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Top of mind thoughts and opinions from GWP members on issues effecting philanthropy and our region.


Reflections on the Global Summit on Community Philanthropy

Release Date: 06/08/2017

In December 2016, Karris Jackson received a travel grant to attend the Global Summit on Community Philanthropy in Johannesburg, South Africa. The summit was hosted by the Global Fund for Community Foundations, a grassroots grantmaker working to promote and support institutions of community philanthropy around the world. In this post, Karris reflects on her key take-aways from the summit and poses some of the questions she was left thinking about.



Regional Blogs

The Pittsburgh Foundation

Community E-Forum to host discussions and ideas around issues that have a bearing on our mission: to make our community a better place for us all.

Pittsburgh's Future
Written by Harold Miller, Pittsburgh's Future is focused on regional issues & strategy.

Pittsburgh Diaspora

Null Space
Written by Chris Briem, a regional economist at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Social and Urban Research.

Pop City Media
A weekly source of information about news and happenings in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh 2050
Submit your ideas for what you want Pittsburgh to be in the year 2050 and read what others have posted.

I Heart Pgh
Reasons why people love Pittsburgh!

The Heinz School Review
A student run publication consisting of articles relating to public policy on a variety of topics.

Pittsburgh Bloggers
A social organization to connect local bloggers and also contains a searchable database of Pittsburgh regional blogs.

Next Pittsburgh
The must-read online magazine about the people driving change in our city and the cool things happening here.


Nonprofit Industry

Equals Change: The Ford Foundation blog covers a range of causes important to the nonprofit sector including education, arts and culture, sustainable development, media, technology and movements shaping the world. 

National Council of Nonprofits Blog: Identifies emerging trends, share proven practices, and promote solutions that benefit charitable nonprofits and the communities they serve.

Nonprofit Quarterly: Provides credible, research based articles for nonprofits about management, governance, philanthropy and public policy.

The Nonprofit Times: Leading business publication for nonprofit management targeting nonprofit executives.


Advocacy Blogs

Independent Sector: Leadership network for nonprofits, foundations, and corporations committed to advancing the common good.

Bolder Advocacy: An initiative of Alliance for Justice, this blog aims to demystify and decode advocacy by equipping organizations with knowledge and tools.