Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy
Director of Programs
Elyse Gordon is the director of programs at Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy. Elyse is a facilitator and educator who creates events with equity and inclusion at their core. She believes in the power of purposeful gathering to transform ourselves and our communities and realize more just and creative outcomes. Elyse has been working in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors for 15 years, focusing on how power and identity inform the internal and external operations of philanthropic ventures. Most recently, Elyse worked at Philanthropy Northwest, where she built conferences, member events, and trainings that promoted racial equity and equitable resource distribution. Prior to that, she was an instructor at University of Washington-Bothell where she taught about the nonprofit sector and the power of maps.