Los Angeles Chapter

Established in 2003, EPIP LA provides peer support, mentoring, leadership and advocacy training, and networking opportunities for philanthropic professionals in the Los Angeles area. We partner with regional grantmaking associations, affinity groups and others to complement and contribute to networks that exist throughout the community.

To get in touch with EPIP LA, email us at losangeles@epip.org.

Like EPIP LA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EPIPLosAngeles.



EPIP Los Angeles Chapter News

2016 EPIP LA Mentorship Program

Posted on December 04, 2015

Through its Mentorship Program, EPIP LA aims to provide participants with the tools needed to seek out and develop meaningful connections with experienced leaders and their peers.

Last year, EPIP LA successfully completed the second year of its mentorship program. We’re excited to announce two cohorts for the program’s third year.

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Candid Conversation with our Peers in Development, thanks to EPIP LA

Posted on September 10, 2015

Philanthropy and Development professionals speak all the time, but how often do they get a chance to share honest feedback in a friendly way? EPIP LA made it happen and learned from their colleagues in Development at the most recent EPIPhany Hour event. Carrie Harlow, EPIP LA Chapter Leader and Program Officer, The Ahmanson Foundation, shares lessons learned here.


EPIP LA’s held its August EPIPhany Hour in the courtyard of The California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities, where we brought together 15 EPIP members to share pizza and candid conversation with peers in nonprofit development. ...

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Cross Post: Giving Circles Fund - Saving Innocence

Posted on August 19, 2015

This piece first appeared on the Giving Circles Fund Blog on 8/18/2015 at http://givingcirclesfund.org/blog/guest-grantee-blog-post-saving-innocence/

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Connecting in Real Life to Build Our Social Media Savvy

Posted on July 08, 2015

This post was authored by: Carrie Harlow, EPIP LA Steering Committee Co-Chair and Program Officer, The Ahmanson Foundation and Alexandra Carew, EPIP LA Steering Committee Member and Communications Manager, Southern California Grantmakers

In June, EPIP Los Angeles held its very first EPIPhany Hour. (Shout out to the EPIP Philly Chapter for inspiring the program name, adapted from their EPIPhany Groups.  We loved all of the idea sharing at this year’s Chapter Leader Gathering in New Orleans!)

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New Resource Guide From EPIP LA

Posted on February 19, 2015

There are so many great resources for the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors–from publications and research centers to academic and professional development opportunities. EPIP LA is happy to share this new, easy-to-use resource guide to help emerging foundation professionals be more effective in their work and more connected to the field...

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2015 EPIP LA Mentorship Program

Posted on December 10, 2014

Through its Mentorship Program, EPIP LA aims to provide participants with the tools needed to seek out and develop meaningful connections with experienced leaders and their peers. Last year, EPIP LA successfully piloted its mentorship program. We’re excited to announce the program’s second year cohort...

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Nominate a Nonprofit Organization for EPIP LA's Giving Circle

Posted on August 14, 2014

The Los Angeles Chapter of EPIP is so grateful for the generosity of those members and friends who have participated in our first ever Giving Circle. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Now the fun begins! We’re opening the nomination process to determine which emerging nonprofit organization or project will receive the dollars raised...

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Apply for Year Two of the EPIP LA Mentorship Program

Posted on August 11, 2014

Last year, EPIP’s LA Chapter launched a mentorship program to help our members establish long-term, meaningful relationships, both with a mentor and with other emerging professionals in the field. If you’re a member of EPIP LA, and are interested in gaining professional development skills and exploring your career interests, apply to participate in year two of the EPIP LA Mentorship Program...

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Join the EPIP LA Giving Circle Launch Party

Posted on June 04, 2014

In philanthropy, we’re sometimes a step (or two) removed from our nonprofit partners doing such incredible work in the community. But building strong connections to support and champion our grantees is actually at the core of our values as philanthropy professionals. That’s why we are thrilled to partner with the One Percent Foundation to launch the very first EPIP Los Angeles Giving Circle. Please join us on Wednesday, June 18th for a special launch party to learn more!...

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EPIP LA Launches First Mentorship Program

Posted on July 29, 2013
Finding a mentor is tough. We all know it. So this year, EPIP LA is piloting its first ever mentorship program to make that process a little easier for our members. Through our Mentorship Program, EPIP LA aims to provide participants with the tools needed to seek out and develop meaningful connections with experienced leaders and their peers.
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