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Unfunded List’s mission is to educate future generations of philanthropists and social entrepreneurs about fundraising and the philanthropic process. Our first podcast “Wine Grants” involved wine, a booth, and unscripted chat about philanthropy. Those episodes are archived here.

Currently, the Open Door Philanthropy podcasts interviews philanthropists all over the world for seasons which are grouped by theme. Season One featured notable philanthropists, Season Two was held live at a philanthropy conference, Season 3 (or Season Sh3) focused on woman-identifying philanthropists, For Season Four we interviewed collective givers. 

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Our fourth season of the Open Door Philanthropy Podcast. This season’s theme is simple in concept but tricky in implementation; Collaborative Giving. Learn how each of our guests channel the power of collaborative giving in their work. 

Season 4, Episode 3; Aleah Bacquie Vaughn, ED, CJI Fund

Aleah Bacquie Vaughn, Executive Director of the CJI Fund, sits down for a long, wide ranging interview with Dave that spans from Aleah’s childhood, to her career in Africa advocating for the release of political prisoners, to her work with CJI Fund supporting incarceration justice here in the US.

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