Episodes

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Episode 7:
No Easy Answers: The Hard Work of Giving Done Right

In Episode 7 — the Season 1 finale! — hosts Phil and Grace are joined by Melinda Tuan, a trusted adviser to foundations and major donors around the country and managing director of Fund for Shared Insight, a national funder collaborative working to improve philanthropy by elevating the voices of those least heard. Melinda talks with Grace and Phil about the complexities of being an effective philanthropist and shares her deep expertise on how donors can navigate several specific challenges of giving, from measuring impact to making difficult decisions about where to give. Read more >

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Episode 6:
Changing Lives: The Power of Relationships

In Episode 6 of the Giving Done Right podcast, hosts Phil Buchanan and Grace Nicolette are joined by David Shapiro, CEO of MENTOR, a national nonprofit that works to drive equity through expanding quality mentoring relationships for young people. David talks with Grace and Phil about the rich tapestry of the nonprofit sector and makes the case for why supporting the people and relationships powering these organizations’ work can be a meaningful way for donors to have an impact. Read more >

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Episode 5:
In Community, By Community, For Community

In Episode 5 of the Giving Done Right podcast, hosts Phil Buchanan and Grace Nicolette are joined by Chitra Hanstad, executive director of World Relief Seattle, Washington state’s largest refugee resettlement and services agency. Read more >

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Episode 4:
Making and Measuring Impact

In Episode 4, hosts Phil Buchanan and Grace Nicolette are joined by Tiffany Cooper Gueye, chief operating officer at Blue Meridian Partners and former CEO of the national nonprofit, BellXcel. Tiffany draws on her experiences as both a nonprofit leader and a funder, as well as her expertise in measurement and evaluation, to talk with Grace and Phil about how donors can better understand what works — and how they can go beyond their traditional networks to identify and support organizations that are doing vital work effectively. Read more >

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Episode 3:
Holding up the Roof: How Philanthropy Can Bolster Democracy

In Episode 3, hosts Phil Buchanan and Grace Nicolette are joined by LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter, an organization working to fight voter suppression and build power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities. LaTosha shares with Phil and Grace about her experience as an organizer and an intermediary, and discusses the role that donors can play in strengthening democracy. Read more >

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Episode 2: Giving Until it Hurts: Pain, Faith, and Purpose

In Episode 2, hosts Phil Buchanan and Grace Nicolette welcome Jason Hackmann, an entrepreneur and major donor whose name you won’t find in headlines, but who has quietly been investing deeply in efforts to end childhood slavery in Ghana. Jason discusses with Phil and Grace the role that personal experience and faith played in motivating him to identify and give meaningfully to a particular cause. Read more >

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Episode 1: Change, Not Charity

In episode one, hosts Phil Buchanan and Grace Nicolette talk with a powerhouse leader in philanthropy: Jacqueline Martinez Garcel, CEO of the Latino Community Foundation (LCF). Jacqueline discusses her work at LCF, the importance of investing in community leaders, the role of racial equity in giving effectively, and strategies for how donors can tap into their communities to find the right organizations to support. Read more >

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The Giving Done Right Podcast Trailer

Join hosts Phil Buchanan and Grace Nicolette from the Center for Effective Philanthropy as they welcome leaders from the nonprofit sector to answer philanthropy’s burning questions and bust some myths about giving that have long plagued donors and nonprofits alike.

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