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. 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...

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  2. EPIP-NY is Recruiting!

    If you’ve been following the latest EPIP news, you will know that EPIP has just appointed a new Executive Director, Rahsaan Harris. And if you’re reading this post on, you will notice our new, snazzy website design. Clearly, there are a lot of great things going on at EPIP and we want you to be part of it! EPIP...

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  3. Welcome!

    Welcome to the new EPIP-NY blog! We hope our readers like this new format and will continue to check us out for the latest news and updates from your EPIP-NY community!

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  4. EPIP LA Launches Fundraising Challenge with GOOD Maker!

    Fundraiser. Art. Music. and Fun. Any amount raised – You receive 100%. EPIP LA & GOOD Maker teamed up to bring all the fantastic LA based nonprofits together for the public to choose who should win our fabulous prize: being the sole beneficiary of Viva la Art‘s annual fundraiser, Art, Drinks, and Music. There’s an art auction, live music, live art, and much much...

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Seattle Chapter Events