• Friday, August 28, 2015 at 09:00 AM
    The California Endowment in Los Angeles, CA

    EPIP LA Workshop: Rock Your Next Public Speaking Event or Presentation!

    Back by popular demand, EPIP LA is helping our members build a critical professional skill that makes us all a little nervous...

    We’ve put together an in-depth Friday workshop on public speaking to help you build communication skills and confidence so that you can deliver awesome, stress-free presentations.

    In this session you'll learn how to:

    • Conquer poor speaking habits
    • Minimize nervousness
    • Instantly grab the attention of your audiences
    • Create dynamic and inspiring speeches/presentations
    • Master question and answer time
    • Leave your audience with a constructive call to action

    This session will be led by Janine Burke, a communications coach who has helped many nonprofit professionals develop clear and dynamic public speaking and presentation skills. There’s a great public speaker in each of us and Janine will help bring out the real you in your presentation style!

    Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

    Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity – space is limited.

    Register here:

  • Wednesday, September 02, 2015 at 06:00 PM

    EPIP Chicago Joint Young Professionals Happy Hour

    Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIPChicago, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Chicago, and the All A-Board Alliance (AABA) are coming together for a first of its kind joint YP networking happy hour. Come for an evening of connecting, great conversation and getting inspired with other young professionals involved in community work from across Chicago. 


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    EPIP Chicago, YNPN Chicago and All A-Board Alliance

    Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropyis a national network of foundation professionals and social entrepreneurs who strive for excellence in the practice of philanthropy. Our mission is to develop emerging leaders committed to building a just, equitable, and sustainable society. EPIP exists to ensure that emerging foundation professionals are effective stewards of philanthropic resources and all social entrepreneurs reach their potential as leaders. The Chicago Chapter was formed in October 2013 and continues to grow and find its space in the Chicago philanthropic community. 

    The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago (YNPN Chicago)was founded in 2001 to provide support and resources for young professionals working in the local nonprofit community. YNPN Chicago has since become Chicago’s leading organization to connect and develop nonprofit professionals in order to strengthen local charitable and philanthropic efforts and maximize their impact on social change.

    All A-Board Alliance is a community for associate boards and non-governing boards to come together and share resources. Many boards have an abundance of talent and energy, but lack resources for board growth and development. Our goal is to create a space (both virtual and in-person) that brings non-governing boards together to share ideas, gain knowledge, and foster support and enthusiasm for the the work achieved by these boards.

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  • Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 06:30 PM

    EPIP NY - Michael Vasquez Guided Exhibition Tour of Latino Artists at AS/COA

    Join EPIP and  the Americas Society/Council of the Americas as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on September 15. Artist Michael Vasquez will lead a guided tour of the exhibition, followed by a private reception with members of AS/COA's Young Professionals of the Americas.

    Portraiture Now: Staging the Self features the work of six contemporary U.S. Latino artists—David Antonio Cruz, Carlee Fernandez, María Martínez-Cañas, Rachelle Mozman, Karen Miranda Rivadeneira, and Michael Vasquez. They present identities theatrically and tell personal stories from their past, manipulating images of themselves, or superimposing portraits of their loved ones on their own.

    It'll be an awesome night with wine, empanadas, and friendly conversation. We hope to see you there!

    Space is limited. Scroll down for more information.

    Event HostAmericas Society/Council of the Americas in partnership with Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy New York
    Event Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2015
    Time: Check-in at 6pm; 6:30pm - 7:30pm exhibit tour; 7:30pm-8:30pm private reception with AS/COA YPA and Michael Vasquez
    Location:  Americas Society/Council of the Americas, 680 Park Avenue  New York, NY 10065 (b/t 68th and 69th)


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  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 04:00 PM · $10.00 USD

    EPIP Webinar - Beautifying Communities Through Conservancies and Land Trusts

    If your dream for respect of the world and for quality of life include aspects of nature, the opportunity to enjoy a natural setting, or the chance to learn how nature works, then land trusts (aka, conservancies) have something for you. This webinar is about land trusts, how they operate, and what they can offer the people you care about. It is presented by John F. Rohe, a retired attorney. Mr. Rohe has practiced law in the field of land conservation for over three decades. He will offer insights on strategies you can deploy in harnessing the resources of a land trust in building a better community today.

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

    About the Presenter:


    John Rohe - Vice President – Philanthropy, Colcom Foundation

    Mr. Rohe practiced law for 30 years in northern Michigan before accepting a position in philanthropy in 2006. He has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and is a former Peace Corps Volunteer. During his law practice, he organized and represented land trusts, wrote their operating documents, authored articles in a variety of publications, and regularly spoke at land trust conferences.


  • Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 12:00 PM through October 29, 2015
    Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, CA

    2015 PCN Gathering

    For this year's PCN Gathering, we are planning on bringing a delegation to PolicyLink's Equity Summit from October 27-29, 2015 scheduled to take place at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.


    • Participation in the PCN delegation is FREE and open only to current dues-paying EPIP members
    • Participation in the PCN delegation is open to all: people of color and their white allies
    • Participants will be responsible for funding and arranging their own travel
    • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with a firm deadline of 8/21/15.


    Apply today at:

    Preview the application here

    Not yet a member? Join EPIP today!


    You are:

    • An EPIP Member
    • Committed to addressing and advancing racial and social equity in your role at EPIP as well as in your place of work

    You will:

    • Receive free full access to PolicyLink's 2015 Equity Summit in Los Angeles, CA
    • Become more aware of and develop tools and networks to address power, privilege, and oppression in the philanthropic sector

    Your Commitment:

    • While participation is free of charge, you will be required to fund your own travel. We suggest you confirm organizational support before you commit.
    • A requirement for participating in the EPIP PCN delegation is that you submit a report of publishable quality on your experience at the Summit (word count between 800-1,000) no later than November 25, 2015.


    Download full FAQs here