Community Perspectives

EPIP DC Mentorship Program 2018-2019

EPIP DC is proud to pilot a new mentorship program to help cultivate strategic, supportive relationships for professional and leadership development in our local network and philanthropic community.

Inspired by EPIP National’s strategic framework and the mentorship programs hosted by EPIP Boston and EPIP LA, the DC 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 10 emerging and mid-level leaders and 10 seasoned professionals who are paired for one-on-one Mentoring Partnerships. The program spans 7 months from September 2018 to March 2019 with a commitment of 2-3 hours per month, including monthly one-on-one meetings for Mentoring Partners, group social activities and networking events, and VIP space at chapter events.

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adrienne maree brown is coming to the EPIP 2018 Conference - Are you?

In just six weeks, 200 of the brightest minds in philanthropy will come together in Detroit at EPIP's 2018 National Conference, The Road Ahead: Leadership in Uncertain Times, to better understand the many ways we can develop leadership and build equity in our sector, even as the world around us grows more turbulent.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to gather with and learn from your peers and thought leaders in the sector, including adrienne maree brown, a brilliant writer and speaker who will join us in Detroit to help us envision the promise of the future and break free from the patterns of the past.

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Apply to Join the EPIP NY Steering Committee

EPIP New York Steering Committee Applications Open! Learn more about the opportunity and apply. 

Thank you for your interest in joining the EPIP NY Steering Committee! EPIP is a membership-based organization where people of all identities can live full and prosperous lives, supported by a diverse, equitable, inclusive and effective philanthropic sector.

Updated deadline: August 10, 2018

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EPIP DC Event Follow-up | What Role Should Philanthropy Play in U.S. Democracy?

WASHINGTON, D.C.- EPIP DC hosted a panel discussion and conversation Wednesday, June 6 on philanthropy's role in U.S. democracy. This marks the first major event of the year for the EPIP DC Chapter.

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EPIP LA’s 2018 Mentorship Program Participants and Reflection on 2017

Now in its fifth year of programming, EPIP LA’s Mentorship Program has continued to connect early to mid-career philanthropic professionals with executives in the field to serve as a mentor and with peers to support them on their journey. This unique program provides a structured cohort opportunity for mentees to work with a seasoned professional to deepen their learning of philanthropy, build efficacy in their current positions and thought-partner in building long-term career plans, which remains in great need within the philanthropic sector. This year’s applications were very competitive, resulting in the selection of the following three cohorts...

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Call for Nominations: EPIP Board of Advisors

**UPDATE**

EPIP is seeking nominations (including self-nominations) for new board members. The DEADLINE for submissions has been extended to is Monday, May 7th.

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Members on Issues: A Millenial Funder in Old-School Philanthropy

How Generation Y is Shaping the Future of Philanthropy

Reflections by Angela Sanchez, Program Officer for College Success at ECMC Foundation, a national foundation that makes investments in postsecondary programs and initiatives. 


When ECMC Foundation (ECMCF) first brought me on almost three years ago, I wasn’t yet old enough to rent a car for an upcoming site visit. We were in the early stages of our staff growth and I was officially the youngest person in the office. I did the math—indeed, I was half a standard deviation younger than the average age among my fellow staff members. Only my immediate program director – a Millennial from the 80s – helped skew the average away from making me a full standard deviant. [read more]

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Grantee Inspired Giving: The Case for Unorthodox Philanthropy

Rachel Ogorek is the Program Manager at NCFP. She is a proud alum of The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, The School of Public and Enviornmental Affairs, and AmeriCorps. She loves travelling, a good cup of tea, and her dog Charles Magnus.She is also a DC Chapter Leader.

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This Year, Plan Your Professional Development From The Heart (Yes, Really)

January is a great time to consider your own growth both professionally and personally. Use this time to plan from the heart. True development is about aligning your professional goals and skills with your deep, personal sense of purpose. Resist the temptation to go through the motions with your plan.

This January, take some time to ask yourself these questions:

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Webinar Recap: 2017 End of Year Member Call

Originally Aired December 15th, 2017

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