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Nonprofit Governance method

Jun. 12, 2024 8:25 am

Nonprofit Governance

“There is no question that the nonprofit sector has a board problem.” This is the first sentence of Chapter 2, Problem Boards or Board Problems? in BoardSource’s 2005 “Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of the Nonprofit Board” by Chait, Ryan, and Taylor. The problem: “Boards seem “to be an unreliable instrument for ensuring accountability […]
Empowering the Engines of Social Progress method

Jun. 5, 2024 6:08 am

Empowering the Engines of Social Progress

Nonprofit organizations are often a driving force behind social progress. They address critical needs in communities where schools, government agencies, and healthcare systems fall short. However, even the most dedicated organizations need support to empower communities. When thinking about how to support nonprofit organizations, money is often the first thing that comes to mind. While […]
Healthcare Deserts Part 4: Philanthropic Solutions method

Feb. 21, 2024 8:00 am

Healthcare Deserts Part 4: Philanthropic Solutions

How philanthropy is working to address healthcare deserts.
Stuck in the Bucket: Stopping the Overflow of Poverty method

Feb. 7, 2024 7:41 am

Stuck in the Bucket: Stopping the Overflow of Poverty

Imagine a bucket full of holes. One hole is a steady flow of people who are food insecure – these people are supported by the non-profit organizations that provide meals and pantries. Another hole is a steady flow of people falling into homelessness. Each hole represents a different human service need: housing, employment, education, clothing, […]
Holding Our Leaders Accountable for their Impact method

Dec. 6, 2023 12:13 pm

Holding Our Leaders Accountable for their Impact

Pressure must be placed on leaders to step up to the plate. Who is doing the work and where does pressure need to be applied?
What will it take to get it done? method

Nov. 8, 2023 7:10 am

What will it take to get it done?

Parker’s vision for One Philly, a United City
What Do We Need as a Region Philanthropically? method

Nov. 1, 2023 6:35 am

What Do We Need as a Region Philanthropically?

What does our local philanthropic/social impact landscape look like and what needs to change?
Uniting for a Just Philadelphia purpose

Aug. 9, 2023 6:09 am

Uniting for a Just Philadelphia

Philadelphia is taking concrete steps on reparations, what is Philanthropy's role in supporting it?
Empowering Legacies: Celebrating Black Philanthropy Month in Philadelphia purpose

Aug. 2, 2023 3:14 am

Empowering Legacies: Celebrating Black Philanthropy Month in Philadelphia

A recognition and celebration of the history of Black philanthropy and lesson from its legacy.
Coalitions: True Partnership or Impossible Relationship? purpose

Jun. 14, 2023 7:33 am

Coalitions: True Partnership or Impossible Relationship?

Is there a need for so many coalitions and what does it take to be effective?