Lansie Sylvia, Author at Generocity Philly

Lansie Sylvia

Lansie Sylvia

Lansie Sylvia is a Philadelphia-based engagement expert specializing in community activation and millennial philanthropy. She is the program director of Next Stop: Democracy!, a public art project that increases civic engagement. An active supporter of the arts, Lansie is the founder of Philly Give & Get and current secretary of the Charlotte Cushman Foundation. She holds an M.S. in Leadership for Social Change from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice.

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When is it appropriate to ask your network for financial help? column

May 2, 2017 10:03 am

When is it appropriate to ask your network for financial help?

Keep your crowdfunding campaign strategic and targeted, "commit to constant, benevolent harassment … and don’t take anything personally," advises How to Give columnist Lansie Sylvia.
Get the most out of your peer-to-peer fundraising campaign with this plan column

Apr. 5, 2017 12:30 pm

Get the most out of your peer-to-peer fundraising campaign with this plan

"To be successful, it’s not just about the size of your nonprofit’s support community, but also how engaged it is," writes How to Give columnist Lansie Sylvia.
Should a donor’s daughter get an internship with my nonprofit? column

Mar. 9, 2017 4:08 pm

Should a donor’s daughter get an internship with my nonprofit?

Is she interested and a good fit? If so, sure — and here's how to make the experience mutually worthwhile.
How to give love to both Philly and your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day column

Feb. 8, 2017 11:16 am

How to give love to both Philly and your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day

Celebrate the holiday while also supporting local nonprofits with events at Fleisher Art Memorial, Penn Museum, Laurel Hill Cemetery and more.
The Women’s March is over. Now what? column

Jan. 27, 2017 11:45 am

The Women’s March is over. Now what?

"How to Give" columnist Lansie Sylvia talks with three activist women of color about intersectional feminism and where to go from here.
How to keep that New Year’s resolution to ‘get more involved’ (for real this time) column

Jan. 12, 2017 10:45 am

How to keep that New Year’s resolution to ‘get more involved’ (for real this time)

Want to make a bigger positive impact on the world? Here are some ideas to get you started.
Your keep-it-local Philly gift guide: Part 2 column

Dec. 15, 2016 12:30 pm

Your keep-it-local Philly gift guide: Part 2

Now, with even MORE gifts that give back!
Here’s your keep-it-local Philly gift guide column

Dec. 7, 2016 10:52 am

Here’s your keep-it-local Philly gift guide

Want to make a difference in your city while making your loved ones smile this holiday season? These gifts give back.
How might the election results impact federal funding for local nonprofits? column

Nov. 23, 2016 7:42 am

How might the election results impact federal funding for local nonprofits?

It’s hard to know what the president-elect will actually do, but based on what he’s said he'll do, here are some possible philanthropic outcomes.
Is advocacy ever enough? column

Nov. 2, 2016 4:04 pm

Is advocacy ever enough?

TL;DR — checks, not check-ins.

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