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Why join us?

Members in 35 states (and counting!).

We’re the only organization that does what we do. We exist to serve and empower emerging leaders: the people who are building their roles in philanthropy today, and will one day be running philanthropies and nonprofits.

50% people of color.

We develop and deliver unique and valuable programming that builds the leadership skills and knowledge base of emerging foundation professionals. We provide formal and informal career coaching, professional development, and other boosters for your career. We connect you with other EPIP members working across the field of philanthropy and nonprofits. We dissolve the boundaries that can make it difficult to start careers in philanthropy and grow within them.

EPIP Member Benefits

Join Our Network of Emerging Social Change Professionals!

Event Benefits – Get Involved!

Leadership Development Benefits – Learn By Doing!

Collaborative Benefits – EPIP as a Talent Pipeline

Additional Partnership Discounts

 

Who are we?

EPIP members are a diverse group of people working all around the country, an image of the future of philanthropy. Most of us are under 40. We’re currently comprised of 12 national chapters (and growing!).

Bringing our insights from many different backgrounds, we are committed to making philanthropies and nonprofits more equitable and better representative of American demographics.

Our members work at some of the most prominent and forward-thinking institutions in the country.

 

Who are you?

EPIP members are generally:

  • Staff at a philanthropic foundation (public, private, family, independent, or corporate foundation or corporate giving program)
  • Donors affiliated with a giving institution, or foundation trustees
  • Staff at a philanthropic support organization (such as a regional association of grantmakers, affinity group, research center, or advisory firm)
  • Graduate students studying philanthropy

We want you to join us. You belong here.

Membership rates

Rates for individuals

Rates for individuals

  • Individual Membership: $150/year
  • Student Membership: $85/year

Rates for institutions

Rates for institutions

Assets or Total Budget Dues
$1 billion and Above $12,500
$500 million – $999,999,999 $9,500
$100 million – $499,999,999 $7,500
$20 million – $99,999,999 $5,000
$5 million – $19,999,999 $2,500
$4,999,999 and Below $1,000

 

The types of organizations eligible for institutional membership are as follows:

  • Independent Foundations
  • Family Foundations
  • Community Foundations
  • Grantmaking Public Charities
  • Corporate Foundations
  • Corporate Giving Programs


  • Academic Centers Focused on Philanthropy and Nonprofits
  • Philanthropy Research Centers
  • Affinity Groups & Funder Networks
  • Regional Associations of Grantmakers

  • Advisory and Back-Office Firms
  • Giving Circles
  • Donor-Advised Funds
  • Other Philanthropy Infrastructure Organizations

How to join

Online with credit card:
Click here

By check:
Checks must be made payable to “EPIP/TIDES CENTER”

Mail check to:
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy @CSI
Attn: Michael Barham, Membership & Operations Manager
601 West 26th Street, Suite #325-22
New York, NY 10001

  • To request an invoice if your employer is able to cover your dues, please contact us by email.
  • Include a printed copy of your completed membership form if you have purchased an individual or student membership
  • If you are purchasing an institutional membership, please complete a roster of eligible staff or Board members within your organization, and return with payment or via email

How to renew

Online with credit card:
Click here

By check:
Checks must be made payable to “EPIP/TIDES CENTER”

Mail check to:
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy @ CSI
Attn: Michael Barham, Membership & Operations Manager
601 West 26th Street, Suite #325-7
New York, NY 10001

  • To request an invoice if your employer is able to cover your dues, please email us

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