Great Next Generation Training Opportunity

Emerging Practicioners in Philanthropy is one of my favorite groups and one of my frustrations with the Next Gen track at the Council on Foundations conference last year was that too many of the Next Gen sessions were at the same time, so you couldn't attend the full track. This year EPIP is addressing that concern by hosting an amazing pre-conference for the next geners. From EPIP:


The Place of the Next Generation in Philanthropy


A High-Value, Low-Cost Training for the Next Generation of Foundation Leaders

Preceding the Council on Foundations 60th Annual Conference


In these economic times, investing in the next generation of foundation talent remains a critical strategy for sustaining the legacy and innovation of our field. Yet, for understandable reasons, professional development budgets are being slashed. In response, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) is pleased to provide a new type of training that is highly affordable and offers a unique value proposition for foundation professionals and trustees in the under-40 demographic. This two day pre-conference offers in-depth skill-building workshops from some of the premiere educators in our field such as GrantCraft; semi-structured intergenerational learning featuring esteemed foundation CEOs and leaders; and personalized career services from This pre-conference is being held in partnership with the Council on Foundations, Resource Generation, and 21/64.


Separate registration is highly affordable at $200 per person, with a $150 discount rate for dues-paying EPIP members. Scholarships will be available for dues-paying EPIP members, including from the Professional Development Fund, which supports conference travel for young foundation professionals of color. Email to request scholarship information. Under-employed foundation professionals, as well as those from public foundations, are encouraged to apply for scholarships. With a start-time after lunch Saturday and adjournment Sunday afternoon, participants need not miss work days and will only need one hotel night. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend the Council on Foundations 60th Annual Conference. Atlanta-based colleagues are strongly encouraged to attend. Information and registration is available on the website here. Online registration is reached directly here.

Independent Sector- Diana Aviv

Diana Aviv gave a wonderful keynote at the Independent Sector Conference. She was also was getting her groove on at the NGen party. I don't have video of her dancing, but I do have her full remarks from the keynote here.

New Voice- Tera Wozniak

Tera over at the Social Citizen Blog is twittering about the Independent Sector Conference here.

New Voice- Rosetta Thurman

Rosetta from Perspective from the Pipeline is live blogging from the Independent Sector Conference. Check out her posts:

Day One

Day Two

I had a great dinner last night with a fabulous group of African American female bloggers. The food was terrible but the conversation was wonderful. Rosetta, Kathrin Ivonovic- Diversity Projekt, Naomi Leapheart-Matchstick Movement, and Monica Montgomery- Blog TBD (get on it Monica, we are waiting to hear from you) and all wonderful women that have a lot to say and are making great change through their writing. Check out their blogs.

New Voice- Heather Carpenter

Heather is blogging on the Independent Sector Conference over at her blog Nonprofit Leadership 601. It has been great to finally get to have an in-person conversation with Heather, since the bulk of our communications have been over email. Check out her posts:

Independent Sector Conference Here I Come

Elections and Nonpofits

There are also many people twittering about the conference. Check out their tweets here.