EPIP is pleased to offer digital access to the recordings of R/evolution: 2021 National Conference. If you weren't able to join us in real time for our biggest conference ever, you can now access the recordings of our plenaries and breakout sessions via the Swapcard app. By purchasing these recordings, you'll have unlimited viewing access through the end of 2021. See what all the buzz is about and join the R/evolution!
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EPIP DC | Conversation with Ryan Ginard and Laura Tomasko on the "Future Philanthropy: The Tech, Trends & Talent Defining New Civic Leadership"
Philanthropy is stuck. As societal issues constantly evolve, philanthropic systems have been slow to match, leaving our communities’ needs sorely unmet. But what would happen if philanthropy became a progressive industry, rather than a sluggish and reactionary one?
In Future Philanthropy, Ryan Ginard calls on his years of experience as a civic connector and fundraiser to anticipate incoming philanthropic trends and lay the groundwork for their adoption. You’ll learn how to develop the right team, capitalize on current trends, create change in reimagined institutions, and disrupt our outdated philanthropic systems.
Ginard also puts the spotlight on fourteen leaders across various industries who are already finding success implementing the tools outlined in this book, offering up inspiration for your own strategic planning. No matter which side of the giving tree you’re on, Future Philanthropy has something for leaders at all levels in government, higher education, nonprofits and NGOs, grassroots activism, philanthropy organizations, and more.
EPIP DC invites philanthropic and nonprofit professionals for an intimate conversation with Ryan Ginard and Laura Tomasko on October 28, 2021 at 6:00-7:00 pm to discuss the future of philanthropy.
The first 10 registrants will receive a free copy of Future Philanthropy: The Tech, Trends & Talent Defining New Civic Leadership!
Laura is a policy program manager for the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute. She oversees work on charitable giving and impact investing and ensures Urban’s research is widely used by practitioners, advocates, and policymakers. Before joining Urban, Laura was an associate program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she managed a portfolio of grants focused on building policy and data capacity for the philanthropic sector. During the Obama administration, she served as a senior policy advisor for social innovation on the White House Domestic Policy Council and deputy associate director for public engagement on the Council on Environmental Quality. Laura previously held positions at national philanthropy associations—the Council on Foundations, and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations—as well as community based organizations Central New York Community Foundation and the Children’s Aid Society.
Ryan Ginard is a civic connector and fundraiser with over 15 years of experience in government, higher education, nonprofits, and organized philanthropy, leveraging over $2.5bn in infrastructure funding and directly raising over $15m for charities. He currently lives in the growing tech hub of Austin, Texas where he works at the University of Texas at Austin to identify individual donors with an interest in making major gifts to Texas Computer Science in machine learning, artificial intelligence and robotics.
Ryan’s career in organized philanthropy has seen him lead dedicated efforts in civic engagement, public policy, operations and fundraising at a $1bn endowed Community Foundation, a Regional Association of Grantmakers, and most recently as Chief of Staff for a $185M philanthropic program across early education and charitable giving, impacting over 9 million students and 22,000 schools across 20 countries including the top 10 school districts in the U.S.
Ryan moved to the United States from Brisbane, Australia, where he spent five years as a policy and media adviser in the federal government on the portfolios of financial services, industry and innovation.
An active writer and thinker about future directions in philanthropy, Ryan has had his work highlighted in numerous national publications and has been a speaker at internationally renowned conferences such as South By South West (SXSW), the Public Relations Society of America’s International Conference (PRSA ICON) and Social Media Week, on themes focused on civic technology and immersive storytelling.
His new book, Future Philanthropy – The Tech, Trends and Talent Fueling Next Gen Impact will be out in the Fall of 2021 through Wise Ink Publishing.
Join EPIP and fellow emerging women of color in the field for structured peer coaching. Building off of CompassPoint's framework for peer coaching, you'll have an hour to meet your peers, offer coaching, and receive coaching for dilemmas you're facing in the workplace. We'll begin the session with a grounded meditation, then provide grounding in a peer coaching framework before diving into coaching.
The Emerging Women of Color community of practice is a new initiative of EPIP focused on leadership development and network weaving for early- and mid-career women of color in philanthropy. Created in response to member requests, this community provides leadership development through the lens of race and gender. It will also work to connect early-career women of color with a network of peers so that it takes less effort to ‘find your people’ in the field.
Participation in all EPIP Communities of Practice is limited to EPIP members. Interested in becoming a member? Visit our membership page to learn more.
Questions about our communities of practice? Reach out to [email protected]
It’s time for the biggest program of the year for the Colorado Chapter of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy – Leadership Journeys!
Our Leadership Journeys Luncheon brings together two of Colorado’s philanthropic leaders to share their journey into philanthropy and their path to leadership. Are you curious to know more about leadership within philanthropy? Do you wonder how equity and social justice play a role, or not, in advancing philanthropic efforts in our state? Want to understand how leaders are thinking about how to move forward given everything that has happened over the last year and a half? Brenda Sears (Chief Executive Officer, Voqal) and Crystal Middlestadt (Executive Director, Chinook Fund) will give us the inside scoop on how they got where they are today and their insights on philanthropy - the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Join us to learn more about these two dynamic leaders and their honest perspectives on philanthropy in Colorado. You do not need to be an EPIP member to attend! We welcome anyone from the philanthropic community to join us. While this year's event is virtual, we're still treating you to lunch, sponsored by Rose Community Foundation! Please RSVP here by Friday, October 29th in order to be included in the lunch count.
Thank you to Rose Community Foundation for sponsoring this event!
Join the People of Color Network for a lightly facilitated peer coaching hour, following the success of our PCN deep dive at the 2021 National Conference: R/evolution.
Peer coaching is an empowering tool to support your philanthropic peers of color while also reflecting on your own experiences and growth. While coaching is an effective tool in any instance, it is more impactful amongst peers who share similar experiences based on identities or lived experiences. At the beginning of the session, we will provide light framing and give time for reflection to choose a dilemma or scenario around which you'd like coaching.
This session is open to current EPIP members who identify as people of color.
Once you register, you'll be brought to a Zoom registration link to get the link to the session. Please make sure you complete this second step.
Questions? Email [email protected]
The People of Color Network (PCN) is a professional development and peer support network for EPIP members who identify as people of color. The PCN began in 2012 to support early- and mid-career people of color in philanthropy in attending sector conferences. Since then, it has evolved to involve workshops, a PCN-specific newsletter, and networking opportunities. The PCN uses the EPIP Inclusive Leadership Framework as a basis for skill-building and focus.
Disability is often used to reference an individual’s physical and/or mental health, their relation to hospitals, rehabilitation services, and other medical conditions. This interactive workshop helps participants understand disability prevalence and to move beyond symptoms to instead focus on inclusion. Finally, this session will provide guidance around reasonable accommodations and cultivating a culture that is inclusive of people with disabilities. Expected learning outcomes include:
- Define disability and explore its significance to overarching equity efforts.
- Become aware of and begin to address any potential internal or organizational biases.
- Identify actions steps in addressing inequity as it relates to disability.
This workshop is presented by Keri Grey. Keri’s work centers on exploring the intersections of race, gender, and disability across the workplace. As a consultant, speaker, and facilitator, she works with companies and organizations, so they are prepared to leverage intersectionality as an organizational practice. Keri is also the founder of the National Alliance of Melanin Disabled Advocates, a membership hub for Disabled Black & Brown people who are enhancing the social and economic standards of their communities.
Through her various roles, Keri has recruited approximately 4,000 professionals for over 100 organizations and Fortune 500 companies. She has also designed and managed programs for over 1,000 professionals that has helped participants secure competitive employment, identify transferable skills, build an influential network, and gain notable opportunities.
Keri’s work has been featured in Teen Vogue, the New York Times, People Magazine, Time Magazine, PBS NewsHour, Madamenoire, and the Diet Coke campaign #Unlabeled.
Start off your day with fun, like-minded people for informal conversation and networking. All are welcome!
Zoom information will be sent once you RSVP.