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UnCharitable: The Dark Side of Philanthropy

Episode 2, Season 1 | Featuring Stephen Gyllenhaal and Rudy Espinoza

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In this episode, we are joined by award-winning director, writer, and producer, Stephen Gyllenhaal, and Executive Director at Inclusive Action for the City, Rudy Espinoza.

In this conversation, we discuss some of the key themes from UnCharitable, a provocative documentary about the non-profit sector. The film is an educational expose and a powerful call to action to rethink how we approach charitable work and funding.

The movie is directed by Stephen and shares the personal journey of Dan Pallotta and also features other notable figures in philanthropy, including Rudy, who’s organization serves as a platform for innovation in economic development and community building. His work centers around identifying investment opportunities in low-income communities for the private sector, specifically organizing efforts to revitalize neighborhoods.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What inspired the making of UnCharitable
  • The ways in which we reward charities for their goals and accomplishments
  • How foundations can allocate their funds more effectively


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