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THE HIDDEN PHILANTHROPIST 

SEASON 1, EPISODE 05

THE HIDDEN PHILANTHROPIST talks to KIMBERLY DOWNES

Learning about how philanthropic enterprises are formed and operate, and how they survive, thrive or unfortunately fail, has been fascinating. Kimberley’s insight into fundraising strategies is compelling and inspiring.

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Summary –

Kimberly Downes, a philanthropy and fundraising strategist, chats with host Andrew Purdie on the ins and outs of philanthropy both locally and globally. Kimberly sheds a light on America’s and Australia’s difference in philanthropy, from how money is fundraised to tall poppy syndrome. Andrew and Kimberly discuss women in philanthropy, specifically the rising recognition of women in this space, and some of Kimberly’s strategies in fundraising. With the rise of donor fatigue and the incredible amount of charities in Australia being a common topic on the podcast, Kimberly gives insight into the common practices of giving even during a recession, and learning how to give to causes that align with your values.  

Key Topics & Chapter Markers –

  • Coming to Australia from America and the difference in philanthropic approaches between the two countries  [01:46]
  • Women in philanthropy, couples and decision making when giving, Kimberly as CEO of the Australian Gynaecological Cancer Foundation [12:45]
  • Donor fatigue, giving in recession, knowing who to give to and why we give [19:49]

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