EPIP NY works to strengthen the next generation of grantmakers and advance the field of philanthropy in the NYC area. We provide local philanthropy professionals with opportunities for networking and professional development, connecting members with their peers and providing access to senior leaders for learning and development.Read more
By Rachael Young, Program Officer, Mertz Gilmore Foundation and Steering Committee Member, EPIP-NY
Crowdfunding platforms raised an estimated $5.1 billion worldwide in 2013, nearly twice the total for 2012. Although most of this booming investment is in private ventures, mission-driven crowdfunding platforms are also emerging on the leading edge of technology, philanthropy, and social entrepreneurship.Read more
EPIP-NY Event: Tapping the Crowd to Solve Social Inequity
With generous support from the Surdna Foundation, our EPIP-NY chapter partnered with Housing Works Bookstore Cafe to host a fascinating panel discussion on crowdfunding for social change. The distinguished panel explored a number of issues in the emerging field and left attendees with a deeper understanding of crowdfunding’s current impact, and its potential for the future.Read more
This post was authored by Nichole Martini, who is the Co-Chair of EPIP-NY’s Steering Committee.
In the early fall of 2012, EPIP-NY went through its usual onboarding process of new Steering Committee members. I was elected co-chair of the chapter to help guide and direct our activities and work with EPIP National. This was my first time serving in a co-leadership model and I wasn’t sure how it would work.Read more
Check out this perspective from EPIP member and leader, Beth Herz of the Surdna Foundation:
In the weeks following the election, commentators across the political spectrum took note of the evolving face of the voting public. News analysts observed the high turnout among people of color and young people. I heard one reflect: “This is the America of today.Read more
The Joint Affinity Groups (JAG) and EPIP are collaborating to host a party that sends you into the holiday season in style!
Ring in the holidays. Eat great food. Listen to great music. Meet the New York-area’s finest affinity group talent. And cheer EPIP’s new Executive Director, Rahsaan Harris, in his new position!Read more
If you’ve been following the latest EPIP news, you will know that EPIP has just appointed a new Executive Director, Rahsaan Harris. And if you’re reading this post on epip.org, you will notice our new, snazzy website design. Clearly, there are a lot of great things going on at EPIP and we want you to be part of it!Read more
New York Foundation 2012 Summer Internship Application Deadline: Friday, April 13, 2012 The New York Foundation invites applications for an internship in philanthropy. NYF is seeking a young person interested in learning about its grant-making approach and practice. The intern will participate in the grant review process at all levels for a period of ten weeks from June through August 2012.Read more
We hope our readers will join us for our “Meet the Alumni” Happy Hour & Colleague “Matchmaking” Event, which is taking place tomorrow, February 29 at the Croton Reservoir Tavern at 6 pm. More information and RSVP details are available on the event website. We look forward to seeing you there!Read more
This is an exciting opportunity for a conscientious, energetic professional to lead the grants administration systems of an international philanthropic institution.Read more