Jul 25, 2013

EPIP Seattle's Blog Has Moved!!

EPIP Seattle's Blog has a new home on the EPIP National home page! Please update your bookmark to the following: http://www.epip.org/chapters/seattle/

Oct 25, 2012

EPIP Seattle is on Facebook!

EPIP Seattle is now on Facebook! Check out our page here

Learn about our upcoming events, connect with members, and more!

Oct 19, 2012

Pacific Northwest African Donors Forum - October 25

The African Women's Development Fund USA (AWDF USA), with the support of its co-sponsor, the Pacific Northwest Global Donors Conference, is organizing a Pacific Northwest Africa Donors Forum to highlight and promote the region's giving to African causes. 

The Forum is taking place on October 25th from 4-9 PM in downtown Seattle at the West 8th Building, 4th Floor Conference room at 2001 8th Avenue in downtown Seattle. Tickets are available here

The region's first-ever Africa Donors Forum, the event will convene diaspora givers, foundations and other philanthropists of all backgrounds to strengthen the impact of giving to the continent.

According to AWDF USA Executive Director, Dr. Jackie Copeland-Carson, "The World Bank estimates that African immigrants in the US gave $11 billion to their home countries in 2010 alone, far exceeding the giving of America's foundations to the continent. With its high level of African immigration as well as a strong broader foundation and community interest in Africa, the Pacific Northwest has become a hub of innovation for African giving. Our Pacific Northwest and similar forums across the country will help increase the impact of American giving to Africa."

The Forum includes three events that are designed to build knowledge, networks and collaboration among the region's Africa donors.

For more information, visit www.usawdf.org. 

Oct 18, 2012

Call for Self-Nominations for EPIP Seattle Steering Committee!

EPIP Seattle wants YOU! 

We've got a great opportunity for talented young or new philanthropy professionals to join our Steering Committee and lead our local chapter’s activities into 2013. Interested? Check out the call for self-nominations here

Questions about EPIP, the Seattle chapter, or Steering Committee membership? Contact us at Seattle@epip.org for more info. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Aug 14, 2012

Here's an upcoming event that may be of interest to EPIP'ers! Also, don't forget to RSVP for EPIP's Summer Networking Event on August 30th! Join us for boating and networking on Lake Union!

Giving With Goals
When: August 22, 2012. Workshop: 5:30-7:30pm. Food, wine & mingling: 7:30-9:00pm
Where: Farestart, 700 Virginia Street, Seattle
RSVP here or to: mijo@socialjusticefund.org

Philanthropy can often be a check-writing exercise - the mechanical act of responding to the countless solicitations that arrive at our door. But it can be much more. Join us for an evening of lively discussions and activities designed to give you concrete tools for finding more satisfaction through your giving. There will be lots of interaction with your U35 peers to learn from each other how you can make the most impact with your giving.

This free workshop will help you to think about your giving more strategically and will include an exploration of the following questions:
  • How can my interests, values and experience guide my giving?
  • How can I learn about and evaluate nonprofits?
  • What strategies are available to me, including understanding how to fund advocacy and systems change approaches?
  • What collective giving models exist locally, and how can I get involved?
Co-sponsored by: Resource Generation, The Seattle Foundation, Seattle Works, Social Justice Fund Northwest, and SVP Seattle.

Jun 4, 2012

6/28: Careers in Philanthropy Event featuring Sherrana Kildun

Join EPIP Seattle Southside at The Russell Family Foundation in Gig Harbor on Thursday June, 28th for our annual "Careers in Philanthropy" event, featuring Sherrana Kildun, Director of Community Programs, at The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation.

We look forward to learning from Sherrana's philanthropic journey from 3:00-4:30pm and will
mix and mingle following the event on
The Russell Family Foundation's roof-top garden!  For those of you based in Seattle, we will have a caravan heading to Gig Harbor that day. To join the crew please e-mail us at: epipseattle@gmail.com

To RSVP for the event please Click Here!

As Director of Community Programs, Sherrana leads the Community Foundation’s program work including strategic grantmaking, community outreach and relationship building around key community issues. Sherrana joined the Community Foundation in 2005, and has spent the last six years working closely with a variety of stakeholders to develop and implement philanthropic strategies that strengthen the Pierce County community. An engaged community member, Sherrana has volunteered with the Junior League of Tacoma since 2006 and served in a variety of leadership positions including as a member of the Board of Directors and the fund development council.  She has also served on the advisory committee of theWashBoard.org.  A native of University Place, Sherrana graduated from Bellarmine Preparatory High School.  She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts degree focused on English and Communications from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.

EPIP Seattle is committed to bringing emerging leaders together with seasoned professionals in our community to learn about their career paths and experiences in the sector. Past speakers in this series have included:

To become a member of EPIP (only $150/year!) and to take advantage of deep discounts on registration fees at both the local and national level, please visit www.epip.org to sign up now! 

We hope to see you in Gig Harbor - to RSVP please Click Here!

Apr 24, 2012

Gearing Up for the EPIP National Conference

20 EPIP Seattle members are headed to sunny Los Angeles for the 2012 Chapter Leader Gathering and EPIP National Conference.

Staying in Seattle? Here's how you can follow along:
RSVP to our annual conference report-back on May 9th at Il Fornaio! Members who attended and presented at the L.A. conference will share what they've learned and how we can use the lessons from our colleagues across the country in our own experiences in the Emerald City! Send us an email (epipseattle@gmail.com) or click here to be redirected to the EventBrite page.

We look forward to seeing you on the 9th!

Apr 9, 2012

Job Opportunity: Development Associate, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation

This is a great opportunity to work at the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation. For the full description, click here: http://www.gtcf.org/employment

Position Summary: The Development Assistant provides administrative and logistical support for all aspects of the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation’s development efforts including prospect identification and tracking, existing donor cultivation, fund acquisition, professional advisor outreach and events. The position is also responsible for maintaining the development data for our FIMS (Foundation Information Management System) database.


Provide administrative and clerical support to the Development Director.

  • Ongoing communication with key constituencies including letters, reports and meeting materials as required.
  • Attend and record minutes of Development Committee and Professional Advisor Committee and Impact Investing Committee Meetings.
  • Coordinate production and mailing of annual appeal letters.
  • Setup and organize speaking engagements and donor/sponsor meetings for Director of Development.
  • Prepare materials for development related meetings, calls and presentations; including sponsorship packages and solicitation letters.
  • Perform donor and prospect research on individuals, corporations and foundations as needed.
  • Fund Development – Execute fund agreement process
  • Cover front desk daily during the lunch hour for Office Manager
  • Assist with the mail opening process
  • Contribute as an effective team member of the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Development
For more, click here.

Skill Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to organize complex information and prioritize work.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a variety of diverse customers.
  • Excellent recordkeeping and administrative abilities.
  • Excellent written and personal communication skills.
  • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office Suite, especially excel with the ability to learn other software quickly; experience with fundraising software is preferred, but not required.
  • One to three (1-3) years experience in nonprofit field (or an affiliated field) is preferred, but not required.
  • Special event management experience is preferred but not required.

Apr 2, 2012

PNW Global Donors Conference - Friday, May 4th

The 3rd annual Pacific NW Global Donors Conference is happening on Friday, May 4, 2012 at the Best Western Executive Inn (under the Space Needle in Seattle!).

Keynote speakers include Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, author of Giving 2.0: Transform Your Giving and Our World and Chimamanda Adichie, Nigerian author of Purple Hibiscus, The Thing Around Your Neck, and Half of a Yellow Sun.

This half-day conference is designed expressly for Northwest grantmakers and philanthropists active and/or curious about global philanthropy, with a particular focus on next-gen attendees!

Registration is only $75 and includes a post-conference reception at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and an exclusive tour of the new Visitor Center.

Register now by visiting www.globaldonorsconference.org

Mar 27, 2012

Job Opportunity: Executive Director of EPIP!

As you've probably heard, EPIP is searching for a new Executive Director! Our founding director, Rusty Stahl, will be stepping down in a few months and the search is on for someone amazing to continue to increase the representation of young people in the field of philanthropy. Is that you!? Check out the details below!
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) develops extraordinary new leaders to enhance organized philanthropy and its impact on communities. EPIP was founded in 2001 by a small group of young foundation professionals and individual donors who sought to work and learn with peers in order to transform philanthropy and confront generational issues, using a social justice lens.

EPIP seeks an Executive Director to lead the fulfillment of EPIP’s vision and mission in a truly creative, dynamic, and forward-thinking fashion. The Executive Director is the leader of the organization both publicly and inside the organization, and, as such, is at once a highly visible advocate for emerging professionals within the social sector and an effective project manager who ensures that the work of EPIP is done efficiently and well.

EPIP has retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit <www.the360group.us/EPIP_ED_PD.pdf>to view the complete position description, including detailed application instructions. No calls, please. To be considered, The 360 Group must receive applications no later than 5:00pm Pacific time on Thursday, April 5th, 2012.