Best Stories of 2013: Q&As - Generocity Philly


Dec. 30, 2013 12:30 pm

Best Stories of 2013: Q&As

“Philadelphia may be one of very few cities that can really mobilize around social [good] as a defining agenda for the social enterprise and business community.” - Garrett Melby

Filling in the Gaps: A Q&A With Alan Greenberger, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development

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Written by Molly O’Neill – March 19, 2013

Best quote: “The whole goal of the Design Advocacy Group was to say that design, both from a planning perspective and an architectural perspective, is an important criteria for planning in the city, along with economic issues, political issues, social issues. They all need to be there at the same time. We always said we don’t expect to win every battle on design, but we expect it to be taken seriously.” – Deputy Mayor of Economic Development Alan Greenberger

Sharing the Process: A Q&A With Geoff DiMasi, Founder & Principal at P’unk Avenue

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Written by Bonnie MacAllister – April 2, 2013

Best quote: “We are a purpose-driven company: for profit, not just for profit, social enterprise type of space. We make all decisions through that filter: the kind of clients we work with and for, the way in which we structure the company, the way we hold conferences, how people think about their projects. Built into it is the pillar of economy, mastery, and purpose. This defines the way we make decisions.” – Geoff DiMasi

The Rock of our Expression: Q&A with Philadelphia’s First Youth Poet Laureate Siduri Beckman

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From our Partners

Written by Alex Vuocolo – February 26, 2013

Best quote: “Poetry is like the rock of our expression. And for teenagers who are so often misunderstood, I think it could be a very powerful tool for conveying how we really feel.” – Siduri Beckman

Can Social Entrepreneurship Become Philly’s Calling Card? A Q&A with Garrett Melby of GoodCompany Group

Written by Christine Fisher – March 12, 2013

“Philadelphia may be one of very few cities that can really mobilize around social [good] as a defining agenda for the social enterprise and business community.” – Garrett Melby

Showing Impact and the Future of American Giving: A Q&A with EHL Consulting

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Written by Alex Vuocolo – July 16, 2013

“Now that the national conversation has turned towards ideas like social enterprise and impact investment, the smartest nonprofits are understanding that there has been a language shift and are starting to talk to their donors about investment-based giving. Its still charitable giving, however you slice it, but the way that nonprofits are meeting donors halfway with investment-based language is really important and an interesting trend to look out for over the next couple of years.” – Lansie Sylvia, Director of Communications of EHL Consulting Group

Read more of this year’s Q&As:


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10 Philadelphia-area leaders on what’s next for philanthropy

Changing metrics for impact

Nonprofit AF: How progressives’ addiction to overthinking is sabotaging our work


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