The EPIP Blog

Member Spotlight: Shaquana Broadhead

I’m the Individual Giving Manager at Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit media and educational organization that helps children grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. Generations of families know Sesame Workshop as the makers of the pioneering children’s television show, Sesame Street.

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Join the EPIP Board of Directors

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) is seeking thoughtful, inclusive, and talented leaders to join our Board of Directors.

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You're Invited: Join EPIP's 2024 Conference Planning Committee!

It’s an exciting time here at EPIP! Amidst our first few months as an independent entity, we are thrilled to be building towards our first in-person conference since before the pandemic, which will take place in June 2024. Consider joining us as a volunteer on our 2024 conference committee!

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Liberated Leadership: Reflections from Storme Gray

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Our R/evolution Continues: Announcing Storme Gray as President of EPIP

EPIP’s Board of Directors is proud to announce our decision to change Storme Gray’s title from Executive Director to President of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy. This decision marks another step in EPIP’s ongoing expansion as we prepare to become a 501c3.

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EPIP Bay Area | Announcing EPIP Bay Area's 2023 Mentoring Program

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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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