• Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 22 rsvps
    Samuel S. Fels Fund in Philadelphia, PA

    EPIP Philly | Wine and Whine - Nonprofit Edition

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

    Join EPIP Philly for another evening of Wine and Whine! This is a purely social event for professionals in philanthropy and related fields 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.

    Inspired by August's Funder and Nonprofit Happy Hour, we want to extend the invitation to our partners at nonprofits and other recipients of philanthropic funding. If you like good conversation and want to meet people who care about doing good in the world, this event is for you!

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 22 rsvps
    Mertz Gilmore Foundation in New York, NY

    EPIP NY | Self-Care Series: Boundaries


    Join us for a discussion and workshop on boundary-setting within the workplace. With the busy Fall season approaching, now is the time to consider how we create and communicate our boundaries to others and weigh our passion against our desires for self-care and balance. This collaborative event will allow participants to discuss challenges and successes, to share resources, to workshop ideas in real-time, and to crowd-source creative solutions. 

    To guide our conversation, we would like you to preview the following articles: 


    Cheese and wine will be provided.

  • Friday, September 20, 2019 at 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · $45.00 USD
    LA84 Foundation in Los Angeles, CA

    EPIP LA | Hearts, Minds & Hands: Being Truly Equitable In Philanthropy And Beyond

    What does it mean to be truly equitable? How can we best communicate across social divides and power structures? And how does this help us become better at our work?

    We’ll delve into those questions with EPIP LA, Southern California Grantmakers, and TRHT-LA in this day-long workshop facilitated by the California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ). With over 50 years of service to Los Angeles County, CCEJ is recognized as a leading expert in the areas of social justice education, human relations and conflict resolution. During this interactive training, we will explore how identity and systems of oppression impact culture, practices and policies in philanthropy and beyond. You’ll learn about Restorative Justice practices, engage in dialogue with other participants, and create a personal action plan to put your newfound knowledge into practice.

    Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments throughout the day will be provided.

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

  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 05:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada) · 6 rsvps
    TBD in Saint Paul, MN

    EPIP MN Happy Hour

    Join us for a low key opportunity to chat and connect with other. Meet some new friends and talk through some stuff.

    That's it!

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 03:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 3 rsvps
    Philanthropy Northwest in Seattle, WA

    EPIP Seattle | September 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. R&R is an opportunity to get together with your peers to discuss challenges, brainstorm solutions, support each other and celebrate accomplishments.

  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 01:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada)
    Zoom/Call in Saint Paul, MN

    Webinar Debrief: Internal Culture, External Change: Lessons from Two Foundations’ Culture-Change Journeys

    Let's debrief this GEO webinar! We can even have a watch party if there's interest.

    Learn more and sign up for the webinar.

    *Note: The webinar is free to GEO members and $50 to nonmembers. Contact Scott if you're interested in joining a watch party!

    Description: Culture impacts nearly everything, from how decisions are made to how strategies are evaluated and how work gets done. Yet rarely do grantmakers take time to intentionally build and maintain culture. Building on research and the experiences of two foundations, this webinar will explore how grantmakers can create and nurture culture, focusing on behaviors that drive the outcomes they’re looking for. You’ll leave the session with examples, frameworks, and guiding questions for intentionally building culture and identifying and systematizing behaviors that get to results.

  • Tuesday, October 08, 2019 at 04:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada) · 37 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! Beer will be provided by New Belgium and snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.

    Philanthropy peers currently confirmed are:

    • AJL Foundation
    • Caring for Colorado
    • Community First Foundation
    • Community Shares
    • Delta Dental
    • First Nations Development Institute
    • Gates Family Foundation
    • New Belgium Family Foundation
    • Oracle Netsuite
    • Orton Family Foundation
    • Rose Community Foundation
    • The Colorado Health Foundation
    • The Colorado Trust
    • Women's Foundation of Colorado

    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.

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · $20.00 USD · 4 rsvps

    EPIP Bay Area | Advocacy Training


    Think your foundation’s nonprofit status prevents you from supporting grantees’ public policy advocacy? Do you think your public or private foundation has to stay away from advocating for community change? Think again! In this workshop, you'll learn the basic rules for nonprofit advocacy and lobbying, as well as your foundation’s right to maximize the advocacy impact of your grantee partners.

    Please join the EPIP's Bay Area Chapter and Alliance for Justice's Bolder Advocacy for Investing in Change: Foundation Support for Lobbying and Other Advocacy.

    Private and public foundations can play an important role in advocacy by engaging in advocacy themselves and funding their grantees to advocate on their issues. After this workshop, your foundation will have a clear understanding of the kinds of advocacy activities you can safely engage in and best practices for grantmaking to give your grantees the most flexibility under the law for their advocacy efforts.

    Not sure how to make the case for funding advocacy? Uncertain whether you can fund grantees that lobby? Wondering whether your public or private foundation can speak out on a particular issue? This training answers these questions and more! The workshop is designed for foundation staff and trustees.

    Participants will learn:

    • Why public and private foundations should support advocacy, and an overview of activities that constitute advocacy and public policy work;
    • Various advocacy roles for foundations, from convener to capacity builder;
    • The federal tax code’s definitions of lobbying;
    • Activities that are exceptions to the definitions of lobbying, including those which private foundations can engage in; and
    • Rules for private and public foundation grants to nonprofits that lobby, including general support, specific project, and multi-year grants.

    This session complements Investing in Change: A Funder’s Guide to Supporting Advocacy.

    Note: This training workshop is designed and intended for grantmakers and other staff members of philanthropic institutions.

    Light refreshments will be served. Join us for an on-site happy hour networking opportunity after the workshop from 4 – 5 pm!


    If you are planning to attend this workshop,
    please fill out this short survey before registering:

    • EPIP Members: $20
    • Non-Members: $30

    No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please contact us at if you have financial barriers to attending.

  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 23 rsvps
    Private Home in Hancock Park

    EPIP LA | The Movement Against Toxic Philanthropy

    Working in philanthropy is a privilege. Those of us fortunate to do it have been able to provide essential funding for initiatives that positively impact our communities. Yet the philanthropic sector also faces large challenges. In recent years, we have become more aware of the ways in which private, tax-deductible donations may fund work outside of the public good. We more actively acknowledge and question the white-dominant culture of grantmaking. We are witnessing the public demand accountability from private institutions for the philanthropic funds they accept which may have been earned through ethically questionable means.

    We invite you to join us for a critical conversation about our sector and how we can work together to support the rising movement against toxic philanthropy. This event will be interactive and discussion-based. We ask that you read the following articles in preparation and come prepared to engage:
    1. "Philanthropy serves the status quo" by Annika Neklason
    2. "Jane Meyer discusses her book 'Dark Money' and its ongoing relevance" by Kate Tuttle
    3. "'Decolonizing Wealth' addresses philanthropy's white supremacy problem, offers solutions" by Catherine Lizette Gonzalez
    4. "Money, ethics, art: Can museums police themselves?" by Holland Cotter
    5. "'We didn't cause the crisis': David Sackler pleads his case on the opioid epidemic" by Bethany McClean

    Please also bring your recommendations of articles, books, podcasts, etc. that you would like to share with your peers!

  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 08:30 AM Central Time (US & Canada)
    TBD in Minneapolis, MN

    EPIP Coffee Hour

    Low-key AM get-together. Stop by to say hey, or get comfy and get deep.

    Can't wait to see you there!