Join the EPIP Boston Steering Committee!

Purpose of EPIP

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy envisions a day when all generations in philanthropy collaborate effectively to build better foundations for a better world. Our mission is to develop extraordinary new leaders to enhance organized philanthropy and its impact on communities.

Our guiding principles are:

  • Advance Multi-Generationalism: We believe that foundations should integrate the experience of senior leaders with the innovation of emerging leaders.
  • Ensure Professionalism: We believe that practitioners in philanthropy should be educated and trained to act according to the highest ethical and professional standards.
  • Social Impact for a Better World: We believe that philanthropy should endeavor to create a more just, equitable, and sustainable society.

Membership and Chapters

EPIP is a national association of individual and institutional members with recognized chapters in the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Hawai’i, Indiana, Los Angeles, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, Seattle, and Washington, DC. All chapters work towards the above-stated vision, mission, and principles. EPIP recognizes that all chapters are at different stages in their lifecycles and therefore provide different offerings to their constituencies, but it stands that all chapter-based activities should actively promote the organization’s purpose and values. The EPIP Board of Advisors and staff are committed to the success of all EPIP chapters, and provide chapters with financial, technical, program, recruitment and convening support. EPIP is a project of the Tides Center, an umbrella organization housing numerous nonprofit and social change initiatives. All EPIP revenue and expenses are managed by Tides Center.

About EPIP Boston:

EPIP Boston works to strengthen the next generation of grantmakers and advance the field of philanthropy in the Boston area. We provide local philanthropy professionals with opportunities for networking and professional development, connecting members with their peers and providing access to senior leaders for learning and development. EPIP particularly serves those under the age of forty or who consider themselves new to the field, especially staff associated with foundations, giving programs, and philanthropic support organizations, foundation trustees and donors, and students studying philanthropy. 

Our Activities in Boston

Events: EPIP Boston sponsors monthly events to support the work of our local members through professional development and networking. This past year, the chapter has also organized a monthly happy hour series to provide opportunities for informal networking. Other event formats vary and have included speaker panels, skills workshops, small-group discussions, roundtables, volunteer events, and social mixers.
Newsletters: EPIP Boston publishes a monthly newsletter with upcoming programs of interest, research from the field, local job opportunities, and other news.

All EPIP Boston steering committees members commit to:

  • One year service commitment to the committee
  • Attend monthly in-person meetings for one year term beginning in September, 2012
  • Attend as many EPIP functions as possible and assist with events as needed
  • Assist with membership recruitment, including outreach and coordination with Steering Committee Membership Coordinator
  • Represent EPIP Boston at other community and national events
  • Act as a liaison to the Events Manager in organizing one event per year
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