Events

  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 23 rsvps
    Lost & Found in Oakland, CA

    EPIP Bay Area | Article Club: Big Bets in Philanthropy

    Illustration by Mike AustinJoin EPIP Bay Area for a drink (on us!) and discussion on Against "Big Bets" (5-7 min read) by Larry Kramer, President of the Hewlett Foundation...

    Strategic philanthropy should reject the latest fad of large grants in favor of long-term steadfast commitments to the many organizations making progress on our most important problems.

    ...and the complementary piece 10 Ways to Make a Big Bet on Social Change (13-20 min read) by William Foster, Gail Perreault, and Elise Tosun of The Bridgespan Group.

    The world is rich in problems to address, but poor in clear pathways to do so. For philanthropists, this sobering reality makes figuring out the “how” much harder than deciding on the “what.” The good news is that there is a menu of “hows,” ten distinct ways to place a big bet on social change. All are underutilized—some particularly so.

    Resources and Further Reading on Big Bets in Philanthropy

    Making Big Bets for Social Change (15-23 min read) by William Foster, Gail Perreault, Alison Powell, and Chris Addy

    When Are Big Bets the Right Bet? (Video) Larry Kramer, President of the Hewlett Foundation, and William Foster, partner at Bridgespan, discuss the merits and pitfalls of today’s largest donors making big bets in philanthropy, expanding on their respective articles in SSIR.

    Philanthropy in Silicon Valley: Big Bets on Big Ideas (3-4 min read) by Vindu Goel, Technology Reporter at The New York Times


    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 bayarea@epip.org!

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    Add to Calendar 06/27/2017 05:30 PM 06/27/2017 07:30 PM EPIP Bay Area | Article Club: Big Bets in Philanthropy Join EPIP Bay Area for a drink and discussion on "Against Big Bets" (http://bit.ly/againstbigbets) by Larry Kramer, President of the Hewlett Foundation, and "10 Ways to Make a Big Bet on Social Change" (http://bit.ly/10waysbigbets) by William Foster, Gail Perreault, and Elise Tosun of The Bridgespan Group. To RSVP, visit: http://bit.ly/EPIPbigbets Lost & Found, 2040 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612 EPIP Bay Area bayarea@epip.org false MM/DD/YYYY 60
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 08:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 18 rsvps
    FIKA Coffee in New York, NY

    EPIP-NY Morning Café Mix and Mingle

    Come enjoy your morning coffee and network with your fellow EPIP New York Chapter members. June is Pride month and we thought it would be relevant to share an article about how philanthropy responded to the LGBT community in wake of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando last year.

    Come share your thoughts or feel free to simply grab a coffee and chat with your fellow EPIP colleagues. 

    *please see email for article*

  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 08:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 3 rsvps

    EPIP Boston | Summer 2017 Breakfast Gathering

    In place of EPIP Boston's bimonthly, topical breakfast discussion, we welcome you to join us for an informal breakfast networking hour to kick off the summer season. Come enjoy delicious donuts and coffee from Boston Public Market vendors provided by EPIP Boston!

    This event is a great opportunity to get to know your peers in the Greater Boston philanthropic community and celebrate the summer ahead. Emerging professionals at funders and other nonprofit organizations are welcome to attend.

    Many thanks to The Trustees of Reservations for use of The KITCHEN at Boston Public Market.

    Please note: This event is intended for networking, and we ask attendees to refrain from making funding solicitations.


     Please RSVP below by Thursday, July 6, so we can prepare accordingly.


     

  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 8 rsvps
    La Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Los Angeles, CA

    EPIP LA - Translating Philanthropy

    Join EPIP LA on Tuesday, July 11th as we explore career paths beyond traditional grantmaking.

    This event will highlight individuals from the field of philanthropy that have translated their skill sets into new areas of expertise, such as social impact, fundraising, consulting, and the public sector. The evening will provide an opportunity to hear from our panelists on their individual career journeys and how they have applied their experiences beyond foundation work. Whether you are considering future career paths or are simply curious about interesting social sector positions, this informal gathering provides the perfect setting to ask the how-tos of career mobility.

    We look forward to the conversation with our panelists:

    • MB_Headshot.JPG Marya Bangee, Founder and CEO, SILA Consulting

     

    • Christine-Margiotta-2.jpg Christine Margiotta, Executive Director, Social Venture Partners Los Angeles

     

    Additional panelists will be added so check back!

    If you have any questions, please contact Jenna Diaz-Gonzalez at losangeles@epip.org.

  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · $10.00 USD · 1 rsvp
    La Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Los Angeles, CA

    EPIP LA - Translating Philanthropy

    Join EPIP LA on Tuesday, July 11th as we explore career paths beyond traditional grantmaking.

    This event will highlight individuals from the field of philanthropy that have translated their skill sets into new areas of expertise, such as social impact, fundraising, consulting, and the public sector. The evening will provide an opportunity to hear from our panelists on their individual career journeys and how they have applied their experiences beyond foundation work. Whether you are considering future career paths or are simply curious about interesting social sector positions, this informal gathering provides the perfect setting to ask the how-tos of career mobility.

    We look forward to the conversation with our panelists:

    • MB_Headshot.JPG Marya Bangee, Founder and CEO, SILA Consulting

     

    • Christine-Margiotta-2.jpg Christine Margiotta, Executive Director, Social Venture Partners Los Angeles

     

    Additional panelists will be added so check back!

    If you have any questions, please contact Jenna Diaz-Gonzalez at losangeles@epip.org.

  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 28 rsvps
    One Star Bar in New York, NY

    EPIP-NY & NYCE Co-Hosted Happy Hour!

    EPIP-NY is co-hosting a happy hour with New York Consortium of Evaluators (NYCE). Interested in the intersection of data and philanthropy? Love chatting about how evaluators can work together with program officers? Come meet and mingle with like-minded peers!

    Drinks available at your own purchase.