Sidney Hargro is a philanthropy advisor, strategist, speaker, and an imagineer (a former engineer who advocates for imagination and creativity to rethink approaches to social change). Hargro believes the key to effective philanthropy is sustained investment in talented people who effectively lead change and the organizations they serve. He is also a street photographer who produces visual and written stories about every day leaders of change in local communities.
Hargro is the executive director of the Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, a post he assumed in July 2017. He is also a lecturer in the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania on the subject of equity-informed social impact measurement. Hargro is the former executive director of the Community Foundation of South Jersey, a startup community foundation, and he also served as the senior officer of strategy and organizational learning at The Columbus Foundation, the nation’s 7th largest community foundation.
He earned his master of divinity degree from United Theological Seminary, a master of science degree in mechanical engineering from The Ohio State University, and a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, summa cum laude, from North Carolina A&T State University where he served as president of Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society.
He serves on boards of regional and national organizations, including Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Wells Fargo Regional Foundation and CDC, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, N.J. Council for the Humanities, and the advisory committee of the New Jersey Nature Conservancy.
Hargro is the author of “Lessons Learned,” a chapter in the Foundation Center’s fundraising guide titled, After the Grant: A Nonprofit’s Guide to good Stewardship. You can follow Sidney on Twitter @sidneyrhargro.more » « less