Growfund’s director, Brandolon Barnett, was recently featured in an episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast. In a conversation with Jamie Serino of the Corporate Foundations Solutions division at Blackbaud, Brandolon tells the story of how Global Impact’s goal to democratize philanthropy led to the launch of Growfund. He then draws a parallel between the democratization of philanthropy to the increased access to a variety of tools as a result of advancements in technology, such as data sharing and impact measurement.
Brandolon and Jamie also discuss the debate around Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) and explore the question of how making DAFs more accessible to everyday people, not just wealthy investors, might increase their efficacy and ease the polarity around DAFs. Lastly, they explore the effect of the millennial philanthropic mindset along with the shift in CSR programs to place a greater priority on employee engagement.