Mar 12, 2019
In episode 45, we chat to Beth Breeze- Director of the Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent- about studying and teaching philanthropy as an academic discipline. Including:
-Why is it important for philanthropy to be seen as a subject of academic study?
-What does a philanthropy researcher actually do?
-Does philanthropy suffer from being cross-disciplinary, so that it doesn’t fit neatly into traditional academic siloes?
-How can the academic study of philanthropy effectively influence practice and policymaking?
-Why is teaching philanthropy important? What is the profile of a typical student, and what do they learn?
-Why has the fundraising side of the philanthropy equation been so overlooked?
-What makes a good fundraiser?
-Does the UK need more professionalised major donor fundraising if we are to drive more philanthropy?
-Do the current critiques of philanthropy in the US ring true in the UK? Is there a danger that they will exacerbate a negative perception of philanthropy?
-Is “Philanthropy” even a helpful word?