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. Job Opportunity: Administrative & Grants Assistant, Bullitt Foundation

    The Bullitt Foundation requests applicants for an Administrative and Grants Assistant. The successful candidate will possess an undergraduate degree with a concentration on disciplines that are relevant to the Bullitt Foundation mission. Work or volunteer experience with some of the program interests of the foundation would be a plus. This is a good early career position for someone interested in...

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  2. Funders’ Network for Smart Growth & Livable Communities: PLACES Fellowship opportunity

    The Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities is now accepting applications for its PLACES fellowship. The PLACES fellowship is designed as a year-long fellowship program that offers tools, knowledge, and best practices to enhance funder grantmaking decisions in ways that are responsive to the needs and assets of low-income neighborhoods and communities of color. This fellowship is designed...

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  3. Six Ways to Rock Your Career

    Six Ways to Rock Your Career – here is a quick digest of the pages and pages of notes that I took during last night’s workshop with Trista Harris, Executive Director of the Headwaters Foundation for Justice, author of the New Voices in Philanthropy blog and author of “How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar: 50 Ways to Accelerate Your Career“....

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  4. A Rockstar’s Reading List

    One of the things I noticed during Trista Harris’ presentation on 6 Ways to Rock Your Career was the number of leadership and nonprofit books she referenced. Part of the reason that she and Rosetta Thurman chose to write “How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar” was because so many of those books fall short in the “how to/do it yourself”...

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  5. Emerging Practitioners as Change-makers in their Organizations: Brown Bag Luncheon

    How can you act “beyond the job title” to influence the way your organization works? Join EPIP Seattle for a brown bag lunch discussion (free for members and friends)! Wednesday, June 22, 2011Century Square Building – 3rd Floor Conference Center1501 4th Avenue12:00 – 1:30pmRSVP now! Holly Wolfe, Program Associate at The Russell Family Foundation will break down what successful change...

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Seattle Chapter Events