Oct. 8, 2021 8:29 am
Businesses that suffered losses from Hurricane Ida’s flooding have until Oct. 10 to apply for help
The Merchants Fund is providing grants of up to $5,000 to Philadelphia businesses that have suffered direct physical damage and/or inventory losses.
Sep. 16, 2021 1:51 pm
Will having so many disasters happening at the same time affect donations? We asked an expert
Roughly half of all the money raised through donations tends to be donated within the first four to six weeks after disasters, says guest columnist Patrick Rooney.
Aug. 19, 2021 10:20 am
Here are some ways you can help Afghanistan and Haiti
A resource list of organizations to donate to, compiled with the help of Generocity's community members.
Jul. 12, 2021 12:53 pm
Poverty in 2021 looks different than in 1964 – but the US hasn’t changed how it measures it
Many Americans in the past have been rudely surprised at just how inadequate America’s safety net is, at least in part because it’s based on outdated federal poverty thresholds, says guest columnist Mark Rank.
Jul. 8, 2021 10:45 am
A conversation about lessons learned from reporting on a year of COVID crisis and recovery
In one of the final articles in Generocity's yearlong TRACE project, reporter Lynette Hazelton and editor Sabrina Vourvoulias talk about what stood out, what made them optimistic, and the challenges ahead.
May 19, 2021 10:32 am
You asked ‘How can I help?’ and CHIP found answers
When the Center for High Impact Philanthropy mapped regional giving it found anomalies in the data that would have otherwise gone unnoticed.
Apr. 19, 2021 1:29 pm
Nonprofits can learn a lot about mutual aid from the team that was at Taggart Elementary on Saturday
"It’s not a job. It’s helping the people taking care of the people. It’s being out reaching the people where they are," Caring for Friends CEO Vincent Schiavone told new Generocity contributor Marilyn Kai Jewett.
Mar. 3, 2021 8:40 am
The Mighty Writers trajectory: How to start small, scale up with success, and pivot in crisis
After the pandemic shut down its five sites, the nonprofit took its literacy efforts online, and put boots on the ground to distribute food and necessities to the hard-hit communities it serves in North, West and South Philly.
Feb. 5, 2021 1:36 pm
Help wanted: Local small businesses haven’t caught a break since COVID
Advocates say a robust small business community is key to Philadelphia’s recovery — just adding one or two employees at each small business would create tens of thousands of jobs. But first those businesses have to find a way to stay open.
Feb. 3, 2021 2:44 pm
In November I shut down the successful nonprofit I founded 10 years ago. Here’s why
"I’ve nailed down a few key missteps that I believe were the demise of what was a highly regarded organization, and they all occurred within the first four years of our start," says guest columnist Jennifer Leary.