Events

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 03:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 7 rsvps
    Pintxo in Seattle, WA

    EPIP Seattle | October 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. 

    To mix it up this month we're meeting at Pintxo!

  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 20 rsvps
    LA84 Foundation Board Room in Los Angeles, CA

    EPIP LA | People of Color Network Gathering

    NEW DATE!

    Join EPIP LA for its second People of Color Network gathering as we continue the conversation and explore the topic of identity. This informal gathering provides a safe and brave space to connect with fellow leaders of color from the field and deepen your own practice of liberation.

    4:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Snacks and mingling
    4:30 PM: Grounding practice and discussion begins

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

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 10 rsvps
    The Libra Foundation

    EPIP Bay Area | Philanthropic Leaders Embracing Racial Equity & Social Justice

    EPIP members in conversation with Jamie Allison, Executive Director of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund

    Light dinner & refreshments will be served. 

    Jamie Allison

    EPIP Bay Area is excited to continue it's partnership with The Libra Foundation to co-host programming at Libra's new office space that will highlight and connect leaders in philanthropy with emerging leaders from the EPIP network, specifically around racial equity and social justice. 

    Join EPIP Bay Area on October 30 for the second conversation in this series -- an intimate moderated conversation with Jamie Allison, Executive Director of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund. This will be an exciting opportunity to learn from a philanthropic leader's experience and hear among other topics about: 

    • What it really means for philanthropic leaders to support social justice and embrace racial equity
    • Lessons learned from Jamie's career path and experience in philanthropy

    Participants will have the opportunity to listen to a moderated conversation as well as connect with the speaker and other attendees about their own experiences. EPIP Bay Area is committed to empowering members to build skills, hone leadership, and find a path forward in a field that allows them to bring their whole selves to work in environments that are healthy, safe, and inclusive. 

    Location & Transportation

    This event will be located in The Presidio, approximately a 30-minute bus ride from the Embarcadero BART Station in San Francisco. The exact address for the event's venue will be provided upon RSVP. 

    The best mode of transportation is the free PresidiGo shuttle or rideshare. The shuttle pick-up/drop-off is about a 10-minute walk from the venue. 

    The venue is wheelchair accessible and restrooms are gender inclusive. 

    Registration

    This program is a unique opportunity intended for EPIP members. To register for this event as a member, please do so below. If you are unsure of your membership status, email us at membership@epip.org.

    To register for this event as a non-member, please click here.

    Please note that due to the nature of this program, registration is limited to 20 people. In the event we sell out, a waiting list will be created.  

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · $20.00 USD · 10 rsvps
    The Libra Foundation in San Francisco, CA

    EPIP Bay Area | Philanthropic Leaders Embracing Racial Equity & Social Justice

    EPIP members in conversation with Jamie Allison, Executive Director of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund

    Light dinner & refreshments will be served. 

    Jamie Allison

    EPIP Bay Area is excited to continue it's partnership with The Libra Foundation to co-host programming at Libra's new office space that will highlight and connect leaders in philanthropy with emerging leaders from the EPIP network, specifically around racial equity and social justice. 

    Join EPIP Bay Area on October 30 for the second conversation in this series -- an intimate moderated conversation with Jamie Allison, Executive Director of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund. This will be an exciting opportunity to learn from a philanthropic leader's experience and hear among other topics about: 

    • What it really means for philanthropic leaders to support social justice and embrace racial equity
    • Lessons learned from Jamie's career path and experience in philanthropy

    Participants will have the opportunity to listen to a moderated conversation as well as connect with the speaker and other attendees about their own experiences. EPIP Bay Area is committed to empowering members to build skills, hone leadership, and find a path forward in a field that allows them to bring their whole selves to work in environments that are healthy, safe, and inclusive. 

    Location & Transportation

    This event will be located in The Presidio, approximately a 30-minute bus ride from the Embarcadero BART Station in San Francisco. The exact address for the event's venue will be provided upon RSVP. 

    The best mode of transportation is the free PresidiGo shuttle or rideshare. The shuttle pick-up/drop-off is about a 10-minute walk from the venue. 

    The venue is wheelchair accessible and restrooms are gender inclusive. 

    Registration

    This program is a unique opportunity intended for EPIP members. To register for this event for free as an institutional or individual EPIP member, please log-in and go to our event registration page for members. If you are unsure of your membership status, email us at membership@epip.org

    To register for this event as a non-member, please do so below. No one is turned away for lack of funds, so if the ticket price is a concern for you, please contact us at bayarea@epip.org

    Please note that due to the nature of this program, registration is limited to 20 people. In the event we sell out, a waiting list will be created and monitored. 

  • Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · $50.00 USD

    EPIP LA | Practice Makes Presence: Facilitation Skills Training Workshop

    Are you an EPIP member? Log in and go here to purchase discounted tickets.

    Skillful collaboration is facilitated by an open mind and heart, keen powers of observation of self and others, compassionate communication, a whole-systems view and a willingness to witness and experience transformation. This workshop will promote these qualities while seeking to enhance leadership skills, self-awareness and a capacity to contribute to positive change at any scale. Participants will be introduced to a variety of facilitation skills and tools through both presentation and hands-on exercises. We will explore facilitative approaches to implicit bias, transgressions and managing difficult conversations related to diversity, inclusion and equity. We will also make space to discuss ways that we can intervene as participants and facilitators when our meetings’ dynamics mirror the racism or other forms of oppression found in the greater society.

    By practicing presence, expanding our awareness of self and others and unlocking our creativity, we can realize our potential as inspired and skillful facilitators.

    Participants can expect to:
    (1) Explore and better understand the role of a facilitator and core facilitative practices;
    (2) Learn to imaginatively embrace emergence in unpredictable meetings;
    (3) Learn about compassionate communication skills, group culture and ground rules;
    (4) Be introduced to a practical and comprehensive facilitator’s tool box; and
    (5) Learn strategies to address hurtful transgressions in group work.

    The workshop will be facilitated by Adam Wolpert. Adam is a facilitator, educator and fine artist. He leads workshops in group process and has worked as a facilitator with many institutes, communities, organizations and foundations since 1994. In the last 15 years, he has designed and led multiple workshops and trainings in creative collaborative leadership and systems thinking as it relates to group work. Adam has also taught workshops in building and sustaining community and has lived in an intentional community for over 25 years. Adam is a co-founder of OAEC (www.oaec.org) an organization that focuses on cultivating ecological literacy and building the capacity of civic and social movement leaders and organizations to guide their communities toward an ecologically regenerative, economically viable, and socially just future.

    Breakfast and networking will begin at 9:00 a.m. Workshop will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will run for four (4) hours until 1:30 p.m., including a working lunch.

    When arranging your schedule, please note that November 5 is Election Day.

    Are you an EPIP member? Log in and go here to purchase discounted tickets.

    Are you an SCG member? Log in and go here to purchase discounted tickets.

  • Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 3 rsvps
    Ford Foundation in New York, NY

    EPIP New York | Self-Care: What is it, and How do I begin?

    This interactive discussion-based workshop will allow participants to explore diverse methods of self-care. This session will also touch base on how self-care and its implementation can impact productivity, health, and work-life balance. 

    Topic Covered

    • The "types" of self-care and their sub-types
    • How to evaluate self-care needs
    • Methods of implementation
    • Self-Care planning and Action Steps

    Refreshments will be served.

  • Thursday, November 07, 2019 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · $35.00 USD · 6 rsvps
    Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, Grand Valley State University, 201 Front Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Equity Storytelling: Sharing Equity in Practice

    We can all agree that the new "buzzword" in the field of philanthropy is equity. But how we apply the principles of equity to our work can sometimes be a challenge.

    EPIP members will tell the stories of partnerships and projects that successfully embedded equity principles into their work. We will learn about how they took the first step to shifting their work and the successes and challenges they faced along the way.

    As we embed principles of equity in our work, it is important that it shows up in all areas, both internally and externally. Communications and marketing teams are often responsible for developing the road map. Learn more about how these tools can be applied in communications and beyond to move your work forward.

  • Monday, November 11, 2019 at 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 10 rsvps
    ECMC Foundation in Los Angeles, CA

    EPIP LA | Lunch with a Leader: Peter Taylor

    What are you doing for lunch on November 11th? Want to grab a bite with Peter Taylor, President of the ECMC Foundation? Us too.

    Join EPIP LA for an intimate lunch conversation with Peter Taylor about what brought him to the ECMC Foundation in 2014 after serving as the CFO for the University of California system following a career in investment banking. Peter currently serves on the boards of the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the J. Paul Getty Trust, and formerly served on the Cal State University board.

    Ask him about his philosophy on leadership, navigating career transitions, and learn more about his perspective on the role of career and technical education in closing the skills gap, and his vision for the Foundation as a strategic grantmaker.

    Lunch will be provided, just bring your questions!

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 08:00 AM Central Time (US & Canada) · 6 rsvps

    EPIP STL | Organizing for Justice 2.0 (Members)

    Organizing for Justice 2.0: A Skill-Building Training for Funders

    November 13th, 2019
    8:00am - 12:30pm
    Missouri Foundation for Health

    Join EPIP St. Louis for a half-day skill-building session in community organizing! We believe building our skills in community organizing is an important step for the philanthropic sector to become ready for real change. Understanding the tools and process of community organizing will help us be better equipped to support inclusive community action. Not only is it important that funders support organizations who engage in community organizing, advocacy and policy work, but it is important for us to organize as a sector to support our grantees, partners, and communities involved in change movements.

    The training will be interactive and build on fundamental principles and models of organizing that were introduced in the training we held in 2018. Participants will also be introduced to organizing tools like power mapping, hear from a panel of community organizers, and have time to reflect on how organizing tools can be used within their current work setting.  

    The training, facilitated by local community organizer Jessica Wernli, will build on some of the fundamental principles and models of organizing. EPIP St. Louis hosted its first community organizing training in 2018, and this training will recap and add to the content of that training. Attendees DO NOT need to have previous experience in community organizing!

    The cost for this training is $25 for non-EPIP members and free for EPIP members. You can find information about joining EPIP here. If the cost of the training is a barrier to your participation, please e-mail Sarah Smith at ssmith@mffh.org

    Agenda:
    8:00 - 8:30     | Continental breakfast & networking
    8:30 - 9:00     | Opening, introductions, & recap of 2018 EPIP St. Louis training
    9:00 - 9:45     | Power mapping
    9:45 - 10:45   | Building a change-making campaign
    10:45 - 12:00 | Supporting grassroots social justice organizations
    12:00 - 12:15 | What’s your plan?
    12:15 - 12:30 | Closing


    EPIP St. Louis will provide a continental breakfast. 



    About the Facili-trainer: Jessica Wernli

     


    Jessica Wernli has lived in St. Louis for eight years, working alongside communities throughout the region to effectively use their collective voice and participate in decision-making on the local, state, and national level. 

    Jessica first moved to St. Louis to serve as Director of United Congregations of Metro-East (UCM), a grassroots organization made up of faith-based institutions that tackled social justice issues such as equity in education and the workforce, and restorative justice practices.

    Following her time at UCM, Jessica worked with Social Innovation STL (now the Community Innovation and Action Center) where she challenged stakeholders throughout the region to consider new and creative ways to better meet the needs of traditionally under resourced and overlooked organizations, such as nonprofits led by people of color, neighborhood associations, and small grassroots organizations. While at SISTL, she co-wrote a white paper titled “Strengthening the St. Louis Regions’ Community Benefit Organizations.”

    Jessica now works as an independent consultant, partnering with nonprofits and community stakeholders to promote and cultivate resident engagement and community organizing.

    She partnered with WePower St. Louis in developing the curriculum for their Power Building Academy, a 7-month community organizing training program for residents. She currently serves as a trainer for the Academy, where she teaches and helps residents develop and execute a local campaign.

    Jessica is also a part of a collective of local black female activists called HeartCrew. With HeartCrew, Jessica has led creative actions in St. Louis including a local #MuteRKelly protest, How to Get away with Murder STL street theater performance, and the Where’s Lyda? Street Town Halls. The collective work of HeartCrew is at the center of a developing docuseries called “Movement Women”.

    Jessica has her master’s in social work from University of Illinois in Chicago. She has a certification for facilitation from both the Leadership Strategies Institute as well as the Interaction Institute for Social Change.

     

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 08:00 AM Central Time (US & Canada) · $25.00 USD · 9 rsvps

    EPIP STL | Organizing for Justice 2.0

    Organizing for Justice 2.0: A Skill-Building Training for Funders

    November 13th, 2019
    8:00am - 12:30pm
    Missouri Foundation for Health

    Join EPIP St. Louis for a half-day skill-building session in community organizing! We believe building our skills in community organizing is an important step for the philanthropic sector to become ready for real change. Understanding the tools and process of community organizing will help us be better equipped to support inclusive community action. Not only is it important that funders support organizations who engage in community organizing, advocacy and policy work, but it is important for us to organize as a sector to support our grantees, partners, and communities involved in change movements.

    The training will be interactive and build on fundamental principles and models of organizing that were introduced in the training we held in 2018. Participants will also be introduced to organizing tools like power mapping, hear from a panel of community organizers, and have time to reflect on how organizing tools can be used within their current work setting.  

    The training, facilitated by local community organizer Jessica Wernli, will build on some of the fundamental principles and models of organizing. EPIP St. Louis hosted its first community organizing training in 2018, and this training will recap and add to the content of that training. Attendees DO NOT need to have previous experience in community organizing!

    The cost for this training is $25 for non-EPIP members and free for EPIP members. You can find information about joining EPIP here. If the cost of the training is a barrier to your participation, please e-mail Sarah Smith at ssmith@mffh.org

    Agenda:
    8:00 - 8:30     | Continental breakfast & networking
    8:30 - 9:00     | Opening, introductions, & recap of 2018 EPIP St. Louis training
    9:00 - 9:45     | Power mapping
    9:45 - 10:45   | Building a change-making campaign
    10:45 - 12:00 | Supporting grassroots social justice organizations
    12:00 - 12:15 | What’s your plan?
    12:15 - 12:30 | Closing


    EPIP St. Louis will provide a continental breakfast. 



    About the Facili-trainer: Jessica Wernli

     


    Jessica Wernli has lived in St. Louis for eight years, working alongside communities throughout the region to effectively use their collective voice and participate in decision-making on the local, state, and national level. 

    Jessica first moved to St. Louis to serve as Director of United Congregations of Metro-East (UCM), a grassroots organization made up of faith-based institutions that tackled social justice issues such as equity in education and the workforce, and restorative justice practices.

    Following her time at UCM, Jessica worked with Social Innovation STL (now the Community Innovation and Action Center) where she challenged stakeholders throughout the region to consider new and creative ways to better meet the needs of traditionally under resourced and overlooked organizations, such as nonprofits led by people of color, neighborhood associations, and small grassroots organizations. While at SISTL, she co-wrote a white paper titled “Strengthening the St. Louis Regions’ Community Benefit Organizations.”

    Jessica now works as an independent consultant, partnering with nonprofits and community stakeholders to promote and cultivate resident engagement and community organizing.

    She partnered with WePower St. Louis in developing the curriculum for their Power Building Academy, a 7-month community organizing training program for residents. She currently serves as a trainer for the Academy, where she teaches and helps residents develop and execute a local campaign.

    Jessica is also a part of a collective of local black female activists called HeartCrew. With HeartCrew, Jessica has led creative actions in St. Louis including a local #MuteRKelly protest, How to Get away with Murder STL street theater performance, and the Where’s Lyda? Street Town Halls. The collective work of HeartCrew is at the center of a developing docuseries called “Movement Women”.

    Jessica has her master’s in social work from University of Illinois in Chicago. She has a certification for facilitation from both the Leadership Strategies Institute as well as the Interaction Institute for Social Change.