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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.

By Maggie Osborn
Monday, January 28, 2019

The 2020 Census may seem overwhelming or distant, but it is important for not only philanthropy and your family foundation, but for our democracy.

By Ann C. Logue
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Starting in 2000,  the Patricia Kind Family Foundation began its journey to move its endowment into mission-aligned investments in order to more directly impact the communities it supports.

By Sidney Hargro
Monday, January 14, 2019

With the start of a new year, Sidney Hargro previews Philanthropy Network's leadership priorities for 2019 around Policy, Equity and Social Innovation.

By Eileen Heisman
Monday, January 7, 2019

National Philanthropic Trust Presdient & CEO Eileen Heisman shares her three predicitons for philanthropy in 2019.

By David Biemesderfer
Friday, December 21, 2018

United Philanthropy Forum President & CEO David Biemesderfer offers four learnings from a two-year effort to engage foundations in building openness and transparency, made possible with support from the Fund for Shared Insight.

Equity Symposium 2018
By Tia Burroughs
Monday, November 19, 2018

DEI Committee member Tia Burroughs reflects on Philanthropy Network's 2018 EQUITY Symposium, Laying the Foundation for Racial Equity in Grantmaking.

By Andrea Bretting, Michael Jordan, and Mailee Walker
Thursday, August 23, 2018

Leaders of the Claneil Foundation explain why 100 percent of their grants are for general operating support.

By Beth Feldman Brandt
Monday, July 23, 2018

Executive director Beth Feldman Brandt reflects on an in-depth examination of Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation's past and present that has led to a new vision for the organization's future.

By Meg Long and Clare Nolan
Thursday, June 28, 2018

In this blog post for GEO Perspectives, Equal Measure’s Meg Long and Engage R+D’s Clare Nolan discuss their research on how we can work together differently to deepen the impact of evaluation and learning on philanthropic practice, as well as plans to move from idea exchange to action.