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Job Opportunity: Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Family Foundation is currently hiring for two positions: Program Officer, Media Relations for the Entertainment Media Partnerships Program Financial Analyst Read more
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Job Opportunity: West Coast National Organizer – Resource Generation

Our friends at Resource Generation are hiring for a part-time West Coast Organizer – to be based in San Francisco – or Seattle for the right person! Details below – and the full job description can be found by clicking here. Location: San Francisco, CA (possibly Seattle, WA) The West Coast National Organizer is responsible for supporting and developing our west coast chapters through relationship building, strategy and leadership development with RG constituents in Seattle, the Bay Area, Los Angeles and emerging chapter cities in the western half of the country. This organizer will be part of the staff program team which is responsible for overall development of RG’s programs and national strategy. Some travel required. The position is 20 hrs a week, based in the Bay Area. The start date is June 6. There is an opportunity to continue and possibly increase hours depending on resources and mutual interest. Salary commensurate with experience. Read more
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Job Opportunity: Administrative & Grants Assistant, Bullitt Foundation

The Bullitt Foundation requests applicants for an Administrative and Grants Assistant. The successful candidate will possess an undergraduate degree with a concentration on disciplines that are relevant to the Bullitt Foundation mission. Work or volunteer experience with some of the program interests of the foundation would be a plus. This is a good early career position for someone interested in a long-term professional engagement in environmental issues. Please distribute this announcement to anyone you think would be a great fit. For the full job announcement, please see attached or visit our website: www.bullitt.org. This is a full-time, exempt position located in Seattle. A competitive compensation and benefits package will be offered based on the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience. To apply, E-Mail a resume and a writing sample to Amber Knox at grants@bullitt.org by July 5, 2011. No phone calls, please. Mailed or hand-delivered applications will not be considered. Read more
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Funders Network for Smart Growth & Livable Communities: PLACES Fellowship opportunity

The Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities is now accepting applications for its PLACES fellowship. The PLACES fellowship is designed as a year-long fellowship program that offers tools, knowledge, and best practices to enhance funder grantmaking decisions in ways that are responsive to the needs and assets of low-income neighborhoods and communities of color. This fellowship is designed for professionals in philanthropy who are serving low-income neighborhoods and communities of color. The application deadline is July 29, 2011. The fellowship begins in October 2011. More information at www.fundersnetwork.org/participate/places. Read more
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A Rockstar’s Reading List

One of the things I noticed during Trista Harris’ presentation on 6 Ways to Rock Your Career was the number of leadership and nonprofit books she referenced. Part of the reason that she and Rosetta Thurman chose to write “How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar” was because so many of those books fall short in the “how to/do it yourself” instructions. I wish I’d jotted down all the books and articles Trista mentioned, but instead I asked her for her top 3 suggestions for anyone who is interested. Here are Trista’s three must-reads (linked to Amazon.com), plus another one that sounded good to me! From Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… And Others Don’t, by Jim Collins The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization, by John C. Maxwell The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels, by Michael Watkins Causewired: Plugging In, Getting Involved, Changing the World, by Tom Watson And don’t forget – you can also purchase How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar as an EBook for just $24.99 – as well as the supplemental WORKBOOK for an additional $9.99. Invest in yourself! Read more
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Emerging Practitioners as Change-makers in their Organizations: Brown Bag Luncheon

How can you act “beyond the job title” to influence the way your organization works? Join EPIP Seattle for a brown bag lunch discussion (free for members and friends)! Wednesday, June 22, 2011Century Square Building – 3rd Floor Conference Center1501 4th Avenue12:00 – 1:30pmRSVP now! Holly Wolfe, Program Associate at The Russell Family Foundation will break down what successful change looks like with real-life examples and explore practical approaches to bring new perspectives to your institution. This interactive, peer-learning, brown bag luncheon will dive into deeper issues: What change agendas in philanthropy are emerging professionals ideally positioned to address? What are the characteristics of institutions where emerging professionals can thrive? Where do we feel constrained? What responsibilities do we have to our organizations and to ourselves? What are we afraid of? Together participants will: (1) share their experiences (2) identify common trends (3) workshop their challenges (4) and develop new solutions. The goal of this session is that each person will walk away with tangible ideas and peer support to take on a change agenda at their own philanthropic institution. Bring your lunch and join in the discussion! This event is free for EPIP members and friends. Please RSVP so we make sure to have enough seats! Read more
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Six Ways to Rock Your Career

Six Ways to Rock Your Career – here is a quick digest of the pages and pages of notes that I took during last night’s workshop with Trista Harris, Executive Director of the Headwaters Foundation for Justice, author of the New Voices in Philanthropy blog and author of “How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar: 50 Ways to Accelerate Your Career“. Don’t try all of these at once! You can always come back to these – and the rest of the tips in the book as you move forward in your career! (Click panoramic image to enlarge) 1. Develop Expertise Be the first to know about what is happening in your sector and that relates to your job – this will make you the “go-to” person and increase your value at the organization. Do informational interviews with people in other organizations who do your job – build a network of such people so you’ll know if you are getting paid a competitive salary compared to your peers. Pay attention to gossip – now, this is not about SPREADING gossip, but it’s always useful to know who is making a move, what’s changing at an organization and where a position might open up. 2. Build your network Attend conferences – but keep in mind that all of the good stuff happens in the hallway! Figure out how to sit on a panel or volunteer for the conference so you can capture the content without having to pay registration fees. People should hear […] Read more
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Join us June 9th for PDF Happy Hour

Join EPIP New Yorkers as we host the EPIP leaders that are in town for the Professional Development Fund Gathering – along with friends and colleagues from allied efforts – for an evening of connecting and celebrating. Thursday, June 9 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Naked Lunch *light supper*drink specials* Read more
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Professional Development Fund Gathering June 8-10th NYC

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) works to develop extraordinary new leaders to enhance organized philanthropy and its impact on communities. This June, EPIP leaders from across the country will be in town for their annual Professional Development Fund (PDF) Gathering – a space for young leaders of color to explore the meaning of social justice philanthropy and racial equity grantmaking. Read more
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RSVP Now to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar!

EPIP Seattle is excited to bring Trista Harris, co-author of “How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar: 50 Ways to Accelerate Your Career” to Seattle for a dynamic workshop on building your professional development pathway and goals to acheive the career of your dreams!Thursday, June 2, 20114-6pm $10 – EPIP Members$20 – non-membersRSVP NOW! About the Workshop: 6 Ways to Rock Your Career There’s no better time like the present to make progress on your career goals! In this information-packed workshop, you will learn six ways to advance your career, including expert tips on how to: *develop expertise*build a strong network*establish a great personal brand*practice authentic leadership*plan for balance*move on up During the session you will learn how to create your own professional development plan to accelerate your career. About Trista Harris:Founder of EPIP Minnesota and Executive Director of the Headwaters Foundation for Justice, Trista is a leading voice for Generations X and Y, and seeks to create professional development opportunities throughout the sector. She has been featured on CNN and her work has been covered by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the New York Times, Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal, Career Builder, and numerous social sector blogs. She writes about generational change in the foundation field in her blog, New Voices Of Philanthropy and is an international speaker on working across generations to create social change. Trista Harris is also co-author of a first of its kind book that offers career advice beyond just getting your foot in the door of […] Read more
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