Washington, DC Chapter

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy DC is a DC-based network created by and for young professionals in philanthropy who want to connect around their common interests. The group offers opportunities for peer networking, professional development and social interaction. 

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EPIP Washington, DC Chapter News

EPIP DC | A Message from the chapter Co-Chairs:

Posted on December 19, 2016

A message from Kelly Trop & Tyler Nickerson.

"We find ourselves in this political moment with more questions than answers. Our strategies need evaluation. Our policy goals need readjustment. The constituencies we support are more vulnerable than before.  Many of us were already moving against the grain towards a more just and equitable society, and the path just got a lot tougher.

In many ways, the election cemented what we already knew: local actions and community are more important than ever to achieving deep impact. Local philanthropies’ working together, as a DMV Region, will be even more critical and necessary. As a local sector, we must continue to find ways to move from independence to inter-dependence." [...Read more...]

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EPIP DC — EPIP Member Spotlight: Tony Bowen

Posted on November 10, 2016

Tony Bowen, Director, Grants Management and Operations, Democracy Fund as interviewed by Tom DiGenno, EPIP-DC Chapter Leader. Learn more about Tony, his work, his time with EPIP and some fun facts.

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EPIP DC Member Spotlight

Posted on August 04, 2016

Storme Gray, Professional Development Program Associate, Council on Foundations

Interviewed by Alison McNeil, May 31, 2016

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EPIP DC Breakfast Club Recap - Partnering for Capacity Building

Posted on July 13, 2016

On June 16, 2016, EPIP DC members and friends gathered at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) to participate in the June Breakfast Club: “Partnering for Capacity Building.”  

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EPIP DC - Member Spotlight

Posted on July 13, 2016

Marlene Corrado, Manager Development & Marketing, National Center for Family Philanthropy

Interviewed by Alison McNeil, May 24, 2016


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EPIP DC Member Spotlight: Melody Fitzgerald, Executive Assistant to the President, Meyer Foundation

Posted on June 08, 2016

EPIP DC Member Spotlight: Melody Fitzgerald, Executive Assistant to the President, Meyer Foundation 

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Applications are Open: Join the EPIP DC Chapter Leadership!

Posted on October 21, 2015

We're seeking leaders to serve on EPIP DC's steering committee beginning January 2016. The EPIP national network and its Washington D.C. chapter (EPIP DC) are at an exciting moment in their evolution. We're looking for motivated persons who are committed to the mission of EPIP and who are passionate about developing and supporting the emerging leaders of DC. If you are interested in joining us, please follow the instructions on the EPIP DC Steering Committee Application. Applications are due by 5 pm on Friday, November 6. If you have any questions please email dc@epip.org.

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Recap: Setting Your Career Goals and Finding a Peer Mentor

Posted on May 01, 2015

Throughout 2015, EPIP DC has been focusing on supporting members improve their knowledge and skills on career advancement with sessions from prominent speakers and skill-based workshops. Earlier this month, we added networking to the cadre of offerings.

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Tips on Building a Career in Philanthropy

Posted on March 10, 2015

By Stephen Alexander, Program Manger, Exponent Philanthropy

For career-minded professionals working in philanthropy—whether in program or administrative roles at foundations, philanthropy support organizations, consulting firms, or academic centers—the field can be a difficult space to navigate. Career paths tend to be limited and unconventional, and, although funders are making great strides in going public with their giving, the field has yet to overcome its tendency toward anonymity. 

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How Toastmasters is helping me become a stronger communicator

Posted on December 18, 2014

This post was authored by Alicia Barrett, a Trust Administrative Officer with U.S. Trust, Bank of America. Alicia is also a member of the Washington, D.C. chapter of Emerging Practitioners In Philanthropy.

Being a strong communicator is a wonderful quality that every employer, friend and significant other wants you to have, but let’s face it, communicating your ideas clearly and persuasively does not come naturally (especially for the reserved folks like me out there). To learn how to become a better communicator, I turned to my local Toastmasters International club...

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