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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.

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Apr 16, 2020

In episode 74, we talk to Cassie Robinson, Senior Head of the UK Portfolio at the National Lottery Community Fund, and a prominent writer and thinker about the intersection of tech, civil society and philanthropy. I a wide-ranging conversation against the backdrop of the covid-19 pandemic, we discussed:


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Apr 14, 2020

This is a conversation with David Ainsworth, from Catalyst.

Apr 14, 2020

This is a conversation with Dan Fluskey, Head of Policy at the Institute of Fundraising.

Apr 14, 2020

This is a conversation with Dan Sutch, Director of CAST (Centre for Accelerating Social Technology)

Apr 9, 2020

In the fifth compilation episode in our series of conversation with leading voices across civil society during the covid-19 pandemic crisis, we talk to:

  • Dan Sutch - Director of CAST (Centre for the Acceleration of Social Technology)
  • Dan Fluskey, Head of Policy, Chartered Institute of Fundraising
  • David Ainsworth, Catalyst