Philanthropy in the New Normal is a monthly Podcast Series produced by Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd. This limited series looks at how philanthropy has been impacted by the events of 2020; the global health crisis, the economic downturn in great part created by the Pandemic, the displacement of people and damage to the environment caused by an accelerating global warming and the spotlight that has been focused on social justice and racial inequalities. These challenges of 2020 will continue into 2021 and perhaps for years after that.
Throughout the series we will explore where philanthropy fits in terms of addressing systemic issues, protecting the safety net for marginalized and disenfranchised populations and providing an opportunity for more people to get involved.
Episode 6 | What’s Happening to Philanthropy?
Philanthropy in the near future will have very different priorities says Teri Behrens, Executive Director of the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley University. Teri and Betsy Brill, President of Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd., discuss The Johnson Center’s recently released 11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2021 and what we can expect to see impacting the field of philanthropy in the coming months and years. They will explore:
Episode 5 | Integrating Investments and Philanthropy: A Unique Perspective
Hear a conversation with Jennifer Astone, Founder and Principal of Integrated Capital Investing; a philanthropic thought leader and one of the prominent voices in financial activism. Jen offers an intriguing and thoughtful way for donors to rethink how their financial resources are invested in order to achieve the greatest impact in the issue areas they care most about. As Jen says, “you do not have to give up a return on your investment, you just have to understand how to employ the tools that exist to align your financial resources for maximum impact.”
Episode 4 | Covid Kids. How is the Next Generation impacted by the Pandemic?
Two experienced and respected mental health professionals: Dr. Harold Koplewicz, President and Medical Director of the Child Mind Institute and Dr. Christina Biedermann, Associate Professor at Adler University who is also a Psychoanalyst, talk about the impact and implications of Covid-19 on children and their communities. The conversation explores the potentially long term serious impact of the Pandemic on young children unless the symptoms of emotional problems are recognized early and the safety net protecting children is strengthened during this difficult time.
Episode 3 | The Now Generation
They used to call younger leaders “the next generation”, but don’t say that to Millennials or Gen Z. They consider themselves the Now Generation because of the issues that have been kicked down the road such as: social justice, racial inequity, climate change, food and housing insecurity, and have landed squarely in their hands.
Episode 2 | How Philanthropy is Changing; a 20-Year Perspective
Tom Burroughes, Group Editor at Family Wealth Report, and Betsy Brill, President of Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd explore the ways in which philanthropy has changed since 2000 when the firm was established and what factors are influencing and shaping the philanthropic sector going forward.
Episode 1 | 2020 Year End Giving: What You Need to Know!
Betsy Brill, President of Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd., John LaFleur and Mollie Bunis, Managing Directors of the firm, discuss how the challenges of 2020 are affecting charitable giving as we approach year end.