Posts Tagged ‘Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy’

Joint Affinity Network Holiday Party is Dec. 6th!

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Mark your calendars! This year’s Joint Affinity Network Holiday Party is December 6th, 5:30-7:30pm. We’ll be at the SF War Memorial’s Green Room (2nd floor) celebrating the holiday season and end-of-year accomplishments.

This is the 5th year that NCG has joined forces with local affinity groups to host a holiday party for all of our members. This year we’re pleased to have new collaborative partners Resource Generation and the Women’s Funding Network joining us this  year.

NCG members, be sure to register at

See you there!


The 2012 Joint Affinity Network Holiday Party is made possible by

Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy
Bay Area Justice Funders Network
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
Hispanics in Philanthropy
Native Americans in Philanthropy
Northern California Grantmakers
Resource Generation
Women’s Funding Network


EPIP Announces New Executive Director

Thursday, July 19th, 2012


Rahsaan Harris, EPIP’s new Executive Director

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) has announced that Rahsaan K. Harris has been selected as the organization’s new Executive Director.

“Rahsaan’s experience in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector will serve the organization well as we harness the potential of emerging professionals to create social change,” said Trista Harris (no relation), EPIP Board of Advisors Chair and Executive Director of the Headwaters Foundation for Justice. “His laser-like focus on strengthening the value proposition of EPIP, and amplifying the voices of our members, will take our work to the next level.”–EPIP announcement.

NCG congratulations Rahsaan on his new position and EPIP on beginning a new chapter under a new Executive Director.


Learn more about Rahsaan K. Harris on EPIP’s website.

Trading Power: Philanthropic Leaders Talk Next Gen

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Trading Power: 18 Interviews with Philanthropic Leaders Who Talk About What the Next Generation Has to Offer in Exchange For What Seasoned Leaders Can Provide was produced in partnership by the Council on Foundations, 21/64, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy and Resource Generation.

The report highlights insights from both seasoned leaders in philanthropy and Next Gen philanthropic professionals. And considering how the economic downturn severely depreciated retirement plans resulting in executives postponing retirement, the report recognizes that Next Gen leaders are left “wondering when or if their careers will take the next step.”

Trading Powers’ “Tips For Seasons Leaders” include:

  • Guaranteeing that power will be tradted, that Next Gen individuals will have seats at the table in exchange for their ideas.
  • Recognizing that Next Gen people will have multiple stops in their careers, and each organization will be one place where they can both contribute and learn new skills about “what great leadership looks like” to help them when they make a move.
  • Informing new staff members or trustees they will be challenged and given opportunities to represent the foundation in the field.
  • Accepting the fact that positions aren’t filled by osmosis but rather by aggressively talent spotting.
  • Creating multiple paths that the Next Gen can benefit from–such as leadership development programs, fellowships offered by regional and national organizations.
  • Modeling next generation leadership on your board, among your staff–or when an expert is brought in to speak to a Next Gen group, consider having a Next Gen presenter.

Read the full report online.

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