Bay Area Chapter

EPIP Bay Area is committed to building the emerging philanthropy community in San Francisco, the East Bay, Peninsula, South Bay and North Bay. We host professional development and networking events in response to the needs of members and in collaboration with local nonprofits and affinity groups.

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Chapter Membership Survey

Our Chapter wants to learn what your interests are and how we can best support you as emerging practitioners in philanthropy. We appreciate your feedback, so that we can offer programming that will be beneficial to you. This anonymous survey will take no more than 5 minutes to complete. You do not have to be a dues-paying EPIP member to participate.

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Past Bay Area Events

Article Club: "The Art of Saying No as a Philanthropist"
Collaborative Philanthropy Series, Part 1: Social Impact Bonds & Pay for Success
Collaborative Philanthropy Series, Part 2: Giving Circles
Collaborative Philanthropy Series, Part 3: Collective Impact
EPIP National Happy Hour at Neighborhood Funders Group Conference
Article Club: "The Need for Black Rage in Philanthropy"
Debate: Does Big Philanthropy Undermine Democracy & Civil Society?
Article Club: "Scary Times: Foundations, Trumpism, and the Fear Factor"
Article Club: Big Bets in Philanthropy
Salon: Philanthropy in Oakland
EPIP National Happy Hour at Forum Conference
Silicon Valley Happy Hour
Article Club: Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap
Leader Salon: Career Pathways and DEI
Article Club: How to Live in the Present Moment
Article Club: The Giving Journey
Democratizing Philanthropy: The Giving Circle Movement

Events in the Field

Visit the Northern California Grantmakers calendar and events in the field page! We also recommend subscribing to the mailing lists of relevant affinity groups, funder networks, and philanthropic support organizations to stay connected to the field—The Council on Foundations had created comprehensive list here.

Have a Bay Area event you'd like to share? Email with subject line "Events in the Field" and a link to your event.

Past Newsletters


Bay Area Jobs

Visit the EPIP, Northern California Grantmakers (NCG), Philanthropy News Digest, and Chronicle of Philanthropy job boards.

To post a listing to the EPIP job board, please send a full job description with job's location as a Word .doc to

EPIP Bay Area Chapter News

Announcing EPIP Bay Area's Mentoring Program

Posted on November 06, 2018

In response to membership feedback, EPIP Bay Area is proud to launch the pilot of a new Mentorship Program to connect young, emerging professionals in philanthropy with experienced practitioners in order to expand networks, deepen learning opportunities, and strengthen professional development.

Inspired by EPIP National’s strategic framework and similar programs hosted by EPIP Boston, EPIP DC, and EPIP LA, the Bay Area chapter sees this as an opportunity to support our members in their internal and external advocacy and our shared commitment to equity and social justice in philanthropy.

The inaugural 2018-2019 cohort includes up to 10 emerging and mid-level leaders and up to 10 seasoned professionals who are paired for one-on-one Mentoring Partnerships.

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