Throughout the year, EPIP offers its members the opportunity to design and host or participate in interactive webinars that address different issue areas important to the EPIP community and the field at large. These webinars offer emerging leaders a forum to share their knowledge and expertise as well as discuss, debate, and learn from one another. No matter where one lives or works, members can join these online webinars to stay connected to the EPIP community between local and National in-person gatherings.
If 2020 showed us anything, it’s that regardless of the type of grantmaking we practice, no matter the type of organization we are in, racial equity impacts every aspect of our work. Yet, too often we lack the strong tools and analysis to bring these principles into action through our grantmaking. Join EPIP and ABFE for a workshop to discuss how we, as emerging and established leaders in philanthropy, can understand, commit to, and practice an intentional racial equity approach.
Presented by ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities, the workshop will present shared definitions and assumptions around race, racism, anti-blackness and racial equity, an introduction to ABFE’s Responsive Philanthropy in Black Communities (RPBC) framework, share tools that can be used to support racial equity grantmaking, and provide resources to support applying a racial equity lens to your work.
Recently, philanthropic futurist (and EPIP Minnesota chapter founder/former EPIP Board Chair) Trista Harris joined EPIP to talk about the ways that futurism can help the philanthropic sector imagine (and help create) the post-pandemic world. The full talk is here but four pieces of wisdom that stuck with us were:
1) Stop loving the problem. Avoid making whatever problem or social issue that you’re trying to solve the sole focus of your work. Your discussions (both internally and with grantees) should be about what is being built in addition to what is being overcome.
2) Look for the future in the present. Make time to look at trends, best practices, and places where the changes you want to implement are already happening. You can always learn from the work of others.Read more
Webinar Recap - "Dissonance & Disconnects" Report Briefing
Originally aired on September 27, 2018Read more