Towards Strategic Philanthropy


We are pleased to present the first podcast of the ESSEC Philanthropy Chair, "Vers une philanthropie stratégique" ("Towards Strategic Philanthropy")!

Through the testimonies of 10 French philanthropists and the insights of professors Anne-Claire Pache and Arthur Gautier, each of the 5 episodes of this series illustrates the different dimensions of strategy in philanthropy. In their book Vers une philanthropie stratégique (Towards Strategic Philanthropy) published by Odile Jacob in 2020, Professors Peter Frumkin, Anne-Claire Pache and Arthur Gautier have adapted Peter Frumkin's book The Essence of Strategic Giving (2010) to the French context. Because philanthropy is above all a story of men and women, this podcast gives voice to these concepts, embodies the diversity of possible approaches and shows how a philanthropic strategy is concretely built.

Discover without further delay the first episodes of this new series!

The podcast is only available in French.

Discover the episodes of "Towards Strategic Philanthropy"

💞 Value

"What value do I want to create for society and for myself?", "What is my goal?", "What positive change do I want to bring about?"

Listen to the episode "Value"

🏦 Vehicle

"What is the best vehicle to distribute my donations and achieve my goals?" "Will I give directly to beneficiaries or go through a legal structure (foundation, endowment fund or association for example)?"

🎧 Listen to the episode "Vehicle"

"When and how often should I give? Will my donation be more valuable today or tomorrow?"

🎧 Listen to the episode "Time horizon"

👤 Style

"What level of engagement and visibility do I want for my donation?"

🎧 Listen to the episode "Style"

"Who to give to?", "How to give?", "How to maximise the impact of my donation?"

🎧 Listen to the episode "Logical model"

Find all the episodes and their descriptions on the podcast page or on your favorite listening platform:

Livre Vers une philanthropie stratégique

A guide for philanthropists and philanthropy professionals, which provides an in-depth analysis of the concepts introduced in the podcast. Check it out now!

Podcast La philanthropie en question(s)

Our monthly podcast!

Through the eyes of researcher Anne Monier, discover the major results of research on philanthropy, which shed light on our giving practices.

Do you like our podcasts? Support them!

The Philanthropy Chair's podcasts need your help to gain visibility and impact a wider audience.

Increasing the awareness of our podcasts is also an excellent way for you to contribute to raising the profile of philanthropy and to work towards a better understanding of the phenomenon in society in general.

Below are 4 ways you can help us raise awareness of the Philanthropy Chair's podcasts.

1. Subscribe to the podcasts

This subscription will allow you to be systematically informed of the publication of new episodes by a notification. The number of subscribers contributes to the promotion of the podcast on the different listening platforms.

To do so, go to the Ausha page of the podcast "Towards Philanthropic Strategy" or "Philanthropy in question(s)", then click on the "Subscribe" mention located under the title.

Then, simply click on the logo of the listening platform of your choice and click on the "Subscribe" button under the title of the podcast on that platform.

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2. Leave stars or "likes"

The platforms' algorithm relies on listener recommendations to decide whether it will feature a podcast to suggest it for listening by other listeners interested in similar topics.

By leaving 5 stars or a "Like" for our podcasts "Towards Philanthropic Strategy" or "Philanthropy in question(s)" on the platform(s) of your choice, you increase the chances that they will be suggested for listening by new people. This is a very valuable help.

The Apple Podcast platform is particularly popular with our listeners: a few stars from you may encourage it to promote our podcast to a particularly receptive audience. So don't hesitate, open the application on your phone and !

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3. Post a positive review or comment

There's nothing like a review on a platform like Apple Podcast, Spotify, Soundcloud, Deezer or Podcast Addict to boost the visibility of a podcast and invite passing listeners to listen to one or more episodes!

A positive review will act as word of mouth to a wider audience and encourage people to take a closer look at philanthropy to better understand it and its issues.

To do this, on the Apple Podcast platform, click on the "Write a review" link below the star rating. Here is a link to help you if you are not familiar with the process. On other platforms, there is usually a space to leave a review, as in the example below from SoundCloud.

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4. Share the podcast and promote it around you

Finally, of course, to support our podcasts "Towards Philanthropic Strategy" and "Philanthropy in question(s)", do not hesitate to tell your friends and family about them!

One of the most effective ways to do this is to share the episode of your choice on your social networks with a link to the podcast page. If you share it on Twitter, don't hesitate to tag the ESSEC Philanthropy Chair (@chairephi_essec): we will gladly re-share your tweet

The ESSEC Philanthropy Chair would like to thank you for your precious help in promoting its podcasts.

Your opinions and sharing are key to maximising their impact and raising public awareness of the issues surrounding donations, fundraising, patronage, generosity... philanthropy in general.