Minnesota Chapter

EPIP Minnesota provides networking and professional development programs for new professionals in Minnesota philanthropy. EPIP-MN members are professionals at foundations, government and corporate grantmaking entities, and philanthropy support organizations (such as regional associations of grantmakers, affinity groups, and financial advisory firms).

Some members are foundation trustees or donors involved in giving circles and other forms of organized giving. Graduate students studying philanthropy are also welcome. EPIP MN does not discriminate by age, but because we were started by and for young professionals, our constituents are generally under 40 years of age. Members range from weeks to years of work in this field, and from program associates to presidents in terms of responsibility.

To get in touch with EPIP MN, email us at minnesota@epip.org.

EPIP Minnesota Chapter News

Members on Issues: Executive Presence and Equity Leaders: Contradictory or Complementary?

Posted on October 23, 2017

What exactly is executive presence, and do equity leaders who work in community spaces across sectors also benefit from having it? An exploration of leadership and what it means to be an equity leader at work. Read more from Chao Yang EPIP-Minnesota Chapter Chair. >>>

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Member Voices- For Emerging Philanthropy Professionals: The Power of Personal Branding

Posted on May 01, 2017

Chao Yang is a first generation Hmong women leader with intense focus on impact.  She is driven by a desire to empower people to realize their greatest potential by building connection, collaboration, and ownership between groups that lead to societal progress. 

She is currently a Ron McKinley Fellow at Medtronic Foundation, where she oversees a diverse local and global grant portfolio.  Chao is prolific reader, writer and nature enthusiast.  Her community involvement, leadership and activism has brought about tangible and lasting impact that helps others capitalize on opportunities and succeed.  She is currently the Chair of the Minnesota EPIP Chapter and welcomes new ways in which she can contribute to empowering underserved communities.


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Conference Deadline, Event Announcement & Survey

Posted on August 29, 2016

This year, EPIP-MN has been taking time to restructure and revamp our chapter to better serve the philanthropic community in Minnesota. We will have more regular programs and events for you and your colleagues starting in September. In the meantime, here are some upcoming news and events:

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