EPIP Colorado Newsletter

EPIP Colorado February 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to EPIP Colorado’s February 2022 newsletter! January has come and gone, and as one of our steering committee members recently said, "the New Year doesn't really start until February." With that, we've got some great events to kick off 2022. Plus, check out opportunities and upcoming events from partners, current job and professional development opportunities and catch up with what we've been reading, hearing and seeing lately.

EPIP CO February 2022 Coffee Chat

Our February Coffee Chat discussion is based on the book, Work Won't Love You Back by Sarah Jaffe, a preeminent voice on labor, inequality, and social movements, which examines, through an intersectional lens, this "labor of love" myth —the idea that certain work is not really work, and therefore should be done out of passion instead of pay. Join us to discuss: How are people in philanthropy pushed to allow our work to take over our lives? How do our workplaces perpetuate that "labor of love" myth? How does philanthropy perpetuate this issue in the non-profits we fund, and how can we help change that? What can we individually stop doing to make room for more of what brings us joy, fulfillment, and rest?

You don't have to read the book to join this discussion! If you do, Chapter 5 focuses on non-profits and philanthropy; and don't forget that the whole book is applicable, because if you're working in philanthropy - you're a worker! If you're interested in learning more about the premise behind Jaffe's book, here are a few grounding resources.



  • Read a good summary of the book in this article by Mary Retta from bitchmedia.
  • Focused on the reproductive rights movement, this interview from REPROjobs also explores Jaffe's broader writing on non-profits and philanthropy, and working conditions for non-profit workers.

When: Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 9:00-10:00 a.m. Mountain Time

Register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

EPIP Coast-to-Coast New Year Chapter Kick-Off

We've made it to 2022! Let’s get the year started right with a fun and friendly community of philanthropy professionals from all over the nation. Hosted by EPIP Boston, Colorado, Seattle, DC, Philadelphia & NYC, this event will allow you to get to know your peers from all over the nation and set the stage for an inspiring year.

We will have an array of activities to choose from including a virtual scavenger hunt, vision board making, networking, and cocktail making. Lucky attendees may even end up leaving the event with a door prize!

When: Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 4:00-5:30 p.m. Mountain Time

Register here. After registering, you will receive information about joining the event.

EPIP CO Inclusive Leadership Matters Workshop

We've got a special event for TWOs-DAY (Tuesday, 2/22/22)! EPIP Colorado is excited to partner with Brenda J. Allen, Ph.D. for Inclusive Leadership Matters. This interactive workshop will encourage, empower, and equip participants to improve knowledge, skills, and attitudes associated with inclusive leadership in philanthropy. Dr. Allen will define inclusive leadership, explain why inclusive leadership matters to philanthropy, and describe traits and practices of highly inclusive leaders. She will also explore with us how to enact inclusive leadership individually and within our organizations and the sector. The session is designed for all philanthropy professionals, regardless of their formal role. 


When: Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 12:30-2:00 p.m. Mountain Time

Register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

See More of EPIP Colorado's Upcoming Events

If you're interested in seeing what we have planned in the near future, check out the Colorado Chapter Calendar and mark your calendars for future events! Details and registration information will be updated as events are confirmed. As always, we will send email announcements when registration opens up for upcoming events.

Partner Announcements and Events

Colorado Funders for Inclusiveness and Equity (COFIE) Session (Thursday, February 3, 2022, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Mountain Time)

Join COFIE Members for The Toxic Workplace Part II. In 2021, COFIE came together to discuss how to identify and assess toxicity in your workplace, and how to determine whether to stay and help guide your organization toward true equity, or when to move to a more healthy environment for your own personal care. Join us for part II as we expand the conversation to include racial battle fatigue, what it is, what causes it and symptoms, and how to have difficult conversations as a person from a non-dominant community working with the dominant culture and more. Learn more and RSVP here.

Staffing the Mission: Survey on foundation practices and nonprofit staff equity

Staffing the Mission is an advocacy project working to address burnout in  nonprofit jobs. The project works with foundations to promote practices among grantees that are aligned with the vision of the world funders aim to create. Staffing the Mission is conducting a confidential survey of foundations to assess current practices that support or impede decent staff jobs at grantee organizations. Complete the survey by 2/28/22 here.

CHANGE Philanthropy: Sign Up to Participate in the 2022 Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals (DAPP) Survey

Produced biennially, the Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals (DAPP) Survey & Report aims to help the philanthropic community better understand its workforce and leadership. If you haven't already, check out the 2020 DAPP Survey and Report here. Commitment deadline: 3/11/22. Foundations can learn more and sign up to participate here.

GIV Fellowship: Recruiting Host Foundations for Fall 2022 

YouthRoots is gearing up for the next cycle of the GIV (Growing Insight and Voice) Fellowship. This philanthropy internship program provides Colorado youth ages 18 to 24 from communities underrepresented in philanthropy a paid opportunity to gain experience in the sector provide community & youth insight into foundation operations. Encourage your foundation/grantmaking organization to host fellows in Fall 2022! Commitment deadline: 4/1/22. Learn more here.

Job Opportunities

EPIP Colorado believes in and supports equitable practices in job recruitment and hiring, including salary transparency (which is now required by Colorado law), mitigating unconscious bias, and other best practices. We also know that organizations are on the continuum when it comes to implementing equity and inclusion in recruitment and hiring – the job postings shared below reflect that and we hope to see even more movement toward equitable hiring practices in philanthropy. Whether you are a job-seeker, an employer or recruiter, or just want to add voice to this topic in our sector, we encourage you to advocate and act where you have influence!

Check out the following opportunities in Colorado and nationally (remote/flexible). Job opportunities are regularly posted on the Philanthropy Colorado Job Board and EPIP Job Board (including remote/flexible positions).

El Pomar Foundation is hiring an Emerging Leaders Development (ELD) Program Coordinator. Apply by 2/1/22 (5:00 p.m.).

Colorado Department of Human Services is hiring a Contracts and Grants Manager. Apply by 2/3/22.

Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade is hiring an Advanced Industries Grant Manager and an Advanced Industries Grant Technician. Apply by 2/4/22.

The Beacon Fund is hiring a Manager of Operations and Strategy. Apply by 2/5/22.

Serve Colorado (Colorado Lieutenant Governor's Office) is hiring a Senior Program and Impact Officer for Climate and Disaster. Apply by 2/14/22

Aspen Community Foundation is hiring an Executive Director. Priority deadline 2/17/22, open until filled.

Community Foundation Boulder County is hiring a Vice President of Development. Apply by 2/18/22.

Telluray Foundation is hiring a Program Associate. Apply by 2/18/22

Colorado Health Foundation is hiring a Program Officer. Apply by 2/22/22

Caring for Denver Foundation is hiring an Evaluation and Learning Associate. Open until filled.

The City of Boulder is hiring a Housing and Human Services Program Manager/Grants Specialist. Open until filled.

Community First Foundation is hiring a Marketing Manager and an Email and Web Developer. Open until filled.

Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation is hiring a Program Officer (based in Southern CO or Denver Metro) and an Oral Health Policy Manager. Open until filled.

The Denver Foundation is hiring a Special Funds Officer, an Information Systems Manager, and an Impact Administrative Assistant. Open until filled.

Groundswell Fund is hiring a Donor Relations Assistant and a Grants Manager. Open until filled.

Western Union Foundation is hiring a Marketing Manager. Open until filled.

Professional Development Opportunities

Funders for LGBTQ Issues: Grantmakers United for Trans Communities (GUTC) Leaders Fellowship Program

Grantmakers United for Trans Communities (GUTC) develops trans leadership in philanthropy to strengthen the pipeline of trans professionals in the field, with the long-term goal of increasing the number of trans people working and taking leadership in philanthropy. The GUTC Leaders Fellowship provides ongoing support, peer networking, and leadership and professional development to a cohort of 6 trans, gender non-conforming, or non-binary professionals in philanthropy over a 12-month fellowship period, beginning in the spring of each year. Application deadline: Monday, 2/14/22 by 10:00 a.m. Mountain Time. Learn more and apply here.

What We're Reading, Hearing, and Seeing


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EPIP CO COVID-19 Response

We at EPIP Colorado have been keeping an eye on the COVID-19 related resources and thought pieces in philanthropy. We know many (but not all) who are involved in our chapter are early- to mid-career philanthrofolk. With that in mind, we thought we'd share some things we think can be done from various levels of positional power and influence. Even if you aren't in a position to make decisions about the recommendations below, we encourage you to share these ideas with your organization's leadership, and if possible, your board.

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