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Save the Date: Nonprofit Rockstar Tour Hits Seattle on June 2nd

We are excited to announce that EPIP Seattle is bringing Trista Harris, co-author of “How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar” to Seattle for an exciting workshop on how to build your career path in the nonprofit and/or philanthropic sector. Trista Harris is the Executive Director of the Headwaters Foundation for Justice, author of the blog “New Voices in Philanthropy” and Vice-Chair of the EPIP National board of advisors! Save the date for Thursday, June 2nd – more details to come! About the book: Do you feel stuck in your nonprofit career? Unsure how to take that next step? How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar is an accessible, do-it-yourself map of how to navigate the nonprofit sector and gives you the tools that you need to move from entry level to leadership. This book is designed for professionals who want to build meaningful and rewarding nonprofit careers. How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar is based on the authors’ experiences as well as interviews with nonprofit rockstars who have supercharged their careers. You’ll learn how to develop meaningful nonprofit experience, build a strong network, establish a strong personal brand, achieve the elusive work/life balance, and move on up in your career. Read more
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Upcoming Event: Social Enterprise- What Is It & What Does It Mean for Non-Profits?

Have you been hearing a lot about “social enterprise” lately, but are not really sure what it means? Do you want to find out how it relates to your work and how you can use it increase your positive impact? Social enterprise is a rapidly growing movement, combining business strategies with a purpose for social & environmental good. Get the inside scoop about the relationship between social enterprise, business, government and nonprofit sectors. Gain insights into ways the social enterprise model can impact your current organization, as well as its future direction. Speakers will share an insider’s perspective on this new area and provide advice on how you can tap into this growing field. Date: Tues, March 22, 2011Time: 6:15 – 8:15 PM(Networking begins at 6:00; Program begins at 6:15)Where: SF Friend Meetinghouse, 65 Ninth Street, San FranciscoBetween Market and Mission Streets, 1.5 blocks from the BART/MUNI Civic Center Station.   Fees:  YNPNsfba Members: $7;  EPIP Members: $7; Non-Members: $10FEATURED SPEAKERS will include: Dr. Ruth Shapiro, Social Entrepreneur in Residence, Commonwealth Club Antonio Aguilera, Board Chair, Social Enterprise Alliance SF Bay Chapter & Chief Social Enterprise Officer at CVE Gene Takagi, Nonprofit Attorney and author of www.nonprofitlawblog.com/ Registration is limited; Register here. Business casual attire and business cards are encouraged! Read more
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Job Opportunity: Program Associate, Jane’s Fund, The Russell Family Foundation

The Russell Family Foundation has re-opened our hiring process for the Program Associate with the Jane’s Fund Team. This position was originally announced in December and now is open from March 8, 2011 through April 11, 2011. Jane’s Fund supports grassroots leadership in Pierce County through a two-year fellowship program operated by the Foundation. This entry to mid-level position is both administrative and programmatic in nature and will play a vital role in the Jane’s Fund team. CLICK HERE for more information! An individual who exercises exceptional attention to detail, initiative and sound judgment… To join a small team of colleagues as the Program Associate for the Jane’s Fund Program… To serve as support for the program, providing excellent customer service to internal and external partners…. To work in a team-oriented environment as the administrative ‘glue’, while maintaining a sense of humility, humor and service… To pursue special assignments requiring curiosity, research, verbal & written communications, and critical thinking skills… With a work style consistent with collaboration, accountability and honoring diversity. This employment opportunity is with The Russell Family Foundation in Gig Harbor, Washington, recognized in the Puget Sound region for: Its philanthropic grant programs supporting grassroots leadership, environmental sustainability and global peace. Practicing sustainable business principles including operating in a LEED certified green building and environmentally-focused investing. A unique organizational culture emphasizing exceptional team work. The pay range for this entry- to mid-level position is $35,000 – $50,000. Read more
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Job Opportunity: Program Manager, Communications & Corporate Services – Philanthropy NW

Philanthropy Northwest is now seeking qualified candidates for an important (and fun) job- Program Manager, Communications & Corporate Services. Please visit their Job Bank or homepage for an on-line version. The position is responsible for two key areas – communications and corporate services – with a primary focus on communications. This position is perfect for individuals with stellar communication (written, oral, electronic, social media) skills; success in event planning and project management; a responsible and professional work ethic; and enthusiasm for the mission of Philanthropy Northwest and philanthropic field in general. Cover letters and resumes will be accepted until March 18th, with the goal of having the staff member start by mid-May. Click here for more info! Read more
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EPIP National Conference Highlight: Learning Tours

Still trying to make the case to your employer about why you should attend EPIP’s 2011 National Conference? How about the chance to visit local non-profits in Philadelphia and to engage with local funders who are supporting their work? The conference will feature three learning tours – each described below! Farm to Families: Exploring the role of urban agriculture, food access, and social justice opportunity in North Philadelphia North Philadelphia is the second hungriest congressional district in the United States. The Farm to Families Tour will spotlight a set of multi-field partners organized to get affordable, healthy food from local farmers to families in this section of the city. Participants will learn about food access, nutrition programming, and policy work in Philadelphia, get details on the unique organizations collaborating to make Farm to Families happen, and learn about how one funder proactively structured the project to build strong working relationships among Farm to Families organizations. The tour will visit a local farm, a food packaging center, and distribution sites. Lunch will be prepared with food from Farm to Families farmers! This tour will engage and visit with: Greensgrow SHARE Food Program Farm to Families Initiative Why Youth Organizing Matters: How Youth Organizing can truly influence local policy and education reform The Youth Organizing Learning Tour brings together three of Philadelphia’s youth organizing groups from three different areas of the city: Philly Student Union, Youth United for Change, and Asian Americans United. Tour participants will learn about and have the opportunity […] Read more
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Upcoming Event: Networking and Philanthropy – Celebrating Volunteerism with The Junior Achievement of Northern California Young Professional Board

On Tuesday, March 8th, come spend a happy hour or two with fellow and future Junior Achievement volunteers. Hosted by the newly formed Junior Achievement of Northern California Young Professionals Board, this event will be held from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the John Colins lounge located at 138 Minna Street @ New Montgomery in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District.  Whether you are a long time JA supporter, or interested in learning more about the organization, please stop by to network and learn about upcoming opportunities and ways that you could become involved. Please register here if you will be attending. The Junior Achievement of Northern California Young Professional Board  (JA YPB) was founded to empower and engage Bay Area young professionals to drive success of the Junior Achievement mission through enhanced volunteer recruitment efforts, community partnerships, and social networking events.   Junior Achievement (JA) is dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. JA partners with the business community, educators and volunteers to help children dream big and reach their potential.  JA’s hands-on, experiential programs teach the key concepts of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy to students around the world. JA NorCal is a member of JA Worldwide and serves more than 124,000 students in 23 counties throughout Northern California. Throughout the world, JA operates in 123 countries and reaches 9.7 million students. Read more
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Upcoming Event: International Development Exchange (IDEX) Presents Young Professional’s Group at Happy Hour

 Please join IDEX’s Young Professional’s Group at Little Baobab in San Francisco to learn more about IDEX’s work around the globe and hear more about the Young Professionals Group and ways to get involved. Where: Little Baobab  3388 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94110(between Capp St & Mission St)Date: Thursday February 24, 2011 6-9PM Reggae night at Little Baobab starts at 10 p.m. – you do not have to pay the cover if you arrive during the Happy Hour event. Who: Open to everyone!What: 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. RSVP now   Read more
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Job Opportunity: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation is currently hiring:  Director of the Parent Involvement Project Read more
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Upcoming Event: “Lessons Learned from Global Social Justice Philanthropy”

The definition and interpretation of social justice philanthropy can vary from one philanthropic organization to another.  At this Brown Bag, IDEX staff will share their approach to social justice philanthropy in an international context and will engage in conversation with Brown Bag participants around the opportunities and challenges of conducting social justice philanthropy. Tuesday, March 8th 12:00 noon-1:30 p.m. International Development Exchange (IDEX) 827 Valencia Street, Suite 101 google map RSVP at bayarea@epip.org.  Space is  limited. Bring your own lunch, and EPIP will provide beverages and dessert. Featured speaker: Rajasvini Bhansali, IDEX Executive Director Rajasvini, known as Vini, is passionate about building the capacity of people and organizations to facilitate sustainable social change, and has worked in Kenya, India, United States and Canada. Before joining IDEX, Vini worked as Chief Operating Officer for a nationally renowned social enterprise and youth development organization. A native of India, Vini earned a Master’s in Public Affairs (MPA) with a focus on technology and telecommunications policy from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and Bachelor’s degrees in Astrophysics and Interdisciplinary Studies from UC Berkeley. Vini serves on the board of CUSO-VSO, an international volunteering organization and is the co-founder of a social enterprise that supports youth vocational training in East Africa, Sukuma for Opportunities. Vini was appointed to the role of Executive Director as of February 2010. Read more
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Job Opportunity: Development Director, Women’s Funding Alliance

Women’s Funding Alliance is seeking a dynamic individual to lead its development team. This senior-level position manages a talented group of individuals and works alongside great co-workers. This is a great opportunity for the chosen candidate to make a positive impact in the lives of women and girls. Our ideal candidate is a self-starter professional who has a passion for and history of working with issues affecting women and girls. She/he will bring a highly developed set of fundraising and relationship-building skills to the organization, including a firm understanding of various fundraising methodologies, direct donor experience, and a proven track record of general development success. She/he is a polished professional who is able to work as a peer with major donors and be an articulate spokesperson for the organization. The ideal candidate must be able to balance strong, visionary strategic thinking with the reality of “working in the trenches” to get the job done. S/he ideally must be a conscientious risk-taker who has strong organizational skills and who recognizes the value of planning and analysis balanced with strategic action. To view the full job description, please visit: http://www.wfalliance.org/joinus/WFA_DirectorofDevelopment_Feb2011.pdf Read more
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