Episode 16
Ellen Remmer

What Is the Difference Between Charity, Philanthropy, Strategic Philanthropy, and Impact Investing?

Do you ever worry that you haven’t found your philanthropic “passion”? Ellen Remmer, who has led one of the world’s most innovative philanthropic consulting groups, challenges that concern right from the start of her interview with Keith Whitaker. Ellen talks about philanthropy as a journey that involves much experimentation, with learning from success and failures. She also supplements her chapter’s definition of several key philanthropic terms with special attention to impact investing, which she sees as a way for families to make the most out of all their resources, not just their tax-exempt ones.