January 2024 Newsletter

EPIP News & Events

Registration Now Open for EPIP 2024: Reconnect, Revive & Rise!

Register now!

Yesterday, we announced that registration is open for our conference, EPIP 2024: Reconnect, Revive & Rise. We’re so excited to welcome the EPIP community to New Orleans June 3 through June 5. The conference will bring together emergent thinking, bold leadership, and creative philanthropic practices to inspire and prepare emerging leaders.

What makes our conference special? Every aspect of EPIP 2024 is designed to support the learning, connections, and inspiration that early- and mid-career professionals desire.

We provide attendees with the chance to step away from the everyday to find new perspectives and a renewed fire for your work. We like to think of our conference as a place to “find your people” – peers encountering similar challenges and opportunities in philanthropy, united by a shared desire to witness meaningful change. Attendees will leave ready to continue the vital work needed in our organizations and communities.

We have set aside 100 early bird tickets for EPIP members on a first come first serve basis. Early bird tickets are $640. Prices will increase to the full conference rate of $800 after early bird tickets have sold out. A limited number of scholarships are available for EPIP members.

Non-member, virtual and day rates are also available.

Registration Type

Early Bird Rate

Full Conference Rate

EPIP Member

$650 (Only 100 available)





Virtual (Member Rate)



Virtual (Non-Member Rate)



Local Day Rate (Monday Only)



The first step is yours - register today! 

Questions? Contact [email protected].

Interested in being a sponsor of EPIP 2024? Explore further details about our sponsorship prospectus on our website or connect with us at [email protected].

Call for Proposals: EPIP’s 2024 Conference

We are looking for engaging, dynamic, and creative proposal submissions for EPIP’s 2024 Conference in New Orleans, LA to support the learning of early- and mid-career practitioners in the philanthropic sector. Learn more on our website, and submit your proposal here. Submission deadline extended to January 31st! Questions? Email [email protected]

Philanthropology is Back! Join the Winter 2024 Cohort - Remaining Space is Limited

In order to use philanthropy to drive social change, it is crucial that new practitioners in the sector understand its context, history, and challenges. Philanthropology™ is EPIP's signature curriculum that responds to this need with an in-depth critical study of philanthropy through a social justice lens that includes academic and practitioner perspectives. 

The Philanthropology™ curriculum includes 9 hours of synchronous virtual sessions spread over several weeks supplemented by reading materials, videos, and reflection activities. Participants learn the landscape and history of the philanthropic sector and dig into concepts like intersectionality, movement building, grantmaking with an equity lens, and strategies for putting this knowledge into practice.

Winter 2024 Cohort dates:

  • Module 1: Philanthropy History, Ecosystem, and Evolution
    • Wednesday, February 28 from 10 a.m. - 1  p.m. PST 
  • Module 2: Racial Equity and Equity Analysis in Grantmaking
    • Wednesday, March 13 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PST 
  • Module 3: Self-Advocacy and Personal Leadership
    • Wednesday, March 27 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PST PST

Member Registration Investment: $350 

General Registration Investment: $500 

Member registration is now open here.

General registration is now open here.

Communities of Practice

As we kick off 2024, you might be thinking about new opportunities for professional development, peer coaching, and building relationships with other professionals in philanthropy. EPIP’s Communities of Practice give emerging professionals a space to grow, learn, and connect with their peers. Available Communities of Practice are:

  • The People of Color Network: The People of Color Network (PCN) is a professional development and peer support network for EPIP members who identify as people of color. The PCN is designed to address the intersections of challenges and opportunities that are unique to emerging people of color in the sector. The spaces we provide, whether in person or virtual, are places where we hope you can show up in your wholeness to connect, vent, share strategies with peers, and learn key skills. 
  • The Emerging Women of Color Community of Practice: The Emerging Women of Color (EWOC) community of practice was launched in 2022, focused on leadership development and network weaving for early- and mid-career women of color in philanthropy. Created in response to member requests, this community provides leadership development through the lens of race and gender. It also works to connect early-career women of color with a network of peers so that it takes less effort to ‘find your people’ in the field.
  • White Affinity Community of Practice: EPIP launched this space in 2021 to provide a rigorous and supportive environment for members who identify as white to deepen their knowledge of antiracism and develop skills and strategies to advance racial equity and inclusive leadership practices in philanthropy, unpack and process the harmful effects of white privilege and white supremacy culture including how both show up within individuals and institutions, and discuss shared challenges and experiences.
    • The White Affinity Community of Practice requires a six-month commitment to meet monthly for facilitated discussion and peer coaching. A new cohort begins soon! Register your interest by January 31. The next cohort kicks off February 13th! 

Contact [email protected] with any questions or to express interest in getting involved as a facilitator for future sessions. 

Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals (DAPP) Survey: Understanding the Philanthropic Community’s Workforce & Leadership

How diverse are the staff and boards of foundations? What are the experiences of diverse philanthropic professionals? And how can your grantmaking organization support them in bringing their full selves to work? CHANGE Philanthropy’s 2024 Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals (DAPP) Survey aims to answer these questions and more in a groundbreaking culture and climate study of the philanthropic sector.

Join Neighborhood Funders Group, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, and CHANGE Philanthropy for a joint member call to learn more about the DAPP Survey and why your grantmaking organization should participate. This survey is unique in soliciting anonymous, self-reported DEI data from individuals on the staff and board of participating grantmaking organizations, helping funders to accurately assess the culture and climate of their organizations. 

Register your interest here.

EPIP Chapter Updates

Join a Chapter Steering Committee

EPIP’s Chicago and Washington, DC chapters are recruiting volunteers to join their steering committees! EPIP’s member-led chapters are critical to realizing our collective vision for philanthropy. If you are interested in creating spaces for members to connect, learn about the sector, develop inclusive leadership skills, and “find their people,” chapter leadership is for you! 

Click here to access the application.

Sector News & Events

Webinar Opportunity: Justice Funders' State of the Movement 2024

Join Justice Funders on February 1 for their annual convening: State of the Movement 2024. This webinar will convene courageous leaders in philanthropy to share how their foundations are redistributing resources for the regenerative economy.

Captions and ASL interpretation will be available. A recording of the webinar will also be sent to registrants after the event.

Register here.

Join the Neighborhood Funders Group Racial Capitalism Community of Practice

Neighborhood Funders Group’s Funders for a Just Economy (FJE) program is hosting a Racial Capitalism Community of Practice (CoP) open to funder members. This four part series will focus on political education and building shared understanding of the framework of racial capitalism, deepening relationships with one another, strategizing and cultivating a project around shifting philanthropic practices. We encourage participants to join the series in teams of three people from their institution, to support project ideation and implementation.

Learn more about the community of practice here.

Register for Harambee: Let’s Pull Together

Registration is now open for A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities’ 2024 Annual Harambee Conference in St. Louis, Missouri! 

Pre-conference activities begin Wednesday, April 24th, with the main conference running Thursday, April 25th – Saturday, April 27th. 

Learn more and register here.

Hispanics In Philanthropy Announces 2024 Conference

Join Hispanics in Philanthropy June 20 and 21 in Chicago for Corazón y Poder: Unleashing our Power. The conference includes plenaries, panels, and charlas to engage in learning and conversations about and for Latines in the US, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The agenda is curated to elevate topics that demonstrate the most current needs and priorities of our communities.

Get conference details here.

Save the Date: Neighborhood Funders Group Integrated Rural Strategies Group (IRSG) 2024 Rural Equity Summit

On the afternoons of February 21st and 22nd, 2024, funders are invited to come together to listen, engage in dialogue, and leave with actionable learnings and new relationships to support them in deepening their rural grantmaking strategies. IRSG's 2024 Summit is designed to:

  • Increase collaboration and deepen the accountability of IRSG’s network of funders to resourcing justice- and equity-advancing work in rural communities;
  • Catalyze funders to move boldly together to advance climate justice, land sovereignty, building multiracial democracy and more; and
  • Foster relationships between funders and rural community leaders to build a trust-based and community-centered approach to grantmaking in rural communities.

Learn more.

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

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