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Job Opportunity: International Forum on Globalization

IFG is currently hiring:Communications and Office Manager Read more
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More Than a Good Proposal: Building Grantmaker Relationships That Pay Off

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network & Opportunity Knocks host an event that will explore the often tricky relationship between grantseekers and grantmakers. Writing a solid proposal isn’t always everything. As you’ll learn from this engaging session presented by John Hicks, President & CEO of the New York City-based development consultancy firm, J.C. Geever, Inc., obtaining or renewing philanthropic funding means much more than simply presenting a well-written proposal. Successful development professionals today build relationships with grantmakers to establish trust and respect, understanding and cooperation. Learn how you can engage grantmakers and form lasting relationships that will keep your nonprofit’s funding coming back year after year. Date: November 1, 2011 | Time: 6:30-8:30pm Address: Support Center for Nonprofit Management 305 Seventh Avenue, 11th Floor, Conference Rm New York, New York Map and Directions Price: $10.00 To learn more and register, click here. Read more
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Job Opportunity: Program Associate at the Wilburforce Foundation

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION: Wilburforce Foundation is a private, philanthropic foundation that exists to preserve the North American West’s irreplaceable biological diversity and ecological integrity. Our mission is to protect wildlife habitat in Western North America by actively supporting organizations and leaders advancing conservation solutions. We believe there are positive, achievable solutions to current challenges based on sound science, conservation policy, and community action, and we believe that conservation is powered by a hopeful vision in which wild places and wildlife thrive in harmony with human communities. ABOUT THE POSITION: We have an opening for a full-time Program Associate position based in Seattle, Washington. The Program Associate will report to our Program Officer for Yellowstone-to-Yukon (Y2Y). Please review the position description for more information. APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications must be received by postal mail or e-mail in Wilburforce’s office no later than 12:00 PM MONDAY, October 17, 2011. Applications submitted by email should be sent as in RTF, PDF or Microsoft Word formats. Please do not submit applications by fax, and please do not send applications by both postal mail and e-mail – one of the two will suffice. Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to: Paul Beaudet, Associate Director Wilburforce Foundation 3601 Fremont Ave N #304 Seattle, WA 98103 paul@wilburforce.org Wilburforce Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Foundation does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity, marital status, […] Read more
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Job Opportunity: Ploughshares Fund

Ploughshares Fund is currently hiring:Operations Associate Read more
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Job Postings: Three F/T Positions available at NYWF

The New York Women’s Foundation has three available employment opportunities: - Communications Manager - Director of Development Operations - Program Associate Please see the link below for more information. http://www.nywf.org/job_opportunity.html ABOUT NEW YORK WOMEN’S FOUNDATION The New York Women’s Foundation is a voice for women and a force for change. We are a cross-cultural alliance of women catalyzing partnerships and leveraging human and financial capital to achieve sustained economic security and justice for women and girls. With fierce determination, we mobilize hearts, minds and resources to create an equitable and just future for women, families and communities in New York City. Read more
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WHO HAS THE RIGHT? expanding the rights of individuals, communities, and nature as a key strategy for sustainability

This just in from our friends over at Sustainable Path: WHO HAS THE RIGHT? expanding the rights of individuals, communities, and nature as a key strategy for sustainability Much effort has been placed on establishing and enforcing environmental laws that define “safe” levels of toxic chemicals or require environmental disclosures for new development but do not, in the end, promote a healthy and sustainable world. Is this the most effective path to a better future? Given the past successes to expand human rights in achieving social progress, should we consider establishing the rights of people to an unpolluted body, the right to a healthy environment, the rights of local governments to prevent corporations from operating polluting or damaging businesses in their communities, and the rights of nature? SPEAKERS: Dr. Katherine Davies, Director of the Center for Creative Change, Antioch University Thomas Linzey Esq., Executive Director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund LOCATION: Downstairs at Town Hall Eighth and Seneca, Seattle SCHEDULE: Reception: 5:30 to 6:30 pm Seminar: 6:30 to 8:30 pm Conversation: 8:30 to 9:00 pm TO PURCHASE TICKETS FROM $5-$15: www.brownpapertickets.com (search for Sustainable Path Foundation) FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.sustainablepath.org QUESTIONS: 206-443-8464 or info@sustainablepath.org Read more
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EPIP NY hosts Open Membership Meeting & Fall Kick-Off Mixer

Last Thursday, September 15th, in co-sponsorship with The Citibank Foundation, EPIP-NY hosted it’s Fall 2011 Open Membership Meeting & Kick-Off events. The meeting included an introduction to the current steering committee, a review of the first chapter mid-year report, upcoming activities, the new chapter website, and a candid discussion with meeting attendees about how EPIP-NY can best serve its members. The meeting was followed by our annual Fall Kick-Off mixer, which this year was held at Opia. Hor d’ouevres and cocktails, including our very own happy hour special, The EPIPer, were plentiful as members chatted about everything from the national conference, to summer vacations, to the start of the football season. Next Event: [MEMBERS ONLY] October 25th, 12p-2p. Career Development for Emerging Leaders with Rafael Lopez, Assoc Director, Talent Management and Leadership Development, Annie E Casey Foundation. Email newyork@epip.org for more information. ———————————————————————————–   Some comments from Meeting Attendees: –       Learning grantmaking when coming into the field. What makes philanthropy unique. How can I become the best at my job. –       I would like to connect with other members who are studying or graduated from graduate programs. How do you determine what graduate programs to choose? Which are most “leverageable” within the field? can those programs help you to achieve your goals? How do you maintain a healthy Work/School Balance? –       I attended a Social Justice Philanthropology workshop and would like to continue discussions from this workshop. –       More debates. –   […] Read more
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EPIP NY releases 2011 Mid-Year Report

EPIP-NY released it’s first-ever mid-year report in 2011. Results from the report were shared during the recent Open Membership Meeting and highlighted the chapter’s accomplishments thus far. The report covered accomplishments from all five sub-committees: programs, networking, finance, communications and leadership development. And it projected activities for Q3 & Q4. Noted sub-committee changes such as renaming & refocusing Membership Services to Leadership Development and Networking to Networking/Partnerships were just a couple of the ways that EPIP-NY is being bold and intentional about the quality of it’s service provisions for members and the philanthropic community. Click this link to read the full report: http://db.tt/TwGPEje Let us know what you think! EPIP-NY Read more
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Join the EPIP Seattle Steering Committee!

EPIP Seattle is looking for new talented young professionals to join the Steering Committee and lead our local chapter's activities in 2012.

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Green Women, Healthy Voices - Community Event

“The bottom line is that people just can’t afford good food. So we don’t buy the good food, we buy the cheapest food we know – the bad food – because it’s cheap and affordable.” - Violet Lavatai, Skyway resident & single parent Join the Women in the Green Economy Project for the release of their report from their Southeast Seattle survey of low-income women and women of color about their needs and priorities for the green economy. The issue of economic access to healthy foods has emerged as a top priority and as such, they have formed a grassroots “Food Access” committee to work on the issue. Read more about Got Green and the project by clicking here. WHAT: “Green Women, Healthy Voices” Community Event WHEN: Saturday, September 24, 2011 12 – 2pm WHERE: South Lake School, 8601 Rainier Ave S, Seattle Read more
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