Get Involved with EPOP

EPOP offers many opportunities for you to get involved. Attend events, join the board of directors, become a nonprofit partner, or become a member to enhance your professional development!

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Events & Programs

Last Tuesday: EPOP Last Tuesday is the place to network with emerging professionals in Portland and get civically engaged by meeting our featured nonprofit partner of the month. This event is hosted on the last Tuesday of each month at a different venue, featuring a no-host bar, complimentary appetizers and a door prize. There is no charge to attend but pre-registration is encouraged.

Exclusive: EPOP Exclusive’s are a series geared toward connecting emerging professionals with established civic and business leaders in the Portland region. Exclusives occur three times a year and include a moderated yet informal Q & A session with a featured guest or panel, as well as an opportunity to network and enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers. The event is $15 for members and $25 for non-members.

Engage: EPOP Engage events aim to involve emerging professionals civically by participating in volunteer activities with different Portland-metro nonprofit organizations. This event is held at various times of the day and usually last about three hours.

Nonprofit Partners

Every year, EPOP partners will 11 nonprofits to showcase the great work they do in the community and encourage young professionals to get civically involved. Each partner is featured at a Last Tuesday networking event and all nonprofit partners come together for EPOP's End of the Year Last Tuesday in June.  

2016-2017 Nonproft Partners:

Board of Directors

EPOP is altering its board structure in the new year, beginning July 1, to provide greater opportunities for board members to grow. Rather than a small group of board members with three disparate committees, EPOP will now be governed by one board consisting of up to 12 emerging professionals, who have interests in civic engagement, coordinating and supporting events, and marketing.

2017-2018 board of directors:

Chair: David Carroll, Willamette University MBA
Vice-Chair: Kayla McCaul, CK Wedding & Event Design and Locally Sourced NW

What does it mean to be on the board?

EPOP board members have an integral role in determining the events and overall functioning of the program. The board meets for one hour on the second Monday of each month. Board members are expected to volunteer between three and six hours each month, depending on the month and level of activities each board member engages in. There are also significant benefits to being a board member, including the opportunity to serve as a liaison to the Alliance board of directors.
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Become a Member of EPOP

If your company is not already a member of the Portland Business Alliance, you can join as an individual for $75/year. Join now.

Membership Benefits:

  • Participation on the EPOP board after six months of membership
  • Member pricing at EPOP events, Portland Business Alliance's Business After Hours, ShopTalk and Green Hour
  • Sponsorship opportunities with EPOP

Membership Qualifications/Requirements:

  • 40 years or younger OR 
  • Have worked in your profession for five years or less
  • EPOP member will introduce an Alliance Account Executive to their company decision-maker regarding Alliance membership for their company
  • Individuals are eligible for this membership for a maximum of five years
  • Individuals are only eligible for this membership if their company is not a current or previous Alliance member

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