Leaders Never Stop Emerging: Embracing the Next Generation of Philanthropic Changemakers
Listen in to the most recent episode of Submittable's Impact Audio podcast to hear from our very own Storme Gray, EPIP Executive Director. In this interview, Storme discusses how to support true equity and make space for the full human experience in our organizational cultures. Tune in to hear about:
- How philanthropic organizations can recruit and retain diverse talent
- The value of curiosity, inquiry, and collective care
- How global interconnectedness shapes a new ethos for emerging leaders
- The power of pausing your inbox
- Why everyone is a leader in their own right (and continuously emerging)
- Advice for new talent seeking to make a career in philanthropy
Emerging Women of Color Community of Practice: Negotiation Strategies for Career Advancement - June 1
For emerging leaders navigating philanthropy at the intersections of race, gender, and tenure, salary and compensation negotiation remains a challenge. In our spring session of EPIP's Emerging Women of Color Community of Practice, join Natalie Samarjian, President and CEO of CORO Southern California, for a workshop to deepen your negotiation and collaboration skills. Click here to register for this interactive session happening on June 1 at 3:00 pm ET.
Questions about our communities of practice or whether this is a good fit for you? Reach out to [email protected]. EPIP Communities of Practice are designed for EPIP members. Not a member yet? Visit our membership page to learn more.
Keep an eye on our events page for opportunities to connect with your local and national philanthropic community!
EPIP Boston | Re-establishing Philanthropy's Relationship with Nonprofits - June 29
Join our EPIP Boston Chapter on June 29 at 12:00 pm ET for a discussion with funders in the Greater Boston area including Next Level Social Impact and Life Science Cares, as well as grantee partner EnRoot to learn how they shifted during the pandemic and how they are envisioning support moving forward. The ongoing pandemic is an ongoing challenge for non-profit organizations as many are transitioning to hybrid work schedules. Foundations have a significant role in offering support to grantee partners as they navigate this new phase in the pandemic while advancing social change. Click here to register for this dynamic discussion.
Thank you to our philanthropy family at ABFE for compiling a list of local organizations addressing some of the long and short-term needs like food access, mental health support, and transportation for those affected by the racist massacre in Buffalo:
- African Heritage Food Co-op
- Fruit Belt Community Land Trust
- The Challenger Community News
- Open Buffalo
- Our City Action Buffalo
- Justice for Migrant Families
- Buffalo Mutual Aid Network
- Black Love Resists in the Rust/Colored Girls Bike, Too
ABFE also shared the following resources to support mental wellness and healing in the aftermath of the recent gun violence in Uvalde:
- Voices of a Collective Experience: Vicarious Racism and its Impact on Black Mental Health
- Academics for Black Lives: Grief circle, courses The WELLS Healing Center Campus
- ABFE webinar - There is a Balm: Getting Mental Wellness Resources that We need - When we need them
- Dr. Rheeda Walker, The Unapologetic Guide for Black Mental Health
- Dr. Lauren Powell, she speaks of food, healing & mental wellness
- BEAM - https://www.beam.community/
- National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network - https://nqttcn.com/en/
- Silence the Shame - https://silencetheshame.com/who-we-are/board.html
- Community Healing Network - https://communityhealingnet.org/ - See the guidance on the Emotional Emancipation Circles
- Hurdle Health - https://www.hurdle.health/
- Steve Fund (student-focused) - https://www.stevefund.org/
- National Association of Black Psychologists - https://abpsi.site-ym.com/
- Black Psychiatrists of America - https://www.blackpsychiatrists.org/
- The Steve Fund - https://www.stevefund.org/
- The Boris Henson Foundation - https://borislhensonfoundation.org/
- Silence the Shame - https://silencetheshame.com/
- List of multiple resources for different identities-https://chasebrexton.org/blog/healing-resources-black-queer-and-trans-communities
- Jacqueline Copeland (co-founder of Black Philanthropy Month & The WISE Fund) created AGAPES: A Global and Pan-African Philanthropic Emergency System to get resources to help support tragedies like these.
Remembering Urvashi Vaid
The philanthropy community continues to mourn the loss of legendary activist for LGBTQ+ civil rights, Urvashi Vaid. The current executive director of the National LGBTQ Task Force, Kierra Johnson, shared the following reflections in a press release, “Urvashi Vaid was a leader, a warrior, and a force to be reckoned with. She was also a beloved colleague, friend, partner, and someone we all looked up to — a brilliant, outspoken, and deeply committed activist who wanted full justice and equality for all people.” Learn more about Urvashi's legacy here.
Congratulations to Jeanné Lewis
Congratulations to Jeanné Lewis for becoming Interim President & CEO of Faith in Public Life starting this June! Jeanné has been a long-time EPIP supporter through the CHANGE Philanthropy community and served as NCRP’s Vice President and Chief Engagement Officer. Learn more about this phenomenal leader here.
Briefing with Black Migrant Leaders - June 2
Join Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) and Four Freedoms Fund on June 2 at 12:30 PDT/3:30 EDT for a briefing with Black migrant leaders on the unique challenges facing their communities. Learn how funders can invest in justice for Black migrants, including supporting the Black Migrant Power Fund. Click here to register (log in or create an account on the GCIR Website).
2022 Forum Annual Conference - July 18-20
Join the United Philanthropy Forum in Seattle, WA, July 18-20 for their first in-person conference since 2019. This conference brings together people from all of the country’s philanthropy associations and networks that play a key role in advancing, convening, mobilizing, informing, and supporting the field. Click here to register. Our EPIP team will be there!
What We're Reading, Watching & Listening to
- This Chronicle of Philanthropy article discusses the recent gun violence and philanthropy's role to follow the wisdom of leaders of communities most impacted by the crises.
- In aftermath of the Buffalo shooting, this article says supporting grassroots groups is the most effective way to fight white supremacy.
- We offer these advocacy resources for funders to help Uvalde as one way to respond to this recent tragedy.
- Facing a World without Roe: How Effective Grantmaking Combats Inequity
- These billionaire philanthropists spoke out against overturning Roe v. Wade — but that support doesn’t always translate to funding abortion - learn more in this article.
- This NPQ article calls for Pro-Black Measurement and Evaluation, “Measuring Is an Act of Power.”
Have something new on your reading list? Is there a resource you'd like the EPIP community to know about? Let us know at [email protected] and we may include it in a future newsletter.
Looking for a new opportunity?
The positions below are just the beginning. Check our Job Board for more opportunities from around the country:
- Program Officer, The Just Trust - Fully Remote
- Development Manager, Partnerships (E & I), Democracy Fund - remote
- Associate Director of Major Gifts, Family Philanthropy Northeastern University - Boston, MA
- Development Coordinator, Global Health Corps - New York, NY
- Development Director- West, The Phoenix - California
- Program Associate, The James Irvine Foundation - San Francisco or Los Angeles
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