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Philanthropy Network’s Blog is the work of members, staff, partners, sponsors and other leaders in philanthropy who provide insight into issues that matter to Greater Philadelphia and topics that affect the social impact sector.
BalletX by Chris Kendig
By Nancy Burd & Marcelle Hinand
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Creating a pooled fund of flexible capital could help resuscitate our arts ecosystem and build a more sustainable future for the arts and cultural sector post-COVID-19.

Friday, March 20, 2020

As the depth of the COVID-19 crisis becomes increasingly apparent, regional funders are eager to connect and share strategies on how best to respond.

All in This Together
By Sidney R. Hargro
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The unprecedented times we're experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 crisis will require equally unprecedented, collective acts of unity and trust-based flexibility between funders, nonprofits, and the broader community. 

By Alejandro Gibes de Gac
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The Claneil Foundation’s Professional Development Fund invests in people not simply in terms of their skill sets, but in their very humanity.

CCFWG Girls Advisory Board
By Tali Levine
Friday, January 31, 2020

One member of the 2019-2020 class of CCFWG's Girls Advisory Board (GAB) reflects on her experience with this program that educates and empowers girls to make a difference through philanthropy.

Giving Circles Roundtable Chat at SPARX 2019
By Peter T. Van Do (Đỗ Tiến Sĩ)
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Following their participation in a roundtable chat on giving circles at the 2019 SPARX Conference, we invited the Asian Mosaic Fund to answer a few questions about their structure and how they build a sense of community through giving.

Liz Dozier keynote
By Anh Nguyen
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

At SPARX 2019, Liz Dozier talked about her journey from a troubled Chicago school to social-impact investing and shared lessons for social justice-minded do-gooders on what worked and what didn’t.

By Karen Race
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Communications Network's annual gathering offers some lessons on how to create and support an inclusive community.

Glenmede Post 2019
By Nina Cohen
Monday, November 4, 2019

Periods of stability are the perfect time to assess risk and initiate transition planning, leadership succession or consider changing an investment strategy.