Social Entrepreneurship in the Greater Philadelphia Region
Convened by Delaware Valley Grantmakers in partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, this event brought together a cross-section of community representatives -- from funders to software developers -- to discuss the potential for Philadelphia to define itself as the hub for social entrepreneurship and urban renewal.
Featured speakers were:
- Cheryl Dorsey, President of Echoing Green, a nonprofit organization dedicated to seeding sustainable social change organizations; and
- Christopher Wink, co-founder and full-time partner with Technically Media and a leading contributor to Technically Philly, a news site that covers the trends, developments and events around the region's growing technology community.
Arts Funders: Conversations on Capitalization and Community
Based on the national conversation launched by Grantmakers in the Arts in 2010, Conversations on Capitalization and Community is an initiative designed to engage local arts funders in a dialogue on what this work means in Philadelphia and the region. This one-day workshop provided information on trends of the cultural ecology in Philadelphia and presented a framework for arts funders to think about capitalization in the context of their overall grantmaking.
Liz Curtis, President and CEO, TDC (Boston)
Rodney Christopher, Vice President, Consulting Services, Nonprofit Finance Fund (New York)