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Philanthropy Strategy Reimagnined: Purposeful Planning Institute Interview

January 29th, 2014


Regular readers and clients might find this audio interview on my method of working with funders to be of interest.

Forbes, 9 March 2012

March 11th, 2012

Richard Marker


Rahim Kanani, Contributor
3/09/2012 @ 4:03PM

Philanthropy Expert Richard Marker on What Every Donor Needs to Know

In a recent interview with Richard Marker of NYU’s Academy for Grantmaking and Funder Education, we discussed lessons that every funder must internalize, challenges and opportunities facing today’s donor community, and much more.

Richard Marker is co-principal of Wise Philanthropy™, a firm that includes: Marker Goldsmith Philanthropy AdvisorsThe Wise Philanthropy Institute, and Green Strides Consulting.

Richard Marker, an internationally known expert on philanthropy is the Founder of NYU’s Academy for Grantmaking and Funder Education. The Academy is the oldest and most comprehensive university program teaching funders and philanthropists in the United States. In February 2007, he was recognized with the NYU Excellence in Teaching Award.

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Korean Philanthropy – an interesting TV interview

December 20th, 2007

Richard Marker

It is always flattering to be interviewed for a TV network, but this was the first time it was for a Korean audience. The questions were certainly as telling as my answers were interesting [of course]. Their assumptions about American philanthropy and generosity assumed the truth of American exceptionalism – that Americans as a people are more generous than other nations. The example they gave was the widely publicized “coat drive” appeal being heard on all radio and TV stations in the New York area. [It is true that Americans have a highly developed institutional third sector; it is less clear, as readers of this blog know, that Americans are in fact more generous than others around the world.]

At the end of the interview, it was clear that their motivation was to encourage Koreans to learn to be more philanthropic and to strengthen the voluntary sector in South Korea. They pointed out that, in Korea, 80% of philanthropic giving comes from corporations and only 20% from individuals whereas the inverse seems to apply here.
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