVP

    EPIP LA: Influencing Public Policy Through Civic Engagement

    Politics got you down? Spurred to participate in a movement but not sure where to start? Interested in developing personal advocacy skills? If your answer is yes to any of these questions please join us for From the Ground Up: Influencing Public Policy through Civic Engagement.

    Join EPIP Los Angeles for a nonpartisan, interactive event that will equip you with the strategies and tools necessary to influence policy from the ground up. This session will feature tactics aimed at understanding how the mind of an elected official works. These strategies and tools can be used to advocate at all levels of government, in any issue area. We will also spend time discussing the pathways and pressure points of civic engagement on a local level, all while enjoying a light dinner.

    Whether you wish to advocate for policies that affect your community or the nation, this session will give you a practical framework to take action and be empowered. 

    This event is Free for members. 

    Please RSVP below. 

    Dinner will be provided. 

  • Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · $10.00 USD
    Private home in Hancock Park; Details shared when RSVP

    EPIP LA: Influencing Public Policy Through Civic Engagement

    Politics got you down? Spurred to participate in a movement but not sure where to start? Interested in developing personal advocacy skills? If your answer is yes to any of these questions please join us for From the Ground Up: Influencing Public Policy through Civic Engagement.

    Join EPIP Los Angeles for a nonpartisan, interactive event that will equip you with the strategies and tools necessary to influence policy from the ground up. This session will feature tactics aimed at understanding how the mind of an elected official works. These strategies and tools can be used to advocate at all levels of government, in any issue area. We will also spend time discussing the pathways and pressure points of civic engagement on a local level, all while enjoying a light dinner.

    Whether you wish to advocate for policies that affect your community or the nation, this session will give you a practical framework to take action and be empowered. 

    Are you an EPIP member? Click here for FREE member registration.

    Non-members: $10 fee (register below)

    Dinner will be provided.