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Complimentary/Discounted Attendance to EPIP Chapter Events
Complimentary Attendance to EPIP Wednesday Webinars
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Gain Access to Volunteer Opportunities
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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.
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 July 07, 2020
EPIP's virtual learning series, Sankofa Summer, kicks off this week with events that help you heal, learn from the leadership of women of color, and virtually connect with the philanthropic community.
Join us for:
- An interactive workshop on Healing Justice that shares tools for wellness and resilience, breaks down core concepts of healing justice, and focuses on sustaining movement-building for the long term.
- Our opening plenary, Sankofa!! Paving the Way for Women of Color Leaders in Philanthropy, which brings together several of the women who have helped lead EPIP to where it is today, including former EPIP board members and current EPIP ED Storme Gray. Listen in as they talk about the impact and influence of EPIP on the sector and the challenges and opportunities for women of color leaders in philanthropy.
- Our opening Happy Hour - a chance to connect with other Sankofa Summer attendees from across the philanthropic sector.
And that's just the beginning...over the next 6 weeks we'll have sessions on everything from Creating a Culture of Healing and Emotional Self Care to Disrupt White Supremacy to Can't Change What You Can't See: Demographic Data Learning Lab.
And In Case You Were Wondering...
We've gotten a few questions about Sankofa Summer since announcing the virtual learning series, and we wanted to answer them here in case they were also on your mind:
Posted on June 30, 2020
What role does philanthropy have to play in our current moment? As many call for action now...
- ABFE calls on the philanthropic sector to increase investments in Black-led organizations, push for structural change beyond emergency response efforts, use endowments to bring greater resources to critical issues, and more in their Statement on COVID and Police Shootings
- Sidney Hargro, president of Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, challenges philanthropy to confront white supremacist practices, commit to dismantling white supremacy, and prioritize liberation as a philanthropic goal.
...others caution that philanthropy must commit to change for the long-term...
Posted on June 23, 2020
Recently, philanthropic futurist (and EPIP Minnesota chapter founder/former EPIP Board Chair) Trista Harris joined EPIP to talk about the ways that futurism can help the philanthropic sector imagine (and help create) the post-pandemic world. The full talk is here but four pieces of wisdom that stuck with us were:
1) Stop loving the problem. Avoid making whatever problem or social issue that you’re trying to solve the sole focus of your work. Your discussions (both internally and with grantees) should be about what is being built in addition to what is being overcome.
2) Look for the future in the present. Make time to look at trends, best practices, and places where the changes you want to implement are already happening. You can always learn from the work of others.
Posted on June 15, 2020
The struggle continues. And so does the work of philanthropy. Join EPIP and our chapters across the country for discussions of how to look towards the future, be inclusive in our online workspaces, heal ourselves, and understand our sector better, along with times to come together to share and connect with each other.
Coming up in June (all times local as noted):
- Thursday, June 18th, at 1 PM Eastern: Emerging Post-Pandemic: Being A Future-Focused Leader Now - Join philanthropic futurist Trista Harris for an EPIP webinar that asks how we can use the lessons of this moment to become future-focused leaders now
- Thursday, June 18th, at 1 PM Central: EPIP Minnesota Lunch and Discussion - Join members of the EPIP Minnesota community for lunch and a discussion of the EPIP webinar Emerging Post-Pandemic: Being A Future-Focused Leader Now
- Friday, June 19th, at 5 PM Eastern: EPIP Philly BIPOC Virtual Happy Hour - a space for Philadelphia BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and POC) to grieve, grow, and cultivate joy. Note: This event is for people of color only.
- Monday, June 22nd and Wednesday, July 15th from 4-6 PM Pacific: EPIP Seattle - Healing Ourselves, Healing Philanthropy - a healing cohort led by visionary healer Amadeo Cruz Guiao, open to all emerging philanthropic leaders in Washington State. Participants should commit to both sessions, which will include the creation of a wellness plan, facilitated discussion about healing in philanthropy, and an exploration of how to use healing work to create a better future
- Wednesday, June 24th, at 4:00 PM Eastern: Virtually Equitable: Centering Inclusion In Our Online Workspaces - an EPIP webinar led by organizational change expert Joanna Gattuso, MPH on adapting to virtual work without replicating white supremacist culture remotely
- Friday, June 26th, at 5:00 PM Eastern: EPIP Philly Virtual Happy Hour - Join the EPIP Philly community to connect and unwind in an open forum for joy, connection, and sharing your thoughts on all things philanthropy.