Jun 30, 2020
In this episode we talk to Matthew Bowcock and Cath Dovey,
founders of the Beacon Collaborative, about developing the UK’s
culture of philanthropy both pre- and post-Covid. Including
- What is the Beacon Collaborative?
- What was the UK culture of philanthropy like pre-Covid?
- How does this perhaps differ from the culture in other
countries (e.g. the US?)
- What do we know about the barriers that prevent more wealthy
- What has the response from wealthy philanthropists to the
Covid-19 crisis been like?
- How have attitudes to collaboration among philanthropists and
funders changed as a result of the current context?
- How do we balance the emphasis on centralisation/coordination
of philanthropy necessitated by the crisis with the choice and
freedom that is likely to motivate donors over the longer
- Why are many donors moving from restricted to unrestricted
funding right now? Is this going to herald a longer-term
- Should we expect anything in philanthropy to change
fundamentally as a result of what we are going through? If so,
- Are we likely to see a more positive or more negative narrative
about philanthropy post-Covid?