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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.

Equity Symposium 2018
By Tia Burroughs
Monday, November 19, 2018

DEI Committee member Tia Burroughs reflects on Philanthropy Network's 2018 EQUITY Symposium, Laying the Foundation for Racial Equity in Grantmaking.

By Andrea Bretting, Michael Jordan, and Mailee Walker
Thursday, August 23, 2018

Leaders of the Claneil Foundation explain why 100 percent of their grants are for general operating support.

By Beth Feldman Brandt
Monday, July 23, 2018

Executive director Beth Feldman Brandt reflects on an in-depth examination of Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation's past and present that has led to a new vision for the organization's future.

By Meg Long and Clare Nolan
Thursday, June 28, 2018

In this blog post for GEO Perspectives, Equal Measure’s Meg Long and Engage R+D’s Clare Nolan discuss their research on how we can work together differently to deepen the impact of evaluation and learning on philanthropic practice, as well as plans to move from idea exchange to action.

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.