Open Door Philanthropy
Unfunded List’s mission is to educate future generations of philanthropists and social entrepreneurs about fundraising and the philanthropic process. Our main program of proposal evaluation reviews hundreds of unfunded proposals a year and provides feedback directly from relevant experts. Sometimes we’re even able to connect unfunded proposals with funders when we find a match.
The Open Door Philanthropy Podcast is an opportunity to dive deeper into how major giving works through long form interviews with major givers and experts in philanthropy. Foundation heads, heirs, heiresses, and other wealthy patrons open their doors to Unfunded List founder Dave Moss to discuss philanthropy at length in great detail.
We are currently in 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.
Dave speaks to Amanda Cage, CEO of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions about her career and her first year with the 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.
Unfunded List founder and Open Door Philanthropy host Dave Moss interviews his father, Richard Moss, about America’s Philanthropy History.
You can read more about how this project came to be or simply listen to the series of interviews, plus the keynote address that inspired it, below.
Season She (three)
Season She (three) highlights women in our sector and explores the uniques experiences of being woman-identified in philanthropy.
Elizabeth McCormack was the perfect premiere interview for this Season of Open Door Philanthropy.
Candice Cook philanthropist, lawyer, activist, mom, cronut trademarker, and superstar attended Reality Global 2015 a Schusterman Foundation funded trip to Israel for globally-minded entrepreneurs. Also on that trip was Unfunded List founder Dave Moss. They caught up in the podcast booth this year at Nexus US.
Season Two - Nexus Summit 2018
Season 2 of the Open Door Philanthropy Podcast was recorded at the 2018 Nexus US Summit that took place at the United States Institute of Peace, located in Washington, D.C. We set up a recording booth at the Summit and interviewed a number of attendees about their work and what drew them to Nexus.
In the first season of the Open Door Philanthropy Podcast, our host, Dave Moss, sits down with major individual donors, board members of “invitation only” foundations, hip millennials, arts patrons, activists and Giving Pledge signatories to candidly discuss their philanthropy and purpose.
Our mission is to demystify philanthropy for the general public while providing a platform for our guests to discuss their working lives and lively conversation about the life that led to their legacy.
Victor and Dave first met each other in 2010 at the White House’s first ever convening of young philanthropists. Victor is a Russian whose father
What does philanthropy do for the Oceans? Dr. Gregory S. Stone is one of the world’s leading experts on Oceans and has worked with some