Here are the stories I wrote for Generocity.org this year. It’s a nifty little website that, gasp, focuses on positive things happening in and around Philly. No, I don’t mean a bottle of Firestone Walker 17 Year Reserve showing up at the Pour House beer fest this summer. I mean non-profits and the people who run them striving to make the region a better place.
I just found out that the article I wrote about the collab between the Food Bank of South Jersey, Campbell Soup and local farmers was the most-viewed post of the year. Does this fact merit a mention on my resume? Nah, I didn’t think so either. Here it is, if you want to read it or know where to buy the Just Peachy Salsa.
I was very proud of this article, which describes the unprecedented greenliness of the Barnes Foundation. If you haven’t been yet, go. And take an architecture tour.
Funny story. I took this assignment because I thought it was about someone doing something cool and fair-tradey with coffee. I mean, my editor labeled it “Connecting Coffee.” I didn’t realize until I did research the day of my interview that it was about a regular coffee get-together for professionals in the non-profit world. Ha ha. I told the interview subject (afterwards) and we laughed so hard! I’m glad I wrote the story, though, because Ashley Tobin of Work Better Consulting is a really cool and forward-thinking lady. Work in non-profits or their suppliers? Check her out.
Not such a funny story. But a nice one. Maureen Rush, who’s a mega-bigshot at Penn, was appointed as the first woman to lead the non-profit Philadelphia Police Foundation. What’s that? See here.
This story had me examining the efficacy of anti-gun-violence programs in the city and nationally. Made me miss my dear old friend Rob Stuart of Evolve Strategies, who was a huge anti-gun advocate in Philly who passed away way too young.
Okay, I wrote more stories for this site than I thought and I’m getting a little tired of explaining them all. Here are the rest:
Neighborhood Film Company: A Business with a Social Mission — These guys are amazing. You should definitely read this, especially if you’re interested in homelessness or film.