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Job Opportunity: EPIP Executive Director

EPIP seeks an Executive Director to lead the fulfillment of EPIP’s vision and mission in a truly creative, dynamic, and forward-thinking fashion. The Executive Director is the leader of the organization both publicly and inside the organization, and, as such, is at once a highly visible advocate for emerging professionals within the social sector and an effective project manager who ensures that the work of EPIP is done efficiently and well.

EPIP has retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit <>to view the complete position description, including detailed application instructions. No calls, please. To be considered, The 360 Group must receive applications no later than 5:00pm Pacific time on Thursday, April 5th, 2012.


EPIPers Toured and Volunteered at At the Crossroads

On Wednesday, February 22nd, a group of Bay Area EPIPers went to The Mission to learn more about At The Crossroads, a nonprofit working to help homeless youth who don’t access traditional services and are disconnected from any type of ongoing support. They aim to remove common barriers to service by bringing counselors to their client base- directly onto the streets- and shaping support services around the needs of each individual client. In addition to one-on-one counseling at a location of the homeless youth’s choosing, they provide food boxes, new clothes and hygiene supplies. As well, they connect youth with other traditional service providers. For most of the youth that ATC have served, healthy and trusting relationships with an adult figure are a rarity, and ATC staff strive to combat this by making sure that counselors are a consistent and stable figure in the youth’s lives. In fact, once ATC makes contact with a youth, they will continue supporting their clients for as long as the youth want help, often working with them well into their twenties. Their goal is to help homeless youth not just make positive changes in their lives, but maintain them as well.

ATC operates out of a space that seemed like a decent size. However, once we learned how much they accomplish from this home base, we were astonished. In addition to an office space, there was also a clothing room where clients can pick out new clothes each week, as well as a room where food boxes are prepared and hygiene kits are pulled together. Most of the supplies that ATC give out to their clients are new because, as Rob Gitin, Executive Director says, “they’re worth it”.

After hearing about the history and amazing work of ATC, we spent some time preparing snack bags, cleaning messenger bags, and sorting hygiene items. We later learned from Gitin that 14 additional youth were able to be served because of our volunteering!

If you want to help, but weren’t able to make it to this event, please consider ‘liking’ Ike’s Sandwiches on Facebook. If Ike’s get 20,000 likes, they’ll provide sandwiches to At the Crossroads clients free for three months. If they get 30,000 likes, they’ll provide sandwiches to At the Crossroads clients for 1 YEAR! You can learn more at:


One Percent Foundation's "Grant Madness"

The One Percent Foundation is putting on it's 3rd Annual Grant Madness - NCAA March Madness pool for charity. Winners of the pool get to donate winnings to their favorite nonprofits.

Last December, EPIP Bay Area collaborated with One Percent Foundation on a "Giving Circle Meet and Greet" event. They have great and unique ways of engaging young adults in philanthropy, such as this Grant Madness event.

Check it out HERE


Upcoming Event: Understanding Your Personal Brand

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The Bay Area Chapter of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy
proudly presents

Understanding Your Personal Brand
a career coaching opportunity and workshop of the EPIP Effective Leadership Career Program (EPIP’s newest program, launching now!)

Tuesday, March 20
San Francisco Foundation

225 Bush Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94104

Coaching Sessions:

50 minute coaching sessions with Russ Finkelstein, EPIP ELCP Career Coach, who’s in town from Portland to offer one-on-one, face-to-face coaching sessions. Sessions available from 12-4pm.

REGISTER HERE Coaching fees are detailed on the website.

Branding Workshop:
A workshop to learn how to market what you already do well on the job and in your field. You will also explore how to align your actions with your long-term goals and learn how to cultivate your authentic, strengths-based reputation - your “brand.” The workshop will help you gain tools for creating and implementing a personal strategy that you can leverage to succeed at work and to achieve your personal aspirations. The branding workshop will take place from 4:30-6:00pm

Registration & Fees:
EPIP Member: $10
Non-EPIP Member: $20
EPIP Membership (includes event registration): $150