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Volunteering and Protest Are Not Mutually Exclusive purpose

Jan. 26, 2015 12:30 pm

Volunteering and Protest Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Why MLK Day of Service matters, even as protests take center stage
Biz Journal: Admiration for LGBT civic leader Gloria Casarez on her passing purpose

Oct. 21, 2014 1:33 pm

Biz Journal: Admiration for LGBT civic leader Gloria Casarez on her passing

This story was originally run by the Philadelphia Business Journal here. Friends and family and the LGBTQ community at large are mourning the loss of a pioneer in LGBTQ civil rights. Gloria Casarez passed away this weekend after battling a long bout with an aggressive form of cancer. She was 42-years-old and is survived by […]
Commentary: How Organized is Philly’s Nonprofit Sector? purpose

Sep. 30, 2014 2:58 pm

Commentary: How Organized is Philly’s Nonprofit Sector?

In Philadelphia County, there are 7,728 Federally Registered Nonprofit Organizations, who earned $27,270,938,218 in revenue and hold $56,727,871,600 in assets1. Leading this vast sector are board members: The average board size is 16.2 voting members, according to the 2012 BoardSource Nonprofit Governance Index, which means there are as many as 125,919 board members running our nonprofit […]
Commentary: Please Let Kids Be Farmers purpose

Sep. 26, 2014 11:11 am

Commentary: Please Let Kids Be Farmers

Series Intro: This series, titled Thoughts on a Movement, is intended to explore the philosophical implications and systems changes that are made possible by our society’s shift to sustainable practices. The author hopes to offer thoughts, opinions, and analysis on issues and innovations in the sustainability movement that inspire readers to both connect with and […]
Everyday Sustainability: Compromise, Sustainability, and Parenting purpose

Sep. 15, 2014 12:58 pm

Everyday Sustainability: Compromise, Sustainability, and Parenting

Image by Flickr user MissMessie Editor’s Note: This series, titled Everyday Sustainability, came from the author’s experience of becoming a parent for the first time. While the author imagines that tips and insights may be found in this series, the larger goal is to explore the choices we make and why we make them when it […]
Staff Commentary: Public Speaking for Social Impact purpose

Sep. 11, 2014 10:47 am

Staff Commentary: Public Speaking for Social Impact

The summer months have come to a close and the start of a new school year has brought together the next generation of social impact leaders, all trying to determine where they fit in the Social Impact Ecosystem. Over Labor Day Weekend, I had the pleasure to talk about the diversity of social impact and […]
Measure, Plan, Engage: Philadelphia’s Agendas for the Future purpose

Aug. 6, 2014 2:06 pm

Measure, Plan, Engage: Philadelphia’s Agendas for the Future

What will Philadelphia look like in five years, 10 years, 20 years? In recent years, a mix of private and public sector organizations have developed their own long-term agendas to try and answer this question. High-profile examples include the Economy League’s World Class Greater Philadelphia (started in 2009) and the Philadelphia 2035 Comprehensive Plan (adopted in […]
Philly Restart’s Adam Bruckner on New Ban on Feeding Homeless Outdoors purpose

Mar. 26, 2012 8:48 pm

Philly Restart’s Adam Bruckner on New Ban on Feeding Homeless Outdoors

Adam Bruckner of Philly Restart, who volunteers to provide services and ID cards to people who show up for food on the Parkway, shares his opinion on Philadelphia’s recent ban on feeding homeless outdoors. Adam was recently heard on WHYY’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane.  “What’s the greatest nation in the world?” the man asked me on […]

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