One of the benefits of Impact100 Philadelphia membership is meeting terrific women, working side-by-side with them at local nonprofits and forging new friendships with the “can-do Impact100 Philadelphia family. This year, we joined forces at Broad Street Ministry, Aid for Friends, Awbury Arboretum and Cradles to Crayons to serve food, bake, plant, sort and organize. All of these organizations service hundreds of men, women and children in our area, and all participants had a wonderful experience engaging in hands on volunteer work. Some of our members also enjoyed getting to know each other at a happy hour events at U-Bahn and the Philadelphia Horticulture Society (PHS) Pop-Up Garden. We look forward to additional opportunities. Interested in suggesting a great spot for a volunteer activity or get- together or would you like to help plan an event? Let Us Know: [email protected]
Dr. Laura Otten, from LaSalle University’s Nonprofit Center, challenged Impact100 Philadelphia members and their guests to think about philosophical and measurement criteria in philanthropic giving. Do you want your dollars to facilitate systemic change or fix a current problem that requires urgent attention? Both are important avenues for giving and can be measured using thoughtful standards of evaluation. Learning to become more informed philanthropists is central to many of our members. Want to suggest a speaker or topic for one of our education events? We’re all ears: [email protected]
Member engagement events will continue during the summer months. We are not going on hiatus. As we celebrate a decade of giving, we look forward to making an impact with the community and our members all twelve months of the year.