Perspectives on Philanthropy

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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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: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation is currently hiring:  Director of the Parent Involvement Project Read more
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Job Opportunities with Resource Generation

Two great job opportunities with our friends at Resource Generation! Two Job Opportunities with Resource Generation Resource Generation (RG) organizes young people with wealth to leverage resources and privilege for social change. Through community building, education and organizing, we help young people with wealth bring all they have and all they are to the social change movements and issues they care about. Key programs and resources include a developing network of local chapters, national conferences, delegations, action projects and publications. Family Philanthropy Organizer Job Description The Family Philanthropy Organizer will support the successful development of the RG Family Philanthropy Program. This is a 15 hour a week part-time position that runs from March 1 – June 30. There is an opportunity to continue and possibly increase hours depending on resources and mutual interest. This position will be based in New York City or Seattle, salary based upon qualifications (includes benefits). For the complete job description and how to apply please see the “Jobs & Volunteer Opportunities” page on our website. Development and Administrative Coordinator Job Description The development and administrative coordinator is responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing Resource Generation’s fundraising strategies in partnership with staff and board. The coordinator is also responsible for carrying out basic administrative duties of the organization. This 30 hour per week position will be based in New York City salary based upon qualifications (includes benefits). The start date is as soon as March 1. This position is 30 hours a week and includes an […] 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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Pacific NW Global Donors Conference April 12

The 2011 Pacific NW Global Donors Conference will be held on April 1-2, 2011 at the Red Lion Hotel in downtown Seattle. This conference is designed expressly for Northwest grantmakers and philanthropists active and/or curious about global philanthropy. The conference will: Provide insights and education on many of today’s most significant global issues- including agriculture, climate justice, human rights, technology and more… Explore best practices in international grantmaking and increase your confidence as a grantmaker Connect you with the growing community of global philanthropists in the Pacific Northwest Below is a list of conference highlights: Regional Briefings on 5 geographic locations Plenary sessions on climate change & agriculture 16 workshops on issues and grantmaking practice Keynote speech by Greg Carr Reception & Networking opportunities Early-bird Registration ends on February 28, 2011 – register now! Read more
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Job Opportunity: Giving Administrator at REI

Thanks to our friends at REI for sharing the job announcement for a Giving Administrator. Details below. To apply online, click here. Job Description: Is it important to feel good about where you work? We think so. At REI, we have a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you. We all share an interest in the outdoors, and also share a commitment to taking care of the natural places where we play so they’re around for generations to come. It’s all part of the REI mission to inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. The Giving Administrator is responsible for implementing and administering corporate programs to engage employees, members and customers with outdoor volunteer stewardship. The Giving Administrator will ensure the efficient and optimal performance of philanthropic efforts to meet program goals. The Giving Administrator’s work will support REI’s organizational commitment to stewardship of the outdoors. Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission. Qualifications : · 3+ years of professional experience in communications, grant-making, non-profit management or a related program area. · 3+ years of proven project management and budgeting experience; achieving organizational goals and demonstrating success through quantitative and qualitative measures. · Prior experience and familiarity with non-profit organizations, preferably relating to development, capacity-building, operations, volunteer programs and financial needs. · Strong knowledge and demonstrated expertise in social media communication. · Actively participates and collaborates with others on one’s […] Read more
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Job Opportunity: The Hewlett Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is currently hiring: Director, Grants Administration Department Read more
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