Philanthropy Talks from Rhodri Davies

Pears Foundation’s Philanthropy Expert in Residence, Rhodri Davies is on hand to talk to Pears Partners about a wide range of topics to do with philanthropy.  Rhodri also runs the new philanthropy think tank Philanthropy Matters, hosts the Philanthropisms podcast and works at the University of Kent’s Centre for Philanthropy.

Whether you want to get a better sense of the historical context for modern giving, find out more about key trends and current debates in philanthropy, or tap into insights about what the future might bring, Rhodri can help you and your team navigate these complex issues in an accessible way and understand how they might be relevant to your work.

Rhodri has designed three one-hour sessions, consisting of a presentation plus time for Q&A, that can be delivered live on zoom to whole organisations or smaller teams. Please note, at present we will be focusing on online delivery.

If you would like an introductory call with Rhodri to discuss these sessions and identify what might be helpful for you and your team please contact your grant manager or Rachel.

What is philanthropy?
This session will take you through what philanthropy is, where it has come from, and where it might be going in coming years. We look at some of the key trends, how they reflect fundamental recurring themes, and what famous historical and literary figures have had to say about them through the ages, with a view to equipping practitioners to better understand and navigate the landscape of philanthropy today.

The key challenges facing charities in 2022
This session will explore some of the biggest issues facing charities right now, from attacks on the legitimacy of charity campaigning to grappling with the implications of new ways of working post-pandemic. We will look at the challenges and opportunities these present for the charity sector, and what organisations should be doing right now in response.

Charity 2040: The future of fundraising and philanthropy?
A look ahead to what the coming years might bring for philanthropy and fundraising. We explore how new technological developments – from digital platforms and cryptocurrency to artificial intelligence and web3 – are already affecting the ways in which we give and fundraise, and what this can tell us about the possible futures for philanthropy and the charity sector.

If you would like to book one of these sessions please contact Rachel Franklin.

Rhodri is also able to deliver individual sessions that are more specifically tailored to a particular organisation or sector. If this is something you would like to discuss, please contact Rachel Franklin and copy in your grant manager.