Conversations Archive

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  1. 12/15/2014 Conversations

    Jeff Raikes — June 13, 2014

    Good Ventures spoke with Jeff Raikes about his tenure as CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and how to be an effective philanthropist.

  2. 06/09/2014 Conversations

    Michael O’Hare — January 10, 2014

    Good Ventures spoke with Michael O'Hare of the University of California, Berkeley about opportunities for philanthropy in U.S. public policy.

    Topics: Policy
  3. 05/15/2014 Conversations

    Robert Greenstein — April 3, 2014

    Good Ventures spoke with Robert Greenstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) about the role of non-profits in policy development.

  4. 05/15/2014 Conversations

    Bruce Alberts — January 29, 2014

    Good Ventures spoke with Bruce Alberts of the University of California, San Francisco about opportunities for philanthropy to improve science policy.

  5. 03/19/2014 Conversations

    Kimberly Elliott — November 13, 2013

    Good Ventures spoke with Kimberly Elliott of the Center for Global Development about opportunities for reform in agricultural trade policy.

  6. 03/12/2014 Conversations

    Kate Gordon — November 21, 2013

    Good Ventures spoke with Kate Gordon of Next Generation's Energy & Climate Program about climate change funding opportunities.

  7. 01/24/2014 Conversations

    Ashoka — October 28, 2013

    Good Ventures spoke with Bill Drayton, CEO and Founder of Ashoka, about Ashoka's activities.

  8. 10/29/2013 Conversations

    Bridgespan Group — July 22, 2013

    Good Ventures spoke with the Bridgespan Group about its process for working with donors to develop their philanthropic strategies.

  9. 09/17/2013 Conversations

    Audrey Singer — June 25, 2013

    Good Ventures spoke with Audrey Singer of the Brookings Institution about immigration reform and immigration advocacy.

    Topics: Policy
  10. 08/12/2013 Conversations

    Google Giving — June 10, 2013

    Good Ventures spoke with Jacquelline Fuller to learn about Google Giving, including how it chooses causes and sources giving opportunities.

  11. 08/12/2013 Conversations

    Tom Tierney — June 17, 2013

    Good Ventures spoke with Tom Tierney about the qualities of effective philanthropists and how to choose and evaluate charitable issue areas.

  12. 07/19/2013 Conversations

    IDEO.org — June 14, 2013

    Good Ventures spoke with Jocelyn Wyatt to learn about IDEO.org, including how it works with foundations, sources projects and evaluates impact.

  13. 07/10/2013 Conversations

    Allan Steinhardt — June 13, 2013

    Good Ventures spoke with former DARPA Chief Scientist Allan Steinhardt about DARPA's approach to funding innovative research.

  14. 07/10/2013 Conversations

    Ryan Grim — October 12, 2012

    On behalf of Good Ventures, Matt Stoller and Aaron Swartz spoke with Ryan Grim about drug policy reform in the U.S.

    Topics: Policy
  15. 07/03/2013 Conversations

    Brookings — May 21, 2013

    Good Ventures spoke with Brookings President Strobe Talbott about opportunities for impact through political advocacy.

    Topics: Policy
  16. 07/02/2013 Conversations

    Gara LaMarche — May - June 2013

    Good Ventures spoke with former Atlantic Philanthropies CEO Gara LaMarche about opportunities for impact through policy advocacy.

    Topics: Policy
  17. 05/15/2012 Conversations

    Humanity United — May 15, 2012

    Good Ventures spoke with Randy Newcomb of Humanity United about its history and strategy in May 2012.

  18. 03/01/2012 Conversations

    Hewlett Foundation — March 2012

    Good Ventures and GiveWell spoke with Paul Brest of the Hewlett Foundation about GiveWell's approach to philanthropy and lessons from Paul's experience.