We invite you to become a part of the EPIP community by becoming a dues-paying member of EPIP. 

EPIP is an association of both individual and institutional members. We meet members' needs by providing unique national and local peer-learning, professional and leadership development resources, and a voice for next generation leadership in the philanthropic community.

We keep our membership dues affordable in order to ensure maximum participation and a large, diverse and engaged base of membership. Our individual membership dues, institutional and individual supporter rates, are structured so that the foundation field can help emerging staff and board leaders access much-needed orientation and professional development. EPIP provides members with a robust peer community at the local and national levels, leadership and professional development resources, and a voice for the next generation in our field.

  • Network with hundreds of other emerging leaders through EPIP's online community, EPIP chapters, and conference events
  • Take a leadership role in planning unique, creative programs tailored to the needs of your peers
  • Have fun meeting like-minded people in a social environment
  • Network with EPIP peers across the country - wherever EPIP has a chapter or member
  • Discounted rates on courses from The Grantmaking School and products from GrantCraft
  • Find resources to make your workplace more supportive and educational
  • Learn about job opportunities in philanthropy and other nonprofits
  • Learn the critical issues in the foundation world, through EPIP’s Philanthropology TM education programs
  • Strategize & collaborate to move social justice agendas through foundations and grantmaking
  • Become an ally to emerging activists in fundraising and the nonprofit sector
  • Eligibility

Most EPIP members are under forty years of age, new to philanthropy work, or in junior positions. All EPIP members are one of the following:
  • Staff person at a philanthropic foundation (public, private, family, independent, or corporate foundation or corporate giving program)
  • Donor affiliated with a giving institution, or a foundation trustee
  • Staff person at a philanthropic support organization (such as a regional association of grantmakers, affinity group, research center, or advisory firm)
  • Graduate student studying philanthropy