SERVE Philly Professional Development Newsletter – December 2013


Welcome to our inaugural SERVE Philadelphia Professional Development Newsletter. Our goal is to provide a steady source of high quality professional development opportunities for all those with a passion for service in the Philadelphia area.


Educational Opportunities: Conferences, Panel Discussions, Sessions & Workshops

  • The Story Behind Business News
    When and Where: Monday, December 16th, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Temple University Center City Campus, 1515 Market Street Room 222, Philadelphia, PA 19102
    Event Description: “Powerful insights, thoughts and views from Publisher Philadelphia Business Journal, Lyn Kremer and Published Washington Business Journal, Alex Orfinger interviewed by Vice President of News NBC10 Philadelphia, Anzio Williams.”

Volunteer Opportunities 

  • Brighten the Holidays for Children and Teens Living in Poverty
    When and Where: Ongoing – at 410 N. 34th Street Philadelphia, PA 1910
    Event description“Help Philadelphians who are struggling to make ends meet enjoy the holidays by adopting a family (providing a gift for each family member), providing a holiday meal, or organizing a gift collection drive.” If interested, follow this link or contact Adam Safer at 215-222-3262 or

Networking Opportunities

Resources & Tools

  • The Foundation Center – Extensive source of information on foundation and corporate giving, as well as other areas of interest to non-profits.
  • Council on Foundations – Offers online learning tools, an archive of webinars and a list of resources on grantmaking and foundation management.
  • Council of Nonprofits – Offers a list of resources on capacity building, nonprofit management and advocacy.
  • Free Management Library – Contains a collection of articles and resources on all aspects of non-profit operations – fundraising, evaluation, human resources, communications and much more.
  • npEngage – An interactive site listing articles and resources on all areas of nonprofit.