Charity advocacy podcasts


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    Philanthropy and the Australian bushfires

    21 January 2020 - We explore the philanthropic response to the ongoing bushfires in Australia and what it highlights about philanthropy issues and trends.
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    2020 predictions for philanthropy and charity

    7 January 2020 - What might 2020 have in store? Find out in our latest Giving Thought podcast as we offer up some predictions for the year ahead.
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    Non-profits and philanthropy in a polarized world: ARNOVA 2019

    28 November 2019 - Rhod reports back on a recent trip to the 48th annual ARNOVA conference for philanthropy and non-profit researchers in San Diego.
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    Philanthropy, diversity and inclusion

    12 November 2019 - In this episode of our Giving Thought podcast, we explore the strengths and weaknesses of philanthropy through its historic role in campaigns for social change.
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    Bringing diverse communities together

    15 October 2019 - We talk to Jim Minton, CEO of Toynbee Hall, about the role of local civil society organisations and the opportunities and challenges that come with place-based philanthropy.
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    Talking to Julia Unwin CBE

    3 Sept 2019 - Our discussion with Julia includes the Civil Society Futures inquiry, trust in charities, social action and the challenges ahead for philanthropy.
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    Philanthropy and public space

    25 June 2019 - How has philanthropy shaped public spaces, from National Parks and urban greenspaces to the digital world, and what are the challenges ahead?


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Policy and campaigns

We work to build a stronger charitable sector in the UK and across the world by running campaigns, influencing government and encouraging people to give to good causes.

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Uganda and Gorundwork for Growing Giving CAF

Growing giving around the world

With as many as 2.4 billion people set to join the world’s middle classes by 2030 we want to transform their communities through giving.

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CAF Campaigns and policy blog

A champion for charities

Working with government, political parties, charities and their supporters to strengthen civil society and transform more lives and communities around the world.

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Rhodri Davies

Rhodri Davies

Head of Policy

Rhodri leads Giving Thought, our in-house think tank focusing on current and future issues affecting philanthropy and civil society. Rhodri has spent nearly a decade specialising in public policy around philanthropy and the work of charities, and has researched, written and presented on a wide range of topics. He has a first-class degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Oxford.   Read more about Rhodri