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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EPIP Seattle Chapter News

6/28: Careers in Philanthropy Event featuring Sherrana Kildun

Posted on June 03, 2012
Join EPIP Seattle Southside at The Russell Family Foundation in Gig Harbor on Thursday June, 28th for our annual “Careers in Philanthropy” event, featuring Sherrana Kildun, Director of Community Programs, at The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation.
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Posted on April 01, 2012
Seattle International Foundation is hosting a Cinco de Mayo party at Club Sur on Saturday, May 5, 2012. A $10 donation gets you in the door, with all proceeds to be matched by SIF and benefiting their grantees working to alleviate poverty in Central America! For more information, visit www.seaif.org.
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EPIP Seattle and TFN Mixer and Dinner - March 26

Posted on March 05, 2012
You’re invited! Please join us at the… EPIP Seattle and The Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (TFN) Mixer & Dinner Monday, March 26, at 8:00 pm Local 360 Restaurant 2234 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 The Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (TFN) will be in town soon for the TFN national conference, and EPIP is thrilled to partner with them to host a dinner designed to bring together Seattle’s new philanthropic leaders and TFN grantmakers from around the country.
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EPIP Seattle & TFN Funders Mixer & Dinner

Posted on January 23, 2012
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 beautiful Emerald City)!
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Posted on October 24, 2011
Join EPIP Seattle at FareStart on Wednesday, November 16th for our annual “Careers in Philanthropy Luncheon”, featuring Audrey Haberman, the new Managing Partner of The Giving Practice and former Executive Director of The Pride Foundation. Audrey Haberman has happily worked in both nonprofit and philanthropic organizations for over 20 years. She is currently the Managing Partner of The Giving Practice, which is the non-profit consulting arm of Philanthropy Northwest. She servezd for the last 11 years as executive director of the Pride Foundation, which is nationally recognized for its innovative models of philanthropy. Prior to her work with Pride Foundation, she was the Development Director for the Women’s Funding Alliance. Audrey is an instructor for Philanthropy Northwest’s Best Practices in Grantmaking: Essential Skills and Strategies program. EPIP Seattle is committed to bringing emerging leaders together with seasoned professionals in our community to learn about their career paths and experiences in the sector. Past speakers in this series have included: Richard Woo, CEO of The Russell Family Foundation Ann Kelly, Partner, Global Philanthropy Group Charles Fields, former Program Officer at the Marguerite Casey Foundation Savitha Pathi, former Program Officer at The Seattle Foundation We are excited to host this luncheon at FareStart, an organization that provides a community that transforms lives by empowering homeless and disadvantaged men, women and families to acheive self-sufficiency through life skills, job training and employment in the food service industry. Over the past 19 years, FareStart has provided opportunities for nearly 5,000 people to transform their […]
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Join the EPIP Seattle Steering Committee!

Posted on September 13, 2011
EPIP Seattle is looking for new talented young professionals to join the Steering Committee and lead our local chapter’s activities in 2012. The Seattle EPIP Chapter Steering Committee oversees and coordinates the Chapters’ activities with the goal of strengthening the next generation of grantmakers to advance social justice philanthropy. The Steering Committee is currently led by two Co-Chairs and four general Steering Committee Members. Each chair has an opportunity to engage volunteers from EPIP’s local community of members and peers to support the chapter with activities and tasks. Depending on the time of the year and the specific roles of members, time commitments will range from five hours of service in a typical month to ten hours in months when we are hosting a local event. The Steering Committee has one monthly standing meeting. On the first Tuesday of each month, we meet in person from 12:00-1:00pm. On the second Thursday of the month, we have a monthly happy hour event from 5:00-7:00pm. Meeting times and dates are subject to change based on the availability of a majority of Steering Committee members. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider joining the committee: Take a leadership role in Seattle by building and nurturing a space for learning and networking amongst our peers in philanthropy Leadership development opportunities locally and through EPIP National include access to professional development funds and to a national network of professionals Shape the local programming agenda of our chapter Engage in and learn about […]
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Posted on March 17, 2011
We are excited to announce that EPIP Seattle is bringing Trista Harris, co-author of “How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar” to Seattle for an exciting workshop on how to build your career path in the nonprofit and/or philanthropic sector. Trista Harris is the Executive Director of the Headwaters Foundation for Justice, author of the blog “New Voices in Philanthropy” and Vice-Chair of the EPIP National board of advisors! Save the date for Thursday, June 2nd – more details to come! About the book: Do you feel stuck in your nonprofit career? Unsure how to take that next step? How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar is an accessible, do-it-yourself map of how to navigate the nonprofit sector and gives you the tools that you need to move from entry level to leadership. This book is designed for professionals who want to build meaningful and rewarding nonprofit careers. How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar is based on the authors’ experiences as well as interviews with nonprofit rockstars who have supercharged their careers. You’ll learn how to develop meaningful nonprofit experience, build a strong network, establish a strong personal brand, achieve the elusive work/life balance, and move on up in your career.
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