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

    EPIP Michigan's Summer Program


    emPOWER: Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders
    EPIP Michigan
    Thursday, August 13, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)
    Battle Creek, MI

    The EPIP Michigan chapter is hosting a summer programming workshop, emPOWER: Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders on August 13th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek. The program will feature a keynote session with Shannon Polk, a consultant and attorney specializing in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, speaking about power dynamics within our workplaces and the field of philanthropy, navigating our work as emerging & effective leaders, and understanding how our various social identities impact our work along with interactive follow-up sessions on these topics.

    This will be a great opportunity to meet and network with other EPIP Michigan members, and have meaningful discussions about issues that matter to us most. We also hope that this is a safe space for us to create tangible action items that we can take back to our workplaces to implement.

    Please note you do not have to be an EPIP member to participate. There are no local dues to EPIP Michigan programming, but membership in EPIP National automatically provides EPIP Michigan membership. The cost of registration for this event is $25 which includes a light breakfast and lunch.

    We hope to see you there!



    W.K. Kellogg Foundation
    1 Michigan Avenue East
    Battle Creek, MI 49017

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  • Friday, August 21, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    EPIP LA - EPIPhany Hour Networking Lunch

    Candid Convos with Nonprofit Development Staff

    Ever wonder what it’s like to be on the other side of the grantmaking equation? Stop wondering and come find out!
    Whether you’ve previously worked in nonprofit development or not, philanthropy professionals need to communicate successfully with our colleagues in the nonprofit development space in order for us all to do our best work.
    Join EPIP Los Angeles for pizza and candid conversations with a handful of our peers in development.

    You'll get to share and hear from others about best practices and missteps related to the application process, site visits, follow-up questions, reporting, and more.

    This is meant to be a safe space for us all to learn, so bring your burning questions and leave the power dynamics back at the office!
    RSVP to by Tuesday, August 11th.

  • Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 09:00 AM
    Liberty Hill Foundation in Los Angeles, CA

    EPIP LA - Join Us for a StrengthsFinder Seminar!

    Discover your potential and turn your talents into your strength! On Saturday, August 22, EPIP LA is hosting a StrengthsFinder Seminar for our first and second year Mentorship Program cohorts. We have five open spots that we're reserving for EPIP LA Members!

    The seminar will be led by Kristin Sistos, founder and CEO of Percheron Consulting, which helps people maximize their potential by tapping into their natural talents. Percheron was born from the idea that a person's greatest potential and power can be found within.

    If you'd like to attend, send an email to with the subject line "StrengthsFinder Seminar." We're offering this opportunity on a first-come, first-served basis and only five spots remain - reserve yours today!

    Once we receive your email, we'll respond confirming your spot. You will be asked to fill out a short assessment in preparation for the seminar.

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


    RSVP: Email to reserve your spot! 

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 08:00 AM
    Case Foundation in Washington, DC

    EPIP DC Breakfast Club: Economic Mobility and Opportunity with Case Foundation and Guests

    EPIP DC Breakfast Club: Economic Mobility and Opportunity with Case Foundation and Guests
    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM (EDT)



    Case Foundation
    1717 Rhode Island Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20036


    Join EPIP DC on August 26 for our fourth Breakfast Club of 2015, hosted by the Case Foundation. We will be joined by Sarah Koch, Senior Director, Social Innovation for the Case Foundation, Christopher Upperman, Senior Advisor, U.S. Small Business Administration, My Brothers Keeper Initiative, and Fagan Harris, CEO, Baltimore Corp. Join us for a conversation with this terrific group of insightful speakers on economic mobility, socio-economic equality and the creation of greater opportunities.

    More on what to expect:

    The current social, political and economic atmosphere has been heating up with controversial debates around economic inequality and social justice.

    As members of the social good sector, with local and national reach, philanthropists undoubtedly question what role can they play in approaching this discussion, identifying the underlying, contributing problems, or supporting better solutions. We will be joined by nonprofit and government leaders who have stepped up to this challenge. They are engaging communities and cities to expand local opportunities. We will have the chance to hear about their efforts to promote local leaders, empower community organizations and create thriving, inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems.


  • 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!


  • 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: