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Mentors? Advice? Why is it all important?

EPIP-LA invites you to the launch of our Leadership Salon on Wednesday, November 14 with John E. Kobara, Executive VP and COO of the California Community Foundation. Mr. Kobara will be talking about the importance of mentorships as EPIP LA also announces and seeks your feedback in developing its mentorship program set to launch in late Spring 2013!

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EPIP Hawaii Quarterly Newsletter

The EPIP Hawai’i quarterly newsletter is now available! Read about upcoming events and recaps of past events, new initiatives like the “Connecting Leaders in Philanthropy” program, and a list of excellent resources and professional development opportunities. For more information or questions, contact the steering committee at [email protected] Download the newsletter here! Read more
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Update from EPIP HQ: Impacts of Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy negatively impacted millions of communities along the east coast. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the disaster. Those interested in informing their disaster relief grantmaking efforts can visit our colleague’s resource guide at www.cof.org/events/disasters.cfm. Individual gifts for the relief effort can be made at www.redcross.org Read more
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Rahsaan, you’re working with Gladys Knight?!

Mothers love to brag about their children. For them, it’s a source of pride to say, “my daughter is a doctor” or “my son is a lawyer.” In that moment of truth, it is universally understood that the mother was successful in raising her child well. My mom is proud of me, but she has always had difficulty describing what I do.  “Rahsaan spends other people’s money for good causes” is usually the best she can muster. Getting the job as EPIP’s new Executive Director didn’t improve matters. “Now you’re telling me you’re a Pip?! I didn’t know Gladys Knight was auditioning new back up singers.” Let me explain to my mother (and anyone else who is interested) what EPIP is. Read more
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EPIP Hawaii November Lunch Meeting

EPIP Hawai’i Presents Learning Circles Creating a space that encourages collaboration and innovation is essential in Philanthropy. Small group discussions will be facilitated to promote the awareness and sharing of information that may be of interest to others working in philanthropic sectors. Read more
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EPIP Boston New Grantmakers Breakfast October 16

Are you new to philanthropy or your organization? The EPIP Boston Chapter and Associated Grant Makers are pleased to invite you to join us for a New Grantmaker Breakfast! Connect with others new to the field, begin developing your network, discuss the challenges and opportunities of entering grantmaking, and walk away with the Top 10 Tips for New Grantmakers (as compiled by experienced professionals in the EPIP network)...

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Opportunity to Join the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network National Board

This is a great opportunity for EPIP members interested in nonprofit board service! YNPN is looking for outstanding nonprofit leaders to join the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network national board of directors. If you are committed to nonprofits, ready to commit to a leadership position, and want to help lead the growing YNPN movement, you are encouraged you to apply. YNPN’s board is a working board, helping to steer the course of YNPN’s growth, national presence, committees, programs and activities. For more info, check out their website. The deadline to apply is October 26, 2012. Read more
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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 [email protected] 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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