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EPIP Hawaii October Lunch Meeting

Please join us for our EPIP Hawai’i October lunch meeting featuring small group discussions with respected Hawai’i philanthropic leaders: Janis Reischmann,  Executive Director of  Hau’oli Mau Loa Foundation Stacie Ma’a,  Vice President of  The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Terry George,  Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Harold K.L Castle Foundation Al Castle,   Executive Director of the  Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation Nancy Aleck,  Executive Director of the Hawai’i People’s Fund This lunch will also serve as a kick off to the EPIP Hawai’i Connecting Leaders in Philanthropy program. This is an inquiry program where EPIP members will have the opportunity to learn from these philanthropic leaders through a series of one-on-one interactions. Thursday, October 4th, 2012 12:00 – 1:30 pm The Bankers Club (First Hawaiian Center), 999 Bishop St, Honolulu Lunch cost is $15. Space is limited, please RSVP by October 2nd to hawaii@epip.org. Read more
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EPIP members receive 15% off grantmaking courses, NYU Academy for Grantmaker and Funder Education

Benefit: 15% discount off all grantmaking courses. Courses prices vary.

Details: The NYU Academy for Grantmaking and Funder Education is a division of the NYU George Heyman Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising. The Academy program is targeted to both individual philanthropists and foundation professionals. The curriculum is based on “core competencies of grantmaking”, sequential learning, and was developed in collaboration with the Council on Foundations, the Association of Small Foundations, Regional Associations of Grantmakers, the National Center for Family Philanthropy, and numerous private foundations, and many others in the field. Programs include a Certificate in Grantmaking, Mini intensives for new grantmakers, and Advanced Intensives for more experienced funders.

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Registration is open for the 2012/2013 EPIP Professional Development Fund Gathering

A Knowledge Network for Emerging Grantmakers of Color When: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 10 AM – Friday, February 1, 2013 at 12 PM Participants check in at hotel Tuesday night, January 29 to allow for an early morning start on Weds. Jan 30. Read more
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Scholarships Available for Independent Sector’s NGen, November 10 & 11 in San Francisco

Independent Sector’s NGen: Moving Nonprofit Leaders from Next to Now is coming to San Francisco November 10 and 11. EPIP Members can register for this two day conference before September 16 and receive the rate of $150. Programming will feature: Networking events with 150 of your peers and established sector leaders An 2 hour, in-depth workshop with Cambridge Leadership Associates  focused on “Leading from Center” Professional development workshops which will engage both your head and heart A special session co-facilitated by EPIP, YNPN, and IS Read more
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Generating Change Funder Briefing and EPIP NYC Fall Kick-Off – NYC, Thursday, September 27

With an ever-increasing focus on impact and results, foundations are looking to nonprofits to deliver meaningful returns on their philanthropic investments. Yet foundations consistently overlook the MOST important investment they can make to ensure nonprofit effectiveness: supporting talent and leadership development. Nonprofits are only as effective as the people who lead them and deliver their services, but many nonprofits are stymied by a lack of systems and structures for improving the skills and abilities of their people. The dearth of resources for talent and leadership development plagues the sector from recruitment through retirement, at individual nonprofits and throughout the entire field. After the program, join EPIP NYC as we kick off the fall. Come learn about our action plan and meet with your fellow EPIP members and other philanthropic professionals. For more information on these two events, click here. Read more
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My new leadership moment

Is this your leadership moment? We all have opportunities to make a difference in the world. Leadership doesn’t come from a job title. It isn’t conferred through an educational degree. Leadership comes from a willingness to meet today’s challenges in your community and the world at large. Today, I have been blessed with my own leadership moment as I step into my role at EPIP. Our work is to develop extraordinary new leaders to enhance organized philanthropy and its impact on communities. We envision a day when all generations of practitioners in philanthropy collaborate effectively to build foundations for a better world. Read more
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From our new Executive Director: is this your leadership moment?

Is this your leadership moment? We all have opportunities to make a difference in the world. Leadership doesn’t come from a job title. It isn’t conferred through an educational degree. Leadership comes from a willingness to meet today’s challenges in your community and the world at large. Today, I have been blessed with my own leadership moment as I step into my role at EPIP. Our work is to develop extraordinary new leaders to enhance organized philanthropy and its impact on communities. We envision a day when all generations of practitioners in philanthropy collaborate effectively to build foundations for a better world. Read more
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Past Event - EPIP DC & Arabella Advisors Hosts Impact Investing 101

These days, you’ve probably heard the term Impact Investing in the field of philanthropy. Have you ever wondered what it means? Have you wanted to become better acquainted with how philanthropy and social justice work plays a role? Join EPIP DC on Tuesday, September 11th to hear from Cynthia Muller, an expert in the field of Impact Investing. She leads Arabella Advisors’ impact investing practice and draws on her extensive background in social enterprise and mission investing to help our individual and institutional clients use impact investing to accomplish their social and environmental goals. Please register here. Read more
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EPIP Hawaii's September Meeting

Join EPIP Hawaii for their September lunch meeting! Friday, September 7, 2012 12:00 – 1:30 pm YWCA Laniakea, 1040 Richards Street, Downtown Honolulu We will be hosting a panel of innovative leaders in the arts.  Rich Richardson, the Executive Director of HAPA, Marilyn Cristofori, the Executive Director of Hawaii Arts Alliance, and Louise King Lanzilotti, the Executive Director of El Sistema Hawaii will be sharing their perspectives on social transformation and creativity. Space is limited! RSVP or send questions to hawaii@epip.org. Read more
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EPIP staff are safe after nearby Empire State Building shooting

The EPIP office is located just one block from the Empire State Building. Given the close proximity to today’s tragic shooting, we wanted to report that the EPIP staff is safe and unharmed. Our office neighbors in The New York Foundation are also safe. Read more
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