harp-weaver is an independent philanthropic advisory firm based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Teresa Araco Rodgers, the principal, works with individuals and families to gift to issues that matter in a meaningful way.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

PSIJ Health Edition Launch

Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal welcomes you at an informational evening to celebrate the launch of the fall special Health Edition of Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal (PSIJ), which will be available for online viewing during the reception. The first publication dedicated to social innovation in the Delaware Valley, PSIJ focuses on the Philadelphia region’s current and emerging leaders of social entrepreneurship, nonprofit organizations, foundations and social sector businesses, and on the principles they have developed to create, manage and promote social change. For more information on PSIJ, visit www.philasocialinnovations.org. The launch event takes place on September 26th from 4:00pm until 7:00pm at the Radisson/Warwick Hotel, 220 South 17th Street in Philadelphia. The session's keynote speaker is Dr. G. Terry Madonna who is the Director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin and Marshall College. RSVP, not required but preferred, to tine@philasocialinnovations.org.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Become a Smart Donor

Have you ever given to a nonprofit organization and were not entirely sure how your contribution was used? Are the nonprofit organizations you support in line with what you value? If they are not, have you asked yourself, why? Do you know what a 501(c)(3), a donor advised fund and a private foundation are? Have you made contributions when catastrophes occur like the earthquake/tsunami in Japan and were not sure how to provide meaningful support? If you have asked yourself these questions, then please join this discussion with other interested donors and learn the basics of becoming a smart donor. I will be teaching three classes through the Mt. Airy Learning Tree in October. Click here for more information and to register for the class.