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Welcome to the Giving Thought Podcast, a bi-weekly exploration of trends in global philanthropy and civil society from the Charities Aid Foundation’s in-house think-tank, Giving Thought.

In each episode your host Rhodri Davies (formerly with co-host Adam Pickering) explores a big issue, theme or trend and analyses what it means for philanthropy and civil society around the world.

Be sure to check the show notes for each podcast and find blogs, reports and videos from Giving Thought and do get in touch if you have questions or suggestions at givingthought@cafonline.org

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Aug 10, 2018

In episode 31, we take a look through the recently published UK government Civil Society Strategy. We explore what it means for charities, businesses and communities in the UK, and how it fits in with wider global trends affecting civil society. Including:

-The value of having a strategy

-Broadening the definition of civil society

-Place and civic philanthropy

-Civic engagement and direct democracy

-The importance of civil society campaigning

-Welfare and the lines between state and voluntary provision throughout history

-Getting to grips with technology

-Responsible business

-The UK's ambitions to be "the world leader in philanthropy services".