Join EPIP for a drink and a discussion of the SSIR article, “Philanthropy in the Service of Democracy” by Rob Reich, author of Just Giving.
Reich argues, “In a democracy, the justification of any tax incentive for donations must be rooted in something more than the desire to reward people for practicing charity … A tax incentive is justified for its role in stimulating or amplifying the voice of citizens in the production of a diverse, decentralized, and pluralistic associational sector, which is itself important because it is considered a bedrock of a flourishing democracy.”
Rob Reich asks what attitude and what policies should democracies have concerning individuals who give money away for public purposes? Philanthropy currently fails democracy in many ways, but Reich argues that it can be redeemed and be the “humble servant” of social goods.
Join us for a conversation on how to identify the right standards philanthropy must set to ensure change is created and voices of the community are amplified. This is meant to be a time to discuss our own perspectives and experiences on the topics and questions presented in the article.
Appetizers are on EPIP. We hope to see you there!
Redwood City, CA 94063
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Join the EPIP Bay Area and Northern California Grantmaker's Peninsula Philanthropy Network (PPN) at the Pacific Arts League for a casual mixer to connect with people who work in philanthropy on the San Francisco Peninsula. This will be an opportunity to build relationships, learn about the amazing work your colleagues are doing in the bay, and take in the artistic beauty that will surround you.
Launched in 2016, PPN has connected and engaged philanthropic organizations in networking and sector learning opportunities, which have included topics on affordable housing, impact investing, and capacity building. As we spring into spring, we would love to gather your ideas on what programs to focus on in 2019. If you have any program topics or marvelous speaker ideas, share them with NCG staff or a member of the PPN Steering Committee at the mixer.
We look forward to meeting all of you and strengthening the philanthropic network on the Peninsula!
Hosted by Northern California Grantmakers and co-sponsored by EPIP Bay Area.
Note: This event is open to funders only.
668 Ramona St
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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In response to membership feedback, EPIP Bay Area is proud to launch the pilot of a new Mentorship Program to connect young, emerging professionals in philanthropy with experienced practitioners in order to expand networks, deepen learning opportunities, and strengthen professional development.
Inspired by EPIP National’s strategic framework and similar programs hosted by EPIP Boston, EPIP DC, and EPIP LA, the Bay Area chapter sees this as an opportunity to support our members in their internal and external advocacy and our shared commitment to equity and social justice in philanthropy.
The inaugural 2018-2019 cohort includes up to 10 emerging and mid-level leaders and up to 10 seasoned professionals who are paired for one-on-one Mentoring Partnerships.Read more
- Keith Calix, Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Foundation
- George Dallas, David and Lucile Packard Foundation
- JC De Vera, San Francisco Foundation
- Bianca Diaz, Wells Fargo Foundation
- Allison Domicone, Hirsch and Associates (Co-Chair)
- Sarah Grady, Heising-Simons Foundation
- Shannon Lin, Neighborhood Funders Group
- Stacie Mills, James Irvine Foundation
- Angelica Ramirez, S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
- Samantha Sandoval, Latino Community Foundation
- Xenia Shih Bion, California Health Care Foundation
- Carly Straus, Metta Fund
- Alli Szutu, Moody's Corporation
- Dominique Turrentine, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
- Cassandra Zawilski, Consultant (Co-Chair)
If you'd like to get more involved with EPIP, consider joining our Steering Committee. Contact us at email@example.com for more information.
EPIP Bay Area is committed to building the emerging philanthropy community in San Francisco, the East Bay, Peninsula, South Bay and North Bay. We host professional development and networking events in response to the needs of members and in collaboration with local nonprofits and affinity groups.
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Chapter Membership Survey
Our Chapter wants to learn what your interests are and how we can best support you as emerging practitioners in philanthropy. We appreciate your feedback, so that we can offer programming that will be beneficial to you. This anonymous survey will take no more than 5 minutes to complete. You do not have to be a dues-paying EPIP member to participate.
Past Bay Area Events
Article Club: "The Art of Saying No as a Philanthropist"
Collaborative Philanthropy Series, Part 1: Social Impact Bonds & Pay for Success
Collaborative Philanthropy Series, Part 2: Giving Circles
Collaborative Philanthropy Series, Part 3: Collective Impact
EPIP National Happy Hour at Neighborhood Funders Group Conference
Article Club: "The Need for Black Rage in Philanthropy"
Debate: Does Big Philanthropy Undermine Democracy & Civil Society?
Article Club: "Scary Times: Foundations, Trumpism, and the Fear Factor"
Article Club: Big Bets in Philanthropy
Salon: Philanthropy in Oakland
EPIP National Happy Hour at Forum Conference
Silicon Valley Happy Hour
Article Club: Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap
Leader Salon: Career Pathways and DEI
Article Club: How to Live in the Present Moment
Article Club: The Giving Journey
Democratizing Philanthropy: The Giving Circle Movement
Events in the Field
Visit the Northern California Grantmakers calendar and events in the field page! We also recommend subscribing to the mailing lists of relevant affinity groups, funder networks, and philanthropic support organizations to stay connected to the field—The Council on Foundations had created comprehensive list here.
Have a Bay Area event you'd like to share? Email email@example.com with subject line "Events in the Field" and a link to your event.
Bay Area Jobs
To post a listing to the EPIP job board, please send a full job description with job's location as a Word .doc to firstname.lastname@example.org.