Events

  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 08:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 24 rsvps
    Boston Public Market in Boston, MA

    EPIP Boston | Mar. 2017 Breakfast Conversation – Centering Justice

    Centering Justice in Philanthropy

    NEW DATE: March 28 (rescheduled due to Winter Storm Stella)

    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 28 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 28 conversation (new date, rescheduled due to Winter Storm Stella!).


     

  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 27 rsvps
    The Big Hunt in Washington, DC

    EPIP DC | Rallying In This Moment

    In just a few weeks, the new presidential administration has advanced policies that stand in opposition to EPIP DC’s core values of social justice and equity. The work required of us in this moment can be daunting and depleting.

    Photo Credit Ted Eytan

    Our network represents the most diverse group of emerging leaders in the region’s philanthropic sector. As we grapple with calls for responsiveness and resistance, community is a key tool for self-care and combatting burnout. EPIP DC invites all new and returning members to decompress, bond, and rally. Join a casual happy hour discussion featuring local organizers as we support each other and explore avenues to engage locally. Food will be provided!

    Speakers
    • Jess Brown, Showing Up for Racial Justice DC (SURJ DC)

    • Maya Vizvary, Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS)

    • Caitlin Duffy (NCRP) & Tyler Nickerson (Solutions Project), Hosts and Moderators
  • Friday, March 31, 2017 at 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
    Seattle Foundation in Seattle, WA

    EPIP Seattle | Happy Hour Decolonizing Philanthropy with FRIDA The Young Feminist Fund

    FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund, Channel Foundation, Gender Justice League, Linksbridge and Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy - Seattle are hosting a happy hour on Friday, March 31, from 4:00 - 7:00 pm at Seattle Foundation (1601 5th Ave #1900, Seattle, WA 98101).

    Hear the poetry of Jéhan Òsanyìn, founding Executive Director of Earthseed, a youth development organization that uses theatre in wild spaces to decolonize those spaces and the bodies that pass through them.

    Discover how young feminist organizers are resisting oppression, reclaiming power, and re-imagining philanthropy with FRIDA Founding Board Member Perla Vázquez Diaz and Resource Mobilization Officer Nevin Öztop.

    Learn about opportunities to engage locally with Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) in Seattle, an intersectional network of changemakers committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in philanthropy.

    Looking forward to seeing you on March 31st!

    Space is limited; please RSVP by March 26: Nevin Öztop – nevin@youngfeministfund.org

    Sincerely,
    FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund,
    Channel Foundation,
    Gender Justice League,
    Linksbridge &
    Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy - Seattle

  • Tuesday, April 04, 2017 at 11:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 13 rsvps
    Location sent with RSVP

    EPIP Boston | RESCHEDULED: Arts & Culture EPIPhany Group—Careers in Philanthropy

    Careers in Philanthropy and Arts Funding

    EPIP Boston's Arts & Culture EPIPhany Group welcomes Miki Akimoto, senior vice president practice expert, foundations & grantmaking at U.S. Trust/Bank of America, and Quita Sullivan, program director for the National Theater Project at the New England Foundation for the Arts, for a discussion on their career paths in philanthropy and in arts funding, with time for Q&A and networking. Lunch will be provided.

    11:30 a.m. lunch available
    12:00 p.m. program begins


    Please RSVP below by Tuesday, March 28.


     

  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 10 rsvps
    Philanthropy New York in New York, New York

    EPIP NY | 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 April 19 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
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · $10.00 USD · 1 rsvp
    Philanthropy New York in New York, New York

    EPIP NY | 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 April 19 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, April 25, 2017 at 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · $95.00 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.

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    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.
    • 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: 

    Tuesdays: 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.
    • 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:

    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