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

PA data: Opioid overdoses spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic purpose

Jun. 24, 2021 9:00 am

PA data: Opioid overdoses spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic

There was a modest national decline in overdose mortality from prescription opioids from 2017 to 2019, but the COVID-19 pandemic has upended many of these advances, say researchers from Penn State.
Peirce College launches accelerated degree to help Philly’s displaced workers through the post-pandemic recovery purpose

Jun. 23, 2021 3:02 pm

Peirce College launches accelerated degree to help Philly’s displaced workers through the post-pandemic recovery

PA's only institution of higher education focused entirely on adult learning, the 156-year-old college will offer Career Bridge, a degree program combining an accelerated time frame and stackable credentials, starting in the fall.
Opinion: Funders can do better, but so can nonprofits purpose

Jun. 23, 2021 8:30 am

Opinion: Funders can do better, but so can nonprofits

Nonprofit professionals have the power to connect a major funder to the work. This power should not be taken for granted, says guest columnist Nicole Tell.
Generocity’s 2021 summer reading list purpose

Jun. 22, 2021 3:04 pm

Generocity’s 2021 summer reading list

Seven nonfiction and nine fiction books recommended by Generocity's community and colleagues.
3 important outcomes for young people who are taught critical race theory purpose

Jun. 22, 2021 8:00 am

3 important outcomes for young people who are taught critical race theory

Despite what some politicians have suggested, research shows that learning to apply a critical race theoretical perspective and think critically about society do not fuel a sense of divisiveness among youth, says Villanova professor Jerusha Conner.
From top to bottom, the way we do what we do in fundraising is designed to uphold the status quo. How do you change that? purpose

Jun. 21, 2021 2:30 pm

From top to bottom, the way we do what we do in fundraising is designed to uphold the status quo. How do you change that?

Columnist Valerie Johnson wonders how to apply Community Centric Fundraising principles to large institutions that are deeply invested in traditional philanthropy.
Nonprofit AF: We need to support legislation on philanthropy’s crappy, inequitable practices purpose

Jun. 21, 2021 8:18 am

Nonprofit AF: We need to support legislation on philanthropy’s crappy, inequitable practices

The fact that the Accelerate Charitable Efforts (ACE) Act is moving forward is encouraging, but it’s disappointing to see strong opposition to the bill from some philanthropic institutions, says guest columnist Vu Le.
On Juneteenth, let’s start to address the separate and unequal treatment of our Black elders purpose

Jun. 18, 2021 8:00 am

On Juneteenth, let’s start to address the separate and unequal treatment of our Black elders

The response to COVID-19's disparate impact on Black nursing home residents most egregiously illustrates the devaluation of Black life by American systems, institutions, and government, says guest columnist Kee Tobar.
What does allyship look like in the workplace? Join us for a Slack AMA on June 25 purpose

Jun. 17, 2021 1:03 pm

What does allyship look like in the workplace? Join us for a Slack AMA on June 25

We'll be talking with Sam Chenkin, founder of Reclaim the Sector, and John Foster, COO of Baltimore dev agency Fearless,
Bridging the digital divide: An equity saga purpose

Jun. 17, 2021 8:30 am

Bridging the digital divide: An equity saga

With the uptake of vaccinations and the drop in COVID cases and fatalities, the question is —will the urgency that forced the digital divide higher on the city’s priority list ultimately dissipate?

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