2011 EPIP National Conference

We want to hear from you! 

What a week it has been! Many of us attended the 10th Anniversary EPIP National Conference in Philadelphia to represent Bay Area philanthropy and if you haven't heard, it was a very engaging, thought-provoking and inspiring week of events, workshops, speakers and connections.

We want to hear how it had an impact on you, your organization, your chapter or your career path.  What are some key highlights, takeaways, favorite moments or lessons learned that you would like to share with the rest of the Bay Area Chapter and philanthropy community? Please add your comments to this post. 

Here are highlights from EPIP Bay Area Chapter steering committee members:

The EPIP conference was absolutely transformative. The speakers were inspiring and impressive and the four program tracks; Understanding Philanthropy, Social Impact, Managing Power Dynamics and Generations in Philanthropy, were delivered with deep reflection and compassion for the hard work that is being undertaken by those in the sector. Conference participants were encouraged to share their thoughts on an array of topics from systems change to movement building, and were encouraged to think deeply about our own true purpose as well as the broader philanthropic mission and purpose. The conference also stressed the importance of multisector partnerships to ensure that the philanthropic community is utilizing all of the resources available to promote meaningful change. I am very grateful for the opportunity to be able to participate and I look forward to combating and confronting some of the challenges that lie ahead. 
~ Tiauna George, The James Irvine Foundation

The EPIP National Conference was fantastic. The energy in the sessions was palpable, and it was a unique experience to connect with young leaders around the country who are committed to solving today’s social problems. I was particularly excited to connect with Foundation CEOs on the topics of leadership and vision for the field through plenaries and small leadership salons. I hope the Bay Area chapter can capture the same enthusiasm and energy in our work this year! 
~ Lauren Tulp, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Additional reading: Here is great blog post by Christine Reeves of National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and her Top 10 Lessons from Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy.

Thank you in advanced for your comments!

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