April 2020

Rhodri Davies, our Head of Policy and Giving Thought think-tank lead, has recorded a series of conversations with sector leaders, discussing the impact of the crisis on charities and the communities they support.


Fran Indigo Trust

Fran and Will Perrin, Indigo Trust @FranIndigo @willperrin

rob williamson

Rob Williamson, Community Foundation for Tyne & Wear and Northumberland @RobCFTyne

Clare Kiely Comic Relief

Clare Kiely, Comic Relief @Claire_Kiely

Rita Chadha, Small Charities Coalition

Rita Chadha, Small Charities Coalition @sccceo

united hammersmith and fulham

Savraj Kaur, United in Hammersmith & Fulham @UNITEDinHF

Nick Temple Social Investment Business

Nick Temple, Social Investment Business @nicktemple1

holly piper 150

Holly Piper, CAF Ventureome @CAFVenturesome

rich collins

Rich Collins, Sortified @Rich_Collins

Will Moy Full Fact

Will Moy, FullFact @puzzlesthewill

virginia anderson

Virginia Anderson, Bobath Scotland @glasgowginny

carol mack

Carol Mack, Association of Charitable Foundations @caroljmack

Dan Sutch

Dan Sutch, CAST @dansutch

Dan fluskey

Dan Fluskey, Institute of Fundraising @danielfluskey

David Ainsworth

David Ainsworth, Catalyst @daveainsworth4


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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



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. Episodes are also available free on iTunes and Libsyn.

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