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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Is there a way to celebrate America while acknowledging the worst of its problems? column

Jul. 5, 2018 12:13 pm

Is there a way to celebrate America while acknowledging the worst of its problems?

Columnist Lansie Sylvia on July 4 parties and giving back.
Nonprofits, this is your ultimate guide to managing skilled volunteers column

Jun. 14, 2018 12:45 pm

Nonprofits, this is your ultimate guide to managing skilled volunteers

Columnist Lansie Sylvia asks eight pros for their best tips and shares back their wealth of experience. For one: Communicate the “why” of volunteers' tasks in addition to the “how” to keep them engaged.
Homelessness nonprofits need skilled volunteers, not publicity stunts column

May 11, 2018 10:30 am

Homelessness nonprofits need skilled volunteers, not publicity stunts

A questionable social experiment inspired columnist Lansie Sylvia to ask three development pros about the best way for skilled professionals to help their cause.
Lagging behind in your fundraising goals? Here’s how to kickstart your campaign column

Apr. 13, 2018 7:51 am

Lagging behind in your fundraising goals? Here’s how to kickstart your campaign

Columnist Lansie Sylvia has four ideas for encouraging your volunteer development team to run its best fundraising race yet.
How to ask your family and friends to support your charitable cause column

Mar. 9, 2018 12:45 pm

How to ask your family and friends to support your charitable cause

Want to make a tough conversation less tough? Columnist Lansie Sylvia has some advice for the personal fundraising ask.
Cause marketing and the Super Bowl: Is it ethical? column

Feb. 7, 2018 11:00 am

Cause marketing and the Super Bowl: Is it ethical?

Columnist Lansie Sylvia has some thoughts on corporations' attempts to brand themselves as the good guys: "It may be advertising for a just cause, but that doesn’t mean the cause is just."
Should I give to paid canvassers? column

Jan. 4, 2018 9:39 am

Should I give to paid canvassers?

"How to Give" columnist Lansie Sylvia's not a fan. Here's why.
Here’s your keep-it-local Philly gift guide: 2017 edition column

Dec. 6, 2017 12:52 pm

Here’s your keep-it-local Philly gift guide: 2017 edition

Gifts that give back to Career Wardrobe, Mütter Museum, Habitat for Humanity, public school music programs and more.
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.

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