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BEYOND Philanthropy

BEYOND Philanthropy

By Beyond Philanthropy
A podcast about how we can move beyond traditional philanthropy from co-hosts Monique Curry-Mims & Valerie Johnson.
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Beyond Philanthropy | Learning and Leaning into Community Centric Principles
n this month's episode, Monique and Valerie sit down with guest Doris Parent, Vice President of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access Strategies, The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Kimmel Cultural Campus to discuss takeaways from AFP's ICON Conference and how fundraisers and donors are leaning into Community Centric principles.  View episode transcript here. Session at the 2022 AFP ICON Conference referenced in this episode:  Putting Our Fundraising Cards on the Table: A Conversation with Funders and Practitioners on Equity-Centered Philanthropy COVID-19 and the national dialog on social injustice have revealed deep gaps in health care, economic opportunity, quality of education, and access to justice for communities of color. Fundraisers are tasked to increase the capacity of their organization to bridge these gaps, in partnership with major donors, public and private foundations, and the corporate sector. This session will use Las Vegas, ICON's host city, as an example in how philanthropy can be part of a community's response to expanding inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. The Alford Group is proud to sponsor the ICON2022 IDEA workshop. Join us to learn how our role as fundraisers most effectively contributes to IDEA. Speakers Punam Mather Maria Jose Gatti Corrine Grant Andre Wade
33:01
June 10, 2022
Beyond Philanthropy | The Role of a Donor
In this episode Monique and Valerie sit down to discuss the role of a Donor/Funder. Grounded in Community Centric Fundraising principles, this episode looks at what the Donor/Funder's role is and steps they can take to be community centric.  Drop us a message above and be part of the conversation. This episode is generously sponsored by Community-Centric Fundraising.  Episode Resources https://communitycentricfundraising.org/ccf-principles/ https://www.civiccapitalconsulting.com/post/why-should-foundation-leaders-volunteer Transcript of this episode can be found here.
40:37
May 13, 2022
Beyond Philanthropy | Systemic Change
In this month's episode, Monique and Valerie sit down with guest Michael Hinson, President and COO of SELF, Inc, and a leading policy maker and influencer for policies in Philadelphia,  to discuss what it really takes to affect systemic change and how all stakeholders can come together around the theory of community of practice. Episode Resources View episode transcript here Recommended Book Recommended White Paper
57:05
April 08, 2022
Beyond Philanthropy | After the last 2 years, What's Next for Philanthropy
Its been 2 years since our world has been changed by a pandemic and a movement for social justice. In this episode, Monique and Valerie sit down to discuss what changes have occurred and what still needs to change in Philanthropy. Episode Resources https://gritdaily.com/decentralizing-philanthropy-in-the-age-of-metaverse/ View episode transcript here.
28:00
March 12, 2022
Beyond Philanthropy | The Future of Philanthropy
In this episode, Monique and Valerie sit down with Vanessa Briggs, President and CEO at The Alliance for Health Equity, to discuss how to disrupt philanthropy, what the future of philanthropy can be, and her journey to rebranding The Alliance for Health Equity. Episode Resources Recommended Reading PHLanthropy Week Webinar with Vanessa Briggs | Data That Matters: Closing the gap between funders and grantees Episode transcript can be found here. 
45:28
February 11, 2022
Beyond Philanthropy | A Year of Disruption
In the kickoff episode to Season 2 of Beyond Philanthropy, Monique and Valerie sit down to discuss their New Year's Resolution and their hope and theme for Philanthropy this year, disruption. What are your thoughts on how we can disrupt philanthropy, leave us a message above. Transcript of this episode can be found here.
45:23
January 14, 2022
Beyond Philanthropy | Development Tips for the New Year
In this episode, Monique and Valerie sit down with Kathy Meck, MPA, CFRE | Chief Development Officer at Families Forward Philadelphia to discuss everything from Development Plans to Board Engagement and how you can implement these strategies to start your new fiscal year off right. Episode Resources Cycles of Fundraising Board Agreement Transcript of this episode can be found here.
46:25
December 10, 2021
Beyond Philanthropy | End of Year Giving
In this episode, Monique and Valerie sit down and talk about what organizations should focus on for year-end giving. From Giving Tuesday and campaigns to donor conversations and development budgets, learn some tips on how to end your year right. Transcript of this episode can be found here.
43:18
November 12, 2021
Beyond Philanthropy | PHLanthropy Vs. Everybody
In this episode, Monique and Valerie host a live taping as part of B.PHL and discuss a philanthropic take on "Philly VS. Everybody." From the current issues we face as a city to institutional practices that may hinder us, take a listen as they discuss how all stakeholders in our community can be philanthropists, and if Philly takes care of Philly, we have the ability to make a change.  Episode Transcript
44:16
October 29, 2021
Beyond Philanthropy | Being Authentic in Your DEI
In this episode, Monique and Valerie sit down with Dwayne Wharton, Founder and Senior Advisor of Just Strategies. From learning how to have difficult conversations to authenticity and the idea that not everyone feels they can be their true selves at work, this episode delves into what it takes for an organization and its stakeholders to truly be authentic in their DEI journey.  Episode Resources  Recommended Readings  Just Strategies  Vu Le's Equitable Grantmaking Tool  Episode Transcript
44:26
September 10, 2021
Beyond Philanthropy |Stakeholder Engagement
In this episode, Monique and Valerie explore the nonprofit-stakeholder relationship, with a focus on those who receive services. Historically, this stakeholder group hasn't been given equal footing at most organizations. Monique and Valerie discuss options for building a more inclusive relationship with those served by your organization and examples of how this is done - both poorly, and very well. Transcript of this episode can be found Here . This episode is sponsored by Community Centric Fundraising Community-Centric Fundraising is a fundraising model that is grounded in equity and social justice. We prioritize the entire community over individual organizations, foster a sense of belonging and interdependence, present our work not as individual transactions but holistically, and encourage mutual support between nonprofits. Learn more and get involved!
37:58
August 13, 2021
Beyond Philanthropy | To CFRE or not to CFRE
In this episode, Monique and Valerie sit down with Erin Morton | Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals Senior Director, Development & Strategic Partnerships, Philadelphia Collaborative for Health Equity to discuss all things CFRE. Valerie who is certified, Monique who chooses not to be, and Erin who was on the fence, discuss the pros and cons of the process, purpose, and future hopes of the CFRE. Episode Resources: https://www.cfre.org/ https://www.cfre.org/study-aids/practice-exam/ https://www.leadingphilanthropy.org/ Transcript of this episode can be found here. What are your thoughts? Drop us a message above and be part of the conversation.
43:28
July 09, 2021
Beyond Philanthropy | Board Management
In this episode, Monique and Valerie sit down to discuss the ins and outs of Board Management. From fundraising to member engagement, take a listen to their thoughts and experiences on Board Management. Episode Resources Board Commitment/Give-Get Sample Form | Board Agreement Template | E3 - Board Management mini-course (10mins) | Cycles of Fundraising Board Engagement Transcript of this episode can be found here. What are your thoughts? Drop us a message above and be part of the conversation.
42:13
June 11, 2021
Beyond Philanthropy | Special Events, Focusing on Purpose and Not Pain
In this episode, Monique and Valerie sit down to discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of Special Events. Take a listen to their thoughts and experiences on how events should not exploit but evolve. What are your thoughts? Drop us a message above and be part of the conversation. Transcript of this episode can be found here.
37:03
May 14, 2021
Beyond Philanthropy | The Role of a Fundraiser
In this episode Monique and Valerie sit down to discuss what the role of a Fundraiser has been and what it should be in order to impact the sector and our communities for the better.  What do you think the role of a Fundraiser should be? Drop us a message above and be part of the conversation.  Transcript of this episode can be found here. 
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April 08, 2021
Beyond Philanthropy | How did you get into Philanthropy
To kick-off Beyond Philanthropy, Monique and Valerie sit down to discuss how they began their journeys into the world of Philanthropy and after a decade-plus of experience, what they feel needs to change in the sector for the better. Transcript of this episode can be found here.
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March 12, 2021
Beyond Philanthropy | What is Philanthropy
Check out this teaser and get to know Beyond Philanthropy hosts, Monique and Valerie.  How do you define Philanthropy? Drop us a message and be part of the conversation. Stay tuned for our first episode dropping March 19th! Transcript of this episode available here. 
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February 21, 2021