No-Host Dinner: How Do I Bridge My Job to My Passion?
Date: Tuesday, Sept 29, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Indeblue, 205 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Description: Borrowing from the series of topic-driven No-Host Dinners from the annual Net Impact conference, we are having our own Philly No-Host Dinner around a hot topic we have heard throughout our community: how do I bridge my "traditional" job to a high-impact career?
Members from various stages of their careers including those in "impact" fields of Sustainability & Non-Profit Management will be there to discuss their experiences. While there may not always be a clear path to our Impact Careers, we'll be discussing how each of us are navigating that course.
Reserve Your Seat At the Table Now!
What is a No-Host Dinner?
A No-Host Dinner is an intimate casual meal that brings people together around a common topic of interest. For this dinner, we'll have a special pre-fixe menu. Details can be found at our eventbrite invite.
Inside the Boardroom: Board Fellows Panel & Networking Event
Date: Thursday, Oct 22, 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Offices of Obermayer LLP, One Penn Center, 1617 John F Kennedy Blvd.
Description: The Board Fellows program matches Net Impact members with a nonprofit board for a one-year fellowship that involves working on a strategic project for the board. Join us at this learning event to interact with our nonprofits and their corresponding Fellows. By attending, you’ll meet some of the amazing nonprofits operating locally, network with board members, and gain insights into the challenges these organizations face. You’ll hear from our Fellows about how they tackled their assignments, and what worked and didn’t. If you’re looking to sit on a board at some point in your career, this is a can’t-miss event!
Networking and snacks start at 5:30pm. Presentations start promptly at 6pm.
Register for Free Here.
Sponsored generously by Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP.
PECO Green Roof Tour
Location: PECO Headquarters, 2301 Market Street, 8th Floor
Description: Discover the city like you have never seen it before: the PECO green roof tour led by PHS, offers stunning views of Philadelphia, an observation deck and an "intensive" area featuring large planters. Share with us this unique opportunity to discover the 45,000-square-foot green roof at its Center City Philadelphia headquarters.
Phillies Game Tailgate Celebration
We celebrated the 2nd year of our Chapter's Gold status achievement at a Phillies game and tailgate. Everyone enjoyed great weather, cold drinks, and delicious food hot off the grill.
Earth Day Happy Hour
Casual gathering to celebrate our Mother Earth happy hour style.
Business for Good People & Planet Panel w/TCNJ
The TCNJ Net Impact Chapter hosted a professional panel and interactive workshop highlighting socially responsible and sustainable business practices. https://www.facebook.com/events/475853772563216
Flying Fish Green Beer Event
Net Impact Philly enjoyed a tour of Flying Fish Brewery complete with beer sampling and a take home souvenir glasses!
Annual Member Meeting
The Net Impact Philly Annual Member meeting is where the Board reports to members on progress made in the past year and plans for the upcoming year. This year's meeting highlighted the major milestones in our first year back as a Chapter, and also identified key areas of opportunity for improvement in the year ahead.
Rethinking Fast Food
On September 21, Net Impact Philly met at bgood in Marlton to learn about how fast food dining can be fresh, local, and delicious! Franchise owner, Deb Lutz, spoke to us about the concept behind bgood and how the business model can serve as an examples for others in the fast food industry. We enjoyed free smoothie and fries samples while supporting this healthy, local business!
Volunteer Day with Philabundance
On Saturday, June 21 Net Impact Philadelphia joined Philabundance, the region's largest hunger relief organization, for a volunteer day. Philabundance has been serving our area since 1984 and operates on one simple belief- that no man, woman, or child should go hungry.
An Evening with Judy Wicks
Judy Wicks, entrepreneur, activist, and author working to build a more compassionate, environmentally sustainable and locally based economy spent the evening with Net Impact Philly on April 10. Judy is founder of Philadelphia's landmark White Dog Café known for its leadership in the local food movement, as well as community building and environmental stewardship. She founded several non-profits including Fair Food Philly and the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, and cofounded the nationwide Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), a network of 30,000 local independent businesses in 80 communities. Net Impact Philly members and guest enjoyed hearing excerpts from her memoir, Good Morning, Beautiful Business: the Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer. Special thanks to Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP for donating the space for this event.
Social Entrepreneurship Panel
On March 27, Net Impact Philly joined with representatives from the field of social enterprise including representatives from B Lab, Good Company, The Reinvestment Fund and Investor Circle. We learned about triple bottom line business models and participated in a discussion about the state of the #socent industry. Thanks to Sustainability Nexus for donating the space for this event.
Food Access Panel and Tour of Local, Innovative Food Business
On February 26 Net Impact learned about food deserts and issues of healthy food access throughout our country. This Food Access Panel and Tour of the new ShopRite of Fox Street, included an informative tour led by Jeff Brown, a Philadelphia grocer who is nationally recognized for using entrepreneurial solutions to address social problems through innovative supermarkets. The tour was followed by a panel with local nonprofit organizations expanding access to healthy food and working to improve our nation's food system. Speakers from UpLift Solutions, The Food Trust, and Philabundance shared updates about their work and national trends in the fight to eradicate food deserts. Thanks for all who participated and a special thanks to Brown's Super Stores for donating the dinner served at the event.
Tour of Yards Brewery
Thanks to those of you who came out for the Yards Brewery Tour. It was fun learning about this local, sustainable business while getting to know each other better and enjoying some tasty beer! Photos of the event can be found on our facebook page. If you missed the event, check out member, Len Zangwill's blog recap.
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