February 2023 Newsletter


Our R/evolution Continues: Announcing Storme Gray as President of EPIP

EPIP's Advisory Board is proud to celebrate Storme Gray's leadership in this special announcement!

“Storme's vision for EPIP and our sector is bold and rooted in love for humanity. She leads with deep empathy for EPIP’s community members working at all levels within the philanthropic sector and is determined to ensure EPIP’s community is empowered with the tools and support systems needed to drive change. As EPIP moves into this exciting next chapter of our work, we are so grateful to have Storme leading us forward.” - Maheen Kaleem, Vice Chair, EPIP Advisory Board

Welcome to EPIP’s Programs Associate!

EPIP is so excited to welcome Sai Bryant (she/her) as Programs Associate for EPIP! Sai will play a key role in developing robust professional development programming for philanthropic professionals in EPIP’s network committed to equity and excellence. Click here to learn more about Sai and our growing EPIP team.

Disability Inclusion & Intersectionality Workshop - March 1

Join EPIP on March 1, 2023 at 3:00 pm EST for this interactive workshop! Between COVID-19, racial tensions, and rising work expectations, disability and mental health awareness with organizational leaders is more important than ever. Facilitated by Keri Grey, this workshop will build on existing EPIP programming around disability and intersectionality. This 90-minute program is open to all, but free to members. Learn more and register here.

Join EPIP's Spring 2023 Philanthropology™Cohort!

EPIP is excited to launch our Spring 2023 Cohort of Philanthropology™! Registration is now open to the entire sector, with a discounted rate available for EPIP Members. Click here to secure your spot!

Philanthropology™ is EPIP’s signature curriculum that offers an overview of philanthropy from a social justice lens. Participants gain a high-level understanding of the landscape and history of the philanthropic sector including the ways philanthropy has advanced social justice movements, and ways it has caused harm. Participants dig into concepts like intersectionality, movement building, grantmaking with an equity lens, and strategies for putting this knowledge into practice as the field continues to evolve. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone working in philanthropy, especially people in their first three years in the sector.

The Philanthropology™ curriculum includes 9 hours of synchronous virtual sessions and supplemental reading materials and reflection activities. Registration for the series includes all three modules, which will take place over Zoom from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PST on April 19, May 3, and May 17. The series costs $500 for the general public and $325 for EPIP members. Click here to learn more and register today!

2023 Dates for EPIP Communities of Practice!

Check out our Communities of Practice to learn about opportunities to strengthen connections with peers through identity-based relationship-building, professional development, and peer coaching. Below are 2023 gathering dates for our active cohorts:

  • Emerging Women of Color Network: 90-minute sessions start at 3 pm EST on: April 24, July 25, and October 31. Click here to sign up.
  • People of Color Network: 90-minute sessions start at 3 pm EST on: March 23, June 27, September 26, December 5. Click here to register for the March session.
  • White Affinity Cohort: The newest cohort that launched in November will continue to meet on the second Tuesday of each month until April 11. Click here to learn more and sign up for updates about future cohorts.

EPIP Chapter Events

EPIP New York | Happy Hour

Join EPIP's New York Chapter in person at Ainslie Brooklyn on March 29 at 6:00 pm ET to reconnect with peers and build new connections over drinks and light bites. Space is limited, so RSVP now! This event is for any EPIP members or prospective members in the NYC area.

Sector News & Events

Info Session: The 2023 J.M.K. Innovation Prize

Join the J.M. Kaplan Fund on March 28 to learn about the 2023 J.M.K. Innovation Prize application process, selection criteria, and awardee experience. The Prize seeks to identify, support, and elevate innovators who are spearheading transformative early-stage projects in the fields of the environment, heritage conservation, and social justice. Click here to register. The first-round applications are due by April 28, 2023!

Funding the Gender Rights Movement

Join Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) on March 8 at 12:00 pm ET for this year's #GOMujeres 2023, a joint initiative with HIPGive and the Gender Equity Program at HIP that seeks to close the gap between those who work on the front lines of women’s rights, and people from all areas of life and work who want to support the fight and contribute to the development of girls and women. Join this conversation to hear from philanthropic leaders that have committed to building a gender movement with an intersectional lens in the US and beyond. Click here to register.

The Funders Network Announces 2023 PLACES Cohort

TFN is proud to announce the 2023 PLACES Fellows — 16 exemplary grantmakers who will embark on a year-long curriculum focusing on racial equity and justice. They will work together to not only deepen their understanding of structural racism and its malign impacts, but to acquire the tools and resources needed to challenge and change systemic inequities through their grantmaking. Learn about the 2023 PLACES Cohort here.

What We’re Reading, Watching & Listening to:

Have something new on your reading list or a resource you'd like to share with the EPIP community? Let us know at [email protected] and we may include it in a future newsletter.

Job Board

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