Philanthropy & Funding - Podcasts


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Debating the Role of Philanthropy in Democracy

Featuring Reed Hastings, Rob Reich, & Darren Walker

Rob Reich moderates a discussion with Reed Hastings and Darren Walker on the tension between individual or institutional philanthropy and democratic societies.

Shifting Philanthropy to a Justice-Minded Approach

Featuring Brian Barnes & Dorian Burton

Brian Barnes and Dorian Burton, co-founders of TandemEd, discuss why philanthropy needs a new framework that grounds giving in “justice” rather than “charity.”

Bridging the Climate Change Investment Gap

Featuring Sarah Kearney & Scott Burger

Investments in discovering and developing new solutions to address climate change are woefully low and have even been falling. Sarah Kearney and Scott Burger discuss how can philanthropists help.

Whose Story Are We Telling?

Featuring Andrew Means

Andrew Means, cofounder of The Impact Lab, talks about how to get storytelling and data to work together, rather than against each other.

Helping Donors Give Directly to Recipients

Featuring Paul Niehaus 1

Give Directly offers a simpler, more personal route of donation - connecting donor to recipient. In this podcast, Paul discusses how technology, a commitment to efficiency, and dedication to improving the donation process on both ends, has made Give Directly a success.

The Critical Role of the Strategic Brand

Featuring Nathalie Kylander

Harvard researcher Nathalie Kylander challenges traditional branding principles and proposes a new framework for developing a more strategic brand.

Founder of Charles Best on his company and nonprofit management

Grassroots Philanthropy in Schools

Featuring Charles Best

Founder of, an online charity helping students in need, Charles Best talks about how he started the organization and what some of its challenges have been along the way.

Creating an Innovation Revolution

Featuring Lenny Mendonca

Lenny Mendonca discusses the role the federal budget plays in helping or hindering research, development, and private innovation.