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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.

I Am A Man Mural
By Sidney Hargro
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

On April 4, 1968, fifty years ago today, a shot rang out toward the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, cutting short the life but igniting the insurmountable legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Eileen Heisman
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

What lies ahead for charitable giving in 2018? Here are three predictions on trends to watch from Eileen Heisman, President of National Philanthropic Trust.

By Ann Marie Healy
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

With services and supports to the community’s most vulnerable residents repeatedly at risk, First Hospital Foundation (now the Philadelphia Health Partnership) asks how it can most effectively target its resources to make a difference.

Octavius Catto Statue
By Sidney Hargro
Monday, August 14, 2017

On Friday night, 256 miles from Philadelphia, hundreds of neo-Nazi, white supremacists descended upon Charlottesville, Virginia to protest the planned removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.