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EPIP LA | 2023 Mentorship Program

EPIP LA is thrilled to announce that it is accepting applications for its tenth year of the Mentorship Program. Through its Mentorship Program, EPIP LA aims to provide participants with the tools needed to develop and maintain meaningful connections with experienced leaders and their peers.

The EPIP LA Mentorship program connects emerging leaders in the philanthropic field with a seasoned leader to serve as a mentor and like-minded peers to support them on their journey.

Participants meet to discuss their individual professional interests and brainstorm potential matches. The Steering Committee assists in matching each participant with a mentor in the field who is available to meet on a regular basis for the year (approximately four meetings total). On alternate months, the cohort of mentees meets to discuss their professional challenges, progress on personal goals, and share learning from their mentor relationships. Participants need to be available at least once a month for the duration of the program.

Please complete this form to apply for the 2023 Mentorship Program cohort. Applications are due by Friday, December 16, 2022. Applicants must be available to participate in an evening group interview during the second week of January (tentatively January 14th) and willing to commit to the full year of the program if selected.

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EPIP is Hiring a Programs Associate!

EPIP is seeking a detail-oriented, collaborative, and people-oriented Programs Associate to play a key role in coordinating, implementing, and strengthening EPIP’s programming. The Program Associate will support the development and delivery of robust professional development programming for early- and mid-career philanthropic professionals committed to equity and excellence in the field. This is a great opportunity for an individual who has an interest in project management, virtual programming, and administrative support. This position is a temporary, remote, full-time position within EPIP’s team. 

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A Look Forward: Our R/evolution Continues

Around this time last year, we celebrated EPIP’s 20th anniversary through our virtual conference, “R/evolution.” We reflected with our members (past and present) about how far we’ve come, we challenged the current norms of our sector and began to reimagine what the next 20 years of changemaking could entail. In our rapidly changing world, our sector needs more equity-minded leaders serving at all levels and functions within philanthropic institutions, because every choice made within philanthropy is an opportunity for equity to emerge.  EPIP equips our members with human-centered leadership skills to advance more equitable philanthropic practice and foster inclusive work environments. Looking back at our history, EPIP has consistently evolved to meet the changing needs of early and mid-career philanthropic professionals, and I am proud of how much we’ve grown. 

Looking ahead, EPIP is in a period of expansion to enhance the ways we support and amplify the needs, experiences, and leadership of our members.

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EPIP LA | Apply for a Conference Scholarship!

EPIP LA is thrilled to offer scholarships for chapter members to attend Power in Solidarity: A Philanthropic Gathering With AAPIP & NAP, which will be held June 26-29 in Seattle.

In line with EPIP's commitment to racial equity and accessibility, scholarships are prioritized for BIPOC EPIP members who have little to no professional development support from their home institution and/or are in-between philanthropic entities. The demographic questions in the form help us ensure that scholarship access aligns to EPIP's priority communities.

To apply for a scholarship, please complete this form by May 26, 2022. If you have questions, please contact [email protected] and [email protected].

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EPIP Bay Area | Transformative Conversations with Emerging & Seasoned Leaders in Philanthropy

From 2019 - 2021, EPIP Bay Area & The Libra Foundation held in person and virtual gatherings where women of color philanthropic leaders spoke with EPIP’s audiences about their journeys fighting for justice and authenticity in the field.

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EPIP LA | 2022 Mentorship Program

EPIP LA is thrilled to announce that it is accepting applications for its ninth year of the Mentorship Program. Through its Mentorship Program, EPIP LA aims to provide participants with the tools needed to develop and maintain meaningful connections with experienced leaders and their peers. 

The EPIP LA Mentorship program connects an emerging leader in the philanthropic field with a seasoned leader to serve as a mentor and like-minded peers to support them on their journey. 

Participants meet to discuss their individual professional interests and brainstorm potential matches. The Steering Committee assists in matching each participant with a mentor in the field who is available to meet on a regular basis for the year (approximately four meetings total). On alternate months, the cohort of mentees meets to discuss their professional challenges, progress on personal goals, and to share learning from their mentor relationships. Participants need to be available at least once a month for the duration of the program.

To apply for the 2022 Mentorship Program cohort, click here. Applications are due by Friday, December 17, 2021. Applicants must be available to participate in an evening group interview during the second week of January (tentatively January 14th) and willing to commit to the full year of the program if selected.

 

 

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Seeking Our Next Chapter Liaison!

EPIP is seeking a detail-oriented, systems thinker and collaborative Chapter Liaison to play a key role in developing, strengthening and evaluating EPIP’s national volunteer chapter network. The Chapter Liaison will work to provide robust professional development for chapter leaders, while building upon current chapter management processes and infrastructure with an eye for further improvement. This is a great opportunity for an individual who has an interest in community building, adult education, and volunteer management. This is a remote, full-time position within EPIP’s team. 

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EPIP Is Hiring!

EPIP has partnered with McNeil Creative Enterprises to seek three dynamic leaders to join our growing team. EPIP has experienced tremendous growth and transition since the implementation of the 2017 Strategic Plan, and with an eye towards the next 20 years of our work to empower and engage emerging leaders in the philanthropic sector, we are building a team that will assist us in the next chapter of our evolution.

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EPIP Member Voices: What Philanthropy Can Do Now (Part II of II)

In late March 2021, the murders of 6 Asian American women in Atlanta brought new attention to a disturbing and hateful trend of growing violence against members of the Asian American community, a legacy of the anti-Asian sentiment built and nurtured by white supremacist culture in America. As philanthropy – and many other groups and sectors within the US – came together to decry the hatred, many Asian American and Pacific Islander (AA/PI) individuals within the sector were left to grapple with the impact of a moment that resonated both personally and professionally.

Below, four Asian American members of the philanthropic community – Claudia Leung, Jonny Moy, Jennifer Nguyen, and Cristiana Baik  – share their perspectives on the violence, immediate philanthropic response, and hopes for the sector’s commitment to AA/PI communities long-term.

This is part two of two reflections from these four leaders within our membership.

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EPIP Member Voices: Reflections In The Wake Of The Atlanta Murders (Part I of II)

In late March 2021, the murders of 6 Asian American women in Atlanta brought new attention to a disturbing and hateful trend of growing violence against members of the Asian American community, a legacy of the anti-Asian sentiment built and nurtured by white supremacist culture in America. As philanthropy – and many other groups and sectors within the US – came together to decry the hatred, many Asian American and Pacific Islander (AA/PI) individuals within the sector were left to grapple with the impact of a moment that resonated both personally and professionally.

Below, four Asian American members of the philanthropic community – Claudia Leung, Jonny Moy, Jennifer Nguyen, and Cristiana Baik  – share their perspectives on the violence, immediate philanthropic response, and hopes for the sector’s commitment to AA/PI communities long-term.

What follows is part one of two reflections from these four leaders within our membership.

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