Events

  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 12:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada) · 20 rsvps
    Incarnate Word Foundation in St. Louis, MO

    EPIP STL | July 2019 Lunch and Learn

    Every 4th Tuesday of the month, different members of our EPIP St. Louis community will lead monthly discussion on a particular topic or article. Grab a friend, bring your lunch and come prepared to meet new people and discuss ways to move the sector forward. EPIP St. Louis will provide snacks and deserts. 


    Collective Impact Convening Teach-Back

     July 23rd, 12:00 - 1:00 pm @ Incarnate Word Foundation

    This month we are joined by Katie Kaufmann, Director of Ready by 21 St. Louis, & Rachel D'Souza Siebert, Founder & Principle of Gladiator Consulting. Katie & Rachel attended the 2019 Collective Impact Convening which brought "together funders, backbones, partners, and community members for cross-sector dialogue and peer learning to tackle complex issues in the collective impact field."  Read about the Convening below and come hear about learnings we can apply to our St. Louis context:

    "The Collective Impact Forum, an initiative of FSG and the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions, invites you to attend the field’s premier annual collective impact convening on May 14-16, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois. The 2019 Collective Impact Convening builds on the success of the 2018 convening in Austin that sold out in advance and attracted more than 700 funders, backbone leaders, and other collective impact community partners.

    Highlights of the 2019 Collective Impact Convening include:

    • Plenary speakers Liz Dozier (Chicago Beyond), Efrain Gutierrez (Obama Foundation), Michael McAfee (PolicyLink), Michelle Morales (Mikva Challenge), john a. powell (UC Berkeley Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society), Rye Young (Third Wave Fund), and Tiffany Yu (Diversability) 
    • Featured short talk speakers Maria del Socorro Pesqueira (Healthy Communities Foundation), Helene D. Gayle (Chicago Community Trust), Alicia Lara (United Way Worldwide), Rami Nashashibi (Inner-City Muslim Action Network), Nicholas Pearce (Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management), and Carmita Semaan(The Surge Institute) 
    • More than 40 how-to sessions, case study sessions, and tool sessions on topics such as community engagement, equity, leadership, use of data, sustainability, and systems change
    • Local site visits to explore collaborative social change in action in Chicago
    • Opportunity to interact with a diverse audience of funders, backbone leaders, and other collective impact community partners from across the United States and around the world" 


    Prior to our conversation, please read the Water of System Change, an article authored by social impact experts via FSG

     

    About the Facilitators: 

    Katie Kaufmann is the Director of Ready by 21 St. Louis, a collective impact initiative focused on aligning efforts and improving outcomes for children and youth across St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County.  Katie is a product of public K-12 education and began her career as a middle school math teacher in St. Louis City.  Prior to Ready by 21 St. Louis, Katie worked in the non-profit world looking at systemic issues of quality and access to opportunities. Katie earned her BA in American Studies and Math from Wells College in Aurora, NY and has certificates in 5-9 Math and Nonprofit Leadership and Management from UMSL.  Katie is a wife and mother to a two-year-old and serves as an elected member of the Maplewood Richmond Heights School Board

     

     

    Rachel D'Souza-Siebert, MPPA is at her best when she's reimagining, rebuilding and risk-taking. In 2008, Rachel left for-profit retail leadership for the nonprofit sector She started her nonprofit career with Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis and enhanced her skillset as the founding Director of Development at St. Louis Language Immersion Schools. Rachel's ability to cultivate relationships, earn trust and drive results contributed to her success in her former roles. Rachel is a passionate advocate for collaboration, racial equity, justice philanthropy and community/ movement-centered fundraising. Since founding Gladiator Consulting in 2015, Rachel has worked with Funders, Executive Directors, Board Committees and Development staff of grassroots/grass-tops organizations to reimagine strategy, fund development and partnership for the unique challenges that face our community.

    Rachel earned her BA with honors from Loyola University Chicago and then went on to complete a Master's Degree in Public Policy Administration and Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the University of Missouri - St. Louis.  In 2012, the Association of Fundraising Professionals honored Rachel with their inaugural Outstanding Young Professional Award. She is also proud alumna of FOCUS Leadership St. Louis Class 38. Rachel sits on the board of the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy and volunteers with American Heart Association, City Garden Montessori School, and the Community Builders Network. Rachel lives in the Shaw neighborhood with her husband, two young children (who always keep her on her toes!) and a Westie named Mowgli.

  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 42 rsvps
    The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation in Los Angeles, CA

    EPIP LA | Personal Finance 101

     

    Do you want to improve your financial planning, but don’t know where to start? Want tips on how to manage debt, grow your money now, and plan for the future? Join us for an interactive evening with financial advisor Arianne Neumark to get your financial questions answered. We will cover topics such as: best practices for saving/investing, choosing 401K/IRA/Roth accounts, building credit/debt management, tips for working with a financial manager, wills vs. trusts, and anything else you want to know about!

    Arianne Neumark is a Certified Financial Planner and a Wealth Manager at Silver Oak Wealth Advisors. Arianne was previously based in Milan, Italy for 20+ years where she worked for several different types of financial and investment firms. She received her BS from UC San Diego in Management Science, her MBA from the Bocconi University in Milan, and a certificate in Personal Financial Planning at UCLA Extension. Since returning to the US in 2013, Arianne has dedicated significant personal time to volunteering and philanthropy. She has tutored homeless children with School on Wheels, receiving the Presidential Volunteer Service Award; is a member of the Everychild Foundation, a women's giving circle focused on improving children’s lives in LA; and also serves on the board of The Road Theatre Company in North Hollywood.

    Dinner will be served. Also, validated parking will be available, though we strongly encourage carpooling/public transportation.

  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 7 rsvps
    Red Hook Brew Lab in Seattle, WA

    EPIP Seattle | Summer Happy Hour

    Come mingle with old and new friends, and learn more about our plans for the local EPIP chapter. We ask that you buy your own drink, but we’ll provide some snacks. See you there!

     

  • Thursday, August 08, 2019 at 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 16 rsvps
    World Cafe LIVE in Philadelphia, PA

    Happy Hour

    Summer is a great time to (re)connect! All are invited to attend and say CHEERS to great weather and work! 

     

     

    If you're new to the philanthropy world, are an emerging leader in the giving space, or interested in advancing equity in philanthropy, join us for this exciting networking event. All are welcome with a special callout to people of color to come and meet the organizations, grantmakers and individuals that are committed to supporting positive change in communities in the Philadelphia area.

    There will be no formal agenda -- just light bites & drinks (cash bar), good company, and meaningful connections.

    This event is open to nonprofits, funders & volunteers in the Greater Philadelphia region. Food will be provided and a cash bar is available. Come one, come all & do bring a friend.

     

    We hope to see you for an evening of food and fun!

     

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    Founded in 1918, the Philadelphia Foundation strengthens the economic, social and civic vitality of Greater Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Foundation grows effective philanthropic investment, connects individuals and institutions across sectors and geography, and advances civic initiatives through partnerships and collaboration. A publicly supported foundation, the Philadelphia Foundation manages more than 900 charitable funds established by its donors and makes over 1,000 grants and scholarship awards each year. To learn more, visit philafound.org.

  • Friday, August 09, 2019 at 03:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 11 rsvps
    The Getty in Los Angeles, CA

    EPIP LA | EPIPhany Hour: The Getty

    Ever wonder what it's like behind the scenes at the Getty?

    The Getty has one of the best private manuscript collections in the world – and on August 9, EPIP LA is going to go see it! Join us for a private tour in the manuscripts study room with Dr. Bryan Keene, the Getty’s Associate Curator of Manuscripts. Plus, we’ll check out some of the museum’s other highlights. Following the tour, we’ll head down the hill to the Hotel Angeleno for an informal happy hour.

  • Monday, August 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · $15.00 USD
    LA84 Foundation in Los Angeles, CA

    EPIP LA | People of Color Gathering

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    Are you an EPIP Member?  Please click here to RSVP for free.

    Are you ready to deepen your practice of racial identity and meet other leaders of color in the philanthropic field? We heard from many of you the desire to build coalitions across communities of color and so we’ve answered that call. Join EPIP LA for its first official People of Color Network gathering and help us explore what solidarity in the field could look like.

    During this casual lunch we will discuss the value of race caucusing and how our individual experiences inform our perspectives in the workplace and in our roles. Our goal is to provide a safe, brave, and inclusive space to connect with peers, strengthen solidarity within communities of color, and explore what resources are needed to support peers in the workplace and deepen our practices of liberation.

    This gathering is open to EPIP members and non-members who identify as people of color. Lunch will be served.

    12:00pm - 12:30pm: Mingle and food
    12:30pm - 1:30pm: Informal discussion

    No one will be turned away for lack of funds, so if the ticket price is a concern for you, please contact us at losangeles@epip.org, and we'll add you to the RSVP list.

    EPIP members can RSVP for free here. Membership Questions? Have you been meaning to make your membership official or are you unsure if your employer is an Institutional Member? Contact us at losangeles@epip.org and we will happily get you connected!

  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 09:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 4 rsvps
    Northern California Grantmakers in San Francisco, CA

    EPIP Bay Area | A Taste of Coaching

    Are you struggling to manage your boss? Do you wonder what career move is next for you? Are you having trouble articulating what impact you want to have and how you will make it happen? Join EPIP on August 13th for A Taste of Coaching! This workshop for emerging leaders will take you on a journey to explore the ins and outs of a powerful tool for addressing these types of questions: coaching for social sector leaders.

    We will learn more about what coaching is and isn’t as well as learn a handful of coaching skills that will support you in managing up, managing others, as well as having influence without formal authority. You will leave the session with a taste of coaching, an initial toolkit of coaching skills to try out in your workplace, and greater clarity on your personal values -- a practical method for making fulfilling decisions in your work and life.

    This workshop will be led by Rebecca Altman, Director at Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies. In her role as Director, Rebecca leverages her experience in social entrepreneurship and professional coaching to support and spark transformation in social sector leaders through Third Plateau’s coaching and philanthropic advising practices.

     

    Add to Calendar 08/13/2019 09:30 AM 8/13/2019 11:30 AM America/Los_Angeles A Taste of Coaching Are you struggling to manage your boss? Do you wonder what career move is next for you? Are you having trouble articulating what impact you want to have and how you will make it happen? Join EPIP on August 13th for A Taste of Coaching! This workshop for emerging leaders will take you on a journey to explore the ins and outs of a powerful tool for addressing these types of questions: coaching for social sector leaders.

    We will learn more about what coaching is and isn’t as well as learn a handful of coaching skills that will support you in managing up, managing others, as well as having influence without formal authority. You will leave the session with a taste of coaching, an initial toolkit of coaching skills to try out in your workplace, and greater clarity on your personal values -- a practical method for making fulfilling decisions in your work and life.

    This workshop will be led by Rebecca Altman, Director at Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies. In her role as Director, Rebecca leverages her experience in social entrepreneurship and professional coaching to support and spark transformation in social sector leaders through Third Plateau’s coaching and philanthropic advising practices.

    https://www.epip.org/epip_bay_area_a_taste_of_coaching
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  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 3 rsvps
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    EPIP DC | Discussion Group

    Join us for a discussion of the current state of philanthropy and how the next generation of leaders can learn from past mistakes and build on current successes to grow philanthropy's impact. In the past five years, several leaders in the sector have challenged philanthropy to examine its practices, understand where we have been, and grow into a better, more responsible, sector that centers the communities most affected by the issues we seek to impact.

    Everyone is welcome to join this virtual lunch and learn. If you'd like to dive deeper into this topic before the discussion, please check out these resources:

    Books:

    Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance by Edgar Villanueva 

    Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas

    Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better by Rob Reich

    Articles:

    Social Movements and Philanthropy: How Foundations Can Support Movement Building by Barbara Masters and Torie Osborn