Events

  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 18 rsvps
    The California Endowment in Los Angeles, CA

    EPIP LA | Salon Series: School Funding & Equity in LAUSD

    The Los Angeles Unified School District is the second largest in the country and serves over 600,000 students in the city of Los Angeles, as well as 31 smaller municipalities and several unincorporated areas of LA County. Almost 90% of those 600,000 young people are students of color. The graduation rate in 2018 was 76.6%, which was below the state's rate of 83%.

    In early 2019, LAUSD made national news headlines when its teachers union, United Teachers of Los Angeles, went on strike, demanding not only increased salaries for themselves, but also additional funding for counselors, nurses, and librarians; fewer mandated standardized tests for students; and smaller class sizes. During their negotiations, the District stated that they were facing insolvency in the coming years and County education officials warned that they would step in to control the District's finances if things did not improve.

    In our conversation with Jeimee Estrada, Executive Director of Educators for Excellence, Los Angeles, we will discuss how LAUSD funds it $7.8 billion annual budget; how the funds are allocated with an eye towards equity; whether charter schools are impacting the district's finances; and how philanthropy can be effective in this space. We hope that you will join us for this riveting conversation! Dinner will be served at 5:30pm, and our programming will begin at 6:00pm.

    Jeimee Estrada, a native Angeleno, brings a lifelong passion for educational equity to E4E that began with her own journey as an LAUSD student in South Los Angeles, starting at Figueroa Street Elementary School in Watts. In her most recent role as Regional Vice President, Los Angeles at Innovate Public Schools, Jeimee headed up the organization’s Los Angeles expansion effort, leading parent organizing efforts that were deeply embedded with policy and systems change and bringing deep expertise in California education policy--informed by her experience as both a researcher and former K-12 high school teacher in east San Jose.

    Before joining Innovate as their Founding Director of Research and Policy, she was a researcher at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), legislative advisor at the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) and taught in California universities. Throughout her career, Jeimee’s education, organizing, policy leadership, and research has focused on how policies and practices support educating all students and addressing achievement gaps for low-income kids of color.

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 38 rsvps
    GoToMeeting

    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

  • Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 12 rsvps
    Pershing Square in Los Angeles, CA

    EPIP LA | EPIPhany Hour: Art Deco Walking Tour of DTLA

    Join your fellow EPIPers as we set off on an Art Deco walking tour of DTLA, led by a guide from the LA Conservancy. We'll meet in Pershing Square and travel back in time to learn more about LA in the '20s and '30s. Featured locations on the tour include: Eastern Columbia Lofts, the Oviatt Building, and the Fox Jewelry Plaza, to name a few.

    We'll end the tour with hosted rooftop drinks at the Ace Hotel.

  • Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · $15.00 USD
    Pershing Square in Los Angeles, CA

    EPIP LA | EPIPhany Hour: Art Deco Walking Tour of DTLA

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

    Join your fellow EPIPers as we set off on an Art Deco walking tour of DTLA, led by a guide from the LA Conservancy. We'll meet in Pershing Square and travel back in time to learn more about LA in the '20s and '30s. Featured locations on the tour include: Eastern Columbia Lofts, the Oviatt Building, and the Fox Jewelry Plaza, to name a few.

    We'll end the tour with hosted rooftop drinks at the Ace Hotel.

    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!

  • Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 03:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 11 rsvps
    Philanthropy Northwest in Seattle, WA

    EPIP Seattle | August Rant & Refresh

    Join us for our monthly Rant & Refresh session, a casual opportunity to come together (with snacks) and talk about what's on our minds. 

  • Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 40 rsvps
    Topsy's Bar & Lounge in San Francisco, CA

    EPIP Bay Area | August Happy Hour

    Aug Happy Hour

    Join your fellow Bay Area EPIPers for our August Happy Hour! Come to Topsy's Bar and Lounge to mix, mingle, and hear about upcoming events and opportunities, including our recruitment process for the 2020 steering committee.

    Light appetizers will be provided by EPIP.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Thursday, September 05, 2019 at 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 11 rsvps
    Mission Dupont - Brick Room in Washington, DC

    EPIP DC | September Member Mixer

     

    September is here and that means summer is winding down. Come celebrate new beginnings and connections with local colleagues at EPIP DC’s “Back to School” happy hour! Enjoy a drink and light refreshments on us.

     

    Keep in mind, EPIP DC will be opening applications for new Steering Committee positions shortly, so if you have any questions, now's a good time to come meet us and see if you might be interested in applying!

  • Saturday, September 07, 2019 at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 13 rsvps
    Private home in Hancock Park

    EPIP LA | Mid-Career Brunch

    Join us for a mid-career professionals brunch, designed for those who have been working in the nonprofit/philanthropy field for 10+ years. Connect with colleagues on topics such as career planning, networking, leadership development opportunities, and more.

    Due to popular demand, this event is SOLD OUT but if you are still interested in attending, please email us to join the wait list.  

  • Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 08:30 AM Mountain Time (US & Canada) · 5 rsvps
    Fluid Coffee Bar in Denver, CO

    EPIP Colorado | September 11 Coffee Chat

    Join us for a chat about How Foundations are Transforming Risk into Opportunity. As this blog from Candid points out, while there are many conversations about risk-taking in philanthropy, the “meaning of risk itself isn't always adequately unpacked across programs, governance, and staff.” We will discuss specific risks philanthropy does and does not take, including investment/financial; operational; grantmaking; political; reputational; and innovation risks. Whether or not philanthropic organizations take those risks are dependent upon organizational culture and values as well as internal social biases of staff who make grantmaking decisions. We also know that there are other types of risks, such as not funding projects that could really use philanthropic support; funding efforts that could actually harm the communities we are trying to serve; and not knowing how to connect to communities and people we seek to support. What risks are your organization taking? What risks do you wish you could take? How are you working to take them, and encourage your organization to take them? And what have you learned that you can share with fellow philanthrofolk?

    Join us on September 11th at Fluid Coffee Bar, 501 E 19th Ave, Denver, CO 80203, from 8:30am-10am. Arrive between 8:30am-9am to get a cuppa joe or a snack, meet new or catch up with current friends, and be ready to chat by 9am! Free street parking is available.

  • Tuesday, October 08, 2019 at 04:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada) · 3 rsvps
    Oracle in Denver, CO

    EPIP Colorado | Spotlight on Foundations

    Are you new to philanthropy and still learning the who’s who of Colorado’s funding world? Or perhaps you’ve been in this space for some time and are wondering how the work of your peers has evolved in recent years? Join EPIP Colorado for our upcoming networking event where several of our philanthropy peers will highlight their organizations and the ways in which they are incorporating equity and social justice in their work. Make connections with other professionals in the funding community, and walk away with new ideas, thought partners, and allies for your own work! Beverages, including beer donated by New Belgium Brewing, and light refreshments will be served.

    The location is at Oracle, 7604 E Technology Way, Building 2, Denver, CO 80237 and will be held in Conference Rooms 1250/1240. There is plenty of free on-site parking is available: a lot on the south side of Building 2, in the garage just east of Building 2 and 3, and visitor parking is also available between Buildings 2 and 3.