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A nonprofit must have community seats on its board. Here’s how column

Sep. 7, 2022 4:24 pm

A nonprofit must have community seats on its board. Here’s how

If you’d like to add community members to your board, here's a playbook from one nonprofit that just did it.
Want to fund hope? Fund organizing column

Aug. 5, 2022 10:10 am

Want to fund hope? Fund organizing

How can we create hope? Samuel S Fels Fund program officer Shanell Ransom says organizing is that hope.
The “homeless hero” trope won’t save us column

Feb. 21, 2022 6:30 am

The “homeless hero” trope won’t save us

Surrounded by stories of economic success, it's a cheat to wait for a superhero, writes this homeless advocate.
The problem with homelessness ‘innovation’ column

Jan. 24, 2022 6:45 am

The problem with homelessness ‘innovation’

In the context of homeless services, innovation needs to move us closer to a fully realized human right to housing—not more tents, pods, or makeshift shelters.
An Omicron plan from a Philadelphia public school teacher column

Jan. 18, 2022 8:54 am

An Omicron plan from a Philadelphia public school teacher

I am now writing to you as a School District of Philadelphia (SDP) teacher and parent of two young children who are not eligible for vaccination. 
Philadelphia’s crises of 2022 column

Jan. 10, 2022 7:00 am

Philadelphia’s crises of 2022

Gun violence is its own epidemic. We all choose what we're willing to do.
Youth mental health is a crisis. We need radical prevention column

Dec. 23, 2021 6:30 am

Youth mental health is a crisis. We need radical prevention

Timed with the release of a new report by the U.S. Surgeon General, two foundation executives call for out-of-the-box thinking.
Nonprofit fundraisers: this is your moment column

Dec. 6, 2021 7:00 am

Nonprofit fundraisers: this is your moment

A third of all annual giving takes place in the average December, and it's rare that both need and funds are high. They are now.
How the pandemic is changing individual nonprofit donors column

Nov. 26, 2021 7:45 am

How the pandemic is changing individual nonprofit donors

Giving Tuesday 2020 broke all previous records. Will 2021 do it again? The results could predict a new era of individual donations
How philanthropy will be different (and the same) after the pandemic column

Nov. 22, 2021 7:45 am

How philanthropy will be different (and the same) after the pandemic

A process called trust-based philanthropy is in. Don't expect your post-grant reports to go away though.

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