• Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 49 rsvps

    EPIP LA | Power Hour: Creatively Making Change

    What can we leverage beyond our philanthropic dollars? How can we use our own resources and network to leverage social capital and change? This event will provide a space for EPIPers to learn about alternative types of giving.

  • Monday, July 20, 2020 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 2 rsvps

    EPIP Philly | Coping with Stress & Caring for Self

    We are currently living in times of compounded stress & the need to engage in compassionate self-care has increased. As people who are in service to others, we need you to invest time in taking care of yourself. It's important for you to value & honor yourself because you deserve to receive compassionate care. We also need you to be in a position to show up as your best self for the people you are in service to!

    This session is created to help you to understand the ways that stress manifests in your body. We will also explore the ways that stress impacts or limits our abilities mentally, emotionally or spiritually. We will learn how to compassionately engage in mindfulness, how to enhance our emotional vocabulary & learn how to incorporate daily & effective self-care practices.

    You will walk away from this session empowered with deeper awareness to identify the ways stress manifests in your body & will have practical tools to implement ways to cope with your stress & to care for yourself!


    Please come to our session with a pen/pencil, basic drawing or coloring materials if you have them & some blank/lined paper.


    About the Speaker

    Jennifer M. (Jenni) Graham, LCAT, ATR-BC, MPS is a Nationally Registered & Board Certified Art Therapist & has been working in the mental health field since 2005. She is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University & Pratt Institute; where she earned her BA in Psychology & her MPS in Art Therapy & Creativity Development respectively.

    Jenni co-creates compassionate & empowering spaces of healing, liberation & connection with service based entrepreneurs & professionals. Jenni brings to these spaces her belief in people's self-determination, internal resourcefulness & resiliency in the face of adversity. Jenni facilitates collective & individual healing from trauma experiences by creating space for the full scope of human emotion through a lens of restorative mental & emotional wellness. Jenni has the unique ability to simultaneously honor & value the unique diversity of cultural experiences within the unity of our collective humanity.

    Jenni utilizes Art Therapy techniques to enhance participants' ability to experience deep & transformative results that create sustainable changes in people’s personal & professional lives. When working with Jenni you will achieve the emotional freedom to create balanced, authentic & harmonious relationships with yourself & with others.

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 09:00 AM Mountain Time (US & Canada)

    EPIP CO | Disability Justice and Philanthropy Training

    EPIP Colorado is excited to present this virtual training to deepen our learning and skills to advance inclusion and social justice in our professional and personal lives. Led by Julie Reiskin of the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, the training will help participants understand the history of philanthropy's connection to and impact on the community of people with disabilities, and as a result will understand the fundamental shift in thinking needed in the philanthropic sector in order to achieve disability justice. Participants will have concrete actions that they can take in the next six months as well as foundational practices that they can carry into their future.

    Please note: In preparation for the training, participants will be asked to fill out a brief pre-survey to assess baseline knowledge and level of comfort with disability issues and will receive required reading materials prior to the training.

    Registration is closed. Please reach out to if you would like to be placed on a waitlist.

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 26 rsvps
    Zoom Meeting

    EPIP Boston | Virtual Open House

    Join EPIP Boston for a Virtual Open House to get to know our Boston chapter community as we discuss EPIP's Strategic Framework and come together to connect with peers, share resources on how to support each other in our work and brainstorm programming for the coming year.

    Please find a link to EPIP's Strategic Framework here and important statements from EPIP's Executive Director, Storme Gray about COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter Movement.

    Please RSVP for the event below. After submitting your RSVP, you will receive details on how to join the event.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 19 rsvps

    EPIP DC | Summer Social

    EPIP DC + EPIP NYC | Virtual Summer Social

    Join fellow Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy DC and NYC chapter members on Tuesday, July 21 from 6:30-7:30 pm for a summer social! This virtual social will feature a cocktail-making session (including a mocktail option) with local DC and Black bartender, Davino Richardson! The event also will feature two rounds of small group networking for you to meet and connect with your peers in the sector.  This is a free event associated with EPIP's Sanfoka Summer, 6 weeks of knowledge, wellness, and community, and EPIP members and friends from across the country are welcomed to attend.

    We are excited to have DC bartender Davino Richardson joining us! Davino started his restaurant career in DC as the bar manager at Busboys and Poets on 14th Street. During that time, Davino moonlighted as a bartender at BIN 1301 on U street which was and still is Black-owned and operated. Currently, Davino works at Bammy's which is an authentic Caribbean restaurant on the SW Waterfront that currently offers takeout during the pandemic. Davino has prepared two special unique drink recipes for us inspired by Kobe Bryant and Rihanna dedicated to their community philanthropy. 

    We encourage you to support a DMV or NYC locally-owned Black business by ordering take-out for the night of the event! Here is a list of restaurant and catering options created by EPIP DC (and please share with your organization for when we return to work in the future! EPIP DC has a commitment to supporting BIPOC-owned businesses through our events). 

    Below are the ingredients for you to follow along during the cocktail-making session:

    The Black Mamba (Cocktail)

    2 ounces vodka
    1 ounce blue curaçao
    1/2 ounce black raspberry liqueur
    Garnish: lemon twist

    The Savage (Mocktail)

    1.5-ounce orange juice
    1.5-ounce pineapple juice
    1.5-ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
    2-3 ounces coconut cream
    Approx. 1 tablespoon grenadine 
    2-3 ice cubes

    We also hope you will get in the summer spirit with us by joining with a summer-themed virtual background and sharing your favorite song of the summer for us to create a group Spotify playlist by emailing before the event!

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 04:30 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 22 rsvps

    EPIP LA | White Anti-Racism: A Conversation

    This virtual program is an opportunity for white-identifying members to reflect on current events and discuss ways they can combat racism at home, at work, and in their communities. This will be an informal conversation to identify goals and brainstorm ideas for future topics of exploration.

    Though the primary audience for this program is white people, People of Color interested in being with white people on this journey are welcome.

  • Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 08:30 AM Central Time (US & Canada)


    Join us for informal conversation and networking! All are welcome.

    While we're living with the realities of Covid, we're meeting via Zoom. 

  • Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 12 rsvps
    Virtual Zoom Call

    A Conversation with Aldita Gallardo

    Dear Community,

    We are reaching out with heavy hearts. Police brutality, anti-Blackness, and white supremacy have always and continue to wreak havoc on our communities. It is essential that we take the time we need to reflect and rest, and as a philanthropic field, we must push with all our might on the gatekeeping institutions that hoard resources. We must invest in Black-led organizations to secure a future where Black Lives Matter.

    The Libra Foundation and EPIP Bay Area Chapter would like to invite you to a conversation with Aldita Gallardo, Senior Program Associate for the Fund for Trans Generations at Borealis Philanthropy.

    The conversation will include Aldita’s journey in philanthropy as a trans and queer woman of color; the criticality of supporting Black LGBTQ-led organizing; and what we can do as emerging leaders to honor our identities and experiences, while applying pressure on institutions to dismantle anti-Black violence and white supremacy within philanthropy. 

    Join us on Thursday, July 23 at 12-1:30pm PT. Please RSVP and submit your questions and comments here in advance.

    In 2019, The Libra Foundation and EPIP Bay Area Chapter partnered to create an opportunity for EPIP’s membership to engage with philanthropic leaders in honest and thoughtful ways. We brought emerging leaders together for dinner and conversation in Libra’s office home in San Francisco.

    The conversations focused on racial equity, and specifically the powerful and challenging paths of two influential Black cisgender women in the philanthropic field, Crystal Hayling, Executive Director of The Libra Foundation, and Jamie Allison, Executive Director at the Walter & Elise Haas Fund.

    Of course we would love to see all your beautiful faces and share food and drink, and as we know, this is no longer possible for the foreseeable future. Although many of us are “Zoomed-out”, we’ve also noticed a lack of space to reflect with our peers and mentors about this unprecedented moment and the way forward.

    Please join us in this call for solidarity with our colleagues in philanthropy.

  • Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 03:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 14 rsvps

    EPIP Michigan Presents: Find Your People


    July 29th, 3:30-5pm

    Wind down from the day with EPIP Michigan at this free, virtual happy hour. Connecting and decompressing with each other is part of our work to build solidarity in the philanthropic community. We are committed to working alongside our community for social justice and racial equity. Police violence, emboldened hate groups, and the disproportionate impacts of Covid-19 are rooted in systemic racism and our field has a responsibility to respond. Let’s check in with each other during this revolutionary moment.

    We’ll kick it off with a live performance from Isabel Delgado, a young musician and activist from Grand Rapids with a powerful voice. Our steering committee will host interactive breakout spaces where you’ll get to hone in with your people. During registration, please select two breakouts of your choice.

    • Welfare Check-in & Meditation: We’re all carrying a lot right now. Connect in a space for empathy and real talk, where you can be honest about how you’re holding up. We will find rejuvenation and peace through a short closing meditation.
    • Creating the New Future: We’re experiencing a global moment of opportunity to reshape our societies. How can our field participate in the creation of a world where health, safety and resources are distributed through an equity lens?
    • Keeping Your Career On Track: The global pandemic interrupted many of our plans, including professional development. Join this space for an open conversation about job searching, resume building and career trajectories.


  • Thursday, August 06, 2020 at 08:30 AM Central Time (US & Canada)


    Join us for informal conversation and networking! All are welcome.

    While we're living with the realities of Covid, we're meeting via Zoom.