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Job Opportunity: Moore Foundation

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is currently hiring: Administrative Assistant for the San Francisco/Bay Area Program and Legal Department Read more
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Job Opportunity: Firelight Foundation

Firelight Foundation is currently hiring: Development Officer Read more
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Upcoming Event: Philanthropy Consulting

Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 4:00 – 5:30 pmJames Irvine Foundation Conference Center at the East Bay Community Foundation353 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612 (Refreshments provided) Join Lucy Bernholz, Eugene Eric Kim, and Don Lauro in an engaging dialogue about their careers as consultants, work-life balance, and trends and projections for consultants working in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. About our speakers: Lucy Bernholz is the founder of Blueprint Research + Design, which is now part of Arabella Advisors, where she will serve as their Managing Director and serve as a Visiting Scholar at Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. Eugene Eric Kim is cofounder and principal of Blue Oxen Associates, who develop collaborative strategies, focusing especially on inter-organizational collaboration and collaborative learning. Don Lauro has since 2008 been transitioning from a career in philanthropy and international health programs to a more balanced life as part-time consultant and full(er) time human being. Please RSVP to [email protected] if you will be attending. Read more
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May Happy Hour

Join EPIP Seattle next Thursday, May 12th for our monthly networking happy hour! Where: The Diller Room When: Thursday, May 12 Time: 5-7pm Read more
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Job Opportunity: The Center for Effective Philanthropy

The Center for Effective Philanthropy is currently hiring: Manager, Assessment Tools Manager, Youth Truth Initiative  Read more
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Job Opportunity: Organic Farming Research Foundation

The Organic Farming Research Foundation is currently hiring: Development Officer Read more
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Job Opportunity: The Women’s Foundation of California

The Women’s Foundation of California is currently hiring: Program Assistant Read more
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2011 EPIP National Conference

We want to hear from you!  What a week it has been! Many of us attended the 10th Anniversary EPIP National Conference in Philadelphia to represent Bay Area philanthropy and if you haven’t heard, it was a very engaging, thought-provoking and inspiring week of events, workshops, speakers and connections. We want to hear how it had an impact on you, your organization, your chapter or your career path.  What are some key highlights, takeaways, favorite moments or lessons learned that you would like to share with the rest of the Bay Area Chapter and philanthropy community? Please add your comments to this post.  Here are highlights from EPIP Bay Area Chapter steering committee members: The EPIP conference was absolutely transformative. The speakers were inspiring and impressive and the four program tracks; Understanding Philanthropy, Social Impact, Managing Power Dynamics and Generations in Philanthropy, were delivered with deep reflection and compassion for the hard work that is being undertaken by those in the sector. Conference participants were encouraged to share their thoughts on an array of topics from systems change to movement building, and were encouraged to think deeply about our own true purpose as well as the broader philanthropic mission and purpose. The conference also stressed the importance of multisector partnerships to ensure that the philanthropic community is utilizing all of the resources available to promote meaningful change. I am very grateful for the opportunity to be able to participate and I look forward to combating and confronting some of the […] Read more
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Round-up of Blog Posts on EPIP 2011 National Conference

The EPIP 2011 National Conference generated an incredible amount of buzz in philanthropy’s blogosphere. In this post, we provide links to many of the blog posts related to the conference content and experience. The authors include EPIP members and leaders, conference speakers, and senior leaders in the field. Thanks to all for the enthusiasm and analysis! Unfortunately because we have pulled these link and titles from a variety of source websites, the font formatting has been a challenge. Please pardon the appearance and focus on the important content. Maisha Simmons: The Experiences of An Emerging Leader at National Philanthropy Conferences here Alfonso Wenker: Pearls of Wisdom from EPIP’s National Conference here Chanelle Gandy: Reflections from a Millennial here Chris Cardona: Let the River Run: on confluence (or not) of EPIP 2011 National Conference) & Council on Foundations 2011 Annual Conference here Christine Reeves, NCRP: Top Ten Lessons from Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy here Another Multiplier Effect: Invest in Talent Development – Part One here, Part Two here Trista Harris: I Told You EPIP Was Awesome here Tammie Power Dynamics (from #epip11): here Christi Tran: Caught in the Headlights here Richard Woo: Fountain of Youth here Holly Wolf: Letter to COF Conference Attendees here Sterling Spiern: Promoting Intergenerational Leadership & Racial Justice in Philanthropy here Kris Putnam Walkerly and Rusty Stahl: EPIP Provides Support and Opportunity for Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy here Kris Putnam Walkerly and Rusty Stahl: Advancing the Next Generation: EPIP’s Impact on Philanthropy here Added bonus: a post […] Read more
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Advancing the Next Generation: EPIP’s Impact on Philanthropy

EPIP released the findings of it’s 2011 Impact Assessment, in conjunction with its 10th anniversary and national conference held in Philadelphia. Last week we highlighted 7 ways EPIP provides support and opportunities for emerging leaders in philanthropy. Below we share 6 key findings about EPIP’s impact on the broader field of philanthropy. 1) EPIP’s focus on multigenerationalism has had a positive impact on philanthropy. Ninety-seven percent (97%) of survey respondents reported that as a result of EPIP, there is increased interaction and dialogue between senior and new foundation staff 95% said they believe philanthropy has benefited from EPIP’s efforts to prepare the next generation of leaders. They also reported that young or new foundation staff now have more opportunity to get involved in philanthropy (60%) and that these staff are more active in the field than they were before (50%). “To the extent that you care about the future of philanthropy, you’ve got to care about the next generation of philanthropic leaders. EPIP represents a group from which the next generation of philanthropic leadership will be drawn.” — Ralph Smith, Executive Vice President, Annie E. Casey Foundation 2) EPIP has expanded professional and leadership development opportunities for emerging practitioners. 60% of survey respondents believed that EPIP increased the opportunities for involvement in philanthropy for young or new foundation staff. Almost all (98%) believed that EPIP has been “somewhat to very effective” in increasing the presence and participation of new, emerging staff at philanthropy conferences and in increasing the number of […] Read more
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