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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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$200+ Discount to EPIP National Conference
Scholarship Eligibility for EPIP National Events
Complimentary/Discounted Attendance to EPIP Chapter Events
Complimentary Attendance to EPIP Wednesday Webinars
Leadership Development Benefits
Host EPIP Webinars
Post Blogs to EPIP Website
Facilitate Conference Workshops
Receive Discounted Rates for Career Coaching
Gain Access to Volunteer Opportunities
Access a National Network of Change Makers
Get Involved in the Broader Field through our Partnerships
Exclusive Access to EPIP Online Community “MEMBER CONNECT”
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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.
OUR NEW STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK
For over fifteen 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 new strategic framework does just that.
Through this new framework, we will:
Professional and Leadership Development
Develop Whole Leaders
We will 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 will promote innovation and effective practices -- and when necessary speak hard truths -- to support the success of our members and other diverse changemakers
Lead for Equity
We will work as part of a broader movement to advance equity in and through philanthropy
The EPIP Blog
Posted on October 19, 2020
October is full of great EPIP chapter events! Whether you're looking to prep for the election, learn from a philanthropic leader, or take a deeper look at police reform and abolition, we've got you covered. And if you're looking to connect? Join EPIP Chicago for a coffee chat and EPIP New York for a virtual mixer that will be unlike most things you've seen online so far.
We're also excited about the work of our partners - the W.K. Kellogg Foundation is awarding $90 million to drive equity, Funders for LGBTQ issues is holding a conversation with Black queer and trans leaders, and we have partnered with the Goodman Center in a report on best practices for virtual work and avoiding Zoom fatigue.
Posted on September 30, 2020
As we move into the last quarter of 2020, we are looking back at how philanthropy has responded to the needs of the year….
- Shifting Practices, Sharing Power? How the US philanthropic sector is responding to the 2020 crises, released by the Council on Foundations, Dalberg Advisors, and Philanthropy California, found that while many institutions shifted their philanthropic practices in response to the needs of 2020 by increasing giving and adopting flexible grantmaking, few are shifting power by changing internal processes or moving for broader systemic change.
- A Candid blog post calls for greater transparency in COVID-19 funding after finding that “Unknown Recipient” and “Multiple Recipients” were the top two recipients of COVID-19 funding and many COVID funds have not shared details about the recipients of their funding.
...learning from the organizations and movements in philanthropy that are taking new approaches to their work to meet the current moment, and enjoying the resources that are inspiring EPIP chapters across the country.
Posted on September 23, 2020
The EPIP LA Chapter is now recruiting Steering Committee members. Below are more details about responsibilities, opportunities, and how to apply. The role of the Steering Committee is to provide leadership among philanthropic practitioners in the Los Angeles community by providing innovative programming, networking, and professional development opportunities. In line with EPIP LA’s mission, the Steering Committee aims to empower emerging leaders and elevate philanthropic practice in order to build a more just, equitable and sustainable world.
Applications are due by Friday, October 18, 2019. If you're interested in building your leadership skills and engaging with the EPIP community in a deeper way, please submit an application online.
Posted on September 21, 2020
Last Fall, you shared your thoughts with us and helped us plan 2020. Unfortunately, the 2020 we planned for, is not the 2020 we experienced.
This is a new world, and we want to make sure that the programs and resources available are responsible and relevant. Please take a moment or two and lend your voice again. Help us plan (as much as we can in this changing environment) for 2021!
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org