Givers, Doers, & Thinkers—A Podcast on Philanthropy and Civil Society

Episode 19: JP De Gance & rebuilding marriage in America

April 07, 2021 Season 2 Episode 9
Givers, Doers, & Thinkers—A Podcast on Philanthropy and Civil Society
Episode 19: JP De Gance & rebuilding marriage in America
Show Notes

Today on Givers, Doers, & Thinkers, Jeremy speaks with JP De Gance, president and CEO of Communio, about the status of marriage in civil society.

JP has spent his two-decade career in philanthropy seeking to scale organizations that improve lives. While executive vice president at the Philanthropy Roundtable, he incubated and launched Communio as a program area of that organization to discover the most effective philanthropic strategies to boost marital health and family stability—a leading predictor in poverty rates and upward mobility. After three years of trial and error, JP and Communio’s co-founding business leaders decided it was time to replicate the strategies that proved to be most effective.

Jeremy and JP chat this week about the work Communio is doing to strengthen marriages around the United States and its amazing success in areas like Jacksonville, Florida and Phoenix, Arizona. They discuss some interesting figures involving government-based marital improvement programs, the importance of storytelling, and insights into the millennial marriage. JP also touches on the increasing gender gap, how his work addresses the reality that there are fewer men in the world, and what it means for the future of marriage.

After the year our country has had, many patients are looking to thank the doctors and nurses who cared for them during one of their most vulnerable moments in life. Owen Thomas shares with Jeremy how grateful patient fundraising is a vehicle for patients to express their appreciation and the best way to handle this sensitive topic. Now is the time for hospitals and healthcare institutions to take a look at grateful patient fundraising.

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