Giving Insights® is a periodic podcast series produced by Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd. addressing important issues facing the philanthropic community around the world.

Included are conversations with thought leaders and change-makers who explore challenges and opportunities for philanthropy and for all of us as we navigate a continually changing landscape.

The podcast series is free on this page, below, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you go to listen to podcasts.

Episode 11 | Is It Too Late to Do Anything About Climate Change?

Betsy Brill, President of Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd., and Katie Redford, Executive Director of the Equation Campaign talk about what funders can do to reduce the impact of climate change.

Episode 10 | How the Pandemic Has Changed the World of Art and Collectibles

Ron Varney, founder and President of Ronald Varney Fine Art Advisors, and Susan Winer, Principal and Co-Founder of Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd., will explore how the pandemic has changed the world of art and collectibles.

Episode 9 | Beyond Politics: A Conversation on Immigration

Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director of the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), one of the nation’s preeminent immigrant and human rights advocacy organizations, and Betsy Brill, President of Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd., discuss immigration and the migrant crisis which has been a touchstone of the U.S. political debate for decades.

Episode 8 | Part 2 HATE! Why it’s so prevalent in our society and what can we do about it.

Following up on the conversation with Ken Stern in May, we talk with Eric Ward, Executive Director of the Western States Center and a Senior Fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center. We discuss why white nationalism has become so prevalent and what individuals and communities can do to combat this dangerous trend.

Episode 7 | HATE! Why it’s so prevalent in our society and what can we do about it.

This is the first in a two-part series that looks at the causes and ways to address hate, hostility, and prejudices that seem to be more virulent than ever before. In this episode, we interview Ken Stern, Director of the Bard Center for the Study of Hate at Bard College.

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.

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 to achieve the greatest impact in the issue areas they care most about.

Episode 4 | Covid Kids. How is the Next Generation impacted by the Pandemic?

Dr. Harold Koplewicz, President and Medical Director of the Child Mind Institute, and Dr. Christina Biedermann, Associate Professor at Adler University talk about the impact and implications of Covid-19 on children and their communities. The conversation explores the potential long-term serious impact of the Pandemic on young children.

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 how 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.