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Giving Thought

Business • Society-and-culture

This is the podcast from CAF’s think tank Giving Thought, where we look at big issues, themes and news stories that relate to philanthropy and the work of civil society. Our host, Rhodri Davies, leads you through a wide range of fascinating topics, and also speaks to great guests who bringRead more

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Next Gen Philanthropy, with Sharna Goldseker & Michael Moody

Aug 17 • 56:32

In this episode we talk to Sharna Goldseker and Michael Moody about their book Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors are Revolutionizing Giving, which is now available in an updated and expanded 2nd edition. Including:...

Philanthropy, Domestic Violence & Partnering with the Public Sector, with Stelio Stefanou

Aug 3 • 47:44

In this episode we talk to Stelio Stefanou OBE, philanthropist and Founder of the For Baby’s Sake Trust (FBST) - a charity which focuses on working with parents to address the impact of domestic violence on the early years development of children. In a wide-ranging conversation, we discussed:...

Modern Grantmaking, with Gemma Bull & Tom Steinberg

Jul 13 • 01:01:47

In this episode Rhod sat down with Gemma Bull and Tom Steinberg, authors of new book "Modern Grantmaking: A Guide for Funders Who Believe Better is Possible". In a wide-ranging conversation, we discussed:...

Philanthropy, Racial Justice & Funding Grassroots Organizing, with Lori Bezahler

Jun 29 • 55:10

In this episode we're joined by Lori Bezahler, President of the Edward W. Hazen Foundation, to discuss the role of philanthropy in supporting racial justice and funding grassroots organizing or social movements. Including:...

Poverty, Participation & The Pandemic, with Jo Kerr & Sonya Ruparel

Jun 15 • 53:27

In this episode we talk to Jo Kerr and Sonya Ruparel, from UK charity Turn2Us, about poverty, participation and the impact of the pandemic. Including:...

Participatory grantmaking, with Meg Massey & Hannah Paterson

Jun 1 • 57:18

In this episode we talk participatory approaches in philanthropy and social investment, with Meg Massey, co-author of “Letting Go: How Philanthropists and Impact Investors Can Do More Good by Giving Up Control” and Hannah Paterson, Senior Portfolio Manager at the National Lottery Community Fund. Including:...

Silicon Valley, Billionaires & Philanthropy, with Teddy Schleifer

May 18 • 51:12

On this episode we talk to Teddy Schleifer, Senior Reporter, Money & Influence at Recode (part of the Vox Media group), about billionaires, Silicon Valley and philanthropy. Including: ...

Philanthropy in Brazil during the pandemic, with Denis Mizne

May 4 • 41:38

In this episode we talk to Denis Mizne, CEO of Lemann Foundation - Brazil’s largest educational funder – about philanthropy in Brazil during the Covid-19 pandemic and the Lemann Foundation’s pivot to supporting vaccine trials in the country. Including:...

Why Civil Society Matters More Than Ever, with Andy Haldane (and Neil Heslop)

Apr 20 • 58:53

In this episode we talk to Andy Haldane, Chief Economist of the Bank of England about his long-standing interest in civil society, why he thinks it is so important yet undervalued, and what sort of challenges and opportunities the coming years may bring. We also have some analysis and additional insight from CAF CEO Neil Heslop....

Technology, Philanthropy & Civil Society, with Nanjira Sambuli

Apr 6 • 50:11

In this episode we talk to Nanjira Sambuli about technology, philanthropy and civil society. Nanjira is a researcher, policy analyst and advocacy strategist based in Nairobi, Kenya and in a fascinating and wide-ranging discussion we touched on:...

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