Individual giving 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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    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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    Digital transformation and the non-profit world

    29 October 2019 - In this episode of our Giving Thought Podcast, we chat to @bethkanter about digital transformation, social media and what Artificial Intelligence might mean for the non-profit world.
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    Participatory Philanthropy, with Rose Longhurst

    1 October 2019 - What happens when philanthropic funders give away power as well as money? We explore the opportunities and challenges of participatory grantmaking.
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    Tainted donations

    17 Sept 2019 - When is a gift not welcome? We explore the tangled history of 'tainted donations' from medieval barons to MIT Media Lab.
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    Effective Altruism

    23 July 2019 - Why has this approach to philanthropy based on utilitarian philosophy gained so many admirers, and so many critics, over the last few years?
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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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CAF UK Giving 2019

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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