1. Leadership, International Exposure, and STEM LAUNCH

    Katja Kurz serves on the EPIP-NY Steering committee. She is the University Relations Coordinator at Cultural Vistas, an international exchange organization organizing professional programs to foster career exploration and leadership development. In her role, Katja focuses on increasing access to international education opportunities for STEM and traditionally underrepresented students. She...

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  2. EPIP San Diego – Communicating with Authenticity

    EPIP San Diego held a workshop on Communicating with Authenticity, learning to structure conversations to build mutual inquiry, understanding, and trust that help generate more effective collaboration and action. Participants from around the San Diego community learned how to make specific communication choices – speaking, questions, listening, silence, reflection –...

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  3. Q&A with Edgar Villanueva

    EPIP’s Summer Intern, Chad Salter, recently had a conversation with Edgar Villanueva, Program Officer at Marguerite Casey Foundation and member of EPIP’s Board of Advisors about his path in philanthropy.  Following is an excerpt from their conversation. Chad Salter: How did you become interested/involved in philanthropy (what has been your...

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  4. On Being Young in Philanthropy

    Allie Yee is a fellow at the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and an EPIP member. She responded to the EPIP summer challenge asking EPIP members to share the ways they are exercising leadership this summer. This is Allie’s story.  “I don’t know anything about nonprofit financials.” That’s what I said to...

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  5. Let’s Talk About Race

    I often describe EPIP gatherings as scenes that evoke images reminiscent of a United Colors of Benetton advertisement. Our members come in all hues and orientations. That is the beauty of our organization. We are extremely diverse and comfortable coming together to discuss how we can work to make the...

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  6. Conference Reflections: Being a Guest at the Table — Some Reflections from the EPIP National Conference by Steven Strang of YNPN Chicago

    This post originally appeared on the YNPN-Chicago Blog.  On April 5th and 6th, I had the pleasure of attending the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) National Conference here in Chicago.  The EPIP Executive Director, Rahsaan Harris, invited me to join as one of the Board Chairs of YNPN Chicago.  I was very excited about...

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  7. Conference Reflection: It’s time to see our career movement in 3D

    The following is written by Elizabeth Kidd, Steering Committee Co-Chair of the EPIP-Michigan Chapter, and staff at the Community Foundation for the Holland/Zeeland Area.  Moving up on the proverbial career ladder is a frequent topic of conversation among young professionals in any field; the philanthropic/social change sector is certainly no...

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  8. Conference Reflections: Break Silos, Learn from Missteps, Apply the Knowledge

    The following is written by Alexis King, Steering Committee Member of the EPIP-NY Chapter, and staff at Living Cities, Inc.  Priding itself as a space that supports innovation in philanthropy, this year’s EPIP Annual Conference, LEAD!, did not disappoint in the range and depth of knowledge explored. There are three...

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