December 2023 Newsletter

Member Feature: Shaquana Broadhead

We are thrilled to open the December newsletter with a reflection from EPIP member Shaquana Broadhead, Individual Giving Manager at Sesame Workshop. Read more about Shaquana’s journey in philanthropy and with EPIP.

As you’ll read below, 2024 will be an exciting year for EPIP. Our conference returns in-person, a new Philanthropology cohort kicks off, plus many more opportunities for engagement with EPIP and our partners in the sector. 

We wish you a wonderful end of 2023, and look forward to all that is to come in 2024!

EPIP News & Events

Save the Date: EPIP’s 2024 Conference in New Orleans, June 3-5!

Join EPIP as we gather in New Orleans for our first in-person conference since the pandemic, and our first conference as a new nonprofit.

Every aspect of the EPIP Conference is designed to support the learning, connections, and inspiration early and mid-career professionals need to grow into stronger, bolder, inclusive leaders who can guide and support philanthropy to be more just, equitable and effective. EPIP’s 2024 Conference will prepare emerging leaders to be responsive to an ever-changing philanthropic sector and world through learning, connection, healing, joy, and local arts. Registration opens early 2024!  Questions? Email [email protected].

Call for Proposals: EPIP’s 2024 Conference

We are looking for engaging, dynamic, and creative proposal submissions for EPIP’s 2024 Conference in New Orleans, LA to support the learning of early- and mid-career practitioners in the philanthropic sector. Learn more on our website, and submit your proposal here. Submission deadline is Friday January 26th. Questions? Email [email protected]

Philanthropology is Back! Join the Winter 2024 Cohort

For the first time, we are opening registration for our signature curriculum to the entire sector!

In order to use philanthropy to drive social change, it is crucial that new practitioners in the sector understand its context, history, and challenges. Philanthropology™ is EPIP's signature curriculum that responds to this need with an in-depth critical study of philanthropy through a social justice lens that includes academic and practitioner perspectives. 

The Philanthropology™ curriculum includes 9 hours of synchronous virtual sessions spread over several weeks supplemented by reading materials, videos, and reflection activities. Participants learn the landscape and history of the philanthropic sector and dig into concepts like intersectionality, movement building, grantmaking with an equity lens, and strategies for putting this knowledge into practice.

Winter 2024 Cohort dates:

Module 1: Philanthropy History, Ecosystem, and Evolution, Wednesday, February 28 from 10 a.m. - 1  p.m. PST 

Module 2: Racial Equity and Equity Analysis in Grantmaking, Wednesday, March 13 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PST 

Module 3: Self-Advocacy and Personal Leadership, Wednesday, March 27 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PST PST

Member Registration Investment: $350 

General Registration Investment: $500 

Member registration is now open here.

General registration is now open here.

Communities of Practice

As 2024 approaches, you might be thinking about new opportunities for professional development, peer coaching, and building relationships with other professionals in philanthropy. EPIP’s Communities of Practice give emerging professionals a space to grow, learn, and connect with their peers. Available Communities of Practice are:

  • The People of Color Network: The People of Color Network (PCN) is a professional development and peer support network for EPIP members who identify as people of color. The PCN is designed to address the intersections of challenges and opportunities that are unique to emerging people of color in the sector. The spaces we provide, whether in person or virtual, are places where we hope you can show up in your wholeness to connect, vent, share strategies with peers, and learn key skills.
  • The Emerging Women of Color Community of Practice: The Emerging Women of Color (EWOC) community of practice was launched in 2022, focused on leadership development and network weaving for early- and mid-career women of color in philanthropy. Created in response to member requests, this community provides leadership development through the lens of race and gender. It also works to connect early-career women of color with a network of peers so that it takes less effort to ‘find your people’ in the field.
  • White Affinity Community of Practice: EPIP launched this space in 2021 to provide a rigorous and supportive environment for members who identify as white to deepen their knowledge of antiracism and develop skills and strategies to advance racial equity and inclusive leadership practices in philanthropy, unpack and process the harmful effects of white privilege and white supremacy culture including how both show up within individuals and institutions, and discuss shared challenges and experiences.
    • The White Affinity Community of Practice requires a six-month commitment to meet monthly for facilitated discussion and peer coaching. A new cohort begins soon! Register your interest today. The next cohort kicks off in January 2024! 

Contact [email protected] with any questions or to express interest in getting involved as a facilitator for future sessions.

EPIP Chapter Updates

Join a Chapter Steering Committee

Several chapters are recruiting volunteers to join their steering committees! EPIP’s member-led chapters are critical to realizing our collective vision for philanthropy. If you are interested in creating spaces for members to connect, learn about the sector, develop inclusive leadership skills, and “find their people,” chapter leadership is for you! 

Click here to access the application for the EPIP Chicago, Washington, DC, New York, and Seattle chapters.

Sector News & Events

Register for Harambee: Let’s Pull Together

Registration is now open for A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities’ 2024 Annual Harambee Conference in St. Louis, Missouri! 

Pre-conference activities begin Wednesday, April 24th, with the main conference running Thursday, April 25th – Saturday, April 27th. 

Learn more and register here.

New Report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy 

MacKenzie Scott’s giving represents a pathbreaking approach to philanthropy. In year two of the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP)’s ongoing study, CEP further examined how recipient organizations are faring with these transformational gifts, expanding the study to ask about funders’ perceptions of nonprofits’ ability to handle such gifts. Scott’s large, unrestricted gifts are having dramatically positive effects on organizations and the communities they serve and have so far rarely resulted in the challenges or difficulties that many predicted. Learn more about the emerging impacts of these gifts by exploring the report overview or downloading the full report today.

Dion Cartwright Named President & CEO of The Funders Network

Congratulations to EPIP board member Dion Cartwright on her promotion to President & CEO of The Funders Network! Read more about Dion and this exciting new chapter at The Funders Network.

Save the Date: Neighborhood Funders Group Integrated Rural Strategies Group (IRSG) 2024 Rural Equity Summit

On the afternoons of February 21st and 22nd, 2024, funders are invited to come together to listen, engage in dialogue, and leave with actionable learnings and new relationships to support them in deepening their rural grantmaking strategies. IRSG's 2024 Summit is designed to:

  • Increase collaboration and deepen the accountability of IRSG’s network of funders to resourcing justice- and equity-advancing work in rural communities;
  • Catalyze funders to move boldly together to advance climate justice, land sovereignty, building multiracial democracy and more; and
  • Foster relationships between funders and rural community leaders to build a trust-based and community-centered approach to grantmaking in rural communities.

Learn more.

What We're Reading, Watching & Listening To

Have something new on your reading list or a resource you'd like to share with the EPIP community? Let us know at [email protected]  and we may include it in a future newsletter.

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