Brent Fearon: Iron sharpening iron (Episode 009)

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Brent Fearon spent a quarter of a century working in the social sector, first with an educational institution and then with several foundations including Bridgeway Foundation and Cornerstone Trust. He brings patience and diligence to his work of empowering philanthropists in strategic and meaningful giving.

Join us in Episode 009 of the Stronger Philanthropy Podcast for a conversation that starts with purple socks, then quickly gets serious. Brent tells us about his journey of philanthropy, shares wisdom for grantmakers facing challenges in their giving, and explains what makes a good grant.  We end discussing the growing professionalization of philanthropy, its pros and cons, and how third party expertise can contribute to great philanthropy.

Quote of the Podcast:

I think there are advantages if a foundation … wants to ensure their philanthropy is thoughtful and effective, why not tap into pre-existing networks, pre-existing knowledge … so that when they embark on their philanthropy, they’re not trying to reinvent the wheel.

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