Givers, Doers, and Thinkers (GDT) 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.


The GDT podcast is available for download on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and Buzzsprout.

GDT Podcast / Episode 14

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


GDT Podcast / Episode 13

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


GDT Podcast / Episode 12

Elise Westhoff of The Philanthropy Roundtable sits down with Jeremy Beer to discuss the status of philanthropy in America and dangerous reforms that could cripple it.


GDT Podcast / Episode 11

To kick off season two of the podcast, Jeremy speaks with Timothy P. Carney of the American Enterprise Institute. Jeremy also chats with Kyle Vander Meulen of American Philanthropic on welcoming new donors.


GDT Podcast / Episode 10

Today Jeremy speaks with historian and journalist Ben Soskis about the untold story of philanthropy, and Laura Pallares shares ways to ensure your nonprofit lands on its feet after 2020.


GDT Podcast / Episode 9

Today Jeremy speaks with Gracy Olmstead on localism and the new sites of communal life. Justin Streiff also shares how to assess 2020 and plan for 2021.


GDT Podcast / Episode 8

Today Jeremy speaks with William B. Allen on constitutional heritage and a nation’s character and Austin Detwiler about COVID-19 giving trends and how it might affect nonprofits.


GDT Podcast / Episode 7

Today Jeremy speaks with Tom Riley of the Connelly Foundation on how to give well and with Liz Palla on cultivating foundations.


GDT Podcast / Episode 6

Don’t miss the sixth episode of Philanthropy Daily’s podcast, Givers, Doers, & Thinkers! Today Jeremy speaks with Bill Kauffman.


GDT Podcast / Episode 5

Don’t miss the fifth episode of Philanthropy Daily’s podcast, Givers, Doers, & Thinkers! Today Jeremy speaks with Garrett Johnson.


Be sure to check back soon for more episodes.