Events

  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 12:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada) · 5 rsvps

    EPIP STL | April 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 we will hear from Cristina Garmendia, Equity Indicators Project Manager for the City of St. Louis. The Equity Indicators Project is an effort by the City of St. Louis to provide public accountability of the region's progress over time to reduce racial disparities in the priority areas identified in the 2015 Forward Through Ferguson report. This work is supported by 100 Resilient Cities, Rockefeller Foundation, City University of New York, and the United Way.

    Prior to her appointment, Cristina served as the inaugural Senior Research Fellow of Metropolitan Equity at Rutgers Law in Newark, NJ and as a member of the Housing Transition Team for New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. She earned an MPP degree from Harvard Kennedy School and BA in architecture from the Sam Fox School of Design at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Hope to see you there!


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  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 30 rsvps

    EPIP Bay Area | Democratizing Philanthropy: The Giving Circle Movement

    Giving Circle Event Speakers

    The collective giving movement is on fire! In the past decade, giving circles—collaborative groups of donors who pool their resources to support organizations they are passionate about—have tripled in size, engaging more than 150,000 donors across the nation and granting over $1.29 billion. At their core, giving circles are redefining who gets to be a philanthropist by allowing everyday people to collectively decide where to invest funds, while allowing them to be a part of a movement of donors and changemakers. Join us on April 24th at Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2) to learn from philanthropic experts about how giving circles are changing the face of community philanthropy and how you can join this growing movement.

    Speakers

    • Lisa Van Dusen, Chief Relationship Officer, Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2)
    • Lisa Van Dusen headshotAs a seasoned social impact leader and entrepreneur, Lisa manages a wide array of relationships throughout the broader SV2 community, including Partnership growth, strategic partnerships, learning programs and media relations. She serves as a key catalyst and collaborator for new initiatives, including impact investing and advocacy. Lisa joined SV2 in 2013, bringing a more than 25-year career spanning media, marketing/business development, social innovation and leadership in service of SV2’s vision of creating a more equitable Silicon Valley and world where everyone thrives. She deeply believes that by illuminating both what is and what is possible, and unleashing our individual and collective talents and resources, we can creatively collaborate to achieve systemic social change.

      Most recently, Lisa relaunched and co-directed Leadership Palo Alto, a cross-sector leadership development program for emerging civic leaders. In addition, she created and hosts First Person, a multi-platform video interview series featuring Silicon Valley trailblazers.

      A dedicated  climate activist, environmentalist, arts advocate and practicing artist, Lisa has served in numerous civic leadership roles, including with the City of Palo Alto Sustainability and Climate Action Plan Advisory Council, the Palo Alto Art Center, Planned Parenthood, as well as many political campaigns.

      She has been featured as a TEDx speaker, guest lecturer at Stanford University, Silicon Valley Woman of Influence 2015, and is a frequent speaker and moderator. She is a climate activist, holds a B.A. from Brown University and a certificate in Innovation Leadership from California College of the Arts.
    • Sara Velten, Vice President of Philanthropy, Latino Community Foundation
    • Sara Velten headshotSara is a connector of people and ideas, a relationship builder, and a firm believer that everyone can be a philanthropist. In her current position as VP of Philanthropy, Sara leads the Latino Giving Circle Network™, the largest network of its kind in the country, and leads fundraising strategies geared toward expanding the foundation’s base of corporate and individual donors. She has been an invaluable part of the LCF team since 2011.

      Sara has extensive experience working in the private sector. Before joining LCF, she was Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Nano Products. Prior to that, she served as Public Relations Coordinator for BBVA Bancomer, the second largest financial group in Mexico. A member of the Latino Advisory Board of Common Sense Media, Sara is also a founder of AHOrA, a Texas-based fundraising initiative focused on expanding educational opportunities for Hispanic youth and parents.

      Sara graduated with honors from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and received her Administration and Management Certificate from Harvard University, where she also earned the prestigious Katie Y. F. Yang Prize. Originally from Mexico, Sara has lived in Switzerland and now resides in San Mateo County with her husband and three teenage kids. She is passionate about her family and helping the Latino community reach its full potential.
    • Maeve Richards, Program Analyst, Giving Circles Fund, Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Foundation (LAAF)
    • Maeve Richards headshotMaeve became interested in the power of philanthropy, and in particular, the role of grassroots collaborative giving in social change, through Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen’s course at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. During her time at Stanford, she competed for the varsity debate team and worked for the office of Senator Barbara Boxer and for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. She graduated from Stanford in 2017 with a B.A. in History and a minor in Human Rights.

      Maeve currently oversees Giving Circles Fund, LAAF’s online platform that allows individuals to scale their individual impact by giving collaboratively and has facilitated over 70 grants to nonprofits in the last year. Additionally, she conducts research across the organization’s portfolio of projects including Project U, in-person courses/seminars and Andreessen Philanthropies, in particular supporting development of Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen's Graduate School of Business course on women and leadership, inclusivity in the workplace and intentional impact.

    Agenda

    • 6:00 – 6:15pm     Networking (light food & drinks)
    • 6:15 – 8:00pm     Program

    Sponsors

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

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  • Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 14 rsvps
    Samuel S. Fels Fund in Philadelphia, PA

    Philly Brown Bag Lunch Discussion

    Wonder what it means to implement a strategic plan as entry to mid-level employee?

     On April 25th join EPIP Philly for a discussion about strategic planning, implementation, and project management. Kyra Sanborn, Grants Administrator with Philadelphia Health Partnership, will share her learned lessons from the strategic planning process and implementation. Philadelphia Health Partnership, formerly First Hospital Foundation, recently celebrated the launch of their new name, website, and strategic initiatives following the adoption of a new strategic plan.

    Attendees will hear:

    • How Kyra is adapting her role to support PHP’s new strategies
    • Lessons learned from managing a branding and website development and design project
    • Strategies to effectively communicate organizational changes both internally and externally

    After Kyra shares her professional journey, we’ll open the floor for questions, answers, and open conversation.

    Please bring your lunch, ideas, & questions. We hope to see you there!

    RSVP below.

    More about our Speaker:

    Kyra joined the Philadelphia Health Partnership as grants administrator in 2015. She is responsible for the Philadelphia Health Partnership’s grantmaking operations through all stages of the process, including managing the grants database, content of the data, and reports that enable the Foundation’s staff and Board to make informed decisions and communicate effectively with stakeholders. She also manages the foundation’s communication strategies, including website and social media engagement.  Prior to joining the foundation, Kyra was communications coordinator for Apartments at 1220, where she assisted international college students with the rental process. She also served on the production team of the World Café Show at WXPN. Kyra has a degree in media and communications from Temple University and a certificate from the Ascending Leadership Program in the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute at Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work.

  • Friday, April 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · $40.00 USD · 10 rsvps
    Flint Farmer's Market in Flint, MI

    EPIP Michigan Spring Workshop

    EPIP Michigan chapter is hosting a spring programming workshop on April 27 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Flint Farmers Market in Flint, Michigan. We have planned an interactive day, featuring presenters who will address the many aspects of applying an equity lens for our work in philanthropy. Our focus of this workshop is intersectionality, and we will explore ways in which we can build and leverage our own personal equity principles in our work; hear from leaders in the field about how they apply an equity lens; and understand how the various lenses can inform personal leadership growth and career advancement.

    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.

    LEARNING GOALS:

    1. Participants will learn basic language and definitions related to intersectionality and social identities.
    2. Applying an intersectional lens, participants will examine how their social identities and how the social identities of others influence how we "show up" in philanthropy.
    3. Participants will understand the impacts of positive and negative stereotypes of various intersectional identities in the workplace.
    4. Participants will learn about the role of intersectionality in decision making, relationship building, and working toward equitable outcomes in philanthropy, with a place-based focus on Flint, MI.

    This event wouldn’t be possible with the support of Council of Michigan Foundations who generously sponsored the space for EPIP to gather and discuss important issues facing our sector.

    We look forward to your participation!

  • Tuesday, May 01, 2018 at 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 3 rsvps
    TBD (near Hyatt Regency) in San Francisco, CA

    EPIP Bay Area | Happy Hour at GEO Conference

    Attending the Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Conference? Even if you're not, come meet other philanthropy professionals from the Bay Area and around the country!

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

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  • Friday, May 04, 2018 at 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 19 rsvps
    Center for Healthy Communities at The California Endowment: 1000 Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    EPIP LA | Lunch with a Leader

    What are you doing for lunch on May 4th? Want to grab a bite to eat with Dr. Ross, President and CEO of The California Endowment? Us too.

    Join EPIP LA for an intimate lunch conversation with one of the most influential leaders in health policy and philanthropy. Ask him about leadership, career trajectory, systems change, and his vision for The Endowment. Lunch will be provided, just bring your questions!


    Robert K. Ross, M.D., is president and chief executive officer for The California Endowment, a health foundation established in 1996 to address the health needs of Californians. Prior to his appointment in July 2000, Dr. Ross served as director of the Health and Human Services Agency for the County of San Diego from 1993 to 2000, and Commissioner of Public Health for the City of Philadelphia from 1990 to 1993.

    Dr. Ross has an extensive background in health philanthropy, as a public health executive, and as a clinician. His service includes: medical director for LINK School‐Based Clinic Program, Camden, New Jersey; instructor of clinical medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; and faculty member at San Diego State University’s School of Public Health. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pediatrics, served on the President’s Summit for America’s Future and as chairman of the national Boost for Kids Initiative. Dr. Ross received his undergraduate, Masters in Public Administration and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. 

    During his tenure at The California Endowment, the foundation has focused on the health needs of underserved Californians by championing the cause of health coverage for all children, reducing childhood obesity, strengthening the capacity of community health centers, improving health services for farm worker and ex‐offender populations, and strengthening the pipeline for bringing racial and ethnic diversity to the health professions. In the Los Angeles region, he has provided leadership to support the re‐opening of the Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Center and the revitalization of Charles Drew University. In 2010, The California Endowment launched a 10‐year statewide commitment investing $1 billion to advance policies and forge partnerships to build healthy communities and a healthy California. Recently, he has helped bring greater philanthropic attention to the health and well‐being of young men of color across California and the nation.

    For a complete bio on Dr. Ross, please visit The California Endowment website.


    *Capacity for this event is limited.

  • Friday, May 04, 2018 at 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · $15.00 USD · 5 rsvps
    Center for Healthy Communities at The California Endowment: 1000 Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    EPIP LA | Lunch with a Leader

    What are you doing for lunch on May 4th? Want to grab a bite to eat with Dr. Ross, President and CEO of The California Endowment? Us too.

    Join EPIP LA for an intimate lunch conversation with one of the most influential leaders in health policy and philanthropy. Ask him about leadership, career trajectory, systems change, and his vision for The Endowment. Lunch will be provided, just bring your questions!


    Robert K. Ross, M.D., is president and chief executive officer for The California Endowment, a health foundation established in 1996 to address the health needs of Californians. Prior to his appointment in July 2000, Dr. Ross served as director of the Health and Human Services Agency for the County of San Diego from 1993 to 2000, and Commissioner of Public Health for the City of Philadelphia from 1990 to 1993.

    Dr. Ross has an extensive background in health philanthropy, as a public health executive, and as a clinician. His service includes: medical director for LINK School‐Based Clinic Program, Camden, New Jersey; instructor of clinical medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; and faculty member at San Diego State University’s School of Public Health. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pediatrics, served on the President’s Summit for America’s Future and as chairman of the national Boost for Kids Initiative. Dr. Ross received his undergraduate, Masters in Public Administration and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. 

    During his tenure at The California Endowment, the foundation has focused on the health needs of underserved Californians by championing the cause of health coverage for all children, reducing childhood obesity, strengthening the capacity of community health centers, improving health services for farm worker and ex‐offender populations, and strengthening the pipeline for bringing racial and ethnic diversity to the health professions. In the Los Angeles region, he has provided leadership to support the re‐opening of the Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Center and the revitalization of Charles Drew University. In 2010, The California Endowment launched a 10‐year statewide commitment investing $1 billion to advance policies and forge partnerships to build healthy communities and a healthy California. Recently, he has helped bring greater philanthropic attention to the health and well‐being of young men of color across California and the nation.

    For a complete bio on Dr. Ross, please visit The California Endowment website.


    *Spots for non-members are limited. 

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
    The Escondite in Los Angeles, CA

    EPIP LA & YNPN Mixer

    Join EPIP LA and YNPN LA for a May Mixer in Downtown LA!

    We are meeting up with our friends from Young Nonprofit Professionals Network on May 22 from 6-8pm at The Escondite in Downtown LA.

    Join us on the patio for a great night of networking!

    Drinks and food available for purchase. Happy Hour specials until 8pm.

    Free parking is available in the parking lot.

     

    Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy Los Angeles Chapter is a network of early- to mid-career professionals committed to a more equitable and inclusive philanthropic sector. Click to learn more!

     

    Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Los Angeles is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to empowering, connecting, and supporting emerging mission-driven professionals in Los Angeles. Click to join YNPN.

  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 16 rsvps

    EPIP DC | Documentary Screening Series

     

    June 20th Screening: 13th

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


    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, 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, September 19, 2018 at 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 18 rsvps
    Exponent Philanthropy in Washington, DC

    EPIP DC | Documentary Screening Series

     

    September 19th Screening: Girl Rising

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    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.


    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.

    *NOTE: Girl Rising is our last scheduled screening for the year. If you are interested in hosting your own screening, please contact dc@epip.org.