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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.

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.

By Sidney Hargro
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Through Rebuild, an historic public-private investment in Philadelphia's parks, rec centers and libraries will be transformational for neighborhoods across the city.

By Sarah Brodsky
Friday, March 1, 2019

Glenmede's Laura LaRosa talks about gender-focused investing strategies to support women and promote gender equality.

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.