Trends in Health Philanthropy with Jeff Barrus of Grantmakers In Health (GIH)

Join us in this episode of Health Nonprofit Digital Marketing as host Spencer Brooks sits down with Jeff Barrus from the Grantmakers In Health (GIH) to explore two compelling topics. First, we’ll uncover the latest trends in health philanthropy and discover what funders are prioritizing in the ever-evolving landscape. Then, we’ll discuss tailoring your communications to meet the specific needs of your audience, drawing from Jeff’s unique perspective as a communications director in the health nonprofit space.

About the guest

Jeff Barrus is the Communications Director at Grantmakers in Health (GIH), a philanthropy-serving organization that supports health funders of all sizes and interests through education, networking, and leadership. Prior to joining GIH, Jeff was Communications Director at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, where he led communications on a wide range of journalism and education initiatives. While at the Pulitzer Center, he was part of the team that produced the 1619 Project education network website, which won two 2022 Webby awards. He began his career at National Public Radio in 1998 and went on to serve in various communications roles at nonprofits, think tanks, and universities, including The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Atlantic Council, and Johns Hopkins University. Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Maryland and lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, twin daughters, and three dogs.


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