Please join EPIP Chicago for another Coffee Chat! This is an informal opportunity to connect with your peers from the comforts of our work-from-home set ups. We invite you to chat or listen in a space that's meant to bring our community of Chicago-based funders together. So make yourself some coffee or grab some tea, bake a croissant, whatever floats your boat...and join us in conversation!
Written by EPIP Chicago Steering Committee Members,
Cristina GuerreroRead more
By Marca Bristo
"Twenty five years after passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, there is much work yet to be done to impact true integration of the disabled."Read more
It is a vivid memory, the day I woke up, opened my eyes, and began to see the chasm that clenches racial inequity in this country and the world—it is pervasive and structural, unyielding and entrenched. The day was a cold afternoon in December 2014...Read more
How can emerging practitioners disrupt this exhaustion, breathe new life in the effort to advance DEI in philanthropy and throughout the sector, and begin to make DEI not only visible but consequential to communities affected by historic and systemic inequities?Read more
EPIP Chicago members and leaders are launching a blog series on DEI - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - in philanthropy. This is the first of five posts in the series.Read more
Please join us in welcoming our new steering committee members for EPIP Chicago this year. We’re really excited to grow our team as EPIP Chicago enters our third year. Lots of exciting programing coming up, so stay tuned!
"At D5 Coalition, we define equity as, “Improving equity is to promote justice, impartiality and fairness within the procedures, processes, and distribution of resources by institutions or systems. Tackling equity issues requires an understanding of the underlying or root causes of outcome disparities within our society.”
In the PolicyLink’s Equity manifesto, it says “it [equity] demands honesty and forthrightness calling out racism and oppression, both overt and systemic”
But let’s be real, talking about equity is hard. ..."Read more
What you’ve heard about Chicago summers is true— they are the best part about living in the city! EPIP Chicago had a great summer and as we brace for fall’s unpredictable weather and gusty winds, let’s relive what we were up to in the summer.
Read updates from our Chicago Chapter including lessons learned from summer events like "Facilitation for Grantmakers" and "Chicago Women in Philanthropy Women Leadership Mentoring Program" and find out about upcoming events & opportunities.Read more
Collaboration across organizations is not easy feat, but when it works value is always elevated. EPIP Chicago, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Chicago and All A-Board Alliance have been working together in Chicago to make the most of community collaboration. As a board member and community leader, Lauren King has a unique perspective to highlight opportunities for this kind of collaboration. A former EPIP Chicago steering committee member and current board member at YNPN Chicago and All A-Board Alliance, Lauren reflects on her experience participating across networks here.Read more