April 23, 2014
EPIP Webinar: Serve on a Board, Save the World AND Advance Your CareerRead 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 third interview in this series is with Carol Larson, President and CEO of the David & Lucile Packard Foundation.Read more
By: Matthew Ubrig, EPIP Chicago Chapter Co-Leader
It was not very long after I was hired at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors that I was able to experience Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy for the first time. With barely six months of philanthropy and nonprofit experience under my belt, I was encouraged by my new colleagues to attend the 2012 EPIP Annual Conference in Los Angeles, CA as a way to get acclimated to the philanthropic space and get a handle on just exactly what we were doing and what we were all about. I—being quite wet behind the ears—said “yes!” without even really knowing what I was agreeing to. Conference for emerging philanthropists? Sure, sounds good. Los Angeles? Uh, yeah no need to tell me twice!Read more
By Nadia Owusu, Senior Associate for Knowledge and Organizational Development, Living Cities
“I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids-and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.”- Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man
Last summer, I read with interest a slew of articles critiquing the philanthropic sector and calling for large-scale change.
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
March 12, 2014
EPIP Webinar: A Chat with EPIP’s Newest Executive Coach, Pratichi ShahRead more
Seven years ago I was I was desperate to find a job that would be the right place to learn what I was good at and truly develop my skills in those areas. I had a Master’s degree, several years of experience in fine arts and fundraising, in addition to more experience than I had ever hoped for as a waitress, bartender, barista, sales associate, telemarketer and circus jester. At the end of my search, I landed a job at a foundation.Read more