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. EPIP Attends InterTribal Canoe Journey Final Landing + Funder Tour

    On Monday, July 25, seven EPIP’ers joined 45 other local and national funders (including guests from the Northwest Area Foundation in Minnesota) and activists for the Potlatch Fund‘s annual funders’ tour to three distinctly different tribal communities – and to witness the final landing of the InterTribal Canoe Journey at Swinomish. The Potlatch Fund offers this tour to introduce individuals...

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  2. YPIN (Young Professionals International Network) – Recruiting Board Members!

    This opportunity comes to us by way of our friends at the World Affairs Council. This is a great opportunity for any EPIP’er who is interested in working within the broader international community in Seattle! The Board of the Young Professionals International Network (YPIN) of the World Affairs Council is currently seeking individuals to serve on our programming board for...

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  3. Social Venture Partners: Brainerd Fellowship Opportunity

    This just in from our friends over at Social Venture Partners – Seattle. This is a great opportunity to participate with SVP and allows you to serve on their grants committee, attend their workshops and seminars, and to participate in their consulting projects with grantees. Application deadline is July 22nd at 5pm – more details online at! Social Venture...

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  4. Job Opportunity: West Coast National Organizer – Resource Generation

    Our friends at Resource Generation are hiring for a part-time West Coast Organizer – to be based in San Francisco – or Seattle for the right person! Details below – and the full job description can be found by clicking here. Location: San Francisco, CA (possibly Seattle, WA) The West Coast National Organizer is responsible for supporting and developing our...

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Seattle Chapter Events