Events

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 9 rsvps

    April Wine and Whine

    "I drink wine because I don’t like to keep things bottled up.” – Anonymous

    Join EPIP Philly for our first ever Wine and Whine evening! This is a purely social event for professionals in philanthropy to relax, decompress, have a few laughs and make some new friends. There will be wine and beer and as well as snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. You will also learn about upcoming EPIP Philly events.

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 8 rsvps

    EPIP DC | Book Club #1

    EPIP DC is launching a new book club for our members! We will be reading books that challenge us as individuals and as professionals. Our hope is that through reading and discussion, we can foster a dynamic, thoughtful, and engaged community of EPIP DC members (and guests). Book club will meet every other month at the Meyer Foundation which is located at 1250 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 800. You'll need a photo id to get into the building. 

    Our first selection is Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas. This book asks the hard questions about how philanthropy, charity, and change-makers are maintaining the status quo, not really changing it. 

    "Former New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctums of a new gilded age, where the rich and powerful fight for equality and justice any way they can - except ways that threaten the social order and their position atop it. We see how they rebrand themselves as saviors of the poor; how they lavishly reward "thought leaders" who redefine "change" in winner-friendly ways; and how they constantly seek to do more good, but never less harm. We hear the limousine confessions of a celebrated foundation boss; witness an American president hem and haw about his plutocratic benefactors; and attend a cruise-ship conference where entrepreneurs celebrate their own self-interested magnanimity.  

    Giridharadas asks hard questions: Why, for example, should our gravest problems be solved by the unelected upper crust instead of the public institutions it erodes by lobbying and dodging taxes? He also points toward an answer: Rather than rely on scraps from the winners, we must take on the grueling democratic work of building more robust, egalitarian institutions and truly changing the world. A call to action for elites and everyday citizens alike."

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · $10.00 USD
    Joan Palevsky Center in Los Angeles, CA

    EPIP LA | Salon Series: A Conversation on Environmental Justice

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

    Everyone living in the Los Angeles region faces future threats from increasing pollution and a changing climate, but for many communities the effects of environmental damage can be felt today. Join EPIP LA on Tuesday, April 30th at 6:30pm for an intimate conversation with mark! Lopez, executive director of East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, to learn about the disparate impacts of LA’s largest industries as well as the activist movement that seeks to change the conversation. Dinner will be provided.
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    mark! Lopez comes from a family with a long history of activism. He was raised in the Madres del Este de Los Angeles Santa Isabel (Mothers of East LA Santa Isabel – MELASI), an organization co-founded by his grandparents, Juana Beatriz Gutierrez and Ricardo Gutierrez. This set his trajectory as a community activist. He has engaged in a wide array of student activism at UC Santa Cruz where he earned his B.A. in Environmental Studies, and taught university courses at UC Santa Cruz, Cal State Northridge, and UCLA Extension. mark! earned his M.A. from the Chican@ Studies Department at Cal State Northridge, where he completed his Masters thesis titled “The Fire: Decolonizing “Environmental Justice.” mark! joined East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice as a member three years before joining the staff. After serving as Lead Organizer for East Yard Communities and Co-Director with EYCEJ Co-Founder Angelo Logan, mark! is now the Executive Director. He organizes in the area where he was born, raised and continues to live. mark! is the 2017 North American Recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize.

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

    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, April 30, 2019 at 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 11 rsvps
    The Nighthawk Bar in Redwood City, CA

    EPIP Bay Area | April Article Club

    EPIP Bay Area Article Club at The Nighthawk Bar in Redwood City

    Join EPIP for a drink and a discussion of the SSIR article, “Philanthropy in the Service of Democracy” by Rob Reich, author of Just Giving.  

    Reich argues, “In a democracy, the justification of any tax incentive for donations must be rooted in something more than the desire to reward people for practicing charity … A tax incentive is justified for its role in stimulating or amplifying the voice of citizens in the production of a diverse, decentralized, and pluralistic associational sector, which is itself important because it is considered a bedrock of a flourishing democracy.” 

    Rob Reich asks what attitude and what policies should democracies have concerning individuals who give money away for public purposes? Philanthropy currently fails democracy in many ways, but Reich argues that it can be redeemed and be the “humble servant” of social goods. 

    Join us for a conversation on how to identify the right standards philanthropy must set to ensure change is created and voices of the community are amplified. This is meant to be a time to discuss our own perspectives and experiences on the topics and questions presented in the article.

    Appetizers are on EPIP. We hope to see you there!

  • Wednesday, May 01, 2019 at 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · $55.00 USD

    EPIP LA | Managing Up and Across to Advance in Your Job and Career

    This event is currently sold out. To join the waitlist, please fill out this form. 

    Co-hosted with PEAK Grantmaking

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

    According to Forbes, the relationship with your boss is the “primary ingredient in job satisfaction.” With different personality types and approaches to projects, the burden is often on you to effectively communicate your work and your worth. Regardless of who your direct supervisor is, there are some practical skills and strategies that can help.

    Join us for an interactive discussion on how to effectively manage up and across in your current role. During this session, we’ll go over how to:
    • Initiate solutions
    • Demonstrate your usefulness and get credit
    • Communicate with managers
    This session will also explore the ways in which our racial identities affect the experiences of managing up and being managed, and will include affinity group breakouts for deeper discussion.

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

    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!

    This event is currently sold out. To join the waitlist, please fill out this form. 

  • Thursday, May 02, 2019 at 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
    Pacific Arts League in Palo Alto, CA

    EPIP Bay Area | Peninsula Philanthropy Network Happy Hour

    A street corner with musicians playing drums in front of the Pacific Arts League's building.

    Join the EPIP Bay Area and Northern California Grantmaker's Peninsula Philanthropy Network (PPN) at the Pacific Arts League for a casual mixer to connect with people who work in philanthropy on the San Francisco Peninsula. This will be an opportunity to build relationships, learn about the amazing work your colleagues are doing in the bay, and take in the artistic beauty that will surround you. 

     

    — Register here —

     

    Launched in 2016, PPN has connected and engaged philanthropic organizations in networking and sector learning opportunities, which have included topics on affordable housing, impact investing, and capacity building. As we spring into spring, we would love to gather your ideas on what programs to focus on in 2019. If you have any program topics or marvelous speaker ideas, share them with NCG staff or a member of the PPN Steering Committee at the mixer. 

    We look forward to meeting all of you and strengthening the philanthropic network on the Peninsula! 

    Hosted by Northern California Grantmakers and co-sponsored by EPIP Bay Area.

    Note: This event is open to funders only. 

  • Friday, May 03, 2019 at 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · $10.00 USD · 1 rsvp
    Barr Foundation in Boston, MA

    EPIP Boston Spring Convening: Rebooting Philanthropy - For Members

    EPIP Boston Spring Convening

    An MBTA subway car with broken seats with information about the convening written over it

    Rebooting Philanthropy: Transforming Philanthropic Practices Together Toward a More Just, Equitable, and Sustainable Field

    Are you an early-career professional looking to develop skills and insight, or possibly, a mid-career professional newly entering the sector or aimed at taking your leadership to the next level? Wherever you are in your philanthropy journey, we welcome you to join us as we endeavor to learn more about existing structures, and envision a more just, equitable, and sustainable future for our profession.

    The convening will take place on Friday, May 3rd from 9 am - 2 pm at Barr Foundation. Mixed sessions including a panel discussion, breakout conversations, and a skill-building workshop are planned. Our hope is to foster strong discourse around the key issues facing philanthropy while also providing concrete skills and lessons that you can take back to your organization. Please see below for details about the different keynote sessions.

    Panel Discussion:

    How can philanthropy keep up with the fast pace of cultural movements?

    Join us to hear a range of perspectives on the topic of cultural justice and change movements. We'll learn from experts working in the field at both the grassroots and philanthropic level. Inspired by the conversation at EPIP Boston's February Breakfast Discussion, this panel conversation will further investigate how funders can utilize existing structures to leverage their power to affect long term change in collaboration with their nonprofit partners.

    Moderator: Dana Karlsson Campion, Grants and Communications Manager, Cedar Tree Foundation and Steering Committee Member, EPIP Boston

    Panelists:

    Roseann Bongiovanni, Executive Director, Green Roots Chelsea

    Kalila Barnett, Climate Program Officer, Barr Foundation and former Executive Director of Alternatives for Community and Environment in Roxbury

    Tate Williams, Science and Environment Editor for Inside Philanthropy

    Breakout Discussions with Panelists

    Following the morning panel discussion, participants will have the opportunity to engage with topics more deeply through breakout discussions with each of the panelists.

    Skill-Building Workshop:

    Affecting Change as an Emerging Practitioner in Philanthropy

    Jeff Poulos, Chief Executive Officer of Philanthropy Massachusetts, will lead a workshop on developing your personal strategy within your organization, the role of empathy in philanthropy, and how to understand the power structure of your organization.

    Optional pre-read for this workshop:

    Peruse: GrantCraft. (2005, May 1). Personal Strategy: Mobilizing Yourself for Effective Grantmaking. Retrieved from http://www.grantcraft.org/assets/content/resources/personalstrategy.pdf

    Skill-Sharing Activities:

    The EPIP Boston Spring Convening will also feature opportunities for emerging practitioners to learn about and from each other through structured skill-sharing and networking activities. No preparation required!

    Pricing*:

    $10 - EPIP Members (Individual & Institutional)

    $20 - Non-members

    *Price includes admittance, coffee, breakfast & lunch.  Please email us at boston@epip.org if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies.

    We do not want entry fees to be a barrier to participate. If this is the case, please contact us to discuss potential scholarship opportunities.

    Registration Deadline: Friday, April 26, 2019

  • Friday, May 03, 2019 at 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · $20.00 USD · 21 rsvps
    Barr Foundation in Boston, MA

    EPIP Boston Spring Convening: Rebooting Philanthropy

    EPIP Boston Spring Convening

    An MBTA subway car with broken seats with information about the convening written over it

    Rebooting Philanthropy: Transforming Philanthropic Practices Together Toward a More Just, Equitable, and Sustainable Field

    Are you an early-career professional looking to develop skills and insight, or possibly, a mid-career professional newly entering the sector or aimed at taking your leadership to the next level? Wherever you are in your philanthropy journey, we welcome you to join us as we endeavor to learn more about existing structures, and envision a more just, equitable, and sustainable future for our profession.

    The convening will take place on Friday, May 3rd from 9 am - 2 pm at Barr Foundation. Mixed sessions including a panel discussion, breakout conversations, and a skill-building workshop are planned. Our hope is to foster strong discourse around the key issues facing philanthropy while also providing concrete skills and lessons that you can take back to your organization. Please see below for details about the keynote sessions.

    Panel Discussion:

    How can philanthropy keep up with the fast pace of cultural movements?

    Join us to hear a range of perspectives on the topic of cultural justice and change movements. We'll learn from experts working in the field at both the grassroots and philanthropic level. Inspired by the conversation at EPIP Boston's February Breakfast Discussion, this panel conversation will further investigate how funders can utilize existing structures to leverage their power to affect long term change in collaboration with their nonprofit partners.

    Moderator: Dana Karlsson Campion, Grants and Communications Manager, Cedar Tree Foundation and Steering Committee Member, EPIP Boston

    Panelists:

    Roseann Bongiovanni, Executive Director, Green Roots Chelsea

    Kalila Barnett, Climate Program Officer, Barr Foundation and former Executive Director of Alternatives for Community and Environment in Roxbury

    Tate Williams, Science and Environment Editor for Inside Philanthropy

    Breakout Discussions with Panelists

    Following the morning panel discussion, participants will have the opportunity to engage with topics more deeply through breakout discussions with each of the panelists.

    Skill-Building Workshop:

    Affecting Change as an Emerging Practitioner in Philanthropy

    Jeff Poulos, Chief Executive Officer of Philanthropy Massachusetts, will lead a workshop on developing your personal strategy within your organization, the role of empathy in philanthropy, and how to understand the power structure of your organization.

    Optional pre-read for this workshop:

    Peruse: GrantCraft. (2005, May 1). Personal Strategy: Mobilizing Yourself for Effective Grantmaking. Retrieved from http://www.grantcraft.org/assets/content/resources/personalstrategy.pdf

    Skill-Sharing Activities:

    The EPIP Boston Spring Convening will also feature opportunities for emerging practitioners to learn about and from each other through structured skill-sharing and networking activities. No preparation required!

    Pricing*:

    $20 - Non-members

    $10 - EPIP Members (Individual & Institutional) To purchase your ticket as an EPIP member, please purchase your ticket here.

    *Price includes admittance, coffee, breakfast & lunch. Please email us at boston@epip.org if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies.

    We do not want entry fees to be a barrier to participate. If this is the case, please contact us to discuss potential scholarship opportunities.

    Registration Deadline: Friday, April 26, 2019 

  • Tuesday, May 07, 2019 at 08:30 AM Central Time (US & Canada) · 16 rsvps
    Arabella Advisors in Chicago, IL

    EPIP Chicago | Breakfast Discussion: Power and Equity in Grantmaking with Angelica Chavez

    EPIP Chicago is excited to be joined by Angelica Chavez, Justice Program Officer at the Field Foundation to discuss the article "How Grantmakers Can Use Power to Mindfully Advance Equity" by Lisa Ranghelli. Angelica will share about the Field Foundation's journey toward its focus on community empowerment through funding nonprofits working in the areas of Justice, Art, and Leadership Investment. Please join us to discuss this timely topic over a light breakfast. We hope to see you there!

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 34 rsvps

    EPIP Michigan: Philanthropy 098

    Philanthropy 098: The Things No One Told You

    Remember the developmental courses in college that helped prepare many of us for the 100-400 level courses required throughout our undergraduate career? Well, this webinar is the equivalent of that in philanthropy. Philanthropy 098: The Things No One Told You will help school you on some of the unspoken realities of working in the field. 

    This webinar is for you if: 

    • If you are new-ish (0-3 years) to the field of philanthropy and are looking for unfiltered advice, lessons and best practices from peers on how to navigate the industry. 
    • If you work on a small team an are the newbie, youngest or the "only" among seasoned pros and are looking to expand your network of support with peers who just get it. 
    • If you've been in the field for a while and are responsible for recruiting, hiring, on-boarding or managing team members new to the field.

    Philanthropy 098 is the first in a three-part series to support you in your role and build a stronger EPIP Michigan community.