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.  

2019-2020 Nonproft Partners:

Board of Directors

EPOP is governed by a board consisting of up to 12 emerging professionals that have interests in civic engagement, coordinating and supporting events, and marketing.
 

2019-2020 board of directors:

Chair: Karly Tarsia, LANE
Chair-Elect: Blake Mai, New York Life
Jia Feng, Protea Legal
Will Fruhwirth, Willamette University MBA
Scott Greene, Morrison Hershfield
Wilson Kubwayo, USA Hello
Blake Mai, New York Life
Jim Matthews, Durham and Bates
Alexandra Sowerby, University Club of Portland
Niven Singh, Intel
Isaiah Vader, Umpqua Bank

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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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 $10.