Jan. 16, 2023 9:19 am
Why Philanthropy Can’t Overlook the Mayoral Primaries
With nine candidates and more considering, will the next Mayor represent the community and issues philanthropy is called to support?
Aug. 23, 2021 4:17 pm
Culture Builder: Local governments should attract people, not companies
Economic development leaders and elected officials have long coveted business attraction. The rise of remote work changes everything.
Aug. 6, 2021 3:37 pm
Come January, David Thornburgh won’t be CEO of Committee of Seventy. But he’ll still be working for better government
Moving into the role of senior advisor at the nonpartisan organization, Thornburgh plans to focus his efforts on fair redistricting and open primaries for Independent voters.
May 26, 2021 8:34 am
PA county govs map out how they will use American Rescue Plan money while state dithers
According to experts, one of the most under-discussed aspects of ARP is that it represents "not only the largest positive fiscal jolt to state and local budgets in decades, but also the one most supportive of local discretion."
Apr. 14, 2021 3:18 pm
This is how the City must tackle behavioral health needs with the American Rescue Plan money
"Addressing the behavioral health needs of all Philadelphians will require robust, cross-sector interventions across a spectrum of health promotion, prevention and early intervention, treatment, and maintenance," says guest columnist Joe Pyle.
Apr. 2, 2021 8:30 am
American Rescue Plan Act offers City opportunity to meet critical behavioral health needs
"We call on government, civic, and business leaders to think differently about how their resources impact mental health and substance use," say guest columnists Joe Pyle and Kate Williams.
Jul. 2, 2020 10:00 am
Opinion: Costs of the pandemic to local, state governments must be covered by the federal government
Unless the federal government provides funding to make up the losses, there will be a catastrophic retreat from progress, says guest columnist Robert Brand.
Mar. 20, 2019 3:03 pm
Open letter to city council candidates: City and nonprofits have nuanced partnership
The nonprofit sector in Philadelphia is responsible for billions in revenue and more than a quarter of all employment in the city. Columnist Tivoni Devor thinks candidates for City Council should better understand what can help nonprofits keep going.
Mar. 1, 2019 10:57 am
Show us our history
Drexel University says it will tend to the shuttered Philadelphia History Museum's collection of artifacts. That's a good thing, isn't it?
Feb. 1, 2019 2:00 pm
The City of Philadelphia wants to help its frontline workers better deal with trauma
The Take Care PHL initiative will aim to alleviate secondary traumatic stress in firefighters, correctional officers, social workers and the like.