Perspectives on Philanthropy

Exciting organizational developments

The EPIP National Board approves a new Mission and Vision. EPIP shares its first 3-Yr Strategic Plan. EPIP documents its unique value with a 10-Yr Impact Assessment. Learn more about our refinements to our mission and vision, strategic plan, and impact assessment. Read more
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Introducing EPIP's Effective Leadership Career Program

This opportunity is exclusive to dues-paying EPIP members. To become a member and to take advantage of this program, please visit www.epip.org. Membership is $150/individual. Please contact EPIP directly to discuss institutional membership opportunities. EPIP is proud to announce a brand new member service called the EPIP Effective Leadership Career Program, designed to increase emerging foundation leaders’ effectiveness and social impact. The program will offer year-round free career support to members AND will offer highly-subsidized 1-on-1 career counseling support to individuals working in philanthropy. Individuals will be able to purchase sessions and employers will also be encouraged to purchase packages of sessions for their staff to meet specific internal needs. The program is set to launch officially in early December 2011. To get you all excited about this program, we are very excited to offer FREE 1-on-1 counseling sessions to current EPIP Seattle members November 29 and 30 when EPIP Coach and Advisor, Russ Finkelstein will be in town! Russ met with over 70 EPIP members on the East Coast in October, is about to meet with 70+ CA-based members, and is looking forward to meeting with as many Seattle-centric members later this month – but space is limited to so you must sign up A.S.A.P. To schedule a FREE session with Russ, click here. AVAILABLE SESSIONS AND LOCATION: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 & WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30 @ THE CENTURY SQUARE CONFERENCE CENTER, ALKI ROOM (1501 Fourth Avenue, Suite 305, Seattle, WA 98101) Most importantly, don’t wait to sign up because […] Read more
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Upcoming Event: Philanthropology™ 3.0 Power Dynamics

EPIP Bay Area is excited to be partnering with EPIP National and Silicon Valley Community Foundation to present this upcoming program next week on November 4 2011. We hope you and your colleagues will join us! For more information or to register, please click HERE. Read more
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11/16: Careers in Philanthropy Luncheon featuring Audrey Haberman

Join EPIP Seattle at FareStart on Wednesday, November 16th for our annual “Careers in Philanthropy Luncheon”, featuring Audrey Haberman, the new Managing Partner of The Giving Practice and former Executive Director of The Pride Foundation. Audrey Haberman has happily worked in both nonprofit and philanthropic organizations for over 20 years. She is currently the Managing Partner of The Giving Practice, which is the non-profit consulting arm of Philanthropy Northwest. She servezd for the last 11 years as executive director of the Pride Foundation, which is nationally recognized for its innovative models of philanthropy. Prior to her work with Pride Foundation, she was the Development Director for the Women’s Funding Alliance. Audrey is an instructor for Philanthropy Northwest’s Best Practices in Grantmaking: Essential Skills and Strategies program. EPIP Seattle is committed to bringing emerging leaders together with seasoned professionals in our community to learn about their career paths and experiences in the sector. Past speakers in this series have included: Richard Woo, CEO of The Russell Family Foundation Ann Kelly, Partner, Global Philanthropy Group Charles Fields, former Program Officer at the Marguerite Casey Foundation Savitha Pathi, former Program Officer at The Seattle Foundation We are excited to host this luncheon at FareStart, an organization that provides a community that transforms lives by empowering homeless and disadvantaged men, women and families to acheive self-sufficiency through life skills, job training and employment in the food service industry. Over the past 19 years, FareStart has provided opportunities for nearly 5,000 people to transform their […] Read more
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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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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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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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