This post was authored by Alicia Barrett, a Trust Administrative Officer with U.S. Trust, Bank of America. Alicia is also a member of the Washington, D.C. chapter of Emerging Practitioners In Philanthropy.
Being a strong communicator is a wonderful quality that every employer, friend and significant other wants you to have, but let’s face it, communicating your ideas clearly and persuasively does not come naturally (especially for the reserved folks like me out there). To learn how to become a better communicator, I turned to my local Toastmasters International club...Read more
We’re seeking leaders to serve on EPIP DC’s steering committee beginning January 2015. The EPIP national network and its Washington D.C. chapter (EPIP DC) are at an exciting moment in their evolution. We’re looking for motivated persons who are committed to the mission of EPIP and who are passionate about developing and supporting the emerging leaders of DC. If you are interested in joining us, please follow the instructions on the EPIP DC Steering Committee Application...Read more
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Capital Area Food Bank with EPIP. CAFB has unfortunately cancelled our volunteer work date due to a low supply of food. You can help CAFB restock their supply by donating now...Read more
August 12, 2014 | 8:30 – 10 am | Sign up now!
Join us for a candid conversation with Patty Stonesifer, the President and CEO of Martha’s Table. We’ll talk a about Patty’s phenomenal career path and her much-discussed transition into nonprofit leadership with Martha’s Table. The focus of our conversation will be on the state of hunger in the Washington D.C. region and Patty’s vision of ending hunger for all children...Read more
July 11, 2014 | 5:30-7:30 pm | Sign up Now!
There’s no place like Washington, D.C. in the summertime! To celebrate this great city and all it has to offer, join us for an evening of fun, food, and cold drinks at Truckeroo! Truckeroo is a food truck festival that takes place just across the street from Navy Yard metro station. We’ll sample some of the best food D.C. has to offer, bask in the glory of summer and maybe even play a few games of corn hole!Read more
May 29, 2014 | 6-7:30 pm | Sign up now!
The U.S. philanthropic sector pays out about $47 billion per year in grants (Foundation Center Data, 2011). Most foundations are only granting 5% of their total assets. What about the remaining 95%? Foundations invest 19 times more dollars in investments than in grants. This begs the question: how are foundations investing? Do foundation investments reflect their mission and values?Read more
In an effort to help EPIP members gain value from the experience of professionals in the field, EPIP has started a new interview series. Blog readers will be able to learn valuable lessons from leaders in the field.
The second interview in this series is with Johanna Morariu. Johanna is a member of EPIP in Washington, D.C. and a Director at Innovation Network. In her position, she works with her colleagues to help funders and nonprofits collect data about their work and improve their results.Read more
By William Fenn, Innovation Network and EPIP-DC
“One page, that’s all you get,” I was told the first time I presented to the board. How is that possible, I thought? I had been running due diligence on this project for months, collecting several hundred pages of budget and proposal information with multiple rounds of revisions. Now I understand the one page limit. I was only working on one small grant out of hundreds that the board would debate – and that wasn’t even considering the documentation the board had to digest about larger strategic planning and operational issues...Read more
In an effort to help EPIP members gain value from the experience of professionals in the field, EPIP is starting a new interview series. Blog readers will be able to learn valuable lessons from leaders in the field.
The first interview in this series is with Laura Tomasko. Laura, a D.C. EPIP member, is a network developer at the Council on Foundations. As a network developer, she spends her time exploring the landscape of social good finance. This includes helping COF members learn about current trends and opportunities within the field...Read more
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 8 – 9:30 am
As a town that is always on the go we are all looking to maximize our personal and professional efficiency. Join the conversation so we can trade our best tips on working smarter in every aspect of our lives...Read more