Michigan Chapter

EPIP Michigan, a chapter of EPIP National, is a statewide network of emerging leaders and professionals working in philanthropy and supporting social change. Our goal is to develop and support Michigan leaders by curating knowledge and content rooted in equitable philanthropy; providing opportunities for professional and leadership development; and creating space for networking and relationship building. Our volunteer steering committee consists of professionals from foundations across Michigan who plan and implement year-round programs and activities.

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EPIP Michigan Chapter News

Member Spotlight: Cultivating Your Career

Posted on July 22, 2016

...Below are some exercises, advice and reminders of what it takes to be keenly engaged in building your career. Whether you have a desire to enter or make a change within the field of philanthropy, my hope is that you will find the following recommendations advantageous as you continue to strive for success.  ...

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Reflections on "emPOWER: Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders"

Posted on September 03, 2015

What does it mean to weave your work and your passion together? We are excited to share thoughtful reflections from an EPIP Michigan Chapter summer event - emPOWER: Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders - that asked those questions.

Held at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the event included a keynote and interactive sessions with Shannon Polk. Shannon Polk: lawyer, theologian, advocate, facilitator, and co-founder of EPIP Michigan, posed the question "Does the work you do align with who you are?" - as Mackezie highlights below. 

Thank you to Katie Van Dusen and Mackenzie Price for bringing us into the experience!

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Apply to Join EPIP Michigan's Steering Committee

Posted on May 27, 2015

EPIP Members are invited to apply to serve on EPIP Michigan’s Steering Committee 
Application Deadline: Monday, June 8, 2015

The Michigan Chapter of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) seeks applications for new steering committee members to join in summer 2015. 

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

Posted on April 28, 2013
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 for upward mobility, confess our fears that we might be stagnating, and celebrate when we ourselves or our colleagues have opportunities to move up.  However as I talked with other participants at the 2013 EPIP National Conference and listened to them describe the work they were doing, I was struck by how woefully inadequate the career ladder metaphor is to capture the many valuable ways we can and do move professionally – particularly in the field of philanthropy.
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