• Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 09:00 AM

    EPIP Chicago | Facilitation Workshop

    This workshop will cover the various types of facilitation and communication challenges emerging grantmakers and philanthropic leaders encounter, from running a site visit to collaborating with peers. Participants will hear from Mae Hong, Vice President of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and learn tactics for improving facilitation and communication skills.

    This workshop is part of EPIP Chicago Tool-Kit for New Philanthropic Leaders series.

    The Tool-Kit for New Philanthropic Leaders is a series of workshops built around EPIP’s Measuring a Leader program, designed to encourage emerging philanthropy professionals to develop skills and values necessary to be effective leaders in building a just, equitable and sustainable society. 

    Featuring Mae Hong, Vice President, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

    Mae opened the Chicago office of RPA in the fall of 2009. In this role she is responsible for building RPA's presence in serving individual donors, foundations and corporations throughout the Midwest. Bringing 18 years of nonprofit and philanthropy experience to RPA, she previously served as Program Director at the Field Foundation of Illinois. her funding expertise includes children, youth and families; poverty alleviationwomen and girls' issues; and advocacy. She has also been actively involved in RPA's leadership on the issue of diversity in philanthropy. Mae actively participates in local and national philanthropic associations and networks, serving in leadership roles on committees, engaging in public speaking opportunities, and facilitating planning and execution of philanthropic initiatives. She currently serves on the boards of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, the Illinois Humanities Council and the Daystar Center. She is a past chair of the board of Chicago Foundation for Women.



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  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 05:00 PM

    EPIP DC American Art Happy Hour

    Join EPIP-DC for an out-of-the-ordinary happy hour at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Portrait Gallery, right next to the Gallery Place metro stop. Network in the Kogod Courtyard on the first floor, and head up to the third floor to try a scavenger hunt. The first 15 registered EPIP members who show up get a mini bottle of wine, a beer, or a soft drink on us!

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  • Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 11:30 AM
    Mission Edge in San Diego, CA

    EPIP-SD Lunch & Learn: Inclusive Leadership

    Everyday there are new headlines about diversity, inequity, and bias. These differences, embedded in our education, health, and criminal justice systems, are the result of decades of human biases implemented through positions of structural power. What can we, as cross-sector leaders, do to address and reverse this trend? How can we create communities that are welcoming for everyone to thrive? How do I, as a human who naturally has biases, account for these and ensure that they aren't negatively impacting my chapter’s, organization's, or grantees’ mission or bottom line?

    Join us for a conversation about effective and inclusive leadership, and explore how our different elements of identity influence our performance toward the mission. This session will be for members of EPIP, YNPN, and Global Shapers, as well as leaders interested in these topics. Our facilitator will be Amy Lazarus, Founder and CEO of InclusionVentures.

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  • Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 10:00 AM
    W.K. Kellogg Foundation

    EPIP Michigan's Summer Program


    Thursday, August 13, 2015

    10 am – 3 pm

    W.K. Kellogg Foundation (Battle Creek, Michigan)


    Join EPIP Michigan members from across the state for conversations on navigating philanthropy as emerging & effective leaders, understanding how our social identities impact our work, addressing power dynamics within our workplaces & field, and exploring the intersections of social justice & philanthropy.


    Speakers, registration information, and a full agenda will be available soon

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  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 03:00 PM

    EPIP Webinar | Analyzing Grantmaking Data: Saving Time and Energy with Pivot Tables

    Analyzing Grantmaking Data: Saving Time and Energy with Pivot Tables

    Pivot tables are the fastest, easiest way to make sense of spreadsheets. Whether you spend 10% or 100% of your day working with data, pivot tables are a must-have spreadsheet skill.

    During this 60-minute online workshop, you’ll learn how to:

    • Design your spreadsheet to be compatible with pivot tables (e.g., prerequisites like contiguous data);
    • Create pivot tables from scratch;
    • Navigate the field list, row headers, column headers, and filters;
    • Drag and drop variables to calculate averages, tallies, and sums;
    • Remove duplicate entries from your dataset;
    • Make sure your pivot table still works even after you’ve updated the raw numbers in your spreadsheet; and
    • Group items like names and dates together so that you can analyze them in aggregate.
    This workshop is heavily hands-on, so bring your energy and enthusiasm! The instructor will demonstrate a skill and then you'll have a chance to practice using the sample datasets provided. We’ll look at several different types of datasets together, like demographic data from your organization’s member database and survey responses similar to your organization’s latest consumer satisfaction survey.

    Target Audience: Anyone who uses spreadsheets. This online workshop is perfect for anyone who's brand new to pivot tables and serves as an excellent refresher for anyone who's used pivot tables in the past and wants to learn new shortcuts.




    Ann K Emery, Data Analysis + Visualization

    Through her workshops, webinars, and consulting services, Ann K. Emery equips organizations to visualize data more effectively. She leads 30 to 50  workshops each year about Excel, Tableau, dashboard design, and spreadsheet skills for foundations, nonprofits, for-profits, and professional societies, both domestically and abroad. A researcher at heart, she is the Co-Chair of the American Evaluation Association's Data Visualization interest group and Secretary for the Washington Evaluators. Prior to launching her own consulting firm, Emery evaluated advocacy and public policy projects at Innovation Network; managed an internal performance management system at the Latin American Youth Center; evaluated educational programs for local, state, and national education agencies at ICF International; helped to build a coalition of youth-serving nonprofits at the Charlottesville/Albemarle Commission on Children and Families; and contributed to research-to-policy projects at the University of Virginia. Connect with Emery through her blog (



    This webinar has been reserved for EPIP members only. If you are an EPIP member, email to obtain the code to access the Eventbrite registration page. If not, become a member today!