May 29, 2010

EPIP National Conference Recap

Fifteen EPIP Seattle members and supporters gathered on Thursday, May 13th at the Philanthropy NW offices to hear about the national conference from four of the eight Seattle chapter members who were in attendance. Several EPIP Seattle members held a variety of roles at the conference:
  • Sarah Studer, member of EPIP National's Board of Advisors, co-facilitated the opening session at the conference and Tweeted her conference experience through EPIP Seattle's Twitter feed.
  • Zeke Spier, Associate Director of the Social Justice Fund NW- organized a workshop on community grantmaking models, featuring an impressive panel of speakers including Heather Miller, EPIP Seattle member and Program Coordinator at the Potlatch Fund.
  • Keneta Anderson, consultant with the Quixote Foundation, tweeted her way through both the EPIP and Council on Foundations Annual Conference. Check out @QuixoteTilts for some "rock solid live-Tweeting".
The EPIP conference featured an impressive array of social media tools that were used to share the conference experience with those who were unable to attend. In addition to the live stream from JustGoodTV, consultants were on hand to assist conference attendees in connecting their own blogs, Facebook, and Twitter to the conversation.

Take a couple of minutes to watch Gara LaMarche (President of the Atlantic Philanthropies) deliver one of the closing plenary speeches:

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