August 2020: Mid-Month Round Up

At A Glance:

Sankofa Summer Continues

We hope you're enjoying Sankofa Summer, EPIP's summer virtual learning series. The series is wrapping up this week, but we're going out strong, with a session on reframing philanthropy by centering Black giving and Black-led social change models, a discussion of the collective challenges and communal solutions affecting the Tijuana-San Diego border, and a Closing Happy Hour! All registrants also have access to recordings, slides, and resources from most of our sessions to date, including discussions of Abolition, Data & Equity, Changing the Balance of Power in the Sector, and more.

If you haven't yet registered, there's still time! Click here to learn more and sign up today!

Join Chapter Events Across The Country

Sankofa Summer isn't the only opportunity to participate in an EPIP event this month. EPIP chapters across the country are hosting conversations, social events, happy hours, community check-ins and more! 

Coming up in August (all times local as noted):

  • Wednesday, August 19th, at 4:00 PM Pacific: EPIP Seattle Rant & Refresh - Join EPIP Seattle's monthly virtual happy hour to chat about philanthropy and, this month, about how you want the chapter to engage for the remainder of the year. BYOBackground!
  • Thursday, August 20th, at 12:00 PM Central: Lunch with Minnesota Philanthrofolk - Join EPIP Minnesota for informal conversation and networking over lunch. All are welcome!
  • Thursday, August 27th, at 11:00 AM Pacific: Let's Talk Democracy: Exploring the election and what you can do now! - Join EPIP Bay Area for a virtual panel on Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 11 am-12 pm. Emily Thielmann, Program Director of the Democracy Funders Network and Carla Bernal, Program Associate on the Hewlett Foundation's US Democracy team will discuss what they are learning from their work on the 2020 election and how everyone can be a part of building and inclusive and equitable democracy.
  • Thursday, August 27th, at 5:30 PM Eastern: Summer Jam 2020 (EPIP NY) - All chapters and EPIPpers welcome for an EPIP New York Summer Jam featuring DJ Prototype and DJ Tony Tantrum. Escape for an hour or so with good music and community!
  • Friday, August 28th, at 5:00 PM Eastern: EPIP Philly Virtual Happy Hour - Join EPIP Philly for their bi-weekly space for joy, connection, and sharing your thoughts on all things philanthropy. 

Join EPIP as our Director of Programs

EPIP is currently seeking a Director of Programs to develop, strengthen, and evaluate the portfolio of programming we offer to our network of philanthropic professionals and changemakers. This position is remote, offers a salary of $115-125K, and has an anticipated start date of mid-October 2020. To minimize bias in the hiring process, a resume, cover letter, and list of references will only be requested of final candidates. To apply, candidates must fill out an application questionnaire by August 28, 2020, at 11:59 PM Eastern. Click here to learn more or apply.

What's New In The Sector

Help Iowa Communities Devastated By the August 10th Derecho: The Iowa Council of Foundations recently shared a resource with ways to donate, volunteer, and offer support to the Iowa communities who were affected by the August 10th derecho. Learn more here: Derecho Recovery Resources.

Join Women's Funding Network for "Black Women Leading Change In Philanthropy": It's Black Philanthropy Month! Celebrate by joining this virtual panel of Black women leaders in philanthropy from Meyer Memorial Trust, Global Fund for Women, Grantmakers for Girls of Color and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation as they discuss how the philanthropic leadership of Black women is creating change in our sector and our world. Learn more and register here: Black Women Leading Change in Philanthropy.

(And if you're looking for more from Black women leading in philanthropy, check out this recording from EPIP's Sankofa Summer Opening Plenary, Sankofa!! Paving the Way for Women of Color Leaders in Philanthropy: Opening Plenary Replay.)


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