22 episodes

From the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), Giving Done Right is the show with everything you need to know to make an impact with your charitable giving. Whether you’re donating a few hundred dollars a year, a few thousand, or a few million, you might find yourself wondering: Where should I give? How do I know which nonprofits are effective? How do I know if I’m really making a difference with my donation? Join hosts Phil Buchanan and Grace Nicolette as they welcome leaders and experts from throughout the nonprofit sector to answer philanthropy’s burning questions and bust some myths that have long plagued donors and nonprofits alike. In a time when effective giving is especially crucial, Giving Done Right cuts through the noise and focuses on what you need to know to put your money to work.

Giving Done Right The Center for Effective Philanthropy

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    • 5.0 • 58 Ratings

From the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), Giving Done Right is the show with everything you need to know to make an impact with your charitable giving. Whether you’re donating a few hundred dollars a year, a few thousand, or a few million, you might find yourself wondering: Where should I give? How do I know which nonprofits are effective? How do I know if I’m really making a difference with my donation? Join hosts Phil Buchanan and Grace Nicolette as they welcome leaders and experts from throughout the nonprofit sector to answer philanthropy’s burning questions and bust some myths that have long plagued donors and nonprofits alike. In a time when effective giving is especially crucial, Giving Done Right cuts through the noise and focuses on what you need to know to put your money to work.

    Rooted in Community with Gladys Vega

    Rooted in Community with Gladys Vega

    In the season 3 premiere of Giving Done Right, hosts Phil and Grace talk with Gladys Vega about her remarkable work leading Boston-area nonprofit La Colaborativa. In the first of eight episodes this season, Gladys takes us deep into her community and her organization’s work. She discusses the strengths of La Colaborativa’s approach, which is deeply integrated into the community it serves, revisits both the most difficult moments of the pandemic and the positive changes that emerged, and discusses how to make sustainable change through both direct service and advocacy work.

    • 39 min
    Introducing: A new season of Giving Done Right

    Introducing: A new season of Giving Done Right

    Being a wise and effective donor isn’t easy.
    That’s where Giving Done Right comes in — the podcast with everything you need to know to be a more effective giver. Join hosts Phil Buchanan and Grace Nicolette from the Center for Effective Philanthropy as they welcome major donors and nonprofit leaders to answer philanthropy’s burning questions and bust some myths about giving that have long plagued donors and nonprofits alike. Subscribe now for updates. 

    • 2 min
    Giving Cash to Those in Need

    Giving Cash to Those in Need

    In the season finale of Giving Done Right season two, CEP’s Phil and Grace talk with Paul Niehaus, co-founder and chairman of GiveDirectly. Paul discusses the power of direct cash transfers – how they work, why trusting those in need with cash can be extremely effective, and when certain issue areas might warrant a different philanthropic approach.

    • 43 min
    Climate Change and Racial Justice

    Climate Change and Racial Justice

    In the penultimate episode of Giving Done Right season two, CEP’s Phil and Grace with Gloria Walton, president and CEO of The Solutions Project. Gloria focuses on the intersection of climate change and racial justice, the value of grassroots organizing and advocacy in moving an issue forward, and what it will take to move philanthropy toward truly transformative grantmaking.

    • 30 min
    Investing for Impact

    Investing for Impact

    In this week’s episode of Giving Done Right, Phil and Grace talk with Liesel Pritzker Simmons, major donor and co-founder of impact investing firm Blue Haven Initiative. Liesel zeroes in on impact investing – what it is, how it works, and the role it plays in the philanthropic sector. She also discusses how applying an impact lens can minimize risk, and how policy change — like implementing a wealth tax — can go hand in hand with philanthropic and market-based approaches to social issues.

    • 36 min
    The Heart and the Head

    The Heart and the Head

    In the seventh episode of Giving Done Right season two, CEP’s Phil and Grace talk with Rohini Nilekani, philanthropist and Giving Pledge signatory. Rohini discusses trust-based philanthropy, the effects of the pandemic in India, and what it means to create a family legacy through philanthropy.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

currier202020202020 ,

Love this podcast!

Really insightful conversations and fantastic guests. If you’re interested in philanthropy and the ways that donors and funders can be more effective in their work, this is a must listen.

爸爸 (Baba) ,

Inspiring and informative

The Giving Done Right podcast has really hit the spot with my current questions of where to direct my giving and how to think about that. I especially enjoyed S2E4, “Finding Your Lane“ with Jeremy Lin and S2E10, “Giving Cash to Those in Need“ which addressed long-standing questions I’ve had about directly giving cash to the poor. Thanks, Grace and Phil, for the inspiring addition to my podcast feed!

ListeningWhileDoing ,

Thoughtful giving

The hosts of this podcast, Grace Nicolette and Phil Buchanan, are experts in the field of philanthropy and they bring in a cast of incredible guests to tell inspiring stories of generosity and life transformation. They ask insightful questions and I like that they help shift paradigms regarding how we should give and how we should evaluate effectiveness, as well as offer practical tips and advice. This is a wonderful podcast for anyone who wants to learn more about thoughtful giving.

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