International 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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    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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    Philanthropic Pledges

    11 June 2019 - How successful has the Giving Pledge been over the last decade? We explore the controversial topic of philanthropic promises.
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    Notre-Dame: lessons for philanthropy

    14 May 2019 - What lessons can we take from the recent surge of philanthropy in response to the fire at Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris?
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    Philanthropy, civil rights and movement capture

    23 April 2019 - We talk to Megan Ming Francis about her recent paper and her work on the role of philanthropic funders in supporting the civil rights movement.
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    Connie Gallippi on cryptophilanthropy and blockchain

    Rhodri Davies our Head of Policy, chats to Connie Gallippi, Founder and CEO of the BitGive Foundation, the first US nonprofit to accept cryptocurrency donations.
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    Philanthropy and journalism podcast

    26 March 2019 - In our podcast with Sameer Padania, we ask why the media is looking to philanthropy as a source of funding and why philanthropic funders are interested in supporting journalism.


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CAF Global Alliance

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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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International giving

Explore how people around the world give and discover unique insight into charitable behaviour and generosity across the globe.

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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