Michigan Chapter

EPIP Michigan is a statewide chapter affiliated with EPIP National. Our goal is to develop extraordinary new Michigan leaders to enhance organized philanthropy and its impact on communities. We accomplish this goal by focusing our work in three areas: professional development, relationship building and being a voice for the next generation in the field. Our volunteer steering committee is made up of 10 professionals from a broad range of Michigan foundations who plan and implement 6-8 programs and activities annually in the three areas listed above.

To get in touch with EPIP Michigan, email us at michigan@epip.org.

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Steering Committee

Elizabeth Kidd, Community Foundation of Holland Zeeland Area (Co-Chair)
Jillian Rosen, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (Co-Chair)
Ciara Coleman, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Patricia Hinojosa, The Skillman Foundation
Wes Miller, Fremont Area Community Foundation
Surabhi Pandit, Community Foundation for Southwest Michigan


  1. Decision facilitation for emerging leaders

    In a recent Twitter chat, the organizer asked participants to discuss how they have worked to master interpersonal skills.  When it came time to discuss strengths and weaknesses, one person mentioned decision-making and the desire to make everyone happy.  This is an issue that would ring true with many people.  While many would think negotiation skills are the solution to...

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  2. Conference Reflection: It’s time to see our career movement in 3D

    The following is written by Elizabeth Kidd, Steering Committee Co-Chair of the EPIP-Michigan Chapter, and staff at the Community Foundation for the Holland/Zeeland Area.  Moving up on the proverbial career ladder is a frequent topic of conversation among young professionals in any field; the philanthropic/social change sector is certainly no exception.  We analyze potential next steps, lament the often limited options...

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