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 activism feels fruitless, remember: All forward motion counts column

Feb. 6, 2019 8:56 am

When activism feels fruitless, remember: All forward motion counts

If you can’t see how your actions and donations are moving the big needle, think of the little needles that you’re moving every time you show up to do the work, writes How to Give columnist Lansie Sylvia.
4 strategies to up your philanthropy and volunteering game in 2019 column

Jan. 9, 2019 11:58 am

4 strategies to up your philanthropy and volunteering game in 2019

How to Give columnist Lansie Sylvia comes through with tips for kickstart a more charitable year. Remember: It's OK to build your giving muscles gradually.
Philly, here’s your socially conscious holiday gift guide for 2018 column

Dec. 5, 2018 3:32 pm

Philly, here’s your socially conscious holiday gift guide for 2018

Give while giving back: How to Give columnist Lansie Sylvia's annual list returns.
3 ways to turn nonprofit board members into brand advocates column

Oct. 11, 2018 9:45 am

3 ways to turn nonprofit board members into brand advocates

Accessibility, authenticity and aardvark. How to Give columnist Lansie Sylvia will explain.
Not sure how to discuss racism/classism/privilege? Start here column

Aug. 9, 2018 12:45 pm

Not sure how to discuss racism/classism/privilege? Start here

Columnist Lansie Sylvia on learning, then talking, about tough topics.
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.

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