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Purpose: These are the stories about the work that takes place which impacts our communities.

Opinion: Governor Wolf — free the vulnerable people you promised to release purpose

7 hours ago

Opinion: Governor Wolf — free the vulnerable people you promised to release

Those who are incarcerated are unable to social distance, are denied cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment — and in PA, 25% of all those incarcerated are over 50, says Lulu Obaditch in her op-ed.
Assets no more: Racial justice risks in municipal bonds purpose

10 hours ago

Assets no more: Racial justice risks in municipal bonds

As a bondholder, you have a fiduciary responsibility to be aware of the risks related to revenue-motivated policing. As a citizen, you have a right to demand justice and equity from your municipality.
St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children is focused on feeding refugee and immigrant populations affected by COVID-19 purpose

Aug. 4, 2020 7:30 am

St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children is focused on feeding refugee and immigrant populations affected by COVID-19

The program, a collaboration of many organizations, is feeding about 700 of the city’s most vulnerable families every week.
The Douty Foundation announces it will cease to be a private foundation by the end of 2021 purpose

Aug. 3, 2020 3:01 pm

The Douty Foundation announces it will cease to be a private foundation by the end of 2021

At that time, the Foundation will turn any remaining assets over to an entity that actively embraces liberation philanthropy and is committed to furthering economic, racial and gender justice.
Don’t perpetuate harm while parading it as diversity purpose

Aug. 3, 2020 7:29 am

Don’t perpetuate harm while parading it as diversity

The many nonprofits that are rushing to recruit people of color to their board and executive staff are likely unprepared to provide truly inclusive spaces for those folks, says columnist Valerie Johnson.
Philadelphia’s rush to reconcile purpose

Jul. 31, 2020 1:29 pm

Philadelphia’s rush to reconcile

The push for truth and reconciliation commissions has increased in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd. Philadelphia has two separate iterations — one of them with significant participation from the nonprofit sector.
Addressing health inequities in the African American community purpose

Jul. 31, 2020 9:15 am

Addressing health inequities in the African American community

If you examine the novel coronavirus, it mirrors how the AIDS epidemic affected African Americans, says guest columnist Gary J. Bell.
Looking for a nonprofit job? Looking to hire? 5 tips from Omar Woodard and Farrah Parkes purpose

Jul. 30, 2020 12:08 pm

Looking for a nonprofit job? Looking to hire? 5 tips from Omar Woodard and Farrah Parkes

This isn't your typical how-to. This conversation, which took place at Generocity's INTER/VIEW jobs fair, had an equity focus and it got real. Example? Not being open about salary is a tool of white supremacy.
Restorative justice still matters purpose

Jul. 30, 2020 7:49 am

Restorative justice still matters

Bethesda Project's Church Shelter Program has been rethinking its approach to disciplinary action since before COVID-19. But the pandemic represents an important opportunity to revisit these changes and reflect on why they still matter. 
Organizers and activists clash at the crossroads of Philly’s housing crisis purpose

Jul. 29, 2020 7:30 am

Organizers and activists clash at the crossroads of Philly’s housing crisis

Forty unhoused Philadelphia families are squatting in vacant buildings that belong to the Philadelphia Housing Authority. As those individuals transform the blighted spaces into living ones, Occupy PHA and PHA spar about housing needs.

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