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Philanthropisms is the podcast that puts philanthropy in context. Through conversations with expert guests and deep dives into topics, host Rhodri Davies explores giving throughout history, the key trends shaping generosity around the world today and what the future might hold for philanthropy. Contact: rhodri@whyphilanthropymatters.com.

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Philanthropisms is the podcast that puts philanthropy in context. Through conversations with expert guests and deep dives into topics, host Rhodri Davies explores giving throughout history, the key trends shaping generosity around the world today and what the future might hold for philanthropy. Contact: rhodri@whyphilanthropymatters.com.

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English


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Ian MacQuillin: Disintermediation & Fundraising Ethics

5/23/2024
In this episode we talk to Ian MacQuillin, Founder and Director of the fundraising think tank Rogare about the promise and perils of disintermediation in the charity sector, what a theory of fundraising ethics looks like, and why knowing more about the history of fundraising is important. Including: Disintermediation Tainted Donations Community-Centric & Donor-Centric Fundraising Related Links A Typology of Disintermediated Giving & Asking in the Nonprofit SectorRogare paper on Normative Fundraising EthicsRogare History of Fundraising projectRogare paper on CCF & DCFPhilanthropisms podcast with Martha AwojobiPhilanthropisms podcast on tainted donations

Duration:01:01:31

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Fozia Irfan: Transformative Philanthropy

5/9/2024
In this episode we talk to Fozia Irfan OBE, Director of Impact & Influence at BBC Children in Need and recent Churchill Fellow, about her report Transformative Philanthropy: A Manual for Social Change, and about how philanthropy in the UK needs to change if it is to become a better tool for delivering social justice. Including: Related Links Transformative Philanthropy (report and workbook)Video of Transformative Philanthropy launch eventWPM article on The History of Social Justice Philanthropy in the UKWPM article on radical philanthropyEdgar VillanuevaMaribel MoreyDerek BardowellMartha Awojobi

Duration:01:00:19

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Anelise Hanson Shrout: The Great Irish Famine and the origins of transnational philanthropy

4/25/2024
In this episode we talk to historian Anelise Hanson Shrout about her fascinating new book Aiding Ireland: The Great Famine and the rise of transnational philanthropy. Including: Related links Anelise’s BookAnelise’s websiteA "Voice of Benevolence from the Western Wilderness": The Politics of Native Philanthropy in the Trans-Mississippi WestBates College article about Anelise and her bookCold as Charity: philanthropy and the notion of the “undeserving poor”tainted donationsdisaster response philanthropyTyrone McKinley WalkerMaribel MoreyBen Soskis

Duration:00:59:55

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Amy Schiller: Reimagining the role of philanthropy

4/11/2024
In this episode we hear from author Amy Schiller about her fascinating and thought provoking new book The Price of Humanity: How philanthropy went wrong and how to fix it. Including: Related Links Amy's bookAmy's websiteInterview with Amy in Public SeminarReview of Amy's book by Hilary Pearson in The Philanthropist Journaln an ideal world, would there be no philanthropy?Why am I not an Effective Altruist?MacKenzie Scott & the History of Challenging Philanthropy’s Status QuoPhilanthropisms podcast with Patricia IllingworthPhilanthropisms podcast with Emma Saunders-HastingsPhilanthropisms podcast with Ben Soskis

Duration:00:57:55

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ERNOP: Connecting Philanthropy Academia & Practice #5

3/28/2024
In the fifth edition of our partnership with the European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP), we hear from more academics whose work is featured in the latest batch of short, practitioner-focused ERNOP Research Notes. In this episode we hear from: Arthur Gautier Isabel de Bruin Janis PetzingerRelated Links: ERNOP research note based on Arthur's workMaking Sense of Hybrid Practices: The role of individual adherence to institutional logics in impact investing ERNOP research note based on Isabel's workHow Moral Goodness Drives Unethical Behavior: Empirical Evidence for the NGO Halo EffectERNOP research note based on Janis's workPragmatism, partnerships, and persuasion: theorizing philanthropic foundations in the global policy agoraEdition 1edition 2edition 3edition 4

Duration:01:02:54

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Krystian Seibert: Developing philanthropy in Australia

3/14/2024
In this episode we talk to Australian philanthropy expert Krystian Seibert about his work with the Productivity Commission's Public Inquiry on philanthropy, including their recent draft report "Future Foundations for Giving" which sets out findings and recommendations on developing philanthropy in Australia. Including: Related Links: Productivity Commission inquiry on philanthropyFuture Foundations for GivingPhilanthropy Australia's response to the PC draft reportKrystian's Alliance article about the draft reportWalk with us, not over us: how to build philanthropy’s social licenseCultivating Legitimacy in Philanthrop

Duration:00:59:13

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UnCharitable Special (feat. Stephen Gyllenhaal)

2/29/2024
On this episode we take an in-depth look at the 2023 documentary film "UnCharitable", based on the book and TED talk by Dan Pallotta, which argues that the current funding model for the nonprofit sector is broken. Including -An interview with the Director of the film, Stephen Gyllenhaal, in which he talks about how the film came about, what he learned through making it, and what the plans are next for taking the film's aims forward. -A critical assessment of the film -Some short perspectives from a few of the attendees at a recent screening of the film held in London (organised by Why Philanthropy Matters and kindly hosted and made possible by Vitol Foundation): Natasha Friend from Camden giving, Amy Braier from Pears Foundation, Angela Kail from NPC and Ruo Wu and Alison Talbot from Winckworth Sherwood. Related links UnCharitable movie websiteThird Sector column about the film by Ian MacQuillinWPM guest article by Tom Le Fanu on the overhead mythWPM short guide on core cost fundingWPM short guide on impact measurementPhilanthropisms podcast with Mary Rose GunnPhilanthropisms podcast with Dr Ewan KirkPhilanthropisms podcast on Philanthropy & Business

Duration:01:28:03

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David Clarke: Wealth Shared

2/15/2024
In this episode we discuss the 'Wealth Shared' project that took place in 2023 in Liverpool, UK - in which 12 randomly-selected citizens of the L8 postcode were given the chance to decide how £100K was given away. We talk to project founder David Clarke, who provided the money and designed the approach, and also hear briefly from Anne-Marie Gilleece, one of the 12 participants who got to make the decision. Including: howRelated Links Wealth Shared websiteThe final report and evaluation of the projectArticle about the project in the Big IssueAustrian heiress Marlene EnglehornIn an ideal world, would there be no philanthropy?WPM article on radical philanthropy

Duration:01:02:02

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Mary Rose Gunn: Supporting Small Charities to Thrive

2/1/2024
In this episode we speak to Mary Rose Gunn, Founder and CEO of The Fore, about why small charitable organisations are so valuable and how to support them to thrive. Including: Related Links: The ForeMary Rose's essay for the Law Family Commission on Civil SocietyMary Rose being interviewed by Pioneers PostThe Inefficiency Myth – debunking a damaging small charity stereotypeWhy we (still) need to move beyond “overheads” as a way of judging charitiesIf You Were a Philanthropist, What Would You Do?Philanthropisms podcast with Dr Ewan KirkPhilanthropisms podcast with Emma Beeston & Beth BreezePhilanthropisms podcast with Tris Lumley

Duration:00:52:13

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ERNOP: Connecting Philanthropy Academia & Practice #4

1/18/2024
In the fourth edition of our partnership with the European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP), we hear from more academics whose work is featured in the latest batch of short, practitioner-focused ERNOP Research Notes. In this episode we hear from: Pamala WiepkingArjen De WitAli BodyRita Kottasz Related links: Unrestricted funding and nonprofit capacities: Developing a conceptual modelResearch Note Teaching student philanthropy—Possibilities for practice within the UK higher education sectorResearch Note versionWho Gives to Food Banks? A Study of Influences Affecting Donations to Food Banks by IndividualsA typology of disintermediated giving and asking in the non-profit sectorResearch Note versionNumber 1number 2number 3

Duration:01:02:27

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J. Bob Alotta: AI, Philanthropy & Civil Society

1/4/2024
In this episode we talk to J. Bob Alotta - SVP, Global Progammes at Mozilla - about what is happening at the intersection of artificial intelligence, philanthropy and civil society. Including: Related Links: Mozilla FoundationMozilla FellowshipsTrustworthy AI Funding Principles: Learnings and Opportunities from Mozilla Foundation’s 4+ Years of AI GrantmakingPhilanthropisms podcast 2024 tech predictionsPhilanthropy, Civil Society & AIWhat will 2024 bring for philanthropy and civil societyOpenAI and the challenges of combining profit with purposeAllianceArtificial intelligence is coming for philanthropy

Duration:00:46:24

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2024 Predictions for Philanthropy & Civil Society - Part 1

12/14/2023
As is now tradition, in our final episode of the year we take a look at some of the key themes and trends in philanthropy and civil society right now and offer some thoughts on what 2024 might bring. In this first of two parts, we explore developments in the wider political and economic landscape, as well as taking a deep dive into what to expect in philanthropy, everyday giving, grantmaking and the nonprofit sector. Including: Related Links: WPM article series on the nature and role of foundationsWPM guest article from Natasha Friend on embracing emotion in philanthropyWhat is Philanthropy ForReflections on the Gates Foundation 2023 Greater Giving SummitJoshua AmponsemSara LomelinElizabeth Barajas-Román

Duration:01:10:35

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2024 Predictions for Philanthropy & Civil Society - Part 2

12/14/2023
As is now tradition, in our final episode of the year we take a look at some of the key themes and trends in philanthropy and civil society right now and offer some thoughts on what the coming year might bring. In this second of two parts, we focus on the opportunities and challenges that technology will bring. Including: RELATED LINKS: philanthropy, civil society & AIcryptophilanthropy: boom or bust?WPM article on the chaos at OpenAIWPM article on MrBeast and PhilanthropyThe Bunker podcast discussing MrBeastWPM article on philanthropy, population debates and eugenicsAllianceArtificial Intelligence is coming for philanthropyWPM article on philanthropy and the metaverse

Duration:01:03:41

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Farahnaz Karim: Catalytic philanthropy, impact investing & the UN SDGs

11/30/2023
In this episode we talk to Dr Farahnaz Karim, Founder & CEO of Insaan Group, about catalytic philanthropy, impact investing and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Including: Related links: Insaan GroupAllianceRethinking governance in philanthropy: where is the forgotten stakeholder?Towards the next paradigm shift in philanthropyAlliance Village to global village: Making sense of impact, ESG, and other ‘good’ ideasAlliance The nature of capital and other threats to impactFrank Sadaf ShallwaniCassie RobinsonAaron HorvathWPM short guide to measuring impact

Duration:00:55:12

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Elizabeth Barajas-Román: Feminist funding and gender equity

11/16/2023
In this episode we speak to Elizabeth Barajas-Román, President & CEO of the Women's Funding Network, about taking a feminist approach to funding and what more philanthropy should be doing to drive gender equity. Including: Related links Women's Funding NetworkWFN's "Time is Now" pledgeChronicle of Philanthropy Saida Agostini-BosticThe Onslaught of Anti-Trans Legislation Demands a Crisis Response From PhilanthropyHow gender justice funders are taking historic action on policyAllianceThe equitable way forward: giving circlesThis Black history month, give where it countsWomen’s Funds After the PandemicPhilanthropisms podcast with Sara Lomelin, Philanthropy TogetherPhilanthropisms podcast with Lorena Gonzalez & Jes Olvera

Duration:00:46:09

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Sara Lomelin: Community, Identity & Collective Philanthropy

11/2/2023
In this episode we speak to Sara Lomelin, founding CEO of Philanthropy Together, about the rise of giving circles and the intersection between philanthropy, community and identity. Including: Related Links: Philanthropy TogetherCultures of Generosity and Philanthropy Within Communities of ColoYour invitation to disrupt philanthropySara's 2021 article with Asha Curran in Ms magazineAllianceThe future of collective giving and what’s next for Philanthropy TogetherPhilanthropisms podcast with Mihaela GiurgiuWPM article on the 2023 Gates Foundation Greater Giving SummitWPM article on the language we use to talk about philanthropy

Duration:00:48:01

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Joshua Amponsem: Funding youth climate justice work

10/18/2023
In this episode we talk to Joshua Amponsem, co-founder and Strategy Director of the Youth Climate Justice Fund, a newly-formed organisation that aims to support youth-led climate movements with trust-based funding, resources and youth-to-youth development. We discuss: Related links: Youth Climate Justice Fund websiteYouth Climate Justice StudyAlliance More power to youth: Doing climate philanthropy differentlyrofile of YCJF in Inside Philanthropy (£)Philanthropisms podcast with Lorena Gonzalez & Jes Olvera core cost fundingimpact measurement

Duration:00:57:18

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ERNOP: Connecting Philanthropy Academia & Practice #3

9/29/2023
This is the third edition of our partnership with the European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP), in which we talk to academics whose work is featured in the latest batch of short, practitioner-focused ERNOP Research Notes. In this episode we hear from: Related Links: September 2023 Edition of ERNOP Research NotesInformal Volunteering and Socialization Effects: Examining Modelling and Encouragement by Parents and PartnerVirtual reality for philanthropy: A promising tool to innovate fundraisingPhilanthropy and the For-profit Corporation: The Benefit Corporation as the New Form of Firm Altruismnumber 1number 2Why Philanthropy Matters website

Duration:00:51:43

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Aaron Horvath: Civil Society & the Limits of Measurement

9/21/2023
In this episode we talk to Aaron Horvath, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Stanford University's Center on Philanthropy & Civil Society, about his research on how nonprofits responded in an unexpected way to new regulatory reporting demands- going well above and beyond what was expected of them. Including: Related links Organizational Supererogation and the Transformation of Nonprofit AccountabilityAaron's websiteCivil society by the numbers? Nonprofits, accountability, and the creative politics of quantitative disciplineAlliance LLCs – Good apples from a rotten treeCounting Alone?Philanthropisms podcast with Michael Thatcher of CharityNavigatorWPM article on the history of attempts to count charitable giving

Duration:00:58:50

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Lorena Gonzalez & Jes Olvera: Philanthropy, justice and child migrants

9/7/2023
In this episode, we talk to Lorena Gonzalez and Jes Olvera from the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights about their work supporting unaccompanied child migrants in the US, and what it means to put justice at the heart of their approach to philanthropy. Including: Related links: websiteblogSolidarity NOT Charity – What it means to be a funder in solidarity with immigrant communitiesYoung Center’s upcoming free online event with author Isabel AllendeWaymakers Race, Walk, Roll fundraising event (September 15-October 1)Understanding White Supremacy CultureVolunteer as a child advocateThe Principles of Community-Centric FundraisingPhilanthropisms podcast episode with Martha AwojobiPhilanthropisms podcast episode with Sara Slaughter and Derek MitchellPhilanthropisms podcast episode with Derek BardowellPhilanthropisms podcast episode with Sadaf Shallwani

Duration:00:48:10