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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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.
3 gigs Philly needs to spark economic development column

Jul. 5, 2017 11:53 am

3 gigs Philly needs to spark economic development

Columnist Tivoni Devor offers three suggestions for professions the city should revive in the modern gig economy.
Nonprofits’ boards must include people who benefit from their services column

May 11, 2017 12:58 pm

Nonprofits’ boards must include people who benefit from their services

Not more rich people, writes columnist Tivoni Devor: "A board that doesn’t have its clients represented in its governance can never be fully invested in the organization’s success and sustainability."
Are your nonprofit’s outcomes out-of-context? column

Apr. 4, 2017 3:22 pm

Are your nonprofit’s outcomes out-of-context?

Make sure the metrics you're putting forth are phrased to match funders' priorities. It's something Meals on Wheels is learning now as its existence is threatened by the federal government.

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