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Philly Give Camp – Technical Help for Nonprofits!

Does your non-profit organization need a new website?  Time to escape those Excel spreadsheets and get a real donor database?  Trying to figure out how to build your social media presence? Don’t have a budget to afford technical development?  If so, then you should apply for GiveCamp 2013!


The 3rd annual Philadelphia Give Camp will take place January 18-20, 2013 in Malvern, PA . We are now accepting applications on a first-come first-served basic.  The deadline for applications is December 31st.

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PCA’s 2012 Regional Conference — Registration Now Open

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, in collaboration with the surrounding suburban Area Agencies on Aging, is offering a cutting-edge program and continuing education for professionals who work with older adults. Nationally and locally recognized content experts will present relevant, practical and current information that will be immediately beneficial to anyone working in the aging arena.

October 1-4, 2012

Free parking, lunchtime presentations and resources!

Who should attend?
All professionals who work with older adults and their families and those in related professions will benefit from attending the East Coast Conference on Aging.

Continuing Education Credits
Continuing education credits (CEUs) are available for specific sessions for Social Workers and Nurses. If you are not sure whether your licensing organization will accept conference CEUs, please contact them for clarification.

Conference Brochure [pdf file]


TD Bank Grant :: Non-profit Training Resource Fund

The TD Charitable Foundation is  supporting nonprofit professional development with a $200,000 funding pool for nonprofit organization education, training and other learning opportunities.

Grants are awarded to eligible organizations for employees to attend qualified classes/courses that will enhance their job performance.

Details on eligibility and the application are available on TD Bank’s website.

Breakfast Club – “What If?” A Brainstorming Session about Trends, Forecasting, and the Future.

Wednesday, December 7
9:00 – 11:00am
1616 Walnut Street
$15 for Cultural Alliance Members, $30 for Nonmembers

As 2011 winds down and preparations for the New Year begin, join the Cultural Alliance to think about the future and how forecasting can play a role in your organization.

What will it mean for arts and cultural organizations when 1 out of 5 Americans will be over the age of 65 in less than 25 years? Will increasing gas prices affect leisure time travel? What is the impact of changes in the distribution of wealth in America? We’ll discuss these questions and many more in this inquisitive session.

We’ll read about trends and what they might mean for not only society, but for cultural organizations, in Museums & Society 2034: Trends and Potential Futures from the Center for the Future of Museums. We’ll also re-examine some of the trends we reported on in Research Into Action: Pathways to New Opportunities. While we don’t have a crystal ball, we will share some techniques and exercises that can help free our imaginations to think creatively about our futures.

Space is limited, register at

Breakfast Clubs are supported by The Wallace Foundation and The Philadelphia Foundation and are a program of the Cultural Alliance’s research and marketing initiative Engage 2020. Engage 2020 is sponsored by a lead grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts, with additional support from The Wallace Foundation and The Philadelphia Foundation.


PCA Fall Conference :: Lunch Time Programs

Remember that the 2011 Regional Conference on Aging is coming up (September 19th to September 22nd).   In addition to a great line up of regular workshops (see in the upper right hand corner of the web page) there are a series of lunch time events including discussions and resource tables on topics of interest to GenPhilly members.  Many of the presenters are people active in GenPhilly.

Below please find a list of the Lunch Time Program and resource tables for each day.  All events are held at PCA.

Lunch Time Program
Second Floor Classroom
12:30pm – 1:15pm

Topics & Speakers

  • Monday – 9/19
    • “Caregiver GPS: Helping Caregivers Navigate Critical Transitions in Care”
    • Speaker: Michele Mathes, JD, Education Director and Director of Research Programs at the Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE).
  • Tuesday – 9/20
    • Walkability & Senior Health: Mapping the Results of a PCA Study
    • Speakers:  Lauren Ring, GIS Services, PCA  &Allen Glicksman, Director of Research, PCA
  • Wednesday – 9/21
    • The Delaware Valley LGBT Elder Initiative (LGBTEI)
    • Speakers: Heshie Zinman, former Executive Director of The AIDS Information Network & Terri Clark, MPH, CHES, Prevention Services Coordinator at ActionAIDS, co-chairs of the Delaware Valley LGBTEI.
  • Thursday – 9/22
    • Urban Community Gardening with Seniors
    • Speakers: Jamie Johns, MSW, Social Service Program Coordinator, The Salvation Army, Philadelphia, Social Service Ministries and Julie Umstead

The Resource Room, located in Conference Room R along with the Registration Desk, will have 7-9 tables staffed daily from Noon – 1:30 pm. Participants will change daily, and there will be a general theme each day that will highlight the various organizations who will be participating.


  • Monday, 9/19 Age-Friendly Initiatives
  • Tuesday, 9/ 20 Harnessing Technology to Enhance Services to Seniors
  • Wednesday, 9/21 Gardening and Food Access
  • Thursday, 9/ 22 Volunteer & Community Initiatives

Download the Full Conference Brochure here [pdf].

Hot off the Press! PCA’s Age Friendly White Paper

Laying the Foundation for an Age-friendly Philadelphia: A Progress ReportLaying the Foundation for an Age-friendly Philadelphia: A Progress Report

Perhaps the most important thing to note is not the separate chapter on GenPhilly – it is the number of GenPhilly members who appear in EACH chapter who are taking the lead to make our city a better place for people of all ages. -Kate Clark, GenPhilly Chair

This document builds on the planning and research efforts that were reported on at the 2010 M. Powell Lawton Conference on Urban Aging and serves as testimony to the agenda’s current success. It is intended to outline the reasons behind the initiative, highlight current collaborations, and provide opportunities for new involvement.

Click here* to read the report online. Click here for a print-friendly version.*


Register to Participate in a World Class Regional Priorities Roundtable

At the roundtables listed below leaders from Greater Philadelphia’s business, civic, and government communities will reflect on the regional implications of the four “futures” presented in World Class Greater Philadelphia’s recent 2026: Future Histories of Greater Philadelphia report.

June 30, 8:00-10:00am  
PECO (Philadelphia, PA)
[Register for June 30 Roundtable]

July 7, 8:00-10:00am
Fox School of Business at Temple University
[Register for July 7 Roundtable]

July 19, 8:00-10:00am
United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania
[Register for July 19 Roundtable]

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