Podcast from the Field

Enjoy our „Podcast from the Field“ now as an alternative to our „Notes from the Field“.


How can data be effecitively used?

Grantbook provides philanthropic and digital consulting to grantmakers and impact investors to help them reach their highest potential. In an interview with Michael Alberg-Seberich, James Law, Director, Partner & Relationship Development, explains how data can be effecitively used, what challenges exist when implementating digital strategies and tools, and what digitisation means for the corporate culture.



What are the challenges for philanthropy and civil society?

For many years, Dr. Rupert Graf von Strachwitz has been conducting research on philanthropy in Europe. Previously, he has worked several years in the United States. Together with our managing director Michael Alberg-Seberich he discusses the differences between philanthropy in Europe and the USA, his passion for diaspora philanthropy, challenges for philanthropy and civil society as well as his favorite story about philanthropic impact.



Social Innovation

What is social innovation?
Why is it so prominent now?
And what is the Canadian contribution to the social innovation movement?
are among the questions that Tim Draimin and Michael Alberg-Seberich discuss in this podcast.

Tim Draimin is Senior Advisor to the McConnell Foundation and former Executive Director, Social Innovation Generation (SiG).


About the Book Social Innovation Generation

In the book Social Innovation Generation, we lay bare what our mission meant to us, why it mattered, what we learned, where we stumbled and our insights into how social innovation happens. This is our way of paying forward our insights, cultivated in collaboration with dozens of generous partners over the years.
As a partnership, we collectively sought to exemplify our logo—the dandelion—helping to seed and nurture the field of social innovation. Sharing our decade-long journey is our final step. With a final deep breath, we blow the remaining seeds as far afield as possible to nurture the landscape supporting social innovators across Canada and around the world.





Are we prepared for Millennials?

What are the characteristics of this generation? How do Millennials engage with causes? What are the implications for society and companies? Michael Alberg-Seberich discusses these questions with Derrick Feldmann, the lead researcher of the Millennial Impact Project. The Project is the largest body of data and analysis on how US millennials interact with causes. Since beginning the study in 2009, Achieve has researched the behaviour and preferences of more than 100,000 millennials (born 1980-2000) through surveys, focus groups and one-on-one interviews.

Derrick Feldmann is a sought-after speaker, researcher, and advisor for cause and corporate social responsibility engagement. The annual Millennial Impact Report is cited regularly by such outlets as Forbes, TIME, The Wall Street Journal and Fast Company.