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Stop the philanthropic PR bullshit feature

Jan. 26, 2023 10:31 pm

Stop the philanthropic PR bullshit

Spoiler alert: In the season finale of LOOT on Apple TV, the billionaire main character decides to  stop trying to be “philanthropic” for all the wrong reasons — she pledges to give away all her wealth. “If It’s not philanthropy,” she says in a speech challenging her fellow billionaires. “It’s PR bullshit.” The scene reminded […]
Youth-led Solutions for a More Just Society feature

Jan. 25, 2023 9:00 pm

Youth-led Solutions for a More Just Society

According to the Pennsylvania UCR, nearly 14,000 youth under the age of 18 were arrested in 2022. While there are a number of factors that lead to youth coming into contact with the justice system, many have faced and continue to face oppressive systems that prevent them from overcoming the mistakes they have made. Since 2008, the Juvenile […]
Why Philanthropy Can’t Overlook the Mayoral Primaries feature

Jan. 16, 2023 9:19 am

Why Philanthropy Can’t Overlook the Mayoral Primaries

Yesterday was MLK Day, and while most celebrated his leadership and dream, we often overlook the ideals and quotes associated with such celebrations. As philanthropists, we should understand one thing above all else at this moment. With that in mind, DiverseForce hosted a Wealth & Politics Summit  this past Sunday at P4Hub in Germantown. The summit included panel discussions […]
Going Beyond the Dollar: Strengthening the Support System of Grandfamilies feature

Jan. 10, 2023 7:18 am

Going Beyond the Dollar: Strengthening the Support System of Grandfamilies

By: Jennifer Stavrakos, Interim Director of the Great Learning Program, William Penn Foundation, Guest Contributor In Philadelphia, more than 17,000 children are estimated to live in homes where grandparents provide their primary care. These families are known as grandfamilies, and there are many reasons why they may form, including biological parents’ death or challenges with illness, substance use, or incarceration. […]
Creating a Prosocial Emergency Shelter Culture feature

Dec. 13, 2022 10:10 pm

Creating a Prosocial Emergency Shelter Culture

Prosocial behavior is the intent to benefit others, such as helping, sharing, donating, co-operating, and volunteering. Since 2016, Bethesda Project’s Church Shelter Program (CSP) for chronically homeless men has committed to proactively including shelter guests in program management in order to encourage a prosocial culture. As peer leaders, guests help staff create the agendas for […]
A nonprofit must have community seats on its board. Here’s how feature

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.
5 questions with Dominique Goss, M&T Charitable Foundation’s new executive director feature

Aug. 9, 2022 10:00 am

5 questions with Dominique Goss, M&T Charitable Foundation’s new executive director

She’s stepping into a big role; Goss is replacing a 50-year veteran of M&T and the role requires a relocation to Buffalo, New York.
Want to fund hope? Fund organizing feature

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.
Meet Kim Andrews, new executive director for The Fund for Women and Girls feature

Aug. 2, 2022 6:00 am

Meet Kim Andrews, new executive director for The Fund for Women and Girls

She previously led the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia and is already making plans for The Fund’s future.
Where does Philabundance go now? feature

May 13, 2022 12:51 pm

Where does Philabundance go now?

Two years ago, Philadelphia’s influential anti-hunger nonprofit installed new executive director Loree Jones. Facing surging demand, staff turnover and recessionary fear, a new strategic vision launches next month.

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