Tivoni Devor, Author at Generocity Philly

Tivoni Devor

Tivoni Devor

Tivoni Devor, MBA, has spent his entire career in the nonprofit sector. While working for diverse institutions in many roles, Tivoni has often found himself developing earned revenue models and designing strategic partnerships. Tivoni currently works as the Manager of Partnerships and Outreach at the Urban Affairs Coalition, where he helps social entrepreneurs leverage fiscal sponsorship to jumpstart their nonprofit endeavors. Tivoni Devor lives in Point Breeze with his wife Jennifer and daughter Ava. The thoughts and content of his columns are his and his alone.

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Open letter to city council candidates: City and nonprofits have nuanced partnership column

Mar. 20, 2019 3:03 pm

Open letter to city council candidates: City and nonprofits have nuanced partnership

The nonprofit sector in Philadelphia is responsible for billions in revenue and more than a quarter of all employment in the city. Columnist Tivoni Devor thinks candidates for City Council should better understand what can help nonprofits keep going.
Adopt these 2019 resolutions for nonprofits, foundations and donors column

Jan. 3, 2019 11:25 am

Adopt these 2019 resolutions for nonprofits, foundations and donors

Why you should consider a merger, diversify your board and contribute more efficiently this year, according to columnist Tivoni Devor.
Nonprofit overhead: In defense of CEO salaries and shopping locally column

Sep. 18, 2018 7:26 am

Nonprofit overhead: In defense of CEO salaries and shopping locally

Instead of asking how little nonprofits can spend, funders and donors should ask about their commitment to fair wages and benefits and how they support locally owned businesses, writes columnist Tivoni Devor.
Make this and every summer the Summer of Giving for Philly nonprofits column

Jun. 20, 2018 7:35 am

Make this and every summer the Summer of Giving for Philly nonprofits

June 30 is the end of the fiscal year for many organizations. Help them balance the books with a donation before you leave for vacation.
Philly’s poverty rate won’t budge. Could artificial intelligence help? column

Apr. 24, 2018 11:15 am

Philly’s poverty rate won’t budge. Could artificial intelligence help?

Columnist Tivoni Devor proposes a local fix adopted by other municipalities to solve their most wicked problems.
We need a new model for doing good beyond the nonprofit corporation column

Feb. 2, 2018 10:49 am

We need a new model for doing good beyond the nonprofit corporation

Instead of more nonprofits, we need financial incentives and support infrastructure that is accessible to anyone who wants to dedicate their time helping those in need, argues columnist Tivoni Devor.
It’s time for Philly to invest in Philly column

Jan. 11, 2018 1:17 pm

It’s time for Philly to invest in Philly

Columnist Tivoni Devor advocates for redistributing the city's pension fund and introducing a public bank for the sake of strengthening the city's workforce. Hear him out.
Join or die: Why nonprofits must consider mergers column

Dec. 4, 2017 5:05 pm

Join or die: Why nonprofits must consider mergers

Columnist Tivoni Devor argues in their current fragile state, Philadelphia nonprofits should do as Ben Franklin intended.
OK, but how can Amazon win Philly? column

Sep. 25, 2017 9:20 am

OK, but how can Amazon win Philly?

The corporation would be lucky to land its HQ2 in Philly, argues columnist Tivoni Devor. Here's what needs to happen for the tech giant to be welcomed with open arms.
Your small business doesn’t need to close: On the ‘charitable exit’ column

Aug. 9, 2017 8:48 am

Your small business doesn’t need to close: On the ‘charitable exit’

Selling or closing have been basically the only exit options for for-profit businesses, writes columnist Tivoni Devor. But there is a third way — one that could benefit nonprofits.

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