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 Hidden Danger of Purity Culture, ft. Lorraine Nibut
Purity culture is a form of supremacy and oppression — controlling and dictating how people express themselves, causing anguish and keeping us from our best work. Michelle and Lorraine Nibut talk about large breasts, gun culture, our clothes, the sexualization of little girls, fetishization and consent violation ... basically the many ways purity culture holds us down — and what we can do to fight back against it!
Why White People Have A Hard Time Being Real ft Fleur Larsen
Back by popular demand: "White Lady Wrangler," Fleur Larsen! Fleur joins Michelle to talk about white nonsense in the workplace, mean girls, martyrdom, tone policing, connection over correction, perfectionism, accountability and cringe-worthy behavior. We could have sector wide transformation if white women could center and hold a clear commitment to racial equity. So what does that look like? Fleur breaks down some nonsense with ownership and responsibility in four calls to action.
Patagonia did WHAT? ft Andy King
What's up with the controversies around Patagonia’s generosity? Fraud in Captain Tom’s household? BrewDog’s shock tactics and hypocrisy? Tokenism of Indigenous Tribes at Forterra? Michelle is discussing shock tactics, wealth hoarding, trust issues and more, with "The UK’s most influential fundraiser,” Andy King!
Are We Even Evaluating What Matters? ft Dr Marcia Coné
Traditional philanthropy has been asking nonprofits to jump through ridiculous and paternalistic hoops since its inception. But as movements like CCF require institutions to rethink how we do our work, we are not questioning our evaluation and metrics practices! In a world where tech money wants us to quantify our work, what is truly meaningful and how do we change!? Michelle talks with Marcia about Equitable Evaluation Framework and how our practices are so wrong and how to do better.
Shame On You and Guilt Too ft Dr. Anu Taranath
We throw shade and cause guilt and shame in social justice work all the time! But is finger pointing effective or does it just make us feel better to make someone else wrong? In this ep, Michelle and Anu, author of Oprah-loved book Beyond Guild Trips, build analysis through a lens of travel ethics and what it means to truly move forward.
REWIND: Kink, Consent and Centering Community ft Sex Educator L.T.
Nonprofits and Foundations engage in power play all the time but this kinky practice in the third sector is rarely consensual. In this rewind episode, Michelle discusses negotiation and consent practices with L.T. a radical pleasure based sex educator! Cum explore this Rewind!
Must Listen if You Are A Fundraiser
This podcast has been a transformational experience for me. As I try my best to bring everything as an equity lens in my work, this podcast gives great insights and reflections to let you do the work and be prepared to bring about justice in your work. Highly recommend this podcast!
Thank you Michelle!
Michelle gets this work and I am grateful for this podcast. Being a BIPOC fundraiser is challenging and this podcast helps ground me. It’s a reminder that I am not alone in the ways that I navigate the work; it’s often a lonely place. Thanks for gifting us your time and talents, Michelle.
12/10 podcast y’all
Everything about this podcast from the theme music to the topics to the people and the questions and Michelle’s laugh(!!!) is gold. Don’t sleep on this one y’all.