Announcing EPIP Bay Area's Mentoring Program

In response to membership feedback, EPIP Bay Area is proud to launch the pilot of a new Mentorship Program to connect young, emerging professionals in philanthropy with experienced practitioners in order to expand networks, deepen learning opportunities, and strengthen professional development.

Inspired by EPIP National’s strategic framework and similar programs hosted by EPIP Boston, EPIP DC, and EPIP LA, the Bay Area chapter sees this as an opportunity to support our members in their internal and external advocacy and our shared commitment to equity and social justice in philanthropy.

The inaugural 2018-2019 cohort includes up to 10 emerging and mid-level leaders and up to 10 seasoned professionals who are paired for one-on-one Mentoring Partnerships.


The program will span 6 months, from January 2019 to June 2019, with a commitment of 2-3 hours per month. This includes the kick-off and closing events, monthly one-on-one meetings, chapter events, social gatherings, and check-ins with EPIP Bay Area.


  • Build co-intentional relationships between mentors and mentees, sharing opportunities to learn from one another
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the philanthropic sector, and how to navigate career pathways
  • Share knowledge, skills, information, and perspective
  • Build a more networked philanthropic sector across all levels



  • EPIP dues paying individual member or institutional member
  • 2-3 years in the philanthropic sector
  • Ability to be accessible, committed, and engaged during the length of the program (January - June 2019)


  • Support EPIP’s organizational mission, vision and goals
  • Minimum 5+ years experience in philanthropy, and currently in a middle management role or above.
  • Ability to be accessible, committed, and engaged during the length of the program (January - June 2019)


  • Pilot Program Duration: January 2019 - June 2019
  • Office Hour: Monday, November 19, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | RSVP, here.
  • Applications Open: Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Applications Close: Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Application Status Notifications to Mentors/Mentees: Wednesday, December 18, 2018
  • Kick-Off Event: Thursday, January 17, 2019 (Location TBD)
  • Close-Out Event: Thursday, June 27, 2019 (Location TBD)


Want to learn more? Read EPIP Bay Area’s Mentoring Handbook. Want to be a part of the inaugural cohort? Fill out an application by Friday, November 30th. Applications will be reviewed for best fit. Only EPIP paying members will be considered.

For any questions, please reach out to George Dallas at [email protected] or JC De Vera at [email protected]


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  • Jc De Vera
    published this page in Blog 2018-11-06 10:01:39 -0500