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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.
2022 Member Pulse Survey
Monday, May 16, 2022

Conducted between January 27 and March 4, Philanthropy Network's 2022 Member Pulse Survey pointed to some high-level trends around the practices and priorities of regional funders.

2022 Trust-Based Philanthropy Cohort
By Mariah Casias and Yi-Ching Lin
Thursday, January 27, 2022

This brief FAQ answers some common questions about our 2022 Trust-Based Philanthropy Virtual Cohort to help potential applicants determine if it's right for them. The deadline to apply is Feb. 11th at 5pm.

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By The Philanthropy Network Team
Monday, November 29, 2021

As we approach the end of another year dominated by COVID-19, we're looking forward to 2022 bringing exciting changes for Philanthropy Network as we continue to provide opportunities for regional funders to learn, connect and lead change.

Evolving ideas
By Shira Hodges
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

As part of Philanthropy Network's Mission-Aligned Investing Cohort, philanthropic leaders are learning together how to align their assets with their mission and invest in the community using a racial equity lens.

Time for Change
By Sidney R. Hargro
Friday, July 16, 2021

As he prepares to leave his role as president of the Network, Sidney shares his gratitude and reflections on his four-year tenure.

Bridge to Equity
By Vanessa B. Briggs
Thursday, July 8, 2021

As we take our first steps toward some semblance of post-pandemic normalcy, we are at the crossroads of recovery and equity. How we define the success of our recovery is contingent on both our collective ability to move forward and how we actively demonstrate the value of equity.  

Philadelphia Foundation
Friday, May 21, 2021

Following the launch of the Black Community Leaders Fund on May 13th, we asked Philadelphia Foundation's Phil Fitzgerald, Executive Director for Grantmaking to give us some insights about how and why the fund was created and what the foundation hopes to achieve through this initiative.

Love Now Media
By Jos Duncan
Thursday, May 13, 2021

When philanthropists are deciding what stories and organizations they strategically support, it's important for them to understand and consider the diversity of paths, perspectives and entry points into the world of news and media making.

Impact Investing blog post
By Sarah Brodsky
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

While 99% of respondents to the Global Impact Investing Network‘s annual survey have historically said that they achieved their intended impact performance, the events of last year have shown that there is more work to be done and new, higher goals to be set.