The role of philanthropy in the world is always best appreciated during crisis and everyone can agree that the whole of 2020 has been defined by an unprecedented crisis that has profoundly affected all aspects of global life. As the world experiences massive changes, philanthropy is similarly going through some radical shifts. Consequently, nonprofits advocating for various causes have also had to pivot to stay relevant amidst all this upheaval. Joining Meny Hoffman this discussion is Kristen-Putnam Walkerly, a widely-recognized philanthropic strategist and thought leader who has been a trusted advisor to some of the world’s leading philanthropists for over 20 years. Kristen walks us through the various trends in philanthropy that emerged or built up this year. She also discusses some of the common mistakes that philanthropists make when it comes to allocating funds and what they should do instead. To cap the episode, she gives some useful tips for nonprofits on how they can better position themselves to get funding for the cause they are advocating.