Sep 28, 2010

Walking the Walk With Wit & Wisdom: EPIP Member Briefings

Special Opportunity for EPIP Members!

This three-part video briefing series will feature three philanthropic leaders who are deeply motivated by a quest for social justice and equality in the United States. It is with great conviction, belief, and dedication that the tradition of progressive American philanthropy continues today - and is so strongly exemplified by the work of these foundation leaders. By dedicating their careers to the practice of philanthropy - or rather "the love of human kind" - these professionals have learned what it really means to make a difference in the lives of others.

These sessions will feature:
  • Mark Constantine, author of Wit and Wisdom: Unleashing the Philanthropic Imagination; Vice President for Strategy, Policy and Learning, Jessie Ball duPont Fund;

  • Karl Stauber, President and CEO, Danville Regional Foundation;
    Date: Thursday, September 30, 2010 / 9am-10:30am PST

  • Linetta Gilbert, Senior Program Officer, Ford Foundation
    Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 / 12pm-1:30pm PST
  • Gayle Williams, Executive Director, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
    Date: Thursday, November 11, 2010 / 12pm-1:30pm PST
Join us as we explore the themes of race, democracy, and justice within the context of modern-day philanthropy. And ask the questions that you want to ask!

To learn more about these practitioners before the video conversations, please read the corresponding interviews in EPIP's book, Wit and Wisdom: Unleashing the Philanthropic Imagination.

In order to simulate an intimate conversation with our distinguished speakers, this 3-part series will be hosted online using a brand-new video streaming platform called Watchitoo. Current dues-paying members who RSVP will be privately invited via email to join these three sessions - and participants will then have the opportunity to watch the program in real-time, and converse with the speakers and their fellow participants using private and public messaging tools.

If you have a webcam & microphone attached to or built into your computer, you will be able to speak directly to the featured philanthropists as if we were all sitting in the same room!

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