#75 The Co-Founder of Earth Day Explains His Funding Philosophy with Denis Hayes, President, Bullitt Foundation

May 02, 2022

I am very excited to welcome one of my mentors, Denis Hayes, to the show. As the Co-Founder of Earth Day and President of the Bullitt Foundation, Denis shares his funding philosophy and rich history of working with trustees and nonprofits in his efforts to make the best impact in progressing the environmental movement worldwide.

It’s people like Denis that ignite the spark of hope so we may keep the fire burning for generations to come. Make sure to listen in as Denis lends his knowledge and expertise on how we as funders can create sustained long-term commitment to the issues we care about.


Episode Highlights:

  • Denis’ personal journey and motivations which led him to environmental activism.
  • The evolution of Denis’ environmental work with the Bullitt Foundation.
  • The risks of oversimplifying complex societal issues.
  • The Bullitt Foundation’s decision to spend down.
  • Denis’ advice for people who want to start giving or continue giving to nonprofits.


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