Events

  • Friday, January 20, 2017 at 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · $30.00 USD · 20 rsvps
    The California Endowment in Los Angeles, CA

    EPIP LA | Design Thinking Workshop

    Join Global Design Strategy Firm verynice.co for a Design-Thinking Workshop customized for EPIP members!

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    How might foundations and philanthropists better meet the needs of their stakeholders, think proactively about the future, and maximize positive impact?

    In this intensive workshop experience, participants will be introduced to the methodologies that designers use to tackle problems across a range of scale, time, and perspectives. Through a series of exercises this workshop will challenge conventional thinking about problem-solving and also introduce powerful tools derived from strategic foresight that enable organizations to think critically about the future. Participants will leave with a greater confidence for utilizing, integrating, and communicating these new tools and processes to prioritize funding initiatives, influence decisions, and ensure grantee impact.

    Lunch will be provided.

    Are you an EPIP Member? Please click here for reduced rates. 

  • Friday, January 20, 2017 at 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · $10.00 USD · 13 rsvps
    The California Endowment in Los Angeles, CA

    EPIP LA | Design Thinking Workshop

    Join Global Design Strategy Firm verynice.co for a Design-Thinking Workshop customized for EPIP members!

    verynice.co.JPG

    How might foundations and philanthropists better meet the needs of their stakeholders, think proactively about the future, and maximize positive impact?

    In this intensive workshop experience, participants will be introduced to the methodologies that designers use to tackle problems across a range of scale, time, and perspectives. Through a series of exercises this workshop will challenge conventional thinking about problem-solving and also introduce powerful tools derived from strategic foresight that enable organizations to think critically about the future. Participants will leave with a greater confidence for utilizing, integrating, and communicating these new tools and processes to prioritize funding initiatives, influence decisions, and ensure grantee impact.

    Lunch will be provided.

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 08:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    Paris Baguette, H Mart in Cambridge, MA

    EPIP Boston Jan. 2017 Breakfast Conversation – Centering Justice

    Centering Justice in Philanthropy

    The way we act in communities, the composition of our staffs, the narratives we use in talking about the problems we wish to solve, and the way we interact with partners—among other things—speak volumes about who we are and what we value as grantmakers.

    In their recent article in SSIR, titled, "Shifting Philanthropy from Charity to Justice," authors Dorian O. Burton and Brian C.B. Barnes propose an alternate way for philanthropy to think about how and why it gives—one that centers justice-based grantmaking over a goal of simply charity. The authors present seven questions for us to consider as we think about how we can incorporate this framework into our work. 

    In this breakfast discussion, we’ll dive in and discuss:

    • The seven dimensions for centering our work around justice 
    • What aspects of this mindset that are already underway at our organizations, and which are the most difficult to achieve
    • Our own agency in bringing justice frameworks into our organizations

    RSVP below for January 25 and save the dates for more breakfast conversations in 2017:

    • March 14, Boston Public Market
    • May 16, Davio's to Go (10 St. James atrium)
    • July 11, Boston Public Market

      


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  • Wednesday, February 08, 2017 at 05:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada) · 2 rsvps
    Day Block Brewing Company in Minneapolis, MN

    EPIP MN | February 2017 Networking and Brainstorming Event

    Let’s get together for networking and brainstorming. We want to learn more about you and what you’re looking to gain from, and contribute to, EPIP-MN. Each month we’ll alternate between morning and evening events to accommodate everyone’s schedule.

    In February we'll meet at Day Block Brewing Co, east of downtown Minneapolis. Please join us for a drink and save the date for our future meet-ups:

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 8-9am, location Birchwood Cafe
    Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 5-6pm, location TBD

    To stay up to date, be sure and follow us on Facebook and sign-up for our newsletter (epip.org/minnesota_chapter).

  • Monday, February 13, 2017 at 01:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada) · 6 rsvps

    EPIP Chicago DEI Workshop Part 3: Disability and Inclusion

    Join EPIP Chicago for the third and final workshop in its three part series on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in philanthropy.

    Attendees will hear from:

    Donald Erick Allen, Disability Inclusion Consultant with Access Living;

    Risa Rifkand, Program Associate with The Chicago Community Trust;

    Esther Grimm, Executive Director of 3Arts and

    Carrie Sandahl, Associate Professor of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

    Speakers will share firsthand how they incorporate inclusion efforts for people with disabilities in their organizations as well as ways you can implement diversity and inclusion strategies in your own work. 

  • Wednesday, March 08, 2017 at 08:00 AM Central Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp
    Birchwood Cafe in Minneapolis, MN

    EPIP-Minnesota | March 2017 Networking and Brainstorming Event

    Let’s get together for networking and brainstorming! We want to learn more about you and what you’re looking to gain from, and contribute to, EPIP-MN. Each month we’ll alternate between morning and evening events to accommodate for everyone’s schedule.