Next week, Jeremy Beer sits down with a new line-up of givers, doers, and thinkers to discuss American civil society. We knows it’s hurting, but Jeremy learns where it’s doing well, and who’s doing something about it.
Last September Philanthropy Daily started discussing philanthropy and American civil society in a new way: podcast conversations with some of the most interesting people thinking about civil society, giving to civil society, and doing the hard work of strengthening their communities and advancing important missions.
Jeremy Beer sat down with Givers, Doers, & Thinkers to hear their thoughts on philanthropy and civil society in America. In the midst of so much hand wringing and frustration over the state of civil society, Jeremy learned what’s working—who’s giving to good initiatives, how, and why—and who’s building and running good projects (and where and how). With the interesting folks thinking about the whys and hows of the strange social crisis we’ve been suffering for many years, Jeremy got down to the brass tax: what really plagues us, why are we so fractured, fragmented, and lonely?
Of course, for listeners who are not only interesting people but also fundraisers, every episode sprinkled in some practical advice to help you in your work. (We hope you found it helpful!)
If you haven’t listened yet, catch up now! There are ten episodes—and you’ll want to learn about the untold history of philanthropy, how to repair communal life in America, our need for rootedness, and many more excellent conversations!
Season Two of Givers, Doers, & Thinkers launches next Wednesday. Jeremy has another excellent line-up of guests, including Helen Andrews, from The American Conservative, Brad Wilcox, the director of the National Marriage Project, Tim Kachuriak, founder of NextAfter, and many more.
Next week, Jeremy will kick things off with Tim Carney, author of the timely and highly acclaimed Alienated America. It’s a fitting conversation for Philanthropy Daily, as Carney’s work is wrestling through many of the themes at the heart of Philanthropy Daily: the collapse of American communities and the causes underlying this trend.
Of course, if there’s anyone you’d like us to have on the podcast, feel free to be in touch with GDT’s producer, Katie Janus. We are always looking for interesting givers, doers, and thinkers. And, as always, if there’s an area related to fundraising that you’d like us to cover during the Practicalities segment, let us know!