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Please help by completing our EPIP survey

Dear EPIP community,

The Bay Area EPIP chapter is exploring how we can better serve emerging leaders in the Bay Area philanthropic community, and we would love your input. Please help us ensure we are meeting your needs by taking a few minutes to fill out the survey below. As a way of saying thanks, you will be eligible to win a $25 gift certificate to Alexander Book Company for completing this survey! 

Make sure your opinion is heard. The survey will only be available until September 24. 

EPIP’s mission is to strengthen the next generation of grantmakers in order to advance effective social justice philanthropy and to help the funding world address critical generational issues. It is a national organization that has a vibrant local peer-learning community that offers unique leadership and professional development, networking opportunities, and raises the voice for next generation issues and ideas.

Thank you!


South Bay Speaker Series (part 3 of 4) with Bernd Cordes from Packard

The Bay Area EPIP Chapter Presents:
SOUTH BAY SPEAKER SERIES followed by a Happy Hour at Nola
Thursday, September 23, 2010
3:30-5:00 PM
The Skoll Foundation
250 University Avenue, Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(Please note that the Skoll entrance is on Ramona Street)

Bernd Cordes, Program Officer for the Western Pacific, David and Lucile Packard Foundation 
Interviewed by Ana Zacapa, Program Officer, Skoll Foundation

Bernd joined the Packard Foundation in November 1999. Since then, he has managed the Foundation's Western Pacific program, which focuses on coastal marine conservation in seven countries in the Asia-Pacific region. And for the past three years, Bernd has also been responsible for the Foundation's Marine Birds program, which invests in seabird and ashorebird conservatuion throughout the Pacific basin, from Alaska to Chile, California to New Zealand, and many island states in between. Prior to joining the Foundation, Bernd was part of the Biodiversity Conservation Network (BCN), where he worked for more than six years on an initiative that sought to conserve terrestrial and marine habitats in 39 sites across South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Melanesia. The BCN was also organized to test the conditions under which business enterprises could create incentives for conservation at those sites. Before joining the Foundation, Bernd was based in Indonesia. Bernd has an A.B. in diplomacy and world affairs from Occidental College, and a M.P.P. in public policy studies and a M.A. in Asian studies from the University of Michigan.

To RSVP, please email by Monday, September 20th, 2010.

After the event, join us for happy hour from 5:15 to 7:00 at Nola around the corner from Skoll in downtown Palo Alto, 535 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, 94301.

South Bay Speaker Series
Learn more about how seasoned leaders at prominent South Bay foundations made their way into their present roles. Foundation representatives from the William and Flora Hewlett, Gordon and Betty Moore, David and Lucile Packard, and Skoll Foundations will share the paths they have taken to their current leadership roles, the unique aspects of their organizations’ grantmaking and the role they feel that emerging leaders can play in the sector.  Please stay tuned to future announcements in the coming months.


Fellowship Opportunity for Emerging Grantmakers and Community Foundation Professionals

The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society is pleased to announce a unique professional development opportunity just for you: the spring 2011 Emerging Leaders International Fellows Program and U.S. Diversity Fellowship! The 3-month program provides leadership training for young community foundation professionals and practitioners of community philanthropy through seminars, applied research and networking. The 2011 program will focus on the topic of community foundations. Proposals on other topics in the field of philanthropy will be considered on a tuition or institutionally-funded basis. For program details, visit Please send queries to and indicate "ELIFP 11" in the subject line. The deadline for application is September 29, 2010.