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Become A Member

Join a community of changemakers working to build a more just, equitable and sustainable world.

*Connect with practitioners like you locally and around the country*

*Gain skills to help you advance in your career*

*Advance change you believe in, at work and beyond* 



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Event Benefits

$200+ Discount to EPIP National Conference
Scholarship Eligibility for EPIP National Events
Complimentary/Discounted Attendance to EPIP Chapter Events

Leadership Development Benefits

Host EPIP Webinars
Post Blogs to EPIP Website
Facilitate Conference Workshops
Gain Access to Volunteer Opportunities

Collaborative Benefits

Access a National Network of Changemakers 
Get Involved in the Broader Field through our Partnerships


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Why Join Us?

We develop and deliver unique and valuable programming that builds the leadership skills and knowledge base of emerging foundation professionals. We provide formal and informal career coaching, professional development, and other boosters for your career. We connect you with other EPIP members working across the field of philanthropy and nonprofits. We dissolve the boundaries that can make it difficult to start careers in philanthropy and grow within them.



For over twenty years, EPIP has been a place for emerging leaders to learn, grow and advance. 

Today, the needs of our members and the times we live in call upon us to elevate our vision. 

Our strategic framework does just that.

Through this framework, we:

Professional and Leadership Development

Develop Whole Leaders

We deepen our work to develop our members not just as skilled professionals, but also as whole people and complete change agents.

Advocacy and Influence

Advocate and Innovate

We promote innovation and effective practices -- and when necessary speak hard truths -- to support the success of our members and other diverse changemakers

Collective Leadershipf

Lead for Equity

We will work as part of a broader movement to advance equity in and through philanthropy

The EPIP Blog

Featured Posts

Liberated Leadership: Reflections from Storme Gray

Posted on April 11, 2023

Our R/evolution Continues: Announcing Storme Gray as President of EPIP

Posted on February 16, 2023

EPIP’s Board of Directors is proud to announce our decision to change Storme Gray’s title from Executive Director to President of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy. This decision marks another step in EPIP’s ongoing expansion as we prepare to become a 501c3.

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EPIP Bay Area | Announcing EPIP Bay Area's 2023 Mentoring Program

Posted on February 03, 2023
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EPIP LA | 2023 Mentorship Program

Posted on November 10, 2022

EPIP LA is thrilled to announce that it is accepting applications for its tenth year of the Mentorship Program. Through its Mentorship Program, EPIP LA aims to provide participants with the tools needed to develop and maintain meaningful connections with experienced leaders and their peers.

The EPIP LA Mentorship program connects emerging leaders in the philanthropic field with a seasoned leader to serve as a mentor and like-minded peers to support them on their journey.

Participants meet to discuss their individual professional interests and brainstorm potential matches. The Steering Committee assists in matching each participant with a mentor in the field who is available to meet on a regular basis for the year (approximately four meetings total). On alternate months, the cohort of mentees meets to discuss their professional challenges, progress on personal goals, and share learning from their mentor relationships. Participants need to be available at least once a month for the duration of the program.

Please complete this form to apply for the 2023 Mentorship Program cohort. Applications are due by Friday, December 16, 2022. Applicants must be available to participate in an evening group interview during the second week of January (tentatively January 14th) and willing to commit to the full year of the program if selected.

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