In this episode, we are joined by Nicholas MacPhee, an active philanthropist who has worked in nonprofits for over 20 years. First, Nick explains how he started working in the field of philanthropy with mental and behavioral health. Mental health resources and support services are needed now more than ever; Nick describes how he finds exemplary philanthropists to invest in innovative and unique companies. Tune in as Nick speaks about the importance of scale in philanthropy and why this generation is more active in philanthropic activities.
IN THIS EPISODE:
- [01:00] How Nick started working in the field of philanthropy with mental and behavioral health.
- [07:15] Resources and support services are crucially important now more than ever. Nick explains how he finds philanthropists to invest.
- [13:10] Nick speaks about the importance of scale in philanthropy and reveals some of the edgier investments he's seen from large-scale foundations.
- [20:00] Why this generation is more active in philanthropic activities.
- Americans are becoming more open about mental health, and young generations understand the importance of philanthropic activities that support mental health concerns.
- Often as a philanthropist, it’s easier to donate to your local university or to local nonprofits that are using innovative approaches.
- More philanthropists are always welcome in the world: bring in your expertise, bring in your curiosity, and bring in your money.
- Thanks to research, you can now intervene earlier when somebody is starting to show some symptoms of mental health decline. For instance, the onset of depression may occur eight years before significant interventions are necessary.
Nick MacPhee has been an active philanthropist and worked in non-profits for over 20 years. A former V.P at Microsoft, he spent 20 years in the business sector. After leaving Microsoft, he helped start a mentoring program for at-risk youth, worked at two family foundations, and served on many boards. He's currently on the Boards of Eisenhower Medical Center in California and Pioneer Human Services in Washington. With his wife who is a family therapist, he co-founded the Behavioral Health Roundtable, a learning forum for philanthropists on mental health issues and solutions.