Giving with Impact

Season 2 Episode 1
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The philanthropic sector has weathered many challenges; but nothing matches the scope and speed of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. What are the areas of most pressing need? How can we think about selecting the most effective nonprofits to address those needs? How can individual donors respond to multiple needs arising from a global pandemic?

Moderator: Michael Gordon Voss, publisher of Stanford Social Innovation Review


  • Patricia McIlreavy, President and CEO, Center for Disaster Philanthropy
  • Fred Kaynor, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Schwab Charitable

After you listen

  • Visit the Schwab Charitable COVID-19 resource center for webcasts, articles and blogs from philanthropic leaders, and charity search tools, designed to help donors activate their COVID-19 charitable giving.

  • Review this up-to-date list of CDP-recommended charities supporting COVID-19 response, relief, and recovery efforts both domestically and abroad.

  • Community foundations offer invaluable knowledge and resources to help donors maximize the impact of their support in local communities affected by the spread of COVID-19. Access this tool to help identify community foundation-sponsored COVID-19 funds for specific geographic locations.

  • As donors and organizations mobilize to help vulnerable citizens, the healthcare sector and local economies, consider how your time, talent and treasure may help make a difference.

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) is the only full-time national resource dedicated to helping donors maximize their impact by making more intentional disaster-related giving decisions.

With the increasing frequency and intensity of disasters comes the critical need for knowing when and how to respond effectively. CDP's innovative strategies advance donors' values, increase the impact of their contributions, meet the needs of vulnerable populations and ultimately, strengthen their communities.


  • For ongoing updates on the effects of the pandemic in the United States and around the world, view the CDP's Covid-19 resource page.
  • In March, the CDP launched the CDP COVID-19 Response Fund COVID-19 Response Fund to support containment, response and recovery activities for those most affected and for the responders. Learn more about supporting nonprofit organizations working directly to address the most pressing needs.
  • View CDP's series of seven webinars bringing expert panelists together to address some of the most pressing issues relating to COVID-19, including getting money out the door quickly, supporting vulnerable populations and managing other disasters in the midst of the pandemic: COVID-19 Series: Strategic Approaches for Funders.


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Giving with Impact is an original podcast created by Schwab Charitable and Stanford Social Innovation Review.

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