• Monday, February 26, 2018 at 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 30 rsvps

    EPIP San Diego - 2018 Kick-Off Party

    The 2018 EPIP SD Steering Committee invite you to come learn more about the local chapter, ways to get involved, and news regarding this years events, programs and professional development opportunities. The event will feature some candid panels of emerging leaders and local leadership and a couple of major announcements of which we are excited to share!

    This is a free event with refreshments & a cash bar.

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 12:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada) · 6 rsvps
    St. Louis Mental Health Board

    EPIP STL | 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.

    Join us this month as we discuss the learnings from the CHANGE Philanthropy Unity Summit. The Summit happens every other year and is a platform for connecting across different philanthropic affinity groups. Groups like Native Americans in Philanthropy, ABFE, EPIP, and Funders for LGBTQ Issues discussed together what it means for philanthropy to invest in movements for equity.

    EPIP St. Louis Co-chairs, Megan Armentrout & Kristin Cowart, will facilitate this month's discussion focused on the Unity Summit Learnings. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on infusing the Summit Learnings into St. Louis philanthropy. 

    Inside Philanthropy published a great reflection on the Unity Summit, give it a read! 

    What: Infusing Unity Summit Learnings in St. Louis Philanthropy
    Tuesday, February 27th from 12 – 1pm
    Where: MHB (St. Louis Mental Health Board) 333 S. 18th St. – (See MHB Map below. Parking will be validated.)



  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 14 rsvps
    Oeste in Oakland, CA

    EPIP Bay Area | Article Club: How to live in the present moment

    In the chaos of our present moment, it's important to take a step back and reflect. Who do you want to be? How do you want to live? How will you step up, resist, re-imagine the systems that shape our lives? How can philanthropy play a role in re-shaping our world? What risks will we have to take to create the world we want?

    Join EPIP Bay Area for a discussion of two articles showing philanthropic responses to the present moment. Please come having read both articles.

    Article 1: NoVo Foundation, The Fierce Urgency of "How"

    Article 2: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Trump Era Prompts Foundation CEOs to Get Their Bullhorns Out

    • Discussion Questions
    • How has your institution stepped up, challenged the status quo, or done things differently in the present moment? How would you like to see them taking action?

      How have you personally stepped up, reconsidered your world, or done things differently in this moment?

      How does or could your institution support you in reflecting on and stepping up in this moment?

      If you had to choose between resisting and reforming the existing system, or imagining and creating a new system, which one would you dedicate yourself and/or your institution's resources to? Why?

      We live in a time of declining trust in institutions and one another, and increasing conflict and uncertainty around what is true. In this political culture, what should be the role and goal of storytelling? Do we need to rethink how we go about speaking "truth" to power?

    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

    Add to Calendar 02/27/2018 05:30 PM 02/27/2018 07:30 PM EPIP Bay Area | Article Cub: How to live in the present moment Join us for a discussion on how philanthropy professionals and institutions are responding to the current socio-politlcal moment. RSVP:, 722-730 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94607 EPIP Bay Area false MM/DD/YYYY 60 use-title
  • Friday, March 02, 2018 at 08:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 12 rsvps
    FIKA in New York, NY

    NYC Coffee Chat

    Come join EPIP-NY to discuss the responsibility that grantmakers have to stay responsive in challenging and shifting political winds. Join us for a cup of coffee on Friday, March 2 at 8:30 am at FIKA to discuss how you are staying responsive in your personal and professional activism in this critical year in history.

    We hope to ground this conversation in the aggregated research and reports from the Center of Effective Philanthropy’s post about how our colleagues across the sector and nation are approaching political conversations in their professional lives.  

  • 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!