Events

  • Monday, February 27, 2017 at 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 30 rsvps
    Seattle Foundation in Seattle, WA

    EPIP Seattle | Exploring Your Personal Strengths for Professional Success

    Grounding Ourselves in Uncertain Times:
    An Exploration of Personal Strengths for Professional Success

    It has been two months since we had our Holiday Season Shindig, and guess what? We’ve missed you! Please join us for drinks and an exercise that Jennifer Martin will lead to help us discover, explore and build on the strengths that will lead us to success in both our careers and life, followed by some general networking. In the era that is dawning, we will rely upon our strengths and colleagues more than ever, and EPIP is determined to help build both. Our communities need us to be our best selves, and we look forward to taking that journey together.   

    Light food and drinks will be provided!

    About Jennifer Martin

    As Principal of Community Change Group, Jennifer coaches, facilitates and consults with teams and individuals to transform their organizations, communities and careers. Her professional experience spans more than 20 years across philanthropic, nonprofit and corporate sectors serving in a variety of senior roles. Prior to Community Change Group, she was Vice President of Organizational Development at Seattle Foundation and an Associate Director at the YWCA of Seattle-King County-Snohomish County.

    Jennifer’s current research is focused on how individuals and organizations can build resilience and thrive during change and transitions. Jennifer received a B.A. from Northwestern University and M.P.A. from the Evans School at University of Washington. She is a graduate of Leadership Tomorrow and is a certified professional coach.

  • Thursday, March 02, 2017 at 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 13 rsvps
    Private Home in Hancock Park - details as to the exact location will be provided with RSVP confirmation

    EPIP LA | Salon Series March 2017 Election

    Join EPIP LA on Thursday, March 2nd at 6:30pm for a Salon Series
    event to discuss the March ballot! 


    Did you know there is a mayoral race, a countywide sales tax increase to pay for homeless services, a proposed moratorium on certain types of high-density construction, and two measures on how LA should regulate and tax the growing marijuana industry?

    Over dinner, we’ll discuss the measures you care about most with SCG’s Senior Manager of Public Policy & Government Relations, Seyron Foo.  You’ll leave the event with a ballot cheat sheet that you can bring with you to the polls on Election Day.

    This event is FREE for Members.  Please RSVP below.
    Space is limited.

    Seyron Foo Director, Public Policy and Government Relations

    Seyron Foo develops, organizes, and implements efforts to create a well-connected network of grantmakers and public officials in order to strengthen communities and advance the public policy goals of SCG’s member organizations and Philanthropy California. In this capacity, he provides public policy analysis to issues affecting the sector and key policy areas relevant to grantmakers. Additionally, he is responsible for educating and informing government officials about philanthropic efforts, and identifies opportunities to convene grantmakers and government to tackle the state’s most pressing social issues.

    Seyron has experience in various government sectors, beginning his career as a legislative aide to the California State Senate Majority Leader, where he managed a diverse policy portfolio that included civil rights, transportation, and housing. His work led the successful passage of legislation in health, tenants’ rights, and banking reforms. Prior to SCG, he served in the City of Long Beach as the Senior Policy Analyst to the Director of Public Works, where he oversaw and managed citywide projects and led the Department’s press and community relations efforts. Seyron earned his Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and his Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric and Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Thursday, March 02, 2017 at 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · $10.00 USD · 2 rsvps
    Private Home in Hancock Park - details as to the exact location will be provided with RSVP confirmation

    EPIP LA | Salon Series March 2017 Election

    Join EPIP LA on Thursday, March 2nd at 6:30pm for a Salon Series
    event to discuss the March ballot! 


    Did you know there is a mayoral race, a countywide sales tax increase to pay for homeless services, a proposed moratorium on certain types of high-density construction, and two measures on how LA should regulate and tax the growing marijuana industry?

    Over dinner, we’ll discuss the measures you care about most with SCG’s Senior Manager of Public Policy & Government Relations, Seyron Foo.  You’ll leave the event with a ballot cheat sheet that you can bring with you to the polls on Election Day.

    This event is FREE for Members.  If you are a Member, please RSVP here.
    This event is $10 for Non-Members.  Please purchase your tickets below.
    Space is limited.

    Membership Questions?  Have you been meaning to make your membership official?  Or are you unsure if your employer is an Institutional Member?  Contact us at losangeles@epip.org and we will happily get you connected!

    Seyron Foo Director, Public Policy and Government Relations

    Seyron Foo develops, organizes, and implements efforts to create a well-connected network of grantmakers and public officials in order to strengthen communities and advance the public policy goals of SCG’s member organizations and Philanthropy California. In this capacity, he provides public policy analysis to issues affecting the sector and key policy areas relevant to grantmakers. Additionally, he is responsible for educating and informing government officials about philanthropic efforts, and identifies opportunities to convene grantmakers and government to tackle the state’s most pressing social issues.

    Seyron has experience in various government sectors, beginning his career as a legislative aide to the California State Senate Majority Leader, where he managed a diverse policy portfolio that included civil rights, transportation, and housing. His work led the successful passage of legislation in health, tenants’ rights, and banking reforms. Prior to SCG, he served in the City of Long Beach as the Senior Policy Analyst to the Director of Public Works, where he oversaw and managed citywide projects and led the Department’s press and community relations efforts. Seyron earned his Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and his Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric and Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Wednesday, March 08, 2017 at 08:00 AM Central Time (US & Canada) · 3 rsvps
    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.

  • Thursday, March 09, 2017 at 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · $10.00 USD
    Go To Webinar

    Webinar: Bridging Funders and Communities in the Trump Era: CHANGE Partner Briefing

    Bridging Funders and Communities in the Trump Era: CHANGE Partner Briefing

    As a new Administration sets its policy agenda in motion, vulnerable communities across the country are moving to protect themselves from attack and build power across differences. Join a briefing with the coalition partners of CHANGE Philanthropy who help funders build and strengthen bridges with marginalized communities. Hear:

    Insights and updates on how the current climate is affecting communities of color, LGBTQ communities, women, young people, and a range of social justice issues;
    Thoughts on how philanthropy is responding and what more is needed; and
    Guidance on what you can do to support people/communities within your institution and beyond, regardless of how much formal power you have at work.


    Presenter list to be released this week.

    If you want to know more about CHANGE Philanthropy in the mean time visit their home page.

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

    Nonmembers: $10 fee (register below)




  • Thursday, March 09, 2017 at 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp
    Go To Webinar

    Webinar: Bridging Funders and Communities in the Trump Era: CHANGE Partner Briefing

    Bridging Funders and Communities in the Trump Era: CHANGE Partner Briefing

    As a new Administration sets its policy agenda in motion, vulnerable communities across the country are moving to protect themselves from attack and build power across differences. Join a briefing with the coalition partners of CHANGE Philanthropy who help funders build and strengthen bridges with marginalized communities. Hear:

    Insights and updates on how the current climate is affecting communities of color, LGBTQ communities, women, young people, and a range of social justice issues;
    Thoughts on how philanthropy is responding and what more is needed; and
    Guidance on what you can do to support people/communities within your institution and beyond, regardless of how much formal power you have at work


    Presenter list to be released this week:

    If you want to know more about CHANGE Philanthropy in the mean time visit our page

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

     



  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 08:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 8 rsvps
    Boston Public Market in Boston, MA

    EPIP Boston Mar. 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 March 14 and save the dates for more breakfast conversations in 2017:

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

      


    Please RSVP below for the March 14 conversation.


     

  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · $10.00 USD
    Philanthropy New York in New York, New York

    Coaching Change: Creating a Playbook for Pursuing Your Ideas at Work

    Whether you’ve been contemplating big systemic change or how your internal departments can communicate better, it seems to be an occupational hazard to continuously assess how we can improve our current workplace and the philanthropic community we are engaged with.

    Join EPIP-NY on March 14 from 6 – 8 pm for a hands-on workshop geared towards relying on our strong peer network to strategize around how to kick-start the change you want to see today. We hope to capitalize on the unique roles within our EPIP community to assist in developing plans of action for proposing change within your organization. This workshop will provide you with a framework to organize your thinking around an issue as well as peer-coaching to spark your creative thinking and get you started.

    We look forward to collectively laying the ground work for thinking outside the box and making philanthropy even more reflective of the communities we want to live and thrive in.

     This workshop will be led by EPIP-NY Steering Committee members:

    •         Shawn Durbin, Grants User Support Specialist, Open Society Foundations

    •         Allyson Goldhagen, Assistant Director of Member Services, Philanthropy New York

  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 4 rsvps
    Philanthropy New York in New York, New York

    Coaching Change: Creating a Playbook for Pursuing Your Ideas at Work

    Whether you’ve been contemplating big systemic change or how your internal departments can communicate better, it seems to be an occupational hazard to continuously assess how we can improve our current workplace and the philanthropic community we are engaged with.

    Join EPIP-NY on March 14 from 6 – 8 pm for a hands-on workshop geared towards relying on our strong peer network to strategize around how to kick-start the change you want to see today.

    We hope to capitalize on the unique roles within our EPIP community to assist in developing plans of action for proposing change within your organization. This workshop will provide you with a framework to organize your thinking around an issue as well as peer-coaching to spark your creative thinking and get you started.

    We look forward to collectively laying the ground work for thinking outside the box and making philanthropy even more reflective of the communities we want to live and thrive in.

    This workshop will be led by EPIP-NY Steering Committee members:

    • Shawn Durbin, Grants User Support Specialist, Open Society Foundations
    • Allyson Goldhagen, Assistant Director of Member Services, Philanthropy New York