R/evolution: The 2021 EPIP Virtual National Conference

Join EPIP from June 7th - 11th for R/evolution, our 2021 Virtual National Conference

Theme • Programming Overview • EPIP's 20th Anniversary • Schedule At A Glance • Pricing • Sponsors


Our conference theme, R/evolution, recognizes and honors the evolution of EPIP and the sector over the last 20 years along with the movement moment that EPIP members and foundations are navigating here and now - the revolution. As EPIP celebrates its 20th anniversary, we continue to reimagine philanthropy so that it better nurtures and uplifts emerging Black, Indigenous, queer, trans, disabled, immigrant, women, and POC practitioners who are themselves reimagining an equitable and justice-driven future of philanthropy.

R/evolution is for everyone, whether you’re brand new to philanthropy or a returning alum looking to come home to your people. There has never been a better – and more urgent – time to celebrate and invest in the leadership of imaginative, resilient, and bold leaders in philanthropy.

We invite you to join us as we explore three conference tracks within this theme: Rewrite (elevating the forgotten histories of giving and philanthropy in communities of color), Rebuild (advancing transformative work in the sector), and Renew (viewing healing as an integral part of liberation).

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Programming Overview

One of the guiding principles of our R/evolution programming is connection and content. After more than a year working from home, navigating uncertainty in and out of the workplace, and grappling with unprecedented grief, we invite you to use R/evolution as a place for both healing and learning, reflection and direction, knowledge and joy. R/evolution will include a bit of everything - skill-building sessions, thought-provoking plenaries, identity-based healing spaces, intentional networking opportunities, and spaces for celebration. We have designed R/evolution to rekindle your spirit, develop your leadership, and inspire a recommitment to what philanthropy is and could be.

What does that mean in practice? It means that at R/evolution, you can feel the rhythm at our 20th-anniversary dance party, get a social justice and philanthropy history loss with a sneak preview of our Philanthropology curriculum, meet with peers and partners in the work at our Chapter Leader Institute or CHANGE Philanthropy partner gathering, listen to a plenary discussion of what it will take to make the future truly equitable, attend a deep dive for our communities of practice, and more.

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Celebrate EPIP's 20th Anniversary

The 2021 EPIP National Conference is one of the highlights of EPIP's 20th anniversary, but it is far from the only one. EPIP [email protected]: Re/Imagine celebrates 20 years of passionate early- and mid-career philanthropic leaders working together to change the philanthropic sector for the better. It's also been an opportunity for EPIP to launch new initiatives that will help us build towards the next 20 years of philanthropy, many of which will be highlighted at the conference.

During this year's conference, we'll be inviting many of our OGs (Original Grantmakers) to join us as thought leaders and to celebrate with us on the virtual dance floor, previewing our Philanthropology curriculum, and giving members of our three communities of practice (two of which are new this year) an opportunity to co-create the future of their spaces. We'll also be asking all participants to think about what they envision for the next 20 years of philanthropy. Let's reimagine together.

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Schedule at a Glance

All Times Eastern

Monday, June 7th

12:00 - 1:00 PM: Welcome Plenary & Kick-Off
1:00 - 1:30 PM: Connection Session
2:00 - 3:00 PM: Breakout Sessions 1-4
3:30 - 4:00 PM: Connection Session
4:00 - 5:00 PM: Dance Party

Tuesday, June 8th

12:00 - 1:00 PM: Guided Movement & Meditation
1:30 - 3:00 PM: Philanthropology Preview
3:00 - 5:00 PM: Affinity Group Healing Spaces, White Ally Community of Practice Deep Dive

Wednesday, June 9th

12:00 - 1:00 PM: Plenary 2 - Self-Care & Sustaining Ourselves
1:00 - 1:30 PM: Restoration Session
1:30 - 3:00 PM: Chapter Leader Institute, Connection Session
3:00 - 5:00 PM: Affinity Group Healing Spaces

Thursday, June 10th

12:00 - 1:00 PM: Plenary 3 - The Future of Philanthropy
1:00 - 1:30 PM: Artist Reflection
2:00 - 3:00 PM: Breakout Sessions 5-8
3:00 - 5:00 PM: Affinity Group Healing Spaces

Friday, June 11th

12:00 - 1:45 PM: People of Color Network (PCN) Deep Dive
2:00 - 4:00 PM: Women of Color Leadership Gathering
4:00 - 5:00 PM: Magic Show

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Access to the entirety of EPIP's week-long 2021 National Conference will be available at the following rates:

  • $200 for EPIP members
  • $275 for non-members
  • $325 to purchase a ticket and membership together

Not sure if you're a member? Email [email protected] to get more information.

Note: EPIP will be making scholarships to the conference available this year - applications will open by Tuesday, April 20th. 

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The EPIP 2021 National Conference, would not be possible without the support of our sponsors, Surdna Foundation and the Ford Foundation.

Surdna Foundation

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  • Erin Roberts
    published this page 2021-04-01 01:18:39 -0400