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!

For questions, please contact:
EPOP at epop@portlandalliance.com.

Nonprofit Parnters

Every year, EPOP partners with 10 Portland-area nonprofits to showcase the great work they do in the community and encourage emerging professionals to get civically engaged. Partners are paired up and featured at Nonprofit Last Tuesdays through out the year, and all nonprofit partners come together for EPOP's End of the Year Last Tuesday in June.  

2018-2019 Nonproft Partners:

Board of Directors

EPOP is now offering greater opportunities for board members to grow. EPOP is 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: Jim Stephens, Umpqua Bank
Vice-Chair: Karly Tarsia, The Hoffman Agency
Eduardo Beltran Ortego, Grupo Sistemas
James Cador, Portland Bureau of Transportation
Jia Feng, Res Nova Law
Will Fruhwirth, Willamette University MBA
Scott Greene
Kate Lyons, KeyBank
Stephen Mayer, Washington County District Attorney's Office
Emmett Mehan, Context Partners, Inc.
Katie Chaney, GridWorks

Events & Programs

Last Tuesday: EPOP Last Tuesday is an opportunity to network with fellow young professionals in the area. EPOP hosts two different Last Tuesday events: Nonprofit Last Tuesdays and Professional Development Last Tuesdays.

Nonprofit Last Tuesdays feature two great nonprofit partners, and offers you a chance to engage civically on a higher level and learn about their missions.

Professional Development Last Tuesdays feature a guest speaker who will share opportunities to help you develop important professional skills. 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.

Explore: EPOP Explore's are a business card-free social event that helps provide emerging professionals with new opportunities to explore Portland and meet other emerging professionals in a casual environment. This event is held at various times throughout the year.

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

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

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