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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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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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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 [email protected] 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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Election Event in October!

Just had a great meeting with Philadelphia’s most respected watchdog group, Committee of Seventy, to develop a program focused on the presidential election! We’re working on a debate format… Tuesday, October 30… stay tuned! Read more
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Chronicle of Philanthropy profiles Rahsaan Harris, EPIP’s new Executive Director

Former Atlantic Official to Lead Membership Group for Young Philanthropy Workers By Caroline Preston New Job: In September, Rahsaan Harris, 38, will join Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy as its executive director. He succeeds Rusty Stahl, who started the group a decade ago to serve younger people in a profession dominated by older employees. Read the full profile on the Chronicle of Philanthropy website (requires subscription access). Read Rahsaan’s bio. Read more
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Upcoming Events!

Here’s an upcoming event that may be of interest to EPIP’ers! Also, don’t forget to RSVP for EPIP’s Summer Networking Event on August 30th! Join us for boating and networking on Lake Union! Giving With Goals When: August 22, 2012. Workshop: 5:30-7:30pm. Food, wine & mingling: 7:30-9:00pm Where: Farestart, 700 Virginia Street, Seattle RSVP here or to: [email protected] This event is co-sponsored by: Resource Generation, The Seattle Foundation, Seattle Works, Social Justice Fund Northwest, and SVP Seattle. For more information, please see the event listing. Read more
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