February 2021: Mid-Month Event Round-Up

This month, join EPIP chapters to talk about building a better sector, whether it's by examining power dynamics between grantmakers and non-profits, learning from the journey of leaders and changemakers in the sector, focusing on the importance of racial justice within philanthropic leadership, or thinking through the ways that philanthropy can help make the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out an equitable one.

EPIP is also thrilled to be partnering with ABFE on an in-depth workshop on Centering Racial Equity in Grantmaking. We hope you'll join us on Thursday, February 25th to learn more about the tools that can be used to support racial equity grantmaking.

Centering Racial Equity in Grantmaking

Thursday, February 25th at 12:00 PM Eastern Time

Join EPIP and ABFE for a workshop to discuss how we, as emerging and established leaders in philanthropy, can understand, commit to, and practice an intentional racial equity approach. Presented by ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities, the workshop will present shared definitions and assumptions around race, racism, anti-blackness and racial equity, an introduction to ABFE’s Responsive Philanthropy in Black Communities (RPBC) framework, share tools that can be used to support racial equity grantmaking, and provide resources to support applying a racial equity lens to your work.

Click here to purchase tickets - $35 for EPIP members, $50 for non-members.

Upcoming EPIP Chapter Events

EPIP Colorado February Coffee Chat: Power Dynamics

Tuesday, February 23rd at 9:00 AM Mountain Time

Join EPIP Colorado for a virtual February Coffee Chat to discuss An Open Letter to Community Foundations from a Concerned Executive Director from Jami Duffy, Executive Director of Youth On Record. Join your philanthropy peers to reflect on Jami’s letter and the power dynamics between philanthropy and nonprofits that it shares. Share ideas about how to influence change in the grantmaking sector to best support nonprofits in this moment and in the future. Feel free to enjoy your coffee and breakfast snacks!

Leaders & Changemakers Fireside Chat (EPIP Bay Area)

Wednesday, February 24th at 5:30 PM Pacific Time

You are cordially invited to join EPIP Bay Area’s 2021 kickoff event of the year, a fireside chat with four philanthropic leaders and changemakers:

  • Fred Blackwell CEO of the San Francisco Foundation
  • Daisee Francour Director of Strategic Communications at Cultural Survival
  • Janiece Evans-Page CEO of Tides
  • Lateefah Simon CEO of Akonadi Foundation

Hear leadership advice, share reflections about 2020, and discuss philanthropy's role to meet this moment in an event that will help to start the new year with collective grounding.

COVID-19 Funders Briefing on Vaccine Distribution

Monday, March 1st at 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Join EPIP LA for a Covid-19 Funders Briefing on Vaccine Distribution, co-hosted by Southern California Grantmakers and Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy. California has recently accelerated its vaccine distribution plan. While the vaccine rollout is in full swing, new challenges and inequities have surfaced in its community outreach, engagement, and the vaccine process. How should philanthropy use its collective power to respond to this crisis and provide support to public and community partners? Hear from four leading experts on what local foundations can do to control the COVID-19 pandemic and combat health inequities:

  • Moderator: Rosemary Veniegas, Senior Program Officer, Health, California Community Foundation
  • Dr. Oliver Brooks, Chief Medical Officer, Watts Healthcare & Co-Chair, California Covid-19 Drafting Guidelines Workgroup
  • Isabel Becerra, CEO, Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers
  • Aquilina Soriano Versoza, Executive Director, Pilipino Workers Center

Philanthropic Leaders Embracing Racial Justice

Tuesday, March 2nd at 3:00 PM Pacific Time

EPIP Bay Area is excited to continue its partnership with The Libra Foundation to co-host programming to highlight and connect leaders in philanthropy with emerging leaders from the EPIP network, specifically on racial equity and social justice. Their first conversation of the new year will be an intimate moderated conversation between Marguerite Casey Foundation’s Vice President of Programs, Jonathan-Jayes Green, and Dr. Carmen Rojas, President and CEO. The pair will chat and answer questions from the EPIP community of philanthropic practitioners hungry to transform philanthropy and strengthen racial equity in our field. 


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  • Erin Roberts
    published this page in Blog 2021-02-17 13:10:31 -0500