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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.

Area Deprivation Index
By Shira Hodges & Michael Johnston
Monday, August 12, 2019

Many philanthropist struggle to find reliable data to inform their giving. This new blog series will explore stories of impact easily told through data.

By 1919 Investment Counsel
Monday, July 29, 2019

Concerned investors should be aware of the environmental consequences of industrial livestock production and consider new market opportunities that support greater sustainability. 

By Kristina L. Wahl & Paige Chapel
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

For foundations not sure how to get started with impact or mission-aligned investing, a first step is to look for opportunities in their own backyard by investing in CDFIs and supporting a local social enterprise.

Food Pantry
By Tamela Luce
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

HealthSpark's Innovation Lab grants support R&D for Montco health and human service nonprofits to test ideas and pilot projects that strengthen the county's safety net system.

Equit Cohort Kick-Off Meeting
By Sidney Hargro
Thursday, June 20, 2019

In an effort for philanthropy to more deliberately address historical, structural, and institutional inequity, 12 foundations in Greater Philadelphia have committed to participating in a year-long journey toward institutional change.

By Diana Loukedis Doherty
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

As one of eight funders who partnered to deliver a half-day workshop for their grantees, Diana Doherty shares valuable lessons about the challenges and benefits of funder collaboration.

Decolonizing Wealth book cover
By Mariah Casias
Friday, May 17, 2019

At its first quarterly book club event, members of EPIP Philly discussed "Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance" by Edgar Villanueva.

Bartol staff and teaching artists
By Beth Feldman Brandt and Lauren Scharf
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

What happens when foundations share power, listen, experiment, and break down silos?

By Diane Cornman-Levy
Friday, April 5, 2019

WOMENS WAY's Diane Cornman-Levy shares her top take-aways from our session on gender transformative philanthropy.