This guest post was authored by Rahsaan Harris, the President & CEO of The Emma Bowen Foundation For Minority Interests in Media.
Dr. Harris most recently served as EPIP’s second Executive Director from 2012-2014.
Don’t give up I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…Read more
We recently had the opportunity to interview Emily Kessler, the interim director of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy. In this interview, Emily shares how she got her start in philanthropy and what she is hoping to do to help emerging professionals and increase the value of an EPIP membership.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
Hispanic Heritage Month just ended on October 15, and we would be remiss not to acknowledge it and EPIP's Latino roots. Many don't realize that people of color were at the center of EPIP's formation.
Most know the story of how Rusty Stahl founded EPIP with a group of like-minded people back in 2001. However, EPIP's staff recently discovered that one of Rusty's compadres was a Latino Program Associate from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Alejandro Amezcua.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