Call for EPIP Board of Advisors - Now Open

EPIP is excited to announce our call for new advisory board members.

With 13 chapters (and growing!) nationwide, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) is a project of Tides and is a national network of foundation professionals, social entrepreneurs, and other change makers who strive for excellence in the practice of philanthropy. Our mission is to develop emerging leaders committed to building a just, equitable, and sustainable society. EPIP exists to ensure that emerging foundation professionals are effective stewards of philanthropic resources and all social entrepreneurs reach their potential as leaders. For more information, please see our website at:

2016 is an exciting year in EPIP’s history, as we celebrate our 15th anniversary, launch a new strategic plan, and explore important opportunities for our members, field, and communities.  

Serving on the EPIP board is an outstanding opportunity to grow your skills, network, and leadership.  We, as a board and community, also hope to gain from your experiences. We are seeking dedicated, thoughtful, inclusive, and talented leaders, who may or may not be in the EPIP network. Specifically, we are seeking values-aligned leaders who have experiences in some or all of the following skills sets: organizational finance, development, program design and implementation, membership models, governance, strategic planning, advocacy, expertise in key issues or communities, and relationship-building in the field of philanthropy. A commitment to advancing justice, equity, and sustainability, through philanthropy and beyond, is a must.  

Please note, selected applicants or nominees must attend EPIP’s strategic planning retreat on Thursday, October 6th and Friday, October 7th in Little Rock, AR.

All board members are invited to serve for a two-year term, with the possibility of renewing that term for a total of four years. New board members would start their service Oct. 6, 2016. Each year, board members are expected to participate in 4 board meetings (2 in person and 2 by phone) and standing committee calls. We hope board members will attend our national conference. Our 2016 national conference will take place in Baltimore, MD from Sept. 13-15.  

Applicants can self-nominate or be nominated by someone else. *The DEADLINE for submission is Monday, May 2.  

To self-nominate or nominate, please submit the following to [email protected]:

(1) 1-2 page resume

(2) 1 page document (or less) that answers these questions:

  • Why do you, or would your nominee, wish to serve and help the EPIP Board?

  • What skills and experiences do you or your nominee bring to the EPIP Board (including any past governance roles)?

  • Can you share your or your nominee’s past involvement, if any, with EPIP as a member, chapter leader, funder, partner, conference attendee, etc.?  [Past involvement is not a requirement.]

Thank you for your leadership in philanthropy, and please share this with your networks.


Christine Reeves Strigaro
Chair, EPIP Advisory Board

Dwayne Marshall
Vice Chair, EPIP Advisory Board


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