Community Perspectives

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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EPIP DC's 2017 Appreciations and Celebrations

EPIP DC Co-Chairs, Kelly Trop and Tyler Nickerson, share reflections on the chapter's work this year and how it fits into the larger landscape.

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Emerging Practitioners In Philanthropy Launches (EPIP) Chapter in St. Louis

St. Louis now has an EPIP Chapter. Hear a good word from St. Louis Chapter Leaders Megan Armentrout and Kristin Cowart on how to get plugged in and their hope and vision.

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The EPIP LA Mentorship Program

EPIP LA is thrilled to announce that it is accepting applications for its fifth 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.

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