Our latest Get To Know Us team spotlight features Ashley Kafton, Associate, who joined Fairmount in Fall 2021. Her work focuses on research and analysis, writing, and project organization for a range of Fairmount fundraising and planning clients, and we’ve quickly come to rely on her Excel and Google Docs wizardry! Ashley brings local and international insight on nonprofits and social need through her global studies and her experience developing equitable and responsive grantmaking processes at the United Way of Lehigh Valley. Ashley earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economic Development from Templeton Honors College at Eastern University and a Master of International Studies in International Development from Ohio University.Continue reading
Fairmount is settling into 2022 with a new office and new members of our team to connect with! Our latest Get To Know Us feature spotlights Lily Hamilton, Associate, who joined Fairmount in Fall 2021 after being introduced to Philly through their work as a Quaker Voluntary Service Fellow for the Bread & Roses Community Fund. Lily’s commitment to justice and background in community organizing, grantmaking, and social work brings an equity and mission perspective to their planning, fundraising, and executive search projects. Lily earned their Bachelor of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Social Work, and a Master of Arts in Social Work from the University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Policy and Practice.Continue reading
How do you know when you’ve struck social innovation?
This was the topic of a recent panel event hosted by Exchange PHL, a contingent of organizations in Greater Philadelphia united by their intent to develop opportunities for collaboration, share promising ideas for social change, and build new networks. Luke Butler, Chief of Staff to the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Nick Torres, co-founder of the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal shared insights about social innovation evaluation to about 20 attendees. Continue reading
Every January, the same scene: the gym locker room crowded with determined New Year’s Resolutioners. While not unwelcome, us long-termers know that 90% will be gone by March. What separates the 10% from the rest of the pack?