Washington, DC Chapter

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy DC is a DC-based network created by and for young professionals in philanthropy who want to connect around their common interests. The group offers opportunities for peer networking, professional development and social interaction. EPIP-DC has planned a variety of networking, professional development and educational events in 2012, and will continue to do so in 2013. Recently, EPIP DC has organized Social Impact salons and Emerging Leader salons featuring leaders in the philanthropic community in the DC area. EPIP DC has also sponsored networking happy hours and lunches to provide a forum for professionals to connect to one another. EPIP DC consolidated the Steering Committee as a team in early 2012 and underwent their first strategic planning process, which mapped out their one- and two-year goals.

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EPIP Washington, DC Chapter News

EPIP DC Member Spotlight: Melody Fitzgerald, Executive Assistant to the President, Meyer Foundation

Posted on June 08, 2016

EPIP DC Member Spotlight: Melody Fitzgerald, Executive Assistant to the President, Meyer Foundation 

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Applications are Open: Join the EPIP DC Chapter Leadership!

Posted on October 21, 2015

We're seeking leaders to serve on EPIP DC's steering committee beginning January 2016. The EPIP national network and its Washington D.C. chapter (EPIP DC) are at an exciting moment in their evolution. We're looking for motivated persons who are committed to the mission of EPIP and who are passionate about developing and supporting the emerging leaders of DC. If you are interested in joining us, please follow the instructions on the EPIP DC Steering Committee Application. Applications are due by 5 pm on Friday, November 6. If you have any questions please email dc@epip.org.

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Recap: Setting Your Career Goals and Finding a Peer Mentor

Posted on May 01, 2015

Throughout 2015, EPIP DC has been focusing on supporting members improve their knowledge and skills on career advancement with sessions from prominent speakers and skill-based workshops. Earlier this month, we added networking to the cadre of offerings.

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Tips on Building a Career in Philanthropy

Posted on March 10, 2015

By Stephen Alexander, Program Manger, Exponent Philanthropy

For career-minded professionals working in philanthropy—whether in program or administrative roles at foundations, philanthropy support organizations, consulting firms, or academic centers—the field can be a difficult space to navigate. Career paths tend to be limited and unconventional, and, although funders are making great strides in going public with their giving, the field has yet to overcome its tendency toward anonymity. 

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How Toastmasters is helping me become a stronger communicator

Posted on December 18, 2014

This post was authored by Alicia Barrett, a Trust Administrative Officer with U.S. Trust, Bank of America. Alicia is also a member of the Washington, D.C. chapter of Emerging Practitioners In Philanthropy.

Being a strong communicator is a wonderful quality that every employer, friend and significant other wants you to have, but let’s face it, communicating your ideas clearly and persuasively does not come naturally (especially for the reserved folks like me out there). To learn how to become a better communicator, I turned to my local Toastmasters International club...

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Join the EPIP DC Steering Committee

Posted on October 15, 2014

We’re seeking leaders to serve on EPIP DC’s steering committee beginning January 2015. The EPIP national network and its Washington D.C. chapter (EPIP DC) are at an exciting moment in their evolution. We’re looking for motivated persons who are committed to the mission of EPIP and who are passionate about developing and supporting the emerging leaders of DC. If you are interested in joining us, please follow the instructions on the EPIP DC Steering Committee Application...

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EPIP DC Breakfast: A Conversation on Hunger with Patty Stonesifer

Posted on July 20, 2014

August 12, 2014 | 8:30 – 10 am | Sign up now!

Join us for a candid conversation with Patty Stonesifer, the President and CEO of Martha’s Table. We’ll talk a about Patty’s phenomenal career path and her much-discussed transition into nonprofit leadership with Martha’s Table. The focus of our conversation will be on the state of hunger in the Washington D.C. region and Patty’s vision of ending hunger for all children...

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Event Canceled: Volunteer with EPIP DC at Capital Area Food Bank

Posted on July 20, 2014

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Capital Area Food Bank with EPIP. CAFB has unfortunately cancelled our volunteer work date due to a low supply of food. You can help CAFB restock their supply by donating now...

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Truckeroo with EPIP DC! - Past Event

Posted on July 01, 2014

July 11, 2014 | 5:30-7:30 pm | Sign up Now!

There’s no place like Washington, D.C. in the summertime! To celebrate this great city and all it has to offer, join us for an evening of fun, food, and cold drinks at Truckeroo! Truckeroo is a food truck festival that takes place just across the street from Navy Yard metro station. We’ll sample some of the best food D.C. has to offer, bask in the glory of summer and maybe even play a few games of corn hole!

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The Need for Impact Investing

Posted on April 30, 2014

May 29, 2014 | 6-7:30 pm | Sign up now!

The U.S. philanthropic sector pays out about $47 billion per year in grants (Foundation Center Data, 2011). Most foundations are only granting 5% of their total assets. What about the remaining 95%? Foundations invest 19 times more dollars in investments than in grants. This begs the question: how are foundations investing? Do foundation investments reflect their mission and values?

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