This post originally appeared on the KnightBlog: The blog of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation on May 29, 2015.
Earlier this month I had the pleasure of attending the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) national conference May 12-14 in New Orleans. The conference brought together diverse young leaders in philanthropy to learn from peers and seasoned leaders to better advance pathways of social change.
Here are three insights I gained from the conference:Read more
Jenny's Raggedy Thoughts on EPIP Conference New Orleans
By: Jennifer Shanks
New Orleans was the perfect location for EPIP to convene. As one of the opening panelists poetically described, New Orleans is a city that is dealing with the disaster of inequality that hit the shores of Louisiana over 100 years ago. Katrina's devastation has provided a reminder of systemic inequities - and the opportunity to create new paths for creative problem solving, civic engagement and community building - and collectively figure out solutions to new challenges including the preservation of the city's vibrant communities and combating gentrification. Center stage is movement building around the issue of institutionalized and systemic racism.
What It Means to be Part of a Network a.k.a I Found My People
By: Hafizah Omar
EPIP National Board Member, Christine Reeves, told us the four times she has felt that she was at the right place, doing the right thing, with the right people. One such time was as part of EPIP.Read more
While conducting research for our 2015 National Conference, we came across these great resources to help you prepare for your participation at EPIP in NOLA. We hope you will take some time to dive as deeply as possible into some of these topics and issues in order to get the most out of your conference experience. See you all soon in New Orleans!