Events

  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · $95.00 USD · 1 rsvp

    San Diego Impact Grantmaking Course

    Building a just, equitable and sustainable society

    Giving to nonprofits isn’t just for the holiday season or for your friend’s 5k.  It’s a way to build solidarity and sustainability around issues important to you.

    In partnership with Leichtag Foundation and San Diego Grantmakers, EPIP San Diego is offering an Introduction to Grantmaking course to help you determine where and how to make the greatest impact with your charitable giving.Course_picture_2.jpg

    EPIP is launching this course to:

    • Help you make a deeper impact and ensure that your donations count.
    • Provide an opportunity to participate in a grant cycle.
    • Connect you to crucial solutions to community problems.
    • Build a more just, equitable, and sustainable society.

    This packed course is available for $99 for EPIP members.  These six exciting sessions will cover everything from philanthropy basics to evaluating success of your giving.  The classes will be facilitated by Leichtag Foundation's Charlene Seidle, Executive Vice President and Sharyn Goodson, Director of Strategic Philanthropy.

    Class Dates: 

    SDG_logo_hi_res.jpgTuesdays: April 25, May 23, June 6 & June 27 - 6pm-9pm
    Sundays: May 7 and July 9 - 3:30p-6:30pm

    For more information, e-mail sandiego@epip.org.

  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · $249.00 USD

    San Diego Impact Grantmaking Course

    Building a just, equitable and sustainable society

    Giving to nonprofits isn’t just for the holiday season or for your friend’s 5k. It’s a way to build solidarity and sustainability around issues important to you.

    Course_picture.jpg

    In partnership with Leichtag Foundation, EPIP San Diego is offering an Introduction to Grantmaking course to help you determine where and how to make the greatest impact with your charitable giving.

    EPIP is launching this course to:

    • Help you make a deeper impact and ensure that your donations count.
    • Provide an opportunity to participate in a grant cycle.
    • Connect you to crucial solutions to community problems.
    • Build a more just, equitable, and sustainable society.

    This packed course is available for $99 for EPIP members and $249 for non-members (an annual EPIP individual membership is $150 - learn more here).  These six exciting sessions will cover everything from philanthropy basics to evaluating success of your giving.  The classes will be facilitated by Leichtag Foundation staff Charlene Seidle, Executive Vice President and Sharyn Goodson, Director of Strategic Philanthropy.

    Class Dates:SDG_logo_hi_res.jpg

    Tuesdays: April 25, May 23, June 6 & June 27 - 6pm-9pm
    Sundays: May 7 and July 9 - 3:30p-6:30pm

    For more information, contact sandiego@epip.org

  • Friday, April 28, 2017 at 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 20 rsvps
    CA Endowment, 2nd floor, Suite A

    EPIP LA | EPIPhany Hour Pivot Panel - Members

    Join EPIP LA on Friday, April 28th for a EPIPhany Hour Series event to get the inside scoop on pivot strategies at the Eisner Foundation, the Weingart Foundation, and the James Irvine Foundation! 

    Curious what it's like to work for a foundation through a time of strategic planning and change? Join colleagues from three major foundations for lunch and conversation. At three different stages of navigating a pivot at their respective foundations, our guests will share what it has been like to engage in the process, refine grantmaking strategies, and the opportunities and challenges that present themselves along the way.

    We are thrilled that the following panelists will be joining us for this event:

    cathy-choi-150x150.jpgCathy Choi, Director of Programs, The Eisner Foundation

    joanna2.jpgJoanna Jackson, Director, Grant Operations, The Weingart Foundation

    melina.jpgMelina Sanchez, Program Officer, The James Irvine Foundation

     

    This event is FREE for Members.  Please RSVP below.

    Lunch from Corner Bakery will be provided.

  • Friday, April 28, 2017 at 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · $10.00 USD · 5 rsvps
    CA Endowment, 2nd floor, Suite A

    EPIP LA | EPIPhany Hour Pivot Panel

    Join EPIP LA on Friday, April 28th for a EPIPhany Hour Series event to get the inside scoop on pivot strategies at the Eisner Foundation, the Weingart Foundation, and the James Irvine Foundation! 

    Curious what it's like to work for a foundation through a time of strategic planning and change? Join colleagues from three major foundations for lunch and conversation. At three different stages of navigating a pivot at their respective foundations, our guests will share what it has been like to engage in the process, refine grantmaking strategies, and the opportunities and challenges that present themselves along the way.

    We are thrilled that the following panelists will be joining us for this event:

    cathy-choi-150x150.jpgCathy Choi, Director of Programs, The Eisner Foundation

    joanna2.jpgJoanna Jackson, Director, Grant Operations, The Weingart Foundation

    melina.jpgMelina Sanchez, Program Officer, The James Irvine Foundation

    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. 

    Lunch from Corner Bakery will be provided.

     

    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!

  • Saturday, May 06, 2017 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 10 rsvps
    Vista Hermosa Natural Park in Los Angeles, CA

    EPIP LA - Yoga in the Park

    Join EPIP Los Angeles for our third Wellness Series event of the year - yoga in the park! We are thrilled that yoga instructor and longtime EPIP member, Marisa Colon, has agreed to share her talents with us again. Marisa will lead us through a beginners' yoga practice, and afterward we can share self-care strategies and tips with each other.

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  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    EPIP Boston | Effective Site Visits Workshop

    Site visits are invaluable tools to inform your grantmaking and strengthen your relationships with grantee-partners. They offer opportunities to connect with organizations’ board, staff, and constituents, and to learn things that can’t be learned from a written proposal.

    Join EPIP Boston for a brownbag lunch roundtable conversation with an expert panel, including representatives from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors—and two EPIP alumni—to discuss best practices for planning, conducting, and evaluating site visits.

    The session will include a moderated panelist discussion and open Q&A. You’ll walk away with tools to improve your site visit practices.

    Dessert and drinks will be offered by EPIP.


    Panelists:

    • Michael Ibrahim, program manager, Cultural Investment Portfolio, Massachusetts Cultural Council
    • Amanda Northrop, vice president, State Street Foundation (former EPIP Boston Steering Committee member)
    • Marinell Rousmaniere, senior vice president for strategic initiatives, EdVestors
    • Elissa Spelman, executive director Breakthrough Greater Boston (former EPIP Boston Steering Committee member)

    Please RSVP below by Wednesday, May 3.

    Please note: this session is intended for funders only.


     

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · $10.00 USD
    Go To Webinar

    Webinar: Investment 101 & Transformative Finance

    While Impact Investing is making headlines left and right, many of us still don’t know as much as we’d like about the basics of investing or have the tools we need to meaningfully engage the finance side of philanthropy. How can a philanthropic organization use its investment dollars in furtherance of its mission?

    To help demystify the trends and provide background on what investing is and how finance works as a transformative force in social justice, we welcome Executive Director and Co-Founder of Transform Finance, Andrea Armeni. The presentation will include a grounding in “Investment 101” to help us all have the same language to explore this topic, and explore how justice, power and finance can work together to contribute to meaningful social change.

    Co-host Alex Haber, Program Manager at RSF Social Finance and former EPIP Bay Area Co-Chair, will also be sharing updates and insights from his work with RSF and the emerging “Shake the Foundations” collaborative that seeks to use philanthropic assets as a tool for community-controlled and owned reinvestment.

    Are you an EPIP Member? Click here to save your FREE spot on this webinar.


    Learn more about the presenters:

    unnamed.pngAndrea Armeni, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Transform Finance —

    Andrea Armeni is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Transform Finance, a field-building organization working at the intersection of capital and social change by building bridges between investors and communities. Transform Finance provides thought leadership and advisory services as well as concrete tools that promote social change both in and through finance.

    Andrea is also the lead convener of the complementary Transform Finance Investor Network, a community of practice of family offices, foundations, and other asset owners that launched at the White House with an initial commitment of over $500 million and that has since grown to $2 billion.

    He is recognized as an innovator in the field of impact investing, particularly at the intersection of systemic change and social justice. Andrea combines a corporate law and finance background with a deep engagement with social justice activism. He has taught at the Yale Law School and at Université Paris Dauphine in France. He is a BMW Foundation Responsible Leader, is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and sits on the board of directors of the NGO Finance for Good Brazil and of the investment fund CARE Enterprises, Inc.

     

    Alex-Haber-e1404331201702.jpgAlex Haber, EPIP Bay Area Co-Chair & Program Manager, Philanthropic Services, RSF Finance — 

    Alex manages the day-to-day operations of the Philanthropic Services department, including due diligence, compliance, and client service. Previously, he has held positions in philanthropic operations and project management at The San Francisco Foundation and Tides. He received a BA in Comparative Literature from Cornell University and serves on the Board of Trustees of Telluride Association, an educational non-profit.

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    Go To Webinar

    Webinar: Investment 101 & Transformative Finance

    While Impact Investing is making headlines left and right, many of us still don’t know as much as we’d like about the basics of investing or have the tools we need to meaningfully engage the finance side of philanthropy. How can a philanthropic organization use its investment dollars in furtherance of its mission?

    To help demystify the trends and provide background on what investing is and how finance works as a transformative force in social justice, we welcome Executive Director and Co-Founder of Transform Finance, Andrea Armeni. The presentation will include a grounding in “Investment 101” to help us all have the same language to explore this topic, and explore how justice, power and finance can work together to contribute to meaningful social change.

    Co-host Alex Haber, Program Manager at RSF Social Finance and former EPIP Bay Area Co-Chair, will also be sharing updates and insights from his work with RSF and the emerging “Shake the Foundations” collaborative that seeks to use philanthropic assets as a tool for community-controlled and owned reinvestment.


    Learn more about the presenters:

    unnamed.pngAndrea Armeni, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Transform Finance —

    Andrea Armeni is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Transform Finance, a field-building organization working at the intersection of capital and social change by building bridges between investors and communities. Transform Finance provides thought leadership and advisory services as well as concrete tools that promote social change both in and through finance.

    Andrea is also the lead convener of the complementary Transform Finance Investor Network, a community of practice of family offices, foundations, and other asset owners that launched at the White House with an initial commitment of over $500 million and that has since grown to $2 billion.

    He is recognized as an innovator in the field of impact investing, particularly at the intersection of systemic change and social justice. Andrea combines a corporate law and finance background with a deep engagement with social justice activism. He has taught at the Yale Law School and at Université Paris Dauphine in France. He is a BMW Foundation Responsible Leader, is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and sits on the board of directors of the NGO Finance for Good Brazil and of the investment fund CARE Enterprises, Inc.

     

    Alex-Haber-e1404331201702.jpgAlex Haber, EPIP Bay Area Co-Chair & Program Manager, Philanthropic Services, RSF Finance — 

    Alex manages the day-to-day operations of the Philanthropic Services department, including due diligence, compliance, and client service. Previously, he has held positions in philanthropic operations and project management at The San Francisco Foundation and Tides. He received a BA in Comparative Literature from Cornell University and serves on the Board of Trustees of Telluride Association, an educational non-profit.

  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 08:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 3 rsvps

    EPIP Boston | May Breakfast Discussion: Feedback Loops—Breakfast of [Philanthropy] Champions

    “Feedback is the breakfast of champions.” –Ken Blanchard

    Effective feedback loops are an essential way to address funder/grantee power dynamics and ensure that funder practices really do support nonprofit partners. Being thoughtful and engaged listeners also helps funders plan and assess our own work. But knowing how to best obtain feedback, analyze it, and share it is not always easy—especially when we expand our feedback loops to include both nonprofit partners and the individuals they serve.

    Join your peers in philanthropy as we discuss:

    • Ways we can develop and incorporate feedback loops for nonprofit partners and beneficiaries into our grantmaking practices
    • Successful ways that others have shared what they learned from feedback both internally and externally
    • Likely hurdles we will encounter along the way with feedback loops and how to get ahead of them.

    Less familiar with this subject? Read this Fund for Shared Insight report or recent Center for Effective Philanthropy blog posts here and here as primers on feedback loops before the breakfast.