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
Gabe Aeschliman, The Seattle Foundation

  1. Nominate a Nonprofit Organization for EPIP LA’s Giving Circle

    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. Please nominate your choice by Tuesday, September 2, 2014. After we...

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  2. 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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  3. EPIP-NY and JAG Invite You to a Party!

    The Joint Affinity Groups (JAG) and EPIP are collaborating to host a party that sends you into the holiday season in style! Ring in the holidays. Eat great food. Listen to great music. Meet the New York-area’s finest affinity group talent. And cheer EPIP’s new Executive Director, Rahsaan Harris, in his new position! What:  2012 Annual JAG/EPIP Holiday Party When: Wednesday, December 19 Where: The...

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  4. Opportunity to Join the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network National Board

    This is a great opportunity for EPIP members interested in nonprofit board service! YNPN is looking for outstanding nonprofit leaders to join the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network national board of directors. If you are committed to nonprofits, ready to commit to a leadership position, and want to help lead the growing YNPN movement, you are encouraged you to apply. YNPN’s board...

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Seattle Chapter Events