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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.
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.

ComNet19
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.

Liz Dozier
Friday, October 25, 2019

In this brief Q&A, 2019 SPARX Conference lunch keynote speaker Liz Dozier shares a few thoughts on philanthropy, community and the power to drive change.

Igniting the Power in Community
By 2019 SPARX Planning Committee
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

As we prepare for the 2019 SPARX Conference on October 31, we asked members of our Conference Planning Committee to reflect on the meaning of "community."

Donor Collaboration
By Helen Davis Picher
Monday, October 21, 2019

Donor collaboratives are being used to fund creative solutions to some of today’s most complex social problems.

Happy Hour
By Member Engagement Committee
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Happy hour event seeks to help change the funder-nonprofit dynamic for the better.

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.