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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 June 22, 2022
Around this time last year, we celebrated EPIP’s 20th anniversary through our virtual conference, “R/evolution.” We reflected with our members (past and present) about how far we’ve come, we challenged the current norms of our sector and began to reimagine what the next 20 years of changemaking could entail. In our rapidly changing world, our sector needs more equity-minded leaders serving at all levels and functions within philanthropic institutions, because every choice made within philanthropy is an opportunity for equity to emerge. EPIP equips our members with human-centered leadership skills to advance more equitable philanthropic practice and foster inclusive work environments. Looking back at our history, EPIP has consistently evolved to meet the changing needs of early and mid-career philanthropic professionals, and I am proud of how much we’ve grown.
Looking ahead, EPIP is in a period of expansion to enhance the ways we support and amplify the needs, experiences, and leadership of our members.
Posted on May 12, 2022
EPIP LA is thrilled to offer scholarships for chapter members to attend Power in Solidarity: A Philanthropic Gathering With AAPIP & NAP, which will be held June 26-29 in Seattle.
In line with EPIP's commitment to racial equity and accessibility, scholarships are prioritized for BIPOC EPIP members who have little to no professional development support from their home institution and/or are in-between philanthropic entities. The demographic questions in the form help us ensure that scholarship access aligns to EPIP's priority communities.
To apply for a scholarship, please complete this form by May 26, 2022. If you have questions, please contact [email protected] and [email protected].
Posted on December 06, 2021
From 2019 - 2021, EPIP Bay Area & The Libra Foundation held in person and virtual gatherings where women of color philanthropic leaders spoke with EPIP’s audiences about their journeys fighting for justice and authenticity in the field.
Posted on November 11, 2021
EPIP LA is thrilled to announce that it is accepting applications for its ninth 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 an emerging leader 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 to share learning from their mentor relationships. Participants need to be available at least once a month for the duration of the program.
To apply for the 2022 Mentorship Program cohort, click here. Applications are due by Friday, December 17, 2021. 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.