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  • 00:30

    Grantmaking and Philanthropy in China

    in Business

    Featured Guest: Elizabeth W. Sobhani, CAF America's Asia-Pacific Advisor Network Coordinator. 

    China's economic growth is leading to vast transformations in China including their philanthropy. Elizabeth talks about current trends and offers insight to recent research on the China's giving habits. 

  • 01:00

    Nonprofit Coach: Nonprofit Board Service For The Genius: Schaefer and Wittig

    in Social Networking

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    He lectures around the world but now is here for you. From the latest in charity news, technology, fundraising and social networking, Ted Hart and his guests help you maneuver through this economic downturn in the charitable sector to greater levels of efficiency and fundraising success.

    Experts: Susan Schaefer, Principal, Resource Partners LLC and Bob Wittig, Executive Director, Jovid Foundation 

    Susan is a consultant, writer, and speaker. Her practical approach to fundraising and board development has made her a frequent presenter at conferences and in classrooms, including a course she teaches at Johns Hopkins University. In 2001, Susan founded Resource Partners LLC (www.ResourcePartnersOnline.com), which provides professional, ethical, and collaborative fundraising counsel to nonprofit organizations. Among the books she has edited is The Nonprofit Consulting Playbook. 

    Since 2002, Bob has been executive director of the Jovid Foundation in Washington, DC. In addition to grantmaking, he has hosted a monthly "Lunch Club" for grantee ED's and a "Breakfast Club" for grantee board members. He also helped spearhead the effort to develop a co-location of organizations, The Work Place DC (workplacedc.org) , and the development of a shared database system, HIRE DC, to be used by small workforce development organizations to track participant achievements and report collective impact.  


  • 00:31

    Collaborative Grantmaking for the Betterment of the Commu...

    in Education

    Theresa Wukusick, excuetive dircetor of the Health Path Foundation of Ohio joins Kim Cutlip to discuse Collaborative Grantmaking for the Betterment of the Community.
    The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio (HPF-Ohio) - was established in 1999 as a supporting organization of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF). The HPF-Ohio is not affiliated with Anthem Insurance Company.
    HPF-Ohio was formed through a voluntary agreement between the State of Ohio, Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. (Anthem), and Anthem's subsidiary, Community Insurance Company (CIC). A 1995 merger brought the nonprofit CIC under the control of Anthem, a for-profit corporation. The voluntary agreement provided for the preservation of CIC's historically "charitable and benevolent" assets.  http://www.healthpathohio.org

  • 00:33

    Ideagen Ideas Leader - Exclusive Interview with Western Union's Patrick Gaston

    in Entrepreneur

    Patrick Gaston is President of the Western Union Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Western Union Company. In this position, he is responsible for the development of a global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Philanthropic strategy with impact throughout the globe. Since its inception in 2001, the Foundation has committed more than $86.9 million in grants and other giving to more than 2,627 nongovernmental organizations in more than 130 countries and territories, through a variety of grantmaking programs including:

    Business Partner Engagements, enabling Western Union employees, Agents and others to pool funds for greater social and economic impact
    Education, Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy and Economic development
    Corporate/Community Employee Engagement  

    Before joining the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, Patrick Gaston was President of the Verizon Foundation, one of the 15 largest corporate foundations in America, overseeing an annual budget of $75 million and a corpus of approximately $600 million. He was responsible for philanthropic strategy, grant making and initiatives in the foundation's areas of education and literacy, family safety and health and employee volunteerism. 

    Patrick also serves on a number of national non-profit boards including the NAACP Board of Trustees, Intersections International, America's Charities, and The World Institute on Disability's Center on Economic Growth.

    Patrick was raised in Haiti, Montreal, Canada and Boston, Massachusetts. He holds a B.A. in management from the University of Massachusetts and an M.B.A. from Northeastern University. Additionally, he earned an International Certificate in Business from Ecole Superieure de Commerce in Reims, France. 

  • 00:30

    Global Online Employee Giving Solution: Interview with Nina Vellayan

    in Business

    This episode features CAF America CEO Ted Hart interviewing Nina Vellayan, CEO & President of FrontStream Payments regarding the first of its kind Global Online Employee Giving Solution for Corporations and Employers throughout the United States.

    Charities Aid Foundation of America (CAF America) and FrontStream Holdings, LLC (dba FrontStream Payments)  have announced a partnership that will expand CAF America’s offerings to include an employee giving component and will enhance FrontStream’s ability to disburse donations to CAF America's database of over 181,000 international charities, in addition to FrontStream's database of over 1.5 million charities in the U.S.

    This unique partnership provides corporations the ability to run workplace giving campaigns that will benefit BOTH domestic (USA) and global (International) charities.

    FrontStream and CAF America are committed to ensuring that all supported organizations comply with U.S. rules and regulations and adhere to international grantmaking ‘best practices’ (including compliance with IRS regulations; anti-terrorist, FCPA and Patriot Act requirements).Listen to this podcast to learn more about CAF America and FrontStream’s joint efforts.

    For more information about CAF America, go to: www.CAFAmerica.org

    To learn more about FrontStream, go to:  www.frontstreampayments.com/about-us/


  • 01:01

    Conversation with Ron White

    in Politics Progressive

    Ron’s thirty year involvement in social change philanthropy was incubated in the crucible of southern civil rights struggles during his youth in Columbus, Georgia and college anti-war activism in the Mid-West. His work for the Catholic Church at the Diocesan and National levels began his career in community based social change, and led to his involvement in philanthropy. This new focus saw him exercise leadership at every level within the field of grantmaking. Since starting Building Utopia Consulting, LLC in 2004, the majority of Ron’s work has focused on promoting and evaluating bottom-up strategies involving community engagement and ending in policy and institutional change. His experience with foundations has led to a strong understanding of community organizing and a variety of community-based economic development strategies.

    Ron recently served as interim director for Southern Partners Fund, a regional fund governed by and for rural community organizations.

    His professional and consulting work with and for grantmakers has encompassed the full variety of foundations: private, religious grantmakers, family foundations, individual donors, and public charities. His twenty-five years of work in foundations have included positions as program officer, senior program officer, program director, executive director and board trustee. Since 2004, through his consulting services, he has assisted foundations and funding “collaboratives”, with program planning, evaluations, organizational and leadership development, board training, and a variety of other personalized services.

    Ron holds an M.A in Comparative Religion, from Miami University, Ohio, and has graduate work in Administrative Leadership at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Ron is married with two adult children, is an adventurous eater and a lover of the performing arts.

  • 00:26

    Service Through Philanthropy - Dr. Emmett Carson

    in Lifestyle

    Emmett D. Carson, Ph. D., is an international thought leader in the field of philanthropy. As founding CEO of Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2006, he led the unprecedented merger of two of the largest community foundations in the world. Today, SVCF has over $4.7 billion under management, and Emmett oversees the community foundation’s work with donors and corporations, whose generous giving has made SVCF both the largest grantmaker to Bay Area nonprofit organizations and the largest international grantmaker among community foundations in the U.S.

    Before this, Emmett had a distinguished 12-year career as CEO of The Minneapolis Foundation and, prior to that, oversaw the Ford Foundation’s U.S. and global grantmaking program on philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. Emmett has published more than 100 works on philanthropy and is an authority on issues of social justice, public accountability and African American giving. He is consistently recognized as one of the most influential nonprofit leaders in the U.S. and has honorary degrees from Indiana University, Morehouse College and The National Hispanic University. Emmett received both his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in public and international affairs from Princeton University and his bachelor’s degree in economics, Phi Beta Kappa, from Morehouse College.

  • 00:31

    Giving Around the Globe, a new report from CECP

    in Business

    On this episode, our CEO Ted Hart  will discuss corporate giving, including insights on international giving, in the context of CECP's new report, Giving Around the Globe. Featured on the show will be Carmen Perez, CECP's Manager of Measurements & Standards. 

    Carmen leads the organization’s global research, including implementing the Global Guide reporting standard and authoring the publication Giving Around the Globe. Carmen was instrumental in the creation of the new standard published in the Global Guide to What Counts, released in June 2011. She also manages CECP’s engagement with international stakeholders and leads CECP’s customized benchmarking services, an exclusive benefit to CECP companies.

  • 00:58

    Live from the Grant Managers Network Conference

    in Business

    Listen in as Ted interviews four distinguished guests live from the Grant Managers Network Conference in San Diego:

    Dolores Estrada: Manager, Grants Administration at The California Endowment

    In her current capacity, Ms. Estrada oversees the administrative functions and policies of the foundation’s online grant-making process, and provides guidance on issues of tax and legal compliance review.

    Myriam Fizazi-Hawkins: Director, Grantmaking Resource Center at National Endowment for Democracy

    In her role at the GRC, which she cofounded, Myriam manages a team that brings best practices in grantmaking to NED, identifies opportunities for efficiencies, and implements process changes at NED. 

    Iris Garcia: Program Officer, Grants Operations at Global Fund for Women

    In Iris' current role, she manages a multilingual team that accompanies applicants and grantees throughout the grantmaking process. Previous to her role in grants operations, Iris worked with the Global Fund on its Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation team and its Program team.

    Jen Bokoff: Director of GrantCraft at The Foundation Center

    GrantCraft is a project that taps the “practical wisdom” of funders to increase the collective knowledge of the philanthropy field.  In her role, Jen develops grantmaking resources, facilitates the exchange of information among funders around the world, strategizes around new approaches to presenting and analyzing data, and collaborates across departments to maximize sector impact.  

  • 00:30

    The 2013 World Giving Index

    in Business

    CAF America CEO will host a Q & A session on this year's World Giving Index with CAF International Policy Officer Adam Pickering.  

    Adam is CAF’s International Policy Officer and leads in the development of policy positions and global advocacy for CAF. Adam is delivering our Future World Giving project which aims to highlight the potential for opening up philanthropy to a rapidly increasing global middle class whose engagement in philanthropy could have a huge impact on society.

    Adam has extensive policy and research experience and before joining CAF in 2012 worked for the National Council for Voluntary Organizations (UK representative body for non-profits) and the Centre for Public Scrutiny (accountability think-tank). Adam also has experience of working in India.

    The World Giving Index 

    Each year, CAF releases its World Giving Index, a report designed to provide evidence-based insight into the scope and nature of giving around the world.

    In order to reflect a culturally diverse planet, the report looks at three aspects of giving behavior. The questions that feed the report are:

    Have you done any of the following in the past month:

    Donated money to a charity?
    Volunteered your time to an organisation?
    Helped a stranger, or someone you didn’t know who needed help?

    Fieldwork is conducted by the market research firm, Gallup1 as part of its World Poll initiative 2 that operates in 160 countries.

  • 00:29

    Best Practices: Creating Shared Value

    in Business

    CAF America CEO Ted Hart discusses a new shared value initative with Senior Director of Business Development, John Holm.