Democratizing Philanthropy: A Conversation with Brandolon Barnett of Growfund at Global Impact

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Democratizing Philanthropy: A Conversation with Brandolon Barnett of Growfund at Global Impact

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Everyone can be a philanthropist, no matter their income. Hear @BrandolonB discuss w @jamieserino of @MicroEdgeLLC http://bit.ly/2sl6xv2
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 8:00am

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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, Jamie Serino speaks with Brandolon Barnett, (@BrandolonB) Director, Partner Solutions at Growfund (@Growfund) with Global Impact (@charitydotorg). Brandolon tells the story of how Global Impact’s goal to democratize philanthropy led to the launch of Growfund. Growfund is, at its core, a community-based, game-changing charitable giving tool that enables ordinary people to experience the engaging experience that philanthropy creates, regardless of how much they can donate. Brandolon then draws a parallel between the democratization of philanthropy to the increased access to a variety of tools as a result of advancements in technology, such as data sharing and impact measurement. Brandolon and Jamie also discuss the debate around donor advised funds (DAFs) and explore the question of if making DAFs more accessible to everyday people, not just wealthy investors, would increase their efficacy and ease the polarity around DAFs. Lastly, the effect of the millennial philanthropic mindset along with the shift in CSR programs to place a greater priority on employee engagement is explored.

The Champions for Social Good podcast brings together thought leaders and practitioners in the social good movement to share learnings, educate and inspire change across the sector, and is hosted by Jamie Serino, Director of Marketing, MicroEdge + Blackbaud. For more information, please visit the MicroEdge + Blackbaud Resource Hub and www.microedge.com.

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Keywords: Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives | Access to Technology | Champions for Social Good podcast | Community Development | Corporate Contributions | Innovation & Technology | Microedge + Blackbaud | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

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