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A New Loan Fund — Five Year Impact Return to Create and Preserve Affordable Homes method

Jun. 12, 2024 8:31 am

A New Loan Fund — Five Year Impact Return to Create and Preserve Affordable Homes

After years of declining population, Philadelphia has become a more desirable place to live. However, as market-rate development increases, the effects of gentrification are displacing long-term residents. Rising housing costs coupled with stagnant household incomes are straining low-income families’ ability to stay in their homes. The Women’s Community Revitalization Project (WCRP) is a group working […]
Nonprofit Governance method

Jun. 12, 2024 8:25 am

Nonprofit Governance

“There is no question that the nonprofit sector has a board problem.” This is the first sentence of Chapter 2, Problem Boards or Board Problems? in BoardSource’s 2005 “Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of the Nonprofit Board” by Chait, Ryan, and Taylor. The problem: “Boards seem “to be an unreliable instrument for ensuring accountability […]
Leading Through Youth Engagement method

Mar. 21, 2023 6:27 am

Leading Through Youth Engagement

How local organizations are centering youth voice for organizational and community change. 
Empowering Healing and Growth: Create Safe Spaces for Young People method

Mar. 8, 2023 9:33 am

Empowering Healing and Growth: Create Safe Spaces for Young People

One youth advocate's plea to disrupt systems of harm
Community-Centered Innovation for a Well City method

Feb. 15, 2023 7:02 am

Community-Centered Innovation for a Well City

How three organizations are partnering to give community members the power to impact health and wellness.
Youth-led Solutions for a More Just Society method

Jan. 25, 2023 9:00 pm

Youth-led Solutions for a More Just Society

For 15 years, a Philadelphia-based Youth Advocacy Program has influenced national and statewide legislation, learn how it can help your organization.
Creating a Prosocial Emergency Shelter Culture method

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 […]
Want to fund hope? Fund organizing method

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.
What a $20 million donation will do for the “benefits access challenge” method

Apr. 15, 2022 11:32 am

What a $20 million donation will do for the “benefits access challenge”

Founded in 2005, Benefits Data Trust works to address $60 billion in untapped programs. CEO Trooper Sanders just got a “second Christmas morning” from MacKenzie Scott.
Can The Promise lift 100,000 Philadelphians out of poverty by 2025? method

Mar. 31, 2022 6:45 am

Can The Promise lift 100,000 Philadelphians out of poverty by 2025?

The pandemic has shown how much is out of our control. North Philly native Michael Banks is trying anyway.