Perspectives on Philanthropy

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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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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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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Caring Across Generations: A Campaign for Jobs, Justice and the Transformation of Care

Caring Across Generations:  A Campaign for Jobs, Justice and the Transformation of Care September 27, 2011, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Ford Foundation, 320 East 43rd Street Presenters include Ai-Jen Poo, Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Sarita Gupta, Executive Director of Jobs with Justice. The Ford Foundation’s Quality Employment and Democratic Participation Units, along with our partners,  the Jewish Funds for Justice, the NFG Working Group on Community and the Open Society, Ms and Rockefeller Foundations, cordially invite you to a funder strategy meeting on September 27, 2011. The visionary Caring Across Generationscampaign is the initial building block in what could be one of the most transformative movement-building efforts of this time, and we hope that you will join us to learn about it, celebrate its evolution and help build strategies to ensure its success.  This briefing opens the Ford Foundation’s Democracy, Rights and Justice Program’s Organizing Renaissance USA series: four funder briefings focused on cutting edge developments in organizing and movement building. Lunch will be provided and there will be a closing reception from 5:00 – 6:30 PM. The attached invitation gives more details about the Caring Across Generations briefing — please share it with your funder networks (and forgive any duplicate postings!) Please direct questions to Alta Starr, Program Officer, Democracy, Rights and Justice (a.starr@fordfoundation.org),  or Laine Romero-Alston, Program Officer, Assets (l.romero-alston@fordfoundation.org). RSVP to Sharon Geremia, Senior Program Assistant (s.geremia@fordfoundation.org). Read more
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Inland Empire Learning Tour

Inside the Inland Empire: A Case Study in Cross-Issue Grantmaking Where: Ontario When: September 13th and 14th, 2011 For more information, visit www.nfg.org Join the Neighborhood Funders Group’s Working Group on Labor and Community Partnerships and the Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrant and Refugees (GCIR) as we explore the connection of our issues and grantmaking to improve the working, living and community conditions in two counties that are a microcosm of the issues that the US is struggling with today. This Learning Tour will include: panel discussions with local and national activists leaders and organizers demanding and making change in the Inland Empire; academics who study the issues occurring in these communities. Read more
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Job Opportunity: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is currently hiring: Program Associate, San Francisco Bay Area Program Read more
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Upcoming Event: IDEX Happy Hour, August 24th

The IDEX Young Professionals Group (YPG) is made up of passionate individuals dedicated to grassroots poverty alleviation and social justice in developing countries and raising awareness and funds for community based organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. YPG is looking to welcome new members to the YPG team and help support our Grassroutes bike trek in September. Members from the YPG team there to answer questions about how to can get involved and guest bartenders will be on-hand to help raise funds to support the Grassroutes riders, treking 500 miles by bike to raise funds for IDEX’s work around the globe. When: Wednesday August 24, 7-10 p.m.Who: Open to everyoneWhat: Learn more about how you can get involved with IDEX and mingle with other like-minded professionals in the international development, environmental and social entrepreneurship fields. Where: Hobson’s Choice Victorian Punch House, 1601 Haight St. (atClayton St.), San Francisco, CA 94117 —–IDEX is the San Francisco based non-profit that promotes sustainable solutions to poverty by providing long-term grants and access to resources to grassroots organizations in Guatemala, Mexico, India, Nepal, South Africa and Zimbabwe — locally led initiatives that are empowering women, building local economies, and working on food security, environmental justice, microcredit, and sustainable agriculture. Read more
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Job Opportunities

International Development Exchange (IDEX) is hiring:Director of Philanthropic Partnerships Harvard University, San Francisco Development Office is hiring:Staff Assistant, FAS West Coast Development , Job #24541BR Teen Success is hiring: Program Manager This newly-established non-profit is looking for a Program Manager to oversee the training and implementation of new support groups for teen mothers throughout California. Interested candidates should sent a resume and cover letter to info@teensuccess.net. Read more
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Job Opportunity: Administrative Assistant (Program & Evaluation) at the Marguerite Casey Foundation

This just in from our friends at the Marguerite Casey Foundation: About the Foundation Marguerite Casey Foundation is committed to creating a diverse and multicultural work environment reflecting the families and organizations we support. We seek dynamic individuals who are intelligent, thoughtful and dedicated to social change. We believe that each member of the foundation’s staff is crucial to fulfilling our mission and making change possible. Overview The Administrative Assistant (Programs & Evaluation) will provide administrative, clerical, and operational support to the program officers and evaluation officer. She/he will liaison between grant seekers and the program and evaluation officers to manage and enhance the flow of communication and information; handle special projects; and support the work of the program & evaluation team and the foundation as a whole. Nature and Scope of Position This is a full-time, non exempt position. This position will assist the program officers maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information and work with internal and external partners to ensure the effective operation of the program & evaluation team. This position will also provide support to general office operations as part of the foundation’s overall administrative team. Principal Responsibilities Coordinate the flow of information between the program officers and grant seekers. Specifically, she/he is expected to: Respond to correspondence from grant seekers. Support the work of the program officers. Specifically, she/he is expected to: Manage travel, meeting planning and logistics Assist in the production of grant dockets, grant histories and other reports. Research, write, edit, and check facts. […] Read more
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