The Caring and Funding Podcast

CAF America's President & CEO, Ted Hart, hosts a web-based, 30 minutes long podcast designed to help our peers and colleagues understand the emerging trends, best practices, and issues in the field of international philanthropy. Each episode features a Q&A style conversation with a philanthropy professional who brings specialized expertise and insight on topics related to global grantmaking and cross-border giving.

The shows are available to stream as a podcast immediately after they conclude. All of the podcasts are available in the links below and can also be found on the show's page.

Named one of the Top 20 Funding Podcasts of 2021 by Welp Magazine

Listen to our latest episode

Lessons Learned in Haiti: Why Donor Support Is Essential to Long-term Recovery After Disasters
Aired May 2, 2023

In this episode of the Caring and Funding Podcast, CAF America’s President & CEO, Ted Hart is joined by Hope for Haiti’s CEO, Skyler Badenoch to share his organization’s experiences in providing disaster relief after the 2010 and 2021 earthquakes, and explore the topics of:

  • Best practices in disaster response and lessons learned from the 2010 earthquake,
  • The importance of long-term recovery and resilience-building, and
  • Why it is important for donors to consider these long-lasting efforts in their disaster response planning.

Disaster and Crisis Response Resources

Episode Guest Speakers Listen
New OFAC General Licenses for Humanitarian Relief: What Grantmakers Need to Know Paul Carroll - Charity & Security Network
Humanitarian Crisis for Ukrainians: What to Expect This Winter Dr. Wojtek Wilk - Polish Center for International Aid (PCPM)
Beata Dolińska - Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH)
Erika Dvořáková - People in Need (PIN)
Ukraine Emergency Response: What Donors Need To Know Rabih Torbay - Project Hope
Angela Frigo - European Food Bank

COVID-19 Resources

Episode Guest Speakers Listen Read
More From the Front Lines of Philanthropy: Questions You Have, Answers You Need Jessie Krafft - CAF America
Loren Previti - CAF America
From the Front Lines of Philanthropy: Questions You Have, Answers You Need Jessie Krafft - CAF America
Loren Previti - CAF America
Iliana Lang - CAF America
The Law and Employee Emergency and Hardship Relief Funds Holly Welch Stubbing - E4E Relief
David Shevlin - Simpson Thacher
Coronavirus Relief (CARES) Act and the New Charitable Giving Rules David Shevlin - Simpson Thacher

The "How to?" of International Grantmaking

Episode Guest Speakers Listen Read
  ED & ER
Best Practices: Equivalency Determination Jessie Krafft - CAF America
Best Practices: Expenditure Responsibility Michael Durham - Caplin & Drysdale
ED & ER: In Focus David Shevlin - Simpson, Thacher, & Bartlett LLP
Latest from the IRS: Is the Landscape of International Philanthropy Changing? Elizabeth Kingsley - Harmon Curran Spielberg & Eisenberg LLP
  Rules & Regulations
Episode Guest Speakers Listen Read
Best Practices: Grantee Reporting John Bennett - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
David Shevlin - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Crowdfunding: Is Your Campaign Charitable? Jessie Krafft - CAF America
Do Tax Incentives Work? A Global View of Tax Incentives and Charitable Giving Adam Pickering - CAF
Inaugural Show: Launch of NGO America Hal German - CNN
Marty Martin, JD MPA - Martin Law Firm
Author Spotlight: Kay Guinane on US Financial Transaction Laws Kay Guinane - Charity and Security Network
Author Spotlight: Victoria Bjorklund on Preparing for an Audit Victoria Bjorklund - Retired Parnter, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Author Spotlight: Jane Peebles on IRS Regulations and Treasury Guidelines for International Giving Jane Peebles - Karlin & Peebles

Philanthropic Solutions

Turning Knowledge into Action: Revisiting the IGS Anuar Juraidini - Citi Foundation
Ulrika Friesen - Analyst at Cisco
Post 2015 SDGs and International Diaspora Giving Heather Grady - Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Alexander Dixon - The Diaspora Investment Alliance
Mind the Gaps: Unifying Philanthropy to Achieve Sustainable Development Karolina Mzyk Callias - UNDP Istanbul Center for Private Sector Development
A Winning Transatlantic Proposition: The CAF American Donor Fund Mark Greer - CAF American Donor Fund
Live from PEAK Grantmaking 2017! Christopher Percopo - Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
Nancy Herzog - National Endowment for Democracy Satonya C Fair -  Annie E. Casey Foundation
LIVE! From the 2015 Grant Managers Network Conference Andy Goodman - Author
Jessica Bearman - Author
LIVE! From the Grant Managers Network Conference Delores Estrada - The California Endowment
Myriam Fizazi-Hawkins - National Endowment for Democracy
Iris Garcia - Global Fund for Women
Jen Bokoff - The Foundation Center
Blurring the Borders with Giving: The Impact of HNWI on Diaspora Giving Alex Dixon - The Aspen Institute
Wealth Advisors and Their Role in HNWI Giving Eileen Wilhelm - CAF America
David Ratcliff -US Trust
A Family Affair: Philanthropy and International Giving Lisa Parker - Lawrence Welk Family Foundation
Best Practices: Creating Shared Value John Holm - CAF America
Sandra Miniutti - Charity Navigator
Best Practices: Global Philanthropy - Creating Success John Holm - CAF America
Jane Arnott - Charities Aid Foundation

Corporate Engagement

Episode Guest Speakers Listen Read
The Building Blocks of Impactful Giving Sue Norton - Adjunct Global Impact Strategist for CAF America
Secure Your Legacy: How Donor Advised Funds Can Be Used in Estate Planning Sue Norton - Adjunct Global Impact Strategist for CAF America
Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose: Corporate Giving in Numbers André Solórzano - CECP (Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose)
CAF America Partners with E4E Relief to Provide Cross-Border Employee Assistance Holly Welch Stubbing - E4E Relief
CECP and CAF America: Corporate Giving  Margaret Coady - Committee for Encourging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP)
Giving Around the Globe: A New Report from CECP Carmen Perez - CECP
What the Heart Wants: Combating Heart Disease Worldwide Amanda Fowler - Edwards Lifesciences
Cargill and Fighting Rural Poverty in Mexico Stacey Smida - Cargill
Valeria Olson - Cargill
Day of International Charity - Cargill John Holm  - CAF America
Brigitte Burgoyne - Cargill
Stacey Smida - Cargill
#Giving Tuesday | On the Front Lines of Global Healthcare: Medtronic Philanthropy Dr. Jacob Gayle - Medtronic Philanthropy
Global Online Employee Giving Solution Nina Vellayan - FrontStream Payments

World Stage

Episode Guest Speakers Listen Read
Philanthropy in the Philippines: A Local Perspective Victoria Garchitorena - Ayala Corp.
Sustainable Finance & Philanthropy: Addressing the World’s Most Urgent Problems Erika Karp - Cornerstone Capital Inc.
To Lead or to Follow: Navigating the Global Goals Amanda MacArthur - PYXERA Global
Philanthropy in Russia: A Local Perspective Maria Chertok - CAF Russia
2012 World Giving Index Richard Harrison - Charities Aid Foundation
2013 World Giving Index Adam Pickering - Charities Aid Foundation
Grantmaking and Philanthropy in Africa Carol Tappenden - CAF America
Grantmaking and Philanthropy in China Elizabeth Sobhani - CAF America
Turning Over a New Leaf: The Changing Colors of Canadian Philanthropy Jo-Anne Ryan - Private Giving Foundation
Celebrating Nelson Mandela Day Karolina Mzyk Callias - UNDP Istanbul Center for Private Sector Development
Best Practices: CAF America Asia Pacific Advisory Service Terrence Chee - Charities Aid Foundation
The 2014 Global Infrastructure for Giving Report Andrew  Watt - Association of Fundraising Professionals