September 2023 Newsletter


EPIP News & Events

Join EPIP's Board of Directors! 


Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy is seeking thoughtful, inclusive, and talented leaders to join our Board of Directors.

After having been a fiscally sponsored project governed by a dynamic Advisory Board for over two decades, EPIP is in its first year as an independent 501 (c)3. We are excited about advancing and deepening our mission under the leadership of President and CEO Storme Gray.

The Board of Directors will play a critical role in strengthening the foundation of our incredible organization, ensuring good governance, and galvanizing resources to ensure a sustainable future for this important work. 

Submit your interest by October 30.

Learn more about joining EPIP’s Board of Directors and how to apply.

Communities of Practice 

Check out our Communities of Practice for 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 Community of Practice: a 90 minute session is scheduled for October 31 at 3 p.m. EST. 
  • People of Color Community of Practice: a 90 minute session  is scheduled for December 5 at 3 p.m. EST that will focus on negotiation practices.
  • White Affinity Community of Practice: The current cohort meets on the second Tuesday of each month until November 14. This community requires a six-month commitment to meet monthly for facilitated discussion and peer coaching around topics of identity, white privilege, white supremacy culture, and anti-racism. Watch for future updates about new cohorts coming in 2024. 

Curious about what kind of sessions you can expect as a Community of Practice participant?

In September, the People of Color Network met for Peer Coaching and Table Talks. The session started with time for peer coaching, and concluded with table talks that provided folks of color across the philanthropic ecosystem with support and empowerment. 

In October, the Emerging Women Of Color Community of Practice will host a conversation on How to Pick Your Battles, an interactive, step-by-step session designed to help participants pick and choose when and how to lean in, to feel better prepared to effectively navigate and negotiate the inevitable conflicts that arise out of pursuing social justice work in the philanthropic sector.

Ready to engage? Sign up for a community of practice here

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

EPIP Chapter Updates 

EPIP Colorado 2023 Leadership Journeys  

How do junior and mid-level professionals show up as leaders in the philanthropic sector regardless of title or position? How can organizations support leaders? And what does transformational leadership look like?

EPIP’s Colorado Chapter is thrilled to host our signature Leadership Journeys event to explore those questions and more. Regional members can attend in-person, and members across the country can join in virtually for a panel discussion and Q&A with Colorado leaders who are creating pathways for liberated leadership. Formal, in-person event followed by refreshments and networking.

When: November 16, 2023, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. MST

Where: Hybrid: The Colorado Health Foundation or Zoom

1780 Pennsylvania St.

Denver, CO 80203

Contact: EPIP Colorado - [email protected]

Register for the virtual event here.

Sector News & Events 

Attend Just Future Summit 2023

The Greenlining Institute’s annual Summit is one of the country’s largest racial equity conferences. Just Future brings together the most important voices in the movement for racial justice and convenes over 1,000 change-makers to build momentum for transformative change. 

To mark Greenlining’s 30th anniversary, the Summit is back in person on October 19 and 20, 2023, in Oakland, California. Stand-up comedian and director W. Kamau Bell will join as this year’s featured speaker.  

Learn more and register.

Registration for Funding Forward 2023 is Open! 

This three-day convening, from November 29 to December 1, will be held at Loews Chicago Hotel and will be the first in-person conference from Funders for LGBTQ Issues since 2019. Not able to attend in person? There will also be virtual content for hybrid participation. Click here to learn more and reserve your spot today.

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].

Job Board 

Looking for a new opportunity?

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

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