• Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 05:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada) · 15 rsvps
    McKnight Foundation in Minneapolis, MN

    EPIP MN Philanthropic Site Visits - McKnight Foundation

    In 2018, the EPIP MN Chapter will explore the landscape of philanthropy in Minnesota and wash it down with a drink!

    Please join us on Thursday, March 22 at 5pm for the first installation of our Philanthropic Site Visit Series. We’ll be visiting The McKnight Foundation, a private family foundation based here in Minnesota. Our hosts for the tour will be Kara Carlise, Vice President of Programs, and Sarah Hernandez, Program Officer for McKnight’s Regions & Communities Program.


    5:00pm-6:00pm: McKnight Foundation Presentation

    6:00pm-7:00pm: Drinks and socializing at Day Block Brewing

    Kara and Sarah will provide an overview of McKnight’s mission and approach to philanthropy, as well as a brief tour of McKnight’s offices overlooking the Mississippi. EPIP MN Chapter Leaders will facilitate a brief question and answer session where you can expect to learn more about McKnight’s approach to diversity, equity, inclusion and the importance of advancing this work in the philanthropic field. As well as insights and advice from Kara and Sarah’s deep experience in philanthropy.

    Afterward (about 6:15pm) we’ll head over to Day Block for drinks and conversation! Get to know your fellow emerging practitioners in philanthropy, meet the EPIP MN steering committee (chapter leaders), learn more our upcomming programming, about getting involved, and raise your glass to the next generation of leaders in philanthropy!

    We hope you can join us! Please be sure to RSVP for the event! And if you haven’t already, like us on Facebook:

    We have more site visits in store for the rest of the year. We hope you can join us in exploring the landscape of philanthropy in Minnesota as well as connecting with professionals in a variety of roles across the sector. If you have a suggestion for a future site visit, please email us at

  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 12:30 PM Central Time (US & Canada) · 4 rsvps

    EPIP STL | March Lunch & Learn

    In 2018, on every 4th Tuesday of the month, different members of our EPIP St. Louis community will lead monthly discussion on a particular topic or article. Bring a lunch, grab a friend and come prepared to meet new people and discuss ways to move the sector forward.

    This month’s discussion, facilitated by Yetunde Ogunfidodo, Program Manager at Regional Arts Commission, will reflect on Vu Le’s article “Progressive Funders, You May be Part of the Problem”. Vu Le works at a Seattle-based non-profit and writes here about the dynamics between funders and grantees. In his article, he references The Whitman Institute’s Trust-Based Grantmaking Model which asserts that philanthropy can be more effective when trusting nonprofits to do the work and supporting them in more flexible ways. Join us as we take a deeper look at how we manage relationships with grantees and ask critical questions about how philanthropy might be "part of the problem". 




  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    PCN Town Hall

    EPIP’s People of Color Network (PCN) is a learning community comprised of practitioners of color, providing a safe, exclusive space to connect with peers, strengthen their leadership, and deepen their analysis and practice of social justice philanthropy within and beyond their institutions. The program responds to the distinct challenges of navigating philanthropy as a person of color and is intended to promote the retention, influence, and advancement of people of color in our sector. Any active EPIP member who identifies as a person of color is eligible to participate in the People of Color Network.

    Join us on Tuesday, March 27th at 4:00pm ET for a PCN Town Hall conversation to learn more about PCN and some of the opportunities coming this year. We also want to from you about how PCN can support you and what are some things you'd like to get from the network.

    *Please note - Your RSVP will sign you up for the waitlist, as we've hit capacity for our webinar platform and are working on expanding it to ensure we can accommodate all your interest. We are hopeful that you will be able to come off the waitlist, so please RSVP if you are interested and we'll be in touch shortly with updates and notification when you are confirmed for attendance.

  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 11 rsvps
    The James Irvine Foundation in San Francisco, CA

    EPIP Bay Area | Article Club: The Giving Journey

    Join us for a discussion on The Giving Journey: Guiding New Donors to Actualized Philanthropy.

    What motivates wealthy individuals and families to give? Specifically, why do emerging, new donors give? What barriers do they face in their giving? How can the social sector help these donors give more, and more intentionally? This new report from Open Impact, an advisory firm that focuses on philanthropy and social change, examines these critical questions for understanding and amplifying individual giving.

    Light snacks and drinks will be provided. RSVP is required for building security.

    Our quarterly Article Clubs are loosely facilitated happy hours where attendees can network and discuss articles that focus on a current—and ideally, controversial—trend or hot topic in philanthropy. Have suggestions for future topics/articles? Email us at!

    For more info about our chapter, visit: Website | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn

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  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 01:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada) · 38 rsvps
    PNC Centre in Chicago, IL

    EPIP Chicago | Panel on Place-Based Philanthropy

    Chicago, a city of neighborhoods, is a host to a variety of place-based giving strategies.

    Join us to learn about the multiple ways place-based philanthropy is occurring at the neighborhood level, the challenges and advantages of this strategy, and the role that staff play in the communities they invest in. You will hear from Caroline McCoy of the McCormick Foundation, Iona Calhoun-Battiste of the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and Tameeka Christian of LISC Chicago

  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · $30.00 USD · 2 rsvps
    The Point, Pacific Beach in San Diego, CA

    EPIP San Diego - 2018 Leader Salon

  • Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 08:30 AM Mountain Time (US & Canada)
    Fluid Coffee Bar in Denver, CO

    EPIP Colorado | Coffee Chat: March 29th

    Please join us for the first EPIP-CO Coffee Chat of 2018! Meet up at Fluid Coffee Bar on March 29th from 8:30 am to 10 am to chat about "Reading Between the Lines." After reflecting on Vu Le's recent article, Answers on grant proposals if nonprofits were brutally honest with funders, we started thinking about the kinds of questions we ask in reports and on site visits. Are there questions you're asking you wish you didn't? You wish you did? How are we building relationships through these opportunities - or not? What have you found to be successful or helpful to you AND the grantee?

    If you're able, arrive between 8:30 am-9 am to buy a cuppa, meet new friends, and settle in; we'll chat until 10!

  • Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 02:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada) · 29 rsvps

    EPIP Deep South | Equity In Grantmaking Webinar

    EPIP Deep South is excited to announce our first webinar! This webinar will focus on equity and discuss ways organizations are infusing equity into their grantmaking.

    Thanks to all of you who completed our recent survey! We will be using that information as discussion points throughout the webinar.

    During the webinar we would like to share and discuss real examples from work in the region.  If you have a question about how to incorporate an equity lens into your foundation's work or would like to share success stories, please submit those here.

    We hope that you will be able to join us for this exciting conversation on March 29, 2018 at 2:00pm Central

  • Wednesday, April 04, 2018 at 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 6 rsvps

    EPIP DC | Documentary Screening Series


    April 4th Screening: Before the Flood

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    A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.

    Join EPIP DC throughout the year as we screen three groundbreaking documentaries – Before the Flood, 13th and Girl Rising. This three-part series explores themes that challenge systems of power, including environmental justice, discrimination and criminal justice reform, and girls’ education and empowerment. We hope these screenings will encourage us to lean into the uncomfortable and provide us with an opportunity to discuss issues we all care about.

    • Each film will start promptly at 6:10 pm and will be followed by open dialogue.
    • Light refreshments will be provided.

    Bring a friend or colleague to join for an evening of film and conversation.

    Upcoming Screenings

    Wednesday, June 20: 13th

    In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.

    Wednesday, September 19: Girl Rising

    Nine girls. Nine stories of courage.

    Our film, Girl Rising, spotlights the unforgettable stories of girls living in the developing world, striving beyond circumstance and overcoming nearly insurmountable odds to achieve their dreams.

    Directed by Academy Award Nominee, Richard E. Robbins, written by acclaimed female writers, and voiced by acclaimed actresses including Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, Anne Hathaway and more, Girl Rising proves that one girl with courage is a revolution.


  • Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 6 rsvps

    Philly Brown Bag Lunch Discussion

    Join EPIP Philly for our spring Brown Bag Lunch discussion on April 25th. More details to come!