March 2024 Newsletter

Facing Our Truths, Moving Toward Change

With our winter cohort of Philanthropology wrapped up, we’re reflecting on the importance of truth telling within our sector. As one of our guest facilitators, Maco Faniel, reminded us, there is no institutional philanthropy today without massive historical (and continued) extraction of labor, land, and wealth. It is incumbent on all of us, as emerging leaders in philanthropy, to understand the history and opportunity within our sector so that we can more fully advocate for more equitable outcomes regardless of where we sit. We hear time and time again from our members how valuable it is to find peers who share this curiosity and who are eager to push each other towards even more creativity in their philanthropic work for a more just, equitable, and sustainable world. 

Want to find your people and continue advancing equity and justice in philanthropy? Join us in New Orleans for Reconnect, Revive & Rise. Content highlights will include: an introduction to racial capitalism, leading from where you sit, not abandoning the South in our philanthropy, building strong partnerships with tribal communities, how emerging leaders can consider equitable AI in the next 5-10 years of our work… and so much more! 

Questions about the conference or need help making the case to your team to join us? Email us at [email protected]!

EPIP News & Events



Updates on EPIP 2024

We have a number of exciting updates on Reconnect, Revive and Rise: EPIP’s 2024 Conference! 

Early bird tickets are now sold out, but full conference rate tickets are still available. Be sure to register today, space at the conference is limited.

Here’s a small snapshot of what you can except in New Orleans:

  • Healing Spaces: since 2016, EPIP has featured identity-based healing spaces with the guidance of Erika Totten at Unchained Visioning. We are thrilled to have Erika’s gifted team of healers join us in New Orleans for facilitated spaces of healing for Black folks, non-Black people of color, and white-identifying conference attendees. 
  • Affinity spaces: Funders for LGBTQ Issues and Hispanics in Philanthropy will both be hosting affinity spaces at our conference for LGBTQ+ attendees and Latine attendees to find their people and learn more about the offerings from these CHANGE Philanthropy partner organizations!  
  • Welcome reception: Join us off-site at one of New Orleans’ leading Black arts institutions for a night of food, celebration, arts, and culture.  

Not able to attend in person? Virtual tickets are available at a discounted rate! Virtual attendees will be able to watch all three plenary sessions, and participate in any of these breakout sessions:

  • Sustainable Staffing: How Funders Can Reduce Grantee Staff Burnout
  • Creating Healing Cultures in Our Organizations and Justice Work
  • Black Disabled Liberation: A Story of Collective Liberation & Power Building

Communities of Practice


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. We just kicked off the Winter cohort of the community of practice. 

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

EPIP Chapter Updates

EPIP Colorado Invites You To: Sources of Power

Philanthropic organizations inherently wield power in the social sector due to historical structures that assign power to resources. How can practitioners within these organizations harness their own sources of power to transform culture and practice to better center nonprofits and communities? 

Bring your favorite morning beverage and join EPIP Colorado for an interactive exploration of the various Sources of Power and how we identify, leverage, and become comfortable with using our power to catalyze social change.

Learn more and register.

Join EPIP Los Angeles for an Upcoming Happy Hour!

Folks in our California community are invited to an in-person happy hour co-hosted by EPIP Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Giving Circle.

Guests will be able to meet members of the EPIP LA community and learn about programs and events that promote leadership development and relationship building among colleagues who share a vision of creating a more equitable and inclusive philanthropic sector. 

Get the details and register today!

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

Register for Harambee: Let’s Pull Together

Virtual tickets are still available for A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities’ 2024 Annual Harambee Conference, happening April 25th-27th.

Learn more and get your ticket here.

Hispanics In Philanthropy 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 and tickets 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

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The positions below are just the beginning. Check our Job Board for more opportunities from around the country! 

  • Data Officer - William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Menlo Park, CA
  • Senior Coordinator - Governor's Office of Foundation Liaison, Lansing, MI/Hybrid
  • Bookkeeper - Chicago Foundation for Women, Chicago, IL

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