About the Giving Thought podcast

The Giving Thought podcast is an exploration of trends in global philanthropy and civil society. Launched in 2017 it is recognised as an insightful and influential source of philanthropic debate.  Rhodri Davies director of our Giving Thought Think Tank hosts the podcast, discussing contemporary issues and interviewing sector experts. Search our podcasts by theme, listen in here or on iTunes and Libsyn.

Latest podcasts

  • artificial intelligence Ai

    Philanthropy, civil society and artificial intelligence

    22 May 2018 - Rhod looks at the impact Artificial Intelligence (AI) is going to have on philanthropy and civil society. Topics covered include: What are we talking about? AI for good, the wider operating environment and negative consequences of AI.
  • fundraising marathon

    Fundraising, with Dan Fluskey from the Institute of Fundraising

    8 May 2018 - Rhod chats to Dan Fluskey Head of Policy and External Affairs at the UK's Institute of Fundraising about the asking side of the philanthropy equation.
  • new power

    Jeremy Heimans on philanthropy, civil society and 'New Power'

    25 April 2018 - In our first podcast interview, Rhodri chats to Jeremy Heimans, co-author of bestselling book 'New Power'.
  • involuntary philanthropy

    Involuntary philanthropy

    10 April 2018 - In this episode, Rhod looks at whether philanthropic giving is always a choice on the part of the donor, or whether it can sometimes be compelled.
  • is philanthropy progressive

    Is philanthropy progressive?

    27 March 2018 - We explore whether philanthropy is progressive; is it a means for moving society forwards or a tool for defending the status quo?
  • new money

    Old money VS new money

    13 March 2018 - We explore what the difference between inherited and created wealth means for philanthropy with topics including; attitudes to wealth, future money and pre-commitment, and cryptophilanthropy.

Podcast host

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



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