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We investigate philanthropy, nonprofits and international aid. In-depth interviews and shoe leather reporting from across the globe. Send us your tips. www.tinyspark.org

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 141 Ratings

We investigate philanthropy, nonprofits and international aid. In-depth interviews and shoe leather reporting from across the globe. Send us your tips. www.tinyspark.org

    The Black Women Making Birth Better

    The Black Women Making Birth Better

    Black women are up to four times more likely to die during pregnancy in the US than white women. We dig into the racist structures behind this and speak to a pair of powerful women working to fix it.

    • 36 min
    Donors’ Behavior Key to #MeToo in Fundraising

    Donors’ Behavior Key to #MeToo in Fundraising

    Working in a field where one in four women experience sexual harassment, fundraisers Liz LeClair and Heather Hill describe the personal and professional costs of sexual abuse and explain why frontline fundraisers need more protection from donors.

    • 30 min
    The Woman Who 'Saved Mercy Corps'

    The Woman Who 'Saved Mercy Corps'

    Tania Culver-Humphrey's father, co-founder of Mercy Corps, abused her when she was a child. A year after going public, she charts the journey from “institutional betrayal” to being embraced by employees as a brave whistleblower.

    Content warning: This podcast contains descriptions of child sexual abuse. 

    • 40 min
    The Colonialism of Prizes & Publishing

    The Colonialism of Prizes & Publishing

    Award-winning Zambian writer Namwali Serpell digs into publishing’s problems with race and colonialism, as well as the enduring legacy of white saviorism in literature.

    • 32 min
    “The Country Does Not Like Me"

    “The Country Does Not Like Me"

    Three generations of Black women in Baltimore share their perspectives on the significance of today’s protests, reflecting on what has - and has not - changed in the past fifty years.

    • 36 min
    Why Teachers, Not Reformers, Should 'Reimagine Education'

    Why Teachers, Not Reformers, Should 'Reimagine Education'

    Education expert Diane Ravitch documents the corrupting influence of major philanthropists in “school reform” efforts and celebrates the educators who resist.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

Lilly with 3 Ls ,

Excellent Interviews

I’ve been loving this podcast and how it’s exploring social and racial inequity in the non-profit world. Always a pleasure to listen!

rachelpjones ,

Excellent

Thank you for not letting us settle, for pushing the conversation, exposing issues. I look forward to each episode.

Music.Freak83 ,

Essential Listening

If you work in the non-profit sector, this pod should be required listening. Terrific insight, interviews, and topics that are incredibly relevant. Love the current batch of episodes re: race that are coming out! Keep up the awesome work Amy and Co.!

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