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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.
President Update
By Christine Robinson
Monday, December 5, 2022

New efforts will build on philanthropy’s commitment to community well-being on critical issues and explore partnership opportunities that are foundational in the development of an equitable region.


transparent leaves
By Abby Rolland
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

With calls for greater philanthropic transparency on the rise, harp-weaver client The Presser Foundation is making changes that support its belief that being transparent about its work strengthens its relationship with grantee partners.

North Star
By Ashley Del Bianco and Shira Hodges
Thursday, July 7, 2022

After reflecting on what we heard from members at the annual meeting in March, we want to share an update on the steps we are taking to move us forward on the path toward our aspirational North Star.

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.