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The Ethical Rainmaker hosts authentic conversations grappling with tough questions in the nonprofit and philanthropy space, including where we can step into our power and where we should step out of the way! Follow @theethicalrainmaker on Insta and FB and sign up for our mailing list at www.theethicalrainmaker.com

The Ethical Rainmaker Michelle Shireen Muri

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 68 Ratings

The Ethical Rainmaker hosts authentic conversations grappling with tough questions in the nonprofit and philanthropy space, including where we can step into our power and where we should step out of the way! Follow @theethicalrainmaker on Insta and FB and sign up for our mailing list at www.theethicalrainmaker.com

    Raci$$$m w Phillip Chavira

    Raci$$$m w Phillip Chavira

    Phillip Chavira talks about why Capitalism is trash, how money is a tool for and against the movement and where we have power to make decisions that center our communities and our values.

    • 43 min
    Shattering Fragility w Liz LeClair

    Shattering Fragility w Liz LeClair

    Controversial. Polarizing. Divisive. Liz LeClair has gained a reputation for her famous call outs of both sexual assault and racism within the nonprofit world. In S3:E1, Michelle interviews this writer, fundraiser and badass who talks about calling out white fundraisers for their racism, taking responsibility for being part of the problem, and her experience speaking out about sexual harassment in the fundraising space, including cofounding the National Day of Conversation in Canada. “Every generation you either change and evolve or you become irrelevant.” You are going to love this episode.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Part 2: The Racist Roots of NonProfits & Philanthropy w Christina Shimizu LIVE

    Part 2: The Racist Roots of NonProfits & Philanthropy w Christina Shimizu LIVE

    By popular demand, Christina Shimizu is back as a guest for Part 2 of The Racist Roots of Nonprofits & Philanthropy, LIVE at the Washington Nonprofits conference! “How on Earth can we solve the issues our communities face if we can't first acknowledge that there is a problem?” On this, the last episode of Season 2, Michelle and Christina go deeper with the recent history of how some of our ethos in philanthropy came to be, why philanthropy is built on deep injustices and a little about community centric fundraising. Remember...if we don’t examine how these things came to be, we can never hope to reimagine them, improve them or do better, to benefit the communities we are trying to serve.

    • 58 min
    Surthrival w Kishshana Palmer

    Surthrival w Kishshana Palmer

    In this episode, Michelle speaks with Kishshana Palmer, the Let’s Take This Offline podcast, The Rooted Collaborative and Kishshana + Co about living well to lead well, performative alllyship, authenticity, financial fortitude and her new podcast! Please join us for this rich conversation!

    • 44 min
    Reparations and Truth Telling w Dr David Ragland

    Reparations and Truth Telling w Dr David Ragland

    “In this moment, people are committing to be reparationist and committing to reparations as a spiritual practice. At the same time, this is one of the most vibrant moments for the discussion of reparations, and I've never seen the proliferation of more reparations organizations, and that's wonderful.” In this episode, Michelle speaks with Dr. David Ragland, Director of the Grassroots Reparations Campaign, about what reparations really is, police violence, inequity, complicity how to create cultures of truth telling. We go deep. Join us!

    • 44 min
    Billionaires, DAFs, and the Changing Face of Philanthropy w Teddy Schleifer of Vox's Recode

    Billionaires, DAFs, and the Changing Face of Philanthropy w Teddy Schleifer of Vox's Recode

    Billionaires in America are changing the landscape of philanthropy. Journalist Teddy Schleifer of Vox’s Recode Daily podcast, joins Michelle to talk about what Billionaires are doing with their money, the debate about Donor Advised Funds, and large scale philanthropy. “One thing society might not appreciate is how much those entities [large East Coast Foundations] are going to seem like small potatoes. The amount of money being made in Silicon Valley and is theoretically going to be deployed to the charitable sector...is enormous.”

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

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White Women as Gatekeepers: The Clipboard of Control w/Fleur Larsen

I enjoyed this podcast so much I sent the link to several people.

Leslie Bliss ,

A fresh and needed perspective on building an equitable world

Love love love. Thank you for sharing this much needed view on building power in reciprocal and grounded ways. Such important views to relearn.

DJ Heir Bender ,

An Absolute Must

This podcast, as a whole, resonates with me on many levels. Professionally, I’m captivated by the thought provoking nature of the content. Personally, I’m driven to better advocate and ally for others and myself. The show notes are a must, but be prepared to block your schedule and go down a rabbit hole of knowledge.

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