Philanthropy needs to reinvent itself

March 28, 2008

According to a PlanPhilly.com commentary, “More than ever before, charitable foundations have the resources and the will to reinvent struggling American neighborhoods. But even as their ambitions grow, old institutional problems remain.”

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Aiding nonprofits’ vital mission

March 21, 2008

A Philadelphia Inquirer editorial reads, “According to a 2005 study commissioned by the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) and a number of other key players in the sector, 634,098 Pennsylvanians are employed by the nonprofit sector. They make up 11 percent of the state’s total workforce and account for more than $21 billion in annual payroll.”

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Changing Skyline: Council still snubs planners

March 21, 2008

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports, “Philadelphia’s City Council members really, really want to be good, but they just can’t help being bad. They swear they won’t hand out more special zoning favors. They promise to give power back to professional planners. They assure neighborhood leaders they will never again have to go unarmed into battle with Goliath developers.”

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PHA, HUD Animosity

March 18, 2008

A Philadelphia Inquirer editorial reads, “Timing is everything, and the timing of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson is suspicious.”

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