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The EPIP 2013 National Conference. Have you registered?

Check out our conference program for experiences that will develop you into the person you are meant to be. There will be plenaries giving you examples of leading practice, leading ideas, and models of leadership. You will hear from fellow EPIP members presenting on topics ranging from professional effectiveness to social justice. There are opportunities to attend learning tours that explore how Chicago’s social change agents are stepping up to meet today’s problems. You should schedule a 30-minute coaching session to see how getting guidance can help you along your personal and professional journeys. Learn more and register. Read more
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EPIP LA Mentorship Program

EPIP’s LA Chapter is launching a mentorship program to help our members establish long-term, meaningful relationships, both with a mentor and with other emerging professionals in the field. How? This program believes that deepening both types of relationships will enhance professional and personal competence while opening up new areas of interest for its participants...

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What’s Age Got to Do with It?

By Iris Leon, member, EPIP Philly Steering Committee

We’ve all had that moment. The moment when our age smacks us in the face. I work on a college campus and I regularly have the opportunity to get a window into the minds of undergraduates. I’ve become increasingly aware of one thing: they’re young.

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EPIP Members offered Discount at COF Conference

The Council on Foundations would like to extend their member rate to EPIP’s entire membership for their Annual Conference!  This year’s conference is focused on Vision & Action, and will be taking place in Chicago immediately following the 2013 EPIP National Conference. For EPIP members to take advantage of this discount, use the Pin Number (00044383) and these simple instructions: Go to the Council’s Conference site: http://web.cof.org/2013Annual/attendee-reg.asp Click on “Register Online” If you have a Council login account or think you might already be in the Council’s system, click, “Yes, I already have a Council login” and it will take you to your account page that says, “Verify your information” with your Name, Title, Address, etc. If you do not have a Council login account, click, “No. I need to create a Council login” On the “Verify your information” page, scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will see a space for your “PIN Number.” Please enter the PIN number we provided you with in this space. When you have entered your PIN number and verified your account information, click “Continue” at the bottom of the page. Read more
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EPIP Philly & Local Partners Explore Intergenerational Spaces

Intentionally collaborating across boundaries is not just a nice, collegial thing to do: it is a necessity. Intergenerational cross-boundary collaboration in particular has been gaining attention nationally and locally.   Developing and connecting the next generations of nonprofit leaders while supporting senior leaders as they mentor, celebrate their legacies and discover their next steps are all essential. 

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Sign up for Individual Coaching at the National Conference

One of the great perks about attending the EPIP National Conference this year is access to our unbelievably accomplished roster of career coaches. For just a small fee ($25 payable at the conference), attendees can sign up for a one-on-one session with any of our 6 terrific coaches. Coaches will be able to speak with you about any of the following issues that you are facing: Career transitions Moving up within an organization Workplace issues and concerns Cultural and power issues around social justice work Sign up today!       Read more
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EPIP WEBINAR: Financial Due Diligence-Using the 990 to Support Good Grantmaking

EPIP is beginning a series of monthly webinars for our community, all of which are free for EPIP members. The webinar series speak to the values that EPIP upholds: they are a space for our members to share their own knowledge, and a place for EPIP to curate material that aligns with our beliefs in leadership development and social impact. This first member-driven webinar, Financial Due Diligence: Using the 990 to Support Good Grantmaking, will review key financial statements to understand nonprofit fiscal health, including the IRS Form 990, annual reports, balance sheets, and online tools for evaluation. To register, click here. If you are an EPIP member and need access to the free ticket, please email Kate Seely at [email protected] for that. You can also find it on my Member Connect profile. Questions the discussion will explore: What are the primary differences between nonprofit and for-profit finance? What are the benefits and drawbacks of using 990 data? How can one begin to understand an organization’s adaptive capacity using the balance sheet on a Form 990? When is FinancialSCAN an appropriate tool for analyzing 990 data and comparing organizations? Read more
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EPIP Boston February events

EPIP Boston is happy to offer our members two opportunities next week to learn how to make the most of your networks!

Join us first on Tuesday, February 19th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm for the Art and Science of Networking. In this highly interactive session, Maya Townsend of Partnering Resources will draw on insights from researchers and practitioners in the social sciences and in business to learn about the networking practices of high performers.

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EPIP AWARDS 2013 – Call for Nominations

EPIP is a place for leadership in action. Our members learn by doing, therefore making a difference in their jobs and in their communities. Our chapters are guided by the brilliance and commitment of our chapter leaders, individuals volunteering their time to advance the EPIP mission while improving their leadership skills. Our network is a safe space for emerging practitioners in philanthropy to exercise leadership, to take risks, and to get feedback. It is a place for you, our members, to be seen and heard. As a platform, we hope to spark innovative problem solving to address the challenges our world faces. Our voices are diverse within the field, and we are future thinking. As a community, we point to the horizon where problems will be solved. These awards lift up the work and the voices of our network. Please take a moment to nominate your colleagues. Click on this link to do so. Awards will be announced at the EPIP National Conference in Chicago on April 4-6. Deadline for nominations is Friday, March 8, 2013, at 5 pm Pacific Standard Time. Read more
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Members can apply for scholarships to attend the 2013 EPIP Conference

EPIP is proud to announce the release of scholarship awards through the Next Generation Scholarship Fund. Current dues-paying members can apply for $250 or $500 to cover airfare, train fare, or mileage. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis. A total of $5,000 will be disbursed. EPIP will place priority on members who have not yet received scholarship support through either the Professional Development Fund or the Next Generation Scholarship Fund. Click here to apply for support. Read more
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