Strengthening Nonprofits

PECO Volunteers Make a Difference

May 1, 2012
During National Volunteer Week (April 15-21), the Coalition partnered with long-time supporter, PECO to help their employees make a difference in the community.

City’s digital divide can be squeezed

April 17, 2012

For thousands of low-income Philadelphia households not connected to the Internet, it will take more than a bargain-rate price of $10 a month for Internet service to get them across the so-called digital divide.

The fewer than 500 takers for the service Comcast Corp. began offering in September as part of its merger with NBCUniversal makes it clear greater efforts are needed.

So it’s good to see a “Freedom Rings” partnership, which includes city agencies, the Free Library, various nonprofits, and Drexel University, form to expand training and computer access.

Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial

NONPROFIT BEST PRACTICES: Q&A: Sharmain Matlock-Turner, President and CEO of Urban Affairs Coalition

March 13, 2012

Sharmain Matlock-Turner is a seeker of solutions. “No matter where I am I’m usually talking what we can about doing something to fix a problem,” she says. “It’s just a part of me.”

From successfully selling Girl Scout Cookies during elementary school, to the Black student movement in college, to her current leadership of more than 400 staff at the Urban Affairs Coalition – she has a knack for getting things done.

Luke Murray

UAC KEYSPOT Open House and Live Radio Show!

Event Details
April 5, 2012

Keyspot Opening

Strategic Fundraising: Workshop for Nonprofit Staff with Little or No Fundraising Experience

Event Details
March 29, 2012

Learn how to incorporate successful and impactful strategies to your daily work that will sustain your organization's overall fundraising goals while building your professional capacity. This session will be led by Fairmount Ventures, an experienced grant and fund development strategic consulting firm. Thursday, March 29, 2012, 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Urban Affairs Coalition Appoints Three New Members to its Board

January 10, 2012

The Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC), a nonprofit fiscal sponsor dedicated to building wealth in urban areas, is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors.

“We welcome our new board members and are proud to have them join us,” says Sharmain Matlock-Turner, President & CEO of UAC. “Their wealth of experience and commitment will be of tremendous value to our goal of improving the lives of families and strengthening communities.”