Jul 17, 2018
In episode 30, Rhod chats to Fran Perrin- founder and Director of the Indigo Trust, founder of 360 Giving, former government policy advisor and member of the famously philanthropic Sainsbury family - about promoting transparency in philanthropy. Topics touched on include:
-Why transparency is valuable
-When transparency might not be such a good thing
-Are foundations and philanthropists resistant to transparency?
-How can technology help people and communities, and how can it cause harm?
-Does philanthropy take enough risks?
-How do you address the imbalance of power between donor and recipient?
-What policy changes are needed to boost the culture of philanthropy?
-The value of “meta-philanthropy” (i.e. philanthropy aimed at supporting more philanthropy)
-The role of upbringing in instilling a sense of philanthropic 'duty'