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. “Take Me to TFN” Conference Scholarship Contest

    EPIP Seattle is officially opening the “Take Me to TFN!” Conference Scholarship Contest. One very fortunate EPIP Seattle member will win a full scholarship to attend TFN’s Annual Conference, which is coming to Seattle March 26-28, 2012, and will be featured on EPIP Seattle’s blog and TFN’s national website.

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  2. 3.26: EPIP Seattle & TFN Funders Mixer & Dinner

    In conjunction with the TFN conference coming to Seattle, WA on March 26-28, EPIP Seattle is planning a special funders mixer and dinner for all interested EPIP Seattle members. This will be a chance to mix and mingle not just with your fellow EPIPers, but with TFN conference attendees (i.e. a variety of funders from across the country visiting our...

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  3. $500 EPIP National Conference Scholarships

    The EPIP National Conference is taking place in sunny Los Angeles, CA on April 26-28, 2012. Are you eager to attend the 2012 EPIP National Conference but having difficulty covering your costs? Is your employer able to contribute towards your participation but not 100%?

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  4. Great Opportunity for Next-Gen Leaders to Attend Foundations on the Hill!

    Foundations on the Hill is right around the corner and event organizers want YOU to attend! FOTH, the Council on Foundations’ and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers’ annual legislative and public policy event, allows foundation representatives to get to know their elected officials and share the perspectives of those in philanthropy. A two-day event, FOTH includes advocacy training,...

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Seattle Chapter Events