The globalislocal Fund

The globalislocal Fund is an educational and funding partnership that invests philanthropic capital in solutions to the root causes of poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America. I joined the partnership in September of 2010. I found out about it after reading a...

Women Effect Investments

I participated in a conference call today hosted by Criterion Ventures about Women Effect Investments.  Criterion Ventures is behind the movement to inspire people to think about investing with a gender lens.  Representatives from Calvert’s WIN WIN fund and Root...

Future Weather and Women Filmmakers

Future Weather debuted at Tribeca Film Festival over the weekend.  It is the result of six years of hard work and passion from Jenny Deller and Kristin Fairweather.  This is a special film not only because of the story it tells, but because it was written, directed...

Giving with meaning

Giving with meaning is the tag line for my company, harp-weaver LLC.  I often think about how you define the “meaning” that guides one’s personal philanthropy.  I was reading Acumen’s blog tonight.  For those of you who don’t know, Acumen...

SOE Philly

On February 23rd I attended SOE Philly presented by Watershed Capital Group and Delaware Valley Grantmakers. SOE stands for Sustainable Opportunities & Education. The event is a roadshow of investors active in the impact investing space and presenters from...

The What and How of Community Impact

Check out the latest edition of the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal which was released today. The edition focuses on Innovations in Community Impact. My Philanthropy Column can be accessed here! What is interesting about this concept is the approach—the...

Community Innovations and Impact – PSIJ

I recently attended Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal forum focusing on Community Innovations and Impact in healthcare, criminal justice, child welfare, education and sustainable food in Philadelphia. Opening remarks provided by Nan Feyler who is Chief of Staff...

Strategic Philanthropy in the New "Normal"

I sat in on a webinar presentation today hosted by Guidestar. The speakers defined what they refer to as the new “normal.” 800 people actually attended the webinar as a side note. This is clearly a deserving topic for discussion. The recession’s...

Woman & Giving

Night Out With Meaning:  Women & Giving Be inspired through storytelling. Night Out With Meaning: Women & Giving is a series of evenings for women held at The Philadelphia Cricket Club in February, May and November.  Each Night Out focuses on a topic and...

The R-Word

This was originally posted by my friend, Abigail Sandler. Abby’s beloved sister, Aimee, was profoundly developmental and physically disabled. For the 53 years that Aimee graced this earth, Abby heard the R-word being used everywhere, and it was a constant...