Podcast: Developing a Charitable Giving Strategy

View our latest podcast where experts from FT Charitable and Strategic Philanthropy discuss ways individuals, foundations, and corporate grantmakers can increase their charitable giving impact.
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This podcast is focused on helping individuals, foundations and corporate grantmakers increase the impact of their charitable giving through enhancing their charitable strategies and grantmaking processes.
In this podcast, we discuss:

  • The benefits of establishing a giving strategy
  • Advice on each step in the giving strategy process
  • Guidance on developing an ongoing grantmaking process
  • Resources (downloads and organizations) to help with your grantmaking activities


The discussion is moderated by Todd Eckler, Executive Director of Fiduciary Trust Charitable, the sponsor of flexible, advisor-managed donor-advised funds. Under his leadership, FT Charitable earned a 2020 Stevie Award for innovation in its donor-advised fund program and achieved record growth in 2021.

He is joined by Betsy Brill, President of Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd., a leading philanthropic consulting firm she co-founded over 20 years ago. During that time, she’s facilitated over $6 billion in gifts, and Betsy and her team have advised hundreds of individuals, families and closely-held businesses on their charitable giving strategies.

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  • Todd Eckler Portrait
    Todd H. EcklerChief Marketing Officer; President, Fiduciary Trust Charitable
    Todd is a member of the firm's Senior Management Committee and responsible for FTC's strategy, marketing, and corporate development activities. He also serves as President of Fiduc...

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