About The Ethical Rainmaker
In the United States alone, philanthropy is a $427 million dollar industry, of which 68% comes from individual donors. Yet the practices, theories, and foundation of modern philanthropy and fundraising often ignore the ways in which the industry perpetuates harm.
From grounding practices in donor experiences instead of a community's needs, to a lack of political, race, class, and power analyses, traditional fundraising practices often perpetuate the very injustices the nonprofit sector wishes to end.
The Ethical Rainmaker is a podcast that hosts authentic conversations grappling with the questions that we don’t often ask in the nonprofit world. Join us as we explore some of the practices that undermine our missions and navigate the way forward with today’s resisters, reimaginers, and the re-creators of the Third Sector. It’s time to think differently.
The Ethical Rainmaker (TER) launched it's first full length episode on July 29th. Since then TER has featured guest like, Vu Le, Heather Infantry, Lateef "L.T"Taylor, and more!
TER is hosted by Michelle Shireen Muri and sponsored by Michelle's consulting collective, Freedom Conspiracy. We are produced and edited in Seattle, Washington by Isaac Kaplan-Woolner. Social media is run by Rachelle Pierce.
About the Creator
Michelle Shireen Muri is the founder of Freedom Conspiracy, a small collective of consultants focused on bringing values-aligned practices to growth opportunities, with and for communities of color and the nonprofits that serve them. Her clients have including Decolonizing Wealth Project, Designing Justice, Columbia Legal Services, LAUNCH and others. Michelle is the current Co-Chair of the founding Seattle chapter of Community-Centric Fundraising and a former Director of Development for Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, the largest immigrant rights org in the nation.
With 15 years of fundraising experience, she believes there is deep power and personal healing in the work of generating resources from a values-aligned space.
You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, and on websites like freedom-conspiracy.com and communitycentricfundraising.org
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Schedule: The Ethical Rainmaker releases new episodes every other week, on Wednesdays.
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