Seattle Chapter

EPIP Seattle was officially recognized in July 2009 as the 10th chapter of EPIP. A small group of young grantmakers recognized the need for the group after an autumn 2005 focus group co-hosted by Philanthropy Northwest and the national EPIP network. The EPIP Seattle Steering Committee works to develop local programming for our members and friends. We survey our members annually to find out what issues they are interested in and build relevant programs based on the results. We host a series of networking and professional development events throughout the year, such as the EPIP National Conference Re-Cap Dinner, our Careers in Philanthropy Lunch Roundtables, and Philanthropology workshops.

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Steering Committee
The group is governed by a steering committee composed of volunteer leaders, and is affiliated with the national EPIP network.

Mike Quinn, Program Manager, Social Venture Partners
Kelly Reimer, Development Manager, Northwest Children’s Fund
Kylie Gursky, Social Justice Fund Northwest
Efrain Gutierrez, FSG Social Impact Advisors
Rebecca Harris, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
William Cordery, Marguerite Casey Foundation
Erin Yates, Campion Foundation
Gabe Aeschliman, The Seattle Foundation

  1. Conference Reflections: The Emerging Leadership Manifesto in Philanthropy

    Hi, I’m Efrain Gutierrez. I work for FSG and I’m the brand new co-leader of the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy  (EPIP) Seattle Chapter. I attended my first EPIP National Conference two weeks ago in Chicago and it was an incredible experience. It was energizing to be among a group of diverse and passionate mid-career professionals that will become the future leaders of...

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  2. Upcoming Events!

    Here’s an upcoming event that may be of interest to EPIP’ers! Also, don’t forget to RSVP for EPIP’s Summer Networking Event on August 30th! Join us for boating and networking on Lake Union! Giving With Goals When: August 22, 2012. Workshop: 5:30-7:30pm. Food, wine & mingling: 7:30-9:00pm Where: Farestart, 700 Virginia Street, Seattle RSVP here or to: This event is co-sponsored by: Resource Generation, The...

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  3. 6/28: Careers in Philanthropy Event featuring Sherrana Kildun

    Join EPIP Seattle Southside at The Russell Family Foundation in Gig Harbor on Thursday June, 28th for our annual “Careers in Philanthropy” event, featuring Sherrana Kildun, Director of Community Programs, at The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation. We look forward to learning from Sherrana’s philanthropic journey from 3:00-4:30pm and will mix and mingle following the event onThe Russell Family Foundation’s roof-top garden!  For those of you based in Seattle, we...

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  4. Gearing Up for the EPIP National Conference

    20 EPIP Seattle members are headed to sunny Los Angeles for the 2012 Chapter Leader Gathering and EPIP National Conference. Staying in Seattle? Here’s how you can follow along: Follow @EPIPSeattle on Twitter and search for hashtag#EPIP12 Follow other local feeds including: @QuixoteTilts, @Hollers33,@LauraMapp, @zekespier and @Quinn1016 RSVP to our annual conference report-back on May 9th at Il Fornaio! Members who attended and presented at the L.A. conference will share what they’ve learned and...

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  5. Job Opportunity: Development Associate, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation

    This is a great opportunity to work at the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation. For the full description, click here: Position Summary: The Development Assistant provides administrative and logistical support for all aspects of the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation’s development efforts including prospect identification and tracking, existing donor cultivation, fund acquisition, professional advisor outreach and events. The position is also responsible for...

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Seattle Chapter Events