Community Perspectives

Happy Hour!

Come join us at our next Happy Hour! Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy-New York (EPIP-NY), Funding Exchange (FEX), and Resource Generation (RG) are hosting an informal happy hour, dedicated to building community, finding connections and creating space for strategic conversations around resourcing social justice work. This is an opportunity to network across EPIP-NY, FEX and RG’s overlapping circles and have honest conversations on some of the dynamics and issues that arise in moving resources toward social justice organizations and movements. Read more
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EPIP seeks applicants for Executive Director position

On January 27, 2012, EPIP announced that founder Rusty Stahl will be stepping down after his ten-year tenure as EPIP’s Executive Director. The 360 Group is has been engaged to search for a new Executive Director to fill the role. Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) develops extraordinary new leaders to enhance organized philanthropy and its impact on communities. EPIP was founded in 2001 by a small group of young foundation professionals and individual donors who sought to work and learn with peers in order to transform philanthropy and confront generational issues, using a social justice lens. Read more
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Hear from Celebrities at EPIP Conference

Attend the 2012 EPIP Conference and learn about strategic giving from two impressive celebrity philanthropists! Joining us in-person are: Maria Bello, Actress and Activist, Co-Founder, We Advance Cynthia Germanotta, Co-Founder with daughter Lady Gaga & President, Born This Way Foundation Closing Plenary, Giving Famous: A Conversation on Celebrity Philanthropy. Saturday, April 28, 2012. 12:30 – 2:30 PM. Co-produced and sponsored by The Admiral Center, The California Endowment, and the EPIP New York City Chapter. Learn more about the 2012 EPIP National Conference. Register for the conference. Read more
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Networking opportunity! Alert! Alert!

Edit: The links to the information sheet and enrollment form have been corrected! Are you looking to connect with other EPIP members but haven’t had a chance to attend one of our local events? Our Colleague Matchmaker Campaign might be for you! The campaign seeks to help our members meet one another and will help support our local programming this coming year. Read more
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Job Opportunity: Administrative Assistant at the Seattle International Foundation

The Seattle International Foundation is seeking a bilingual (Spanish/English) receptionist – administrative assistant to join their team! See below and click here to visit their website. The Seattle International Foundation (SIF) is seeking candidates to join our team for an excellent entry-level opportunity to learn about international development issues and the philanthropic sector. SIF is seeking an enthusiastic, self-starter interested in issues relating to our mission, as well as working in a fast-paced, fun environment. Read more
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EPIP presenting Philanthropology training via new Diversity Fellowship

This spring, EPIP is being contracted to present our Philanathropology Social Justice Philanthropy training to the participants in a fellowship program. The fellowship, housed at Proteus Fund, places young people of color in paid foundation internships around Boston. EPIP Boston is co-hosting and will participate in the training and help to network the Fellows into the EPIP community as well. Read more
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EPIPers Toured and Volunteered at At the Crossroads

On Wednesday, February 22nd, a group of Bay Area EPIPers went to The Mission to learn more about At The Crossroads, a nonprofit working to help homeless youth who don’t access traditional services and are disconnected from any type of ongoing support. They aim to remove common barriers to service by bringing counselors to their client base- directly onto the streets- and shaping support services around the needs of each individual client. In addition to one-on-one counseling at a location of the homeless youth’s choosing, they provide food boxes, new clothes and hygiene supplies. As well, they connect youth with other traditional service providers. For most of the youth that ATC have served, healthy and trusting relationships with an adult figure are a rarity, and ATC staff strive to combat this by making sure that counselors are a consistent and stable figure in the youth’s lives. In fact, once ATC makes contact with a youth, they will continue supporting their clients for as long as the youth want help, often working with them well into their twenties. Their goal is to help homeless youth not just make positive changes in their lives, but maintain them as well.

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Members: sign up for these upcoming virtual briefings

EPIP is proud to announce two upcoming online video member briefings to conclude the series Exploring Different Member Roles Within Foundations. Please note that these sessions are open only to current dues-paying members. Members who RSVP will receive a separate email with all appropriate login instructions. Read more
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We’d like to hear from you! Take our Member Survey today.

When we told you about the benefits of joining EPIP, we promised to offer access to engaging, high-quality programs and events in your local city in addition to a national network of other emerging leaders. How well are doing at meeting that promise? Here’s your chance to weigh in. Read more
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One Percent Foundation’s “Grant Madness”

The One Percent Foundation is putting on it’s 3rd Annual Grant Madness – NCAA March Madness pool for charity. Winners of the pool get to donate winnings to their favorite nonprofits. Last December, EPIP Bay Area collaborated with One Percent Foundation on a “Giving Circle Meet and Greet” event. They have great and unique ways of engaging young adults in philanthropy, such as this Grant Madness event. Check it out HERE Read more
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