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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How to recruit more young people for your nonprofit board column

Nov. 15, 2017 9:48 am

How to recruit more young people for your nonprofit board

It's about examining your blind spots and, maybe, asking for help from more plugged-in organizations.
It’s October. Is it too late to plan a #GivingTuesday campaign? column

Oct. 4, 2017 10:23 am

It’s October. Is it too late to plan a #GivingTuesday campaign?

Nope, writes How to Give columnist Lansie Sylvia. Here's how to harness your team to execute a successful one-day fundraiser.
Is there a good way to be a voluntourist? column

Sep. 6, 2017 12:21 pm

Is there a good way to be a voluntourist?

If you want to be a globe-trotting do-gooder, consider this: Are local people running the show? Are your skills suited to the project? Where exactly is your money going?
When is it a good time to invest in a young nonprofit? column

Aug. 3, 2017 12:55 pm

When is it a good time to invest in a young nonprofit?

"Sustainability in the nonprofit sector is a deeper existential question than it appears on the surface."
How to not choke when speaking at your nonprofit’s gala column

Jul. 13, 2017 10:41 am

How to not choke when speaking at your nonprofit’s gala

Public speaking is hard. Columnist Lansie Sylvia explains the musts of onstage storytelling.
On nonprofit storytelling and the truthiness of fundraising mailers column

Jun. 7, 2017 10:28 am

On nonprofit storytelling and the truthiness of fundraising mailers

"How do I know that any of these stories are true?"
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.

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