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Staff Picks
CSIS Welcomes New Team Members

This fall, CSIS welcomed two new full-time staff members to our team: Vaughn Sayers and Rosemary Clark-Parsons. By way of a formal introduction, we asked Vaughn and Rosie to share some of their background, current work, and interests.

Anna Dausman
September 15, 2020
Residential Programs, Upcoming Events
25 Arts & Culture Entrepreneurs Selected for UK Creative Community Fellowship

Derby Museums, in partnership with National Arts Strategies (NAS) and with support from the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Social Impact Strategy (CSIS), announces the selection of 25 Fellows in the UK Creative Community Fellows Program, a leadership initiative designed to create a high-powered network of leaders working where arts & culture meets social impact and community development.

CSIS
July 28, 2020
Event Summaries, Resources + Recommendations
RECAP: Raising Philanthropic Capital in Uncertain Times – 360 Degree View

The pandemic has required organizations to adapt quickly to serve their respective communities effectively. However, with the ever-evolving realities of COVID-19, how can leaders find the capital necessary to sustain their social enterprises and support both internal and external stakeholders? To answer this question, the Center for Social Impact Strategy (CSIS) and CCS Fundraising launched “Raising Philanthropic Capital in Uncertain Times,” a three-part interactive webinar series. The kick-off webinar, featured the first installment in the series: Timeless Principles for Fundraising. 

CSIS
July 15, 2020

Event Summaries, Resources + Recommendations
A Summary of our COVID-19 Webinars

Over the past few months, the Center for Social Impact Strategy has been hosting a series of webinars highlighting the work of our global impact community as the world navigates these unprecedented times.

CSIS
July 14, 2020

Alumni Stories, Executive Programs
CSIS Student Spotlight: Shamichael Hallman

A current student in the CSIS Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy, Shamichael Hallman, is the Branch Manager at the Cossitt Library in Memphis, Tennessee. Steadfast in reimagining the civic commons, Shamichael creates inclusive spaces that connect people from all walks of life. Gain insight on Shamichael’s as a social impact leader and learn how the Executive Program is increasing his capacity to generate transformative social change.  

Vaughn Sayers
June 30, 2020

We need a new system.

Thank you for your work, for using your voice and power to shape our world into something we can be proud of. We want to share with you a message from the University and a note from the Dean of Penn’s School of Public Policy and Practice. We will to continue to educate ourselves and those around us in service of a just, safe, and equitable world.

CSIS
June 1, 2020

Alumni Stories, Executive Programs
CSIS Student Spotlight: Sweeha Panwar

Sweeha Panwar is a current student in the Executive Program for Social Impact Strategy. While working at The/Nudge Foundation in Bangalore, India, Sweeha has also begun the process of developing her own non-profit organization. Learn more about how Sweeha is utilizing what she's learned in the Executive Program in her professional life.

Julia DaSilva
May 21, 2020

Alumni Stories, Executive Programs
CSIS Student Spotlight: Daniel Condoluci-Smith and Angel Cancino

Daniel Condoluci-Smith and Angel Cancino are two current students in the Executive Program for Social Impact Strategy. After meeting through the course, they realized the potential for collaboration. Learn more about the Executive Program helped them transform their organizations and how COVID-19 has impacted how they’re approaching their ventures.

Eliza Halpin
May 20, 2020

Event Summaries, Resources + Recommendations, Upcoming Events
RECAP: Raising Philanthropic Capital in Uncertain Times-Timeless Principles for Fundraising

The pandemic has required organizations to adapt quickly to serve their respective communities effectively. However, with the ever-evolving realities of COVID-19, how can leaders find the capital necessary to sustain their social enterprises and support both internal and external stakeholders? To answer this question, the Center for Social Impact Strategy (CSIS) and CCS Fundraising launched “Raising Philanthropic Capital in Uncertain Times,” a three-part interactive webinar series. The kick-off webinar, featured the first installment in the series: Timeless Principles for Fundraising. 

Vaughn Sayers
May 11, 2020