Givers, Doers, & Thinkers—A Podcast on Philanthropy and Civil Society

Givers, Doers, & Thinkers—A Podcast on Philanthropy and Civil Society

Givers, Doers, and Thinkers introduces listeners to the fascinating people and important ideas at the heart of American civil society. We speak with philanthropists, foundation leaders, reformers, social entrepreneurs, nonprofit executives, religious believers, historians, sociologists, philosophers, journalists, and anyone else who will help us understand contemporary civil society’s achievements and failures. We also sprinkle in practical advice for nonprofit leaders and fundraisers. This is the podcast for anyone interested in that vital space where philanthropy and civil society intersect.... Show More

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March 3, 2021 48 min

This week on Givers, Doers, & Thinkers, Jeremy speaks with Brad Wilcox about how civil society affects our marriages and families for better or worse.

Brad Wilcox is the Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies, and a Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Brad’s research has foc...

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Jeremy sits down with Kevin Youngblood this week on Givers, Doers, & Thinkers.

Kevin served during Desert Shield and Desert Storm and won eight medals. He was the mayor of Carl, Georgia, and has started several businesses, including Odysseyware, an educational software company focused on reaching at-risk students. Most recently, he helped Grand Canyon University launch their Canyon Ventures program—an innovation center for star...

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This week, Jeremy sits down with Elise Westhoff, President and CEO of The Philanthropy Roundtable. Elise has extensive experience in the world of fundraising, from working as the executive director of The Snider Foundation (2013-2020) to managing major gifts fundraising for neuroscience programs at the Indiana University School of Medicine (2009-2013) and developing a successful $500 million capital campaign strategy for the New Yo...

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To kick off the second season of Givers, Doers, & Thinkers, Jeremy sits down with Timothy P. Carney, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he works on economic competition, cronyism, civil society, localism, and religion in America. He is concurrently the commentary editor at the Washington Examiner.

Jeremy asks about Timothy’s latest book, “Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collaps...

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This week is the tenth and final episode of Philanthropy Daily's first season of Givers, Doers, & Thinkers. But don't fret, we'll be back with season two in February 2021! 

Today, Jeremy speaks with historian and journalist Ben Soskis. He's been featured in the Washington Post, the Atlantic, the Guardian, New Yorker online, and is the co-editor of HistPhil, an online publication on the history of the philanthropi...

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This week, Jeremy speaks journalist and author Gracy Olmstead. She's written for The American Conservative, National Review, The Federalist, and The Washington Times, and elsewhere. Her new book is now available for pre-order Uprooted: Recovering the Legacy of the Places We've Left Behind. Jeremy and Gracy discuss whether the trendy concept of localism has any real meaning, our need for rootedness, the comeback of the front...

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This week, Jeremy speaks with William B. Allen, Ph.D., Chief Operations Officer of Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), Emeritus Dean of James Madison College and Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Michigan State University. Dr. Allen has also been a member of the Mackinac Center Board of Scholars since 1995. Dr. Allen discusses maintaining constitutional heritage, personal responsibility, and the implications of ...

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October 20, 2020 52 min

 Don't miss the seventh episode of Philanthropy Daily's podcast, Givers, Doers, & Thinkers! 

This week, Jeremy speaks with Tom Riley, president of the Connelly Foundation in Philadelphia. Tom is a contributing editor to Philanthropy Magazine, and from 2001 to 2009, he was Associate Director of the White House Office of National Drug Policy. Tom shares the history of his grandparents' foundation, how to honor donor in...

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This week, Jeremy speaks with Bill Kauffman, an American writer who has been featured in The American Conservative, the Wall Street Journal, Front Porch Republic, as well as various books on American civil society. Jeremy and Bill share their love of baseball, cultivating healthy communities, returning home, and the future of American politics. 

You'll also hear from Iain Bernhoft, managing consultant and director of the Writing...

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 This week, Jeremy speaks with Garrett Johnson, co-founder and executive director at Lincoln Network. Garrett shares how government and technology have operated in “separate silos” rather than embracing the exciting opportunities that sit at the intersection of these two spheres. From his experience in government, it is clear that “technologists and innovators play an important role in addressing our nation’s most pressing...

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This week, Jeremy sits down with Patrick Deneen, author of Why Liberalism Failed, Professor of Political Science and Chair of the David A. Potenziani Memorial College Chair at the University of Notre Dame. Patrick specializes in the history of political thought, American political thought, religion and politics, and literature and politics. Jeremy and Patrick discuss why liberalism struggles to sustain itself, cultural reb...

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This week on the podcast, Jeremy speaks with Gabe Cooper, CEO at Virtuous Software, about what motivates donors to give, how much money is actually raised in the digital world, and how nonprofits can stop failing their donors by creating more personalized experiences.

PRACTICALITIES
You'll also hear from Matt Gerken, Managing Director at American Philanthropic and a frequent Philanthropy Daily author, about his philosop...

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This week, Jeremy speaks with T.K. Coleman on cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset, growing up as a preacher's kid in the west side of Chicago, and identifying your own creative power to strengthen civil society. 

PRACTICALITIES 
Nicole Rizkallah shares the worst advice anyone can give Gen-Z about the workforce and her recommendations for employers managing Gen-Z employees. 

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T.K. Coleman is the Director of Entrepren...

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Jeremy speaks with Alicia Manning about her work at The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, how civil society is failing and where it is surprisingly robust, the importance of reciprocity in the world of philanthropy, and how she would advise a donor who wants to give away $20 million. 

PRACTICALITIES 
Chris Kuetemeyer shares three takeaways that every fundraiser working in major gifts fundraising needs to remember when app...

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August 31, 2020 31 sec

Givers, Doers, and Thinkers introduces listeners to the fascinating people and important ideas at the heart of American civil society. 

Join Jeremy Beer every Wednesday, starting September 9, 2020, for discussions with philanthropists, foundation leaders, reformers, social entrepreneurs, nonprofit executives, religious believers, historians, sociologists, philosophers, journalists, and anyone else who will help us understand contemp...

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