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GoodMakers

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Tap into the minds of social entrepreneurs creating a positive impact on people and our planet so you can learn how to live a life of purpose. Dale Wilkinson, founder of goodgigs, a career platform for good, has insightful conversations with thought leaders and good humans dedicated to social impact and elevating humanity through business. You'll learn about personal growth techniques, career and productivity tips, social enterprise, corporate social responsibility, and freelancing for good so you can create a meaningful career that you love. Hit subscribe and get ready to live your purpose!
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The Latest in Social Enterprise with Cory Ames
060: Catch up on the latest trends in social enterprise with Cory Ames, CEO and Co-Founder of Grow Ensemble, a social impact media and education platform. Learn how Cory got his start in entrepreneurship and what he learned as a 22-year-old CEO. Follow Cory on Twitter -> https://twitter.com/AmesCory Visit Grow Ensemble -> https://growensemble.com/ Subscribe to The Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation podcast -> https://apple.co/3mdkw1u Find full-time, freelance, and remote jobs at -> www.goodgigs.app
36:54
October 26, 2021
Listen Again: How To Build a Brand of Purpose with Danny Alexander
Listen Again: Get a first-hand account of what was happening inside the walls of a toilet paper brand during the great toilet paper shortage of 2020. In this episode, we speak with Danny Alexander, Co-Founder of popular, good for the planet toilet paper brand, Who Gives a Crap. Not only is the brand good for the planet, being made out of 100 % recyclable paper and sustainable bamboo, but they also donate 50% of their profits to build toilets, to help the 2 billion people without access to proper sanitation. Danny talks us through the thought process behind building such a bold and humorous brand, and what they did in the early days to stand out when they didn't have a marketing budget. He also shares what they look for in candidates when hiring new team members. And how they're able to keep the whole team aligned with the ambitious mission that they've set for the next 30 years. Find gigs with mission-driven companies -> www.goodgigs.app  Explore open roles with Who Gives a Crap -> https://goodgigs.app/company/who-gives-a-crap
41:50
October 19, 2021
Listen again: The Benefits of a Service Mentality with Shawn Finnie
Listen Again: From living in his car for four months when he moved to Hollywood to helping diversify the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences membership base, our guest Shawn Finnie explains how coming from a place of service has allowed him to grow as an influential leader. Shawn also advises on how to carve out your own opportunities in the workplace, how to show yourself the love and respect you desire from others, and how to bring ideas to life on your terms. Follow Shawn on Instagram -> www.instagram.com/shawnfinniebeflourishing Find full-time, freelance and remote jobs -> www.goodgigs.app Read the transcript of the episode -> https://bit.ly/3a4srXU
47:10
October 5, 2021
This Company Is On a Mission To Reimagine Waste with Bob Powell
059: How do you turn animal waste and plastic into renewable energy? Bob Powell, CEO of Brightmark, explains how his company has created technology to do just that. Bob and his team are on a mission to reimagine waste. He talks about how their technology works and how their goal is to eliminate the world's waste through circularity. Bob also shares how they've created a company culture of optimism and what attributes he looks for when hiring new team members.  Explore the work Brightmark are doing -> www.brightmark.com Follow Bob on Twitter -> https://twitter.com/bobpowell_ Follow Dale on Twitter -> https://twitter.com/DaleWWilkinson Find full-time, freelance, and remote jobs with mission-driven companies -> www.goodgigs.app Read the transcript from the episode -> https://bit.ly/3mbKMrH
44:58
September 28, 2021
Listen again: How To Deal With The Imposter Syndrome with Eric Nehrlich
Listen again: Do you ever have that voice in your head telling you that you're not good enough? In this episode, Dale records his session with Leadership & Executive Coach Eric Nehrlich. They discuss Dale's challenge with the imposter syndrome, and Eric takes him through a powerful visualization technique to help him become more present and control the emotions he's experiencing. A must-listen for anyone that feels stuck and needs a way to move forward! Set up a free introductory call with Eric. Follow Eric on Twitter. Follow Dale on Twitter. Search for full-time, freelance, and remote gigs with mission-driven companies at goodgigs. Explore Steve March's technique.
45:01
September 21, 2021
The Must-Know Secrets of Brand Storytelling with Kelsea Little
058: Do you know what goes into telling a good story? In this episode, we speak with Kelsea Little, Head of Brand Storytelling for GoFundMe, about her lessons on telling compelling human interest stories. We also discuss how Kelsea created this position for herself and how you can move up in your company by following her best practices for building your professional brand. Follow Kelsea on LinkedIn -> https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelsealittle/ Listen to the GoFundMe Podcast -> https://www.gofundme.com/c/heroes/true-stories-of-good-people Find meaningful work -> www.goodgigs.app Follow Dale on Twitter -> https://twitter.com/DaleWWilkinson Read the transcript from the episode -> https://bit.ly/3k9MXMC
38:58
September 14, 2021
How AI Can Be Used To Prevent Heart Disease with Connor Landgraf
057: Cardiovascular disease is one of the world's biggest killers. In this episode, we speak with Connor Landgraf about how he wanted to create the Shazam for heartbeats by building Eko, a digital healthcare company that uses AI technology and digital stethoscopes to help healthcare providers give better cardiac care. We also talk about what makes a good Eko team member and what Connor looks for when evaluating candidates.  Explore Eko's open roles -> https://goodgigs.app/company/eko/jobs Email Connor -> connor@ekohealth.com Follow Connor on Twitter -> https://twitter.com/connorlandgraf Follow Dale on Twitter - > https://twitter.com/DaleWWilkinson Find full-time, freelance, and remote jobs -> www.goodgigs.app Read the full transcript from the episode -> https://bit.ly/3BNcdOT
31:58
September 7, 2021
How Tech Can Fight Child Sexual Abuse with Julie Cordua
056: Online child sexual abuse material has exploded in the age of the internet. In this episode, we speak with Julie Cordua, CEO of nonprofit Thorn. Julie helped create Thorn in 2012 as an organization focused on building technology to defend children from sexual abuse. Under Julie’s leadership, Thorn has developed products and programs deployed today in 55 countries, has reached more than 3 million people, and has helped identify more than 19,000 victims of abuse. We talk about their product development process, how the organization has evolved over the ten years, and what type of people Julie looks for when hiring for the team.  Learn more about Thorn -> https://www.thorn.org/ Watch Julie's TED talk -> https://bit.ly/3kCM4v1 Follow Julie on Twitter -> https://twitter.com/juliecordua Find full-time, freelance, and remote jobs -> www.goodgigs.app Follow Dale on Twitter -> https://twitter.com/DaleWWilkinson Read the transcript from this episode ->
41:48
August 31, 2021
How To Confidently Grow Your Career with David Fano
055: If you hate the job search process, you're not alone. In this episode, we speak with David Fano, Founder & CEO of Teal, about making the job search not suck. Fano is a repeat founder & entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience building products & services to help people leverage technology and achieve more with less. Fano is focusing his passion on empowering people with tools & resources to grow their careers with Teal. In under 1 year, the team at Teal has grown the platform & community to over 20,000 users committed to growing their careers. We talk about how David came up with the idea for Teal and how he was able to validate it. He also talks about what job seekers should do to help their chances of securing their dream job, how to present yourself as the solution to the company's problem, and why he advises against presenting yourself as a generalist.  Sign up for Teal -> www.tealhq.com Follow David on Twitter -> https://twitter.com/davidfano Find mission-driven jobs on goodgigs -> www.goodgigs.app Follow Dale on Twitter -> https://twitter.com/DaleWWilkinson Read the transcript from the episode ->
48:45
August 24, 2021
The Secret To Building Successful Partnerships with Karen Goldfeder
054: Have you been struggling to bring in business for your social impact campaign? We speak with Karen Goldfeder, former VP of Business Development of DoSomething, about effectively finding and doing cold outreach to potential clients, donors, or partners. Karen also breaks down what a business development professional does and how it differs from a sales position.  Find do-good campaigns on DoSomething -> https://www.dosomething.org/us Learn about DoSomething partnerships -> sponsorships@dosomething.org Follow Karen on LinkedIn -> https://www.linkedin.com/in/karen-goldfeder-bba74928/ Find meaningful work at goodgigs -> www.goodgigs.app Read the transcript of this episode -> https://bit.ly/2VoIxbo
36:14
August 17, 2021
How To Capture Attention with Colin McIntosh
053: Have you been struggling to stand out as a job seeker or even as a business owner? In this episode, we speak with Colin McIntosh, Founder & CEO of Sheets & Giggles, an ethical and sustainable bedding company, about his advice on how to capture your listener's attention. We also discuss how the idea for Sheets & Giggles originated, his storytelling principles, and what type of candidates stand out to him when hiring for his team. Download Colin's resume template -> www.sheetsgiggles.com/resume Buy Sheets & Giggles bedding -> www.sheetsgiggles.com Follow Colin on Twitter -> https://twitter.com/ColinDMcIntosh Find jobs with mission-driven companies -> www.goodgigs.app Follow Dale on Twitter -> https://twitter.com/DaleWWilkinson Read the transcript from this episode ->
39:45
August 10, 2021
Accelerating Success for Black Professionals with Emily Slade
052: For too long Black professionals have had to deal with racism and bias in the workplace. One company that is helping advance the opportunities for Black talent is Valence, a community for career development and opportunities for Black professionals. In this episode, we speak with one of its co-founders Emily Slade. We discuss the unique challenges Black professionals face and several strategies that can help them succeed at work. Emily also shares how companies can help advance and support their Black executives to ensure a safe and inclusive workplace. Emily also gives the lowdown of what she looks for when hiring team members for Valence and helpful tips on preparing for an interview. Join the Valence community -> https://valence.community/bonds Follow Emily on LinkedIn -> https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilyslade/ Use Videoask to send videos -> https://videoask.com/ Find meaningful work with -> http://goodgigs.app/ Read the transcript of the episode here -> https://bit.ly/3i71xDK
48:54
July 27, 2021
5 Steps to Create a Business Name with Brad Flowers
051: If you've tried to come up with a name for a business or product, you know how time-consuming and stressful it can be. In this episode, we speak with Brad Flowers, founder of an impact branding agency, Bullhorn, and author of 'The Naming Book, 5 steps to creating brand and product names that sell'. We talk about why it's crucial to spend the time coming up with a brand name that stands out, why you should set goals for your name, and the common pitfalls business owners make when developing a name. Buy the book 👉 https://www.thenamingbook.com/ Follow Brad on Twitter 👉 https://twitter.com/BullhornBrad Reach out to Bullhorn 👉 https://bullhorncreative.com/ Find full-time, freelance, and remote jobs with mission-driven companies 👉 www.goodgigs.app  Read the transcript from the episode 👉 https://bit.ly/3Bkbo0x
37:53
July 20, 2021
Reach Your Goals With This Simple Tactic
050: Do you have trouble achieving your goals or sticking to new habits? Dale shares a simple yet effective technique that will increase the chances of accomplishing everything you set out to achieve. It's this same tactic that has helped us reach 50 episodes! 🥳 Next steps: Hit subscribe to get more career tips and advice each week! Find the transcripts to all episodes here: https://goodgigs.app/podcast Find full-time, freelance, and remote jobs with mission-driven companies at: www.goodgigs.app  Follow Dale on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaleWWilkinson 
07:42
June 11, 2021
How Business Can Authentically Give Back with Holly Copeland
049: Are you wondering how your business, or the company you work for, can give back to the community? Holly Copeland, Sr. Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, and Impact at Horizon Therapeutics, shares her strategies to create initiatives that align with your company and that will have the most impact on the communities you're involved with.    You'll learn: What Holly learned from working in the nonprofit, government, and for-profit sector How to create authentic CSR initiatives for your business How to find nonprofit partners that align with your company's giving strategy What to think about when making a career choice between nonprofit and for-profit Next steps: Hit subscribe to get more career tips and advice each week! Explore Horizon Therapeutics: https://www.horizontherapeutics.com/ Watch 'Nora's Forever Home': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Htc79mEykHM Follow Holly on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/holly-copeland-35b33664/ Find full-time, freelance, and remote jobs with mission-driven companies at: www.goodgigs.app  Follow Dale on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaleWWilkinson  
41:43
June 8, 2021
Change Your Words To Change Your Life
048: Do you speak badly of yourself in public? "I suck at public speaking," "I'm no good at writing," "I hate reading". It's time to cut this limiting language from our conversations and replace it with verbiage to reframe how we approach activities we want to get better at.  You'll learn: Why the words you use are crucial to building the life you desire. How to start noticing the limiting language you use. How to find alternative, positive words that will put you in an abundant mindset. Next steps: Hit subscribe to get more career tips and advice each week! Find full-time, freelance, and remote jobs with mission-driven companies at: www.goodgigs.app  Follow Dale on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaleWWilkinson   
08:00
June 4, 2021
Feeding The Future With Vertical Farming with David Rosenberg
047: Did you know that 70% of our freshwater use goes to Agriculture? And 70% of freshwater contamination comes from agriculture? In this episode, we speak with David Rosenberg, Founder, and CEO of AeroFarms, the first vertical farming company to be certified a B corp, about how their technology is reimagining how we can sustainably feed the future.  You'll learn how: David looked for a crucial problem to address and then developed a viable business idea to solve it. Their propriety vertical farming technology is having a massive impact on both environmental and societal issues. David changed his approach to hiring, which helped create a team full of problem-solving innovators. Next steps: Hit subscribe to get more career tips and advice each week! Find AeroFarms in stores: https://www.aerofarms.com/store-locator/ Careers at AeroFarms: https://www.aerofarms.com/careers/ Follow David on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-rosenberg-519a191/ Find full-time, freelance, and remote jobs with mission-driven companies at: www.goodgigs.app  Follow Dale on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaleWWilkinson   
41:14
June 1, 2021
Do This First When You Want To Change Careers
046: If you're feeling unfulfilled in your current job, and are thinking about changing your career, listen to this episode to learn what you should do first to set you up for success. Dale shares a simple exercise that you can do to help create a blueprint for the career exploration phase you're about to enter. This exercise takes less than an hour, and will have you feeling more determined, motivated, and excited for your future! Hit subscribe to get more career tips and advice each and every week! Find full-time, freelance, and remote jobs with mission-driven companies at: www.goodgigs.app  Follow Dale on Twitter and reach out once you've done the exercise: https://twitter.com/DaleWWilkinson   
12:34
May 28, 2021
How To Be Helpful To Nonprofits with Sasha Purpura
045: If you're thinking about approaching a nonprofit with an idea you think could help them, first listen to this episode! We speak with Sasha Purpura, Executive Director of nonprofit Food for Free, about the best way to approach nonprofits you'd like to help. Sasha talks about why it's best to first volunteer at the nonprofit, and how you need to take on the responsibility of working out how you can help. Sasha explains how thinking on your feet and having deep ties with the community you serve is essential when leading a team through a disaster. She also shares her story of how she transitioned from a career in tech to leading a nonprofit working on an issue she is passionate about, and Sasha also has advice for those who are wanting to change careers. Get involved with Food for Free: https://foodforfree.org/ Follow Sasha on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sasha-purpura-96a182/ Follow Dale on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaleWWilkinson Find full-time, freelance, and remote work at: http://goodgigs.app/
56:26
May 25, 2021
How To Use Twitter To Find Work
044: Are you looking for work but you're not on Twitter? You have to listen to this episode! Dale explains why Twitter is an incredible tool to use when you're on the hunt for full-time or freelance work. He walks you through 9 steps on how to use it to your advantage when looking for a gig. He also talks about how Twitter can help you build a support network, your authority, and your professional brand. Use TweetDeck: https://tweetdeck.twitter.com Follow Dale on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaleWWilkinson Find jobs with mission drive companies at: http://goodgigs.app/
20:13
May 20, 2021
Using Data To Reduce Food Waste & Insecurity with Kim Bui
043: Have you ever thought about what it takes to get an apple from the farm to your mouth? It's extremely complex and can be riddled with inefficiencies causing food waste. We speak with Kim Bui, Global Head of FreshCloud Infrastructure and Analytics for AgroFresh, about how they're using data and analytics to improve the supply chain from grower to retailer, and helping solve the waste issue. Kim also talks about how the idea for FreshCloud originated, and how he used his grit and perseverance to pitch the innovative idea to the CEO of AgroFresh, and what advice he has for others on how to pitch new ideas. Follow Kim on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimbbui/ Visit AgroFresh: https://www.agrofresh.com/ Find full-time, freelance, and remote gigs at goodgigs: https://goodgigs.app/
44:21
May 18, 2021
Creating Impact With Design Thinking with Sisa Lleses
042: If you have an idea for an impact-focused product, you have to make sure your solution is the right one before you go and spend thousands of dollars on development. In this episode, we speak with Sisa Lleses, Founder of Design Off The Boat, an all-women product design studio that helps women-led social impact companies, about how they approach product development with design thinking principles. She explains what design thinking is, and how it can help social entrepreneurs avoid costly mistakes during the product development stage. We also talk about why Sisa committed to only work with women social entrepreneurs, and how that decision has changed her studio's trajectory. Sisa also shares her favorite no-code tools that can have you launching a mobile app within minutes!  Follow Sisa on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stickysisa  Work with Design Off The Boat: https://designofftheboat.com/ Find full-time, freelance, and remote jobs at: www.goodgigs.app  Join other purpose-driven professionals in the goodgigs community: https://goodgigs.circle.so/
24:24
May 11, 2021
Activism Through Planet-Friendly Eating with Seth Goldman & Chef Spike
041: Would you ever believe that a mushroom could taste like chicken? Seth Goldman and Spike Mendelsohn were surprised too, but they seized on the opportunity to turn this mushroom into a planet-friendly jerky snack. They are Co-Founders of Eat The Change, a company on a mission to create chef-crafted and nutrient-dense snacks that are kind to the planet. We talk about how they met, and how they initially collaborated on PLNT Burger, a casual vegan eatery, and continued to open stores during the early stages of the pandemic. They share their creative process, tips on working with a co-founder, and advice to other social entrepreneurs who are just starting out.  Buy Eat The Change Mushroom Jerky Find PLNT Burger store locations Find full-time, freelance, and remote jobs with mission-driven companies at goodgigs! Join the goodgigs community!
37:24
May 4, 2021
Tell Your Story With Content Marketing with Kristi Porter
040: To make a real impact, mission-driven organizations must be able to effectively tell their story, and do it often. In this episode, we speak with Kristi Porter, who is a copywriter and consultant who helps cause-focused organizations get noticed and grow through effective marketing and communications. She also teaches small businesses how to incorporate easy philanthropy and giving strategies. Kristi talks about why content marketing is critical when building a social impact brand, whether for a company or your own personal brand. She talks about what you must do first before you even start creating content, how often you should be developing content, and ideas on how to distribute and promote it. This is a must-listen for anyone trying to leverage their unique story they have to tell.  Learn more about what Kristi can do here! Follow Kristi on LinkedIn and if you want to work with Kristi visit Signify. Find jobs with mission-driven companies at goodgigs, and meet purpose-driven professionals in our community!
44:09
April 27, 2021
How Blockchain Can Create A Safe Internet with Sebastiaan van der Lans
039: Have you been fooled into sharing fake news on the internet? The spread of misinformation is alarming. In this episode, we speak with Sebastiaan van der Lans, Founder of WordProof, a tool that is using blockchain technology to stamp out misinformation and fraudulent activity on the internet. We talk about the ramifications of misinformation, what blockchain technology is, and how he's using it to create a more trusted internet. Sebastiaan also shares all the different ways creators can verify and protect their intellectual property.  Learn more about WordProof Follow Sebastiaan on Twitter Find meaningful work and a community of purpose-driven folks at goodgigs!
40:02
April 13, 2021
Helping Create A Safe Workplace with Claire Schmidt
038: Do you feel comfortable speaking up at your workplace? Many people don't. This is why Claire Schmidt created a tool that allows employees to anonymously provide feedback to company leadership. Claire talks about the inspiration behind Allvoices and walks us through her process for validating the idea. She also talks about how the product works, and how any employee could use the tool, even if their company is not on the platform. Claire also discusses the company values and describes the type of people she looks for when hiring for her team.  Anonymously report issues, share feedback, or ask questions directly to your company at: allvoices.co/report Learn more about the AllVoices platform and how it can help you build healthy, safe company cultures at: www.allvoices.co Find jobs at mission-driven companies at goodgigs! Follow Claire on LinkedIn and Twitter
45:03
April 6, 2021
Focusing On Impact As An Angel Investor with Zecca Lehn
037: Are you looking for investors to help scale your mission-driven startup? Or are you thinking about becoming an angel investor yourself? This episode will help you understand the thought process of a prolific impact-focused angel investor, Zecca Lehn. Zecca talks about what an angel investor is, and how they can help early-stage founders scale their venture. He talks through his investment thesis, and what opportunities excite him. He also shares his thoughts on what type of founders he would like to see more of in the impact space.  Join Zecca's Clubs on Clubhouse - Posi2ive, Sustainable Tech, and Social Tech Subscribe to Zecca's podcast here. Read the articles Zecca mentioned in the episode; VC Impact Landscape VC Impact-Focused Databases for Founders & Investors Join the goodgigs community! 
52:58
March 30, 2021
How To Help People Get A Second Chance with Karen Lee
036: Have you, or someone you know, had an interaction with the US criminal justice system? In this episode, we speak with Karen Lee, CEO of Pioneer Human Services, an organization in Washington state, helping the formerly incarcerated get support with housing, employment, treatment, and training. Karen talks about some of the issues with the US legal system that is causing unjust consequences to Black and Brown communities. She also gives job-seeking advice to folks who have had an interaction with the US criminal justice system. And Karen shares what she believes we need to do as a society, to help give people a second chance.  Visit Pioneer Human Services.  Listen to their podcast here! Connect with Karen on LinkedIn. Find jobs with mission-driven companies at goodgigs.
39:28
March 23, 2021
Disrupting The Pet Food Industry with Shawn Buckley
035: If you're a dog owner, and you feed the pup kibble, you're going to want to listen to this episode. We speak with Shawn Buckley, Founder of Just Food For Dogs, a pet food company that has kitchens that are accessible to the public, where they cook fresh, whole-food meals for dogs. We talk about how Shawn came up with the idea, the challenge of creating an industry-disrupting business, and the book he co-authored, 'Big Kibble, The Hidden Dangers of The Pet Food Industry.' Find a Just Food For Dogs location! Buy the book, 'Big Kibble' Find gigs with mission-driven companies at goodgigs!
47:09
March 16, 2021
Creating Social Impact Through Games with Mariam Nusrat
034: Imagine using the power of mobile games to create a positive social impact. That is what Mariam Nusrat is doing with her social impact gaming studio GRID. Mariam tells the story of how she came up with the idea of using games to encourage positive behavioral change, how they developed mobile games around issues such a menstruation stigma, structural racism, and COVID-19. Mariam also shares with us their new platform, Breshna, that will allow anyone to create their own game.  Follow Mariam on Twitter! Find gigs with mission-driven companies at goodgigs!
44:20
March 9, 2021
How Afresh Is Reducing Food Waste with Matt Schwartz
033: The United States is the global leader in food waste, discarding billions of pounds of food per year. In this episode, we speak with Matt Schwartz, Co-Founder, and CEO of Afresh, an AI platform that is helping grocery retailers order fresh produce while reducing food waste at the same time. Matt talks about how he and his co-founders narrowed in on this problem, and how they came up with the idea. Afresh is also growing rapidly, and are currently hiring. Matt talks about the company's values, what they look for when interviewing candidates, the interview process, and how you'd be able to create impact by joining this purpose-driven team.  View Afresh's goodgigs profile and open jobs!  Follow Afresh on Twitter!
43:05
February 9, 2021
How An App Is Revolutionizing Volunteerism with CR Celona
032: Have you been wanting to get out in your community and make a difference? In this episode, we speak we CR Celona, Founder of Cluster, an app on a mission to revolutionize and simplify volunteering and social impact. Celona talks about how everyday folks can use the app to amplify the good they're doing in their community, and how brands can get in on the social impact activities as well. He also describes the tough five years it has taken to build the app, and what the vision is for the future of Cluster.  Download Cluster here! Find full-time, freelance, and remote gigs at goodgigs!
38:14
February 2, 2021
How Gen Z Is Changing The World with Sophie Beren
031: Learn how Generation Z are using their voices for good, and how to welcome them into the workplace. We speak with Sophie Beren, Founder of The Conversationalist, the go-to platform to amplify gen z and diverse voices, about what makes generation Z pivotal in creating social change. Sophie describes the mindset of Gen Z and how to best integrate them into your company culture. She also gives advice on how to have difficult conversations with loved ones, and tips on becoming a more empathetic communicator.  Join The Conversationalist! Follow Sophie on Twitter & Instagram! Visit Rich Keller's site for personal branding tips! Find full-time, freelance, and remote jobs with mission-driven companies at goodgigs!
45:22
January 26, 2021
Being Authentic With Impact Initiatives with Enrique Alvarez
030: Do you want your business to give back, but you don't know where to begin? In the episode, we speak with Enrique Alvarez, founder of Vector Global Logistics, who is changing the world through the supply chain. Enrique talks about how he implements social impact into his business model, and what advice he has for entrepreneurs who want to do the same. Enrique also shares how he manages his hiring process, and how he has built an incredible team of values-aligned talent.  Find Enrique on LinkedIn! Apply to work with Vector! Find mission-driven jobs at goodgigs!
39:31
January 19, 2021
How To Get Advisors with Kat Yalung
029: Do you have a support network around you as you build your mission-driven startup? In this episode, we speak with Kat Yalung, Chief Katalyst of Unleased, to discuss the benefits of having advisors, and how to go about getting them. Kat also shares some great tips for graduates on how to get an internship at a startup, and techniques on how to land your dream job. Kat also explains how she is helping entrepreneurs unleash their full potential in their relationships, careers, and life.  Follow Kat on Twitter | LinkedIn Find gigs with mission-driven companies at goodgigs!
51:03
January 5, 2021
Listen again: Why Doing Inner Work Makes You a Better Leader with Virginia Bauman
Original broadcast Sep 1, 2020: Do you want to bring your personality and identity into your leadership style? In this episode, we speak with Virginia Bauman, founder of Cuties, a coffee shop for the queer community in East Los Angeles, VP of strategy for a coffee brand Go Get Em Tiger and Executive Coach who works with leaders who want to integrate who they are as a person, into their leadership. Virginia walks us through the tough decisions she had to make with Cuties when COVID hit and gives her tips on how to navigate unexpected circumstances. We also talk about the importance of doing inner work on yourself to become the best version of you and the leader you've always wanted to be. And Virginia advises what type of support you should have around you for peak performance and the benefits of having a coach. Get in touch with Virginia!
51:27
December 29, 2020
Listen again: How To Build a Community with Veni Kunche
Original broadcast date, Oct 2020: Learn the secret to building an engaged and thriving community. We speak with Veni Kunche, founder of Diversify Tech, a community and collection of resources for underrepresented people in tech. Veni walks us through how she started the community after seeing a need in the market and then validated the idea. She gives us tips on how to create a community and what you should be doing to make sure you're building a community that people want. Veni also talks through her Twitter strategy that has helped her become an authority in her field, with a loyal following. Sign up to Diversify Tech! Follow Veni on Twitter Find full-time and freelance gigs with mission-driven companies on goodgigs. Follow Dale on Twitter | Instagram
33:13
December 22, 2020
Learn The Basics of Impact Investing with Peter Bruce-Clark
028: Are you looking to raise capital for your mission-driven business? Or are you looking to invest in making the world a better place? In this episode, you'll learn the basics of impact investing, as we chat with Peter Bruce-Clark, Partner of venture capital firm, Social Impact Capital. Peter talks about the best approach to take when you start pitching investors. He also gives his perspective on what makes a winning pitch, and what must be included in your pitch deck. And Peter shares what Social Impact Capital invests in, and how to get in touch!  Follow Peter on Twitter and Instagram! Connect with Social Impact Capital.  Find Dale on Twitter & Instagram Score a gig with a mission-driven company on goodgigs!
43:01
December 15, 2020
How To Build a Brand of Purpose with Danny Alexander
027: Get a first-hand account of what was happening inside the walls of a toilet paper brand during the great toilet paper shortage of 2020. In this episode, we speak with Danny Alexander, Co-Founder of popular, good for the planet toilet paper brand, Who Gives a Crap. Not only is the brand good for the planet, being made out of 100 % recyclable paper and sustainable bamboo, but they also donate 50% of their profits to build toilets, to help the 2 billion people without access to proper sanitation. Danny talks us through the thought process behind building such a bold and humorous brand, and what they did in the early days to stand out when they didn't have a marketing budget. He also shares what they look for in candidates when hiring new team members. And how they're able to keep the whole team aligned with the ambitious mission that they've set for the next 30 years.  Follow Danny on Instagram! Find gigs with mission-driven companies on goodgigs!
41:50
December 8, 2020
Make An Impact With Content Marketing with Grant Trahant
026: Wondering what content marketing you should be doing to build awareness for your social impact initiative? In this episode, we speak with Grant Trahant, Founder of social impact media brand, Causeartist, about the benefits of starting a podcast for your business. He also shares other tips on how to use content to tell your story of impact, and his number one piece of advice for getting inspired.  Become a member of Causeartist! Submit social impact news to Causeartist. Listen to Causeartist podcasts. Find gigs with mission-driven companies on goodgigs!
38:17
December 1, 2020
Listen again: How To Use Your Voice To Influence with Scott Evans
Original broadcast date: July 2020. Do you get anxious with just the thought of speaking in public? Then this episode is for you. We chat with Scott Evans, host of NBC's Access Hollywood and World of Dance. Scott speaks on live TV to millions of viewers every single day. He teaches us the right mindset to have when going into any situation where your voice and presence can make a difference. He talks about how to show your vulnerability in a way that connects with your audience on a deeper level. And he takes us through some exercises you can use to make sure you're giving your best vocal performance. Listen to Scott's new podcast: So Close, with Scott Evans
01:08:50
November 24, 2020
How To Create Impact With Storytelling with Michael & Ylianna Dadashi
025: Knowing how to tell a captivating story is essential when communicating your mission. In this episode, we speak with husband and wife team Michael & Ylianna Dadashi, founders of social impact water brand, Heart Water. The duo tells us how they were able to find meaning and purpose in their individual struggles, and how they used that experience to build not one, but two mission-driven companies that are quite literally saving lives. They also share their tips on what makes a successful co-founder partnership, and how to use storytelling to effectively communicate your why.  Buy Heart Water online. Find freelance, remote and full-time gigs with mission-driven companies on goodgigs.
38:38
November 17, 2020
Making a Win-Win Out of Pro Bono Work with Michael Bellavia
024: Is pro bono work a good strategy for getting your foot in the door with social impact clients? We speak with Michael Bellavia, founder of social impact agency Help Good, about his thoughts on how you can turn pro bono work into a win-win situation. He also has advice on how to navigate budget conversations with new, nonprofit clients and how to set client expectations.  Follow Michael on Twitter! Find Dale on Twitter & Instagram. Find full-time, freelance and remote gigs with mission-driven companies at goodgigs!
32:54
November 10, 2020
How To Be a Conscious Creative with Kelly Small
023: If you need some direction on how to start being more conscious of your daily actions, you'll want to listen to this episode. We speak with Kelly Small, Executive Creative Director, Designer, and Author of The Conscious Creative, Practical Ethics for Purposeful Work. Kelly talks about their struggle with reconciling working within the advertising industry and following their moral compass. We highlight and explore some of the actionable tips from the book which are broken up into personal, economic, social, and environment ethical practices. And Kelly has advice for those who want to start using their voice for good in the workplace.   Buy The Conscious Creative, Practical Ethics for Purposeful Work Follow Kelly on Twitter! Find mission-driven gigs at goodgigs! Follow Dale on Twitter & Instagram
48:32
November 3, 2020
How To Build Authentic Relationships with Sam Prater
022: Learn why authentic relationship building is the key to getting your desired outcome. In this episode, we speak with Sam Prater, Founder and Executive Director of LA Room & Board, a non-profit housing and feeding community college students in Los Angeles. Sam explains how he used his experience to come up with the idea, and how the concept has evolved so he can make the biggest impact. Sam talks about the challenge he had pitching to donors and funders as a new non-profit leader, and how he overcame it. He also has a valuable lesson on relationship building, and how to use your network to your advantage.  Support LA Room & Board! Follow Dale on Twitter.  Find gigs with mission-driven companies at goodgigs!
47:51
October 27, 2020
Why You Should Apply To Accelerators with Miki Reynolds
021: If you're a business owner, or even if you just have a business idea, this episode explains the benefits of applying to startup accelerators. We speak with Miki Reynolds, founder and Executive Director of Grid110, a free accelerator based in Los Angeles. Miki describes the multiple programs available with Grid110, including a new program for Black & Latinx founders with businesses in South Los Angeles, where participants receive a $25,000 grant. Miki also talks about when is the best time to apply to an accelerator and how to know which one will be best for you. As an Indie.VC scout, Miki explains their non-traditional investment model, and how she has the ability to write investment checks to startups she believes in.  Follow Miki on Twitter! Read Miki's article on alternative funding for your startup that's not venture capital.  Reach out to Dale! Find full-time, freelance, and remote gigs with mission-driven companies on goodgigs!
44:20
October 20, 2020
How To Deal With The Imposter Syndrome with Eric Nehrlich
020: Do you ever have that voice in your head telling you that you're not good enough? In this episode, Dale records his session with Leadership & Executive Coach Eric Nehrlich. They discuss Dale's challenge with the imposter syndrome, and Eric takes him through a powerful visualization technique to help become more present and in control of the emotions he's experiencing. A must-listen for anyone that feels stuck and needs a way to move forward! Set up a free introductory call with Eric.   Follow Eric on Twitter. Follow Dale on Twitter.  Search for full-time, freelance, and remote gigs with mission-driven companies at goodgigs.  Explore Steve March's technique. 
45:01
October 13, 2020
How To Build a Community with Veni Kunche
019: Learn the secret to building an engaged and thriving community. We speak with Veni Kunche, founder of Diversify Tech, a community and collection of resources for underrepresented people in tech. Veni walks us through how she started the community after seeing a need in the market and then validated the idea. She gives us tips on how to create a community and what you should be doing to make sure you're building a community that people want. Veni also talks through her Twitter strategy that has helped her become an authority in her field, with a loyal following.  Sign up to Diversify Tech! Follow Veni on Twitter Find full-time and freelance gigs with mission-driven companies on goodgigs. Follow Dale on Twitter | Instagram
33:13
October 6, 2020
How To Pitch Impact Investors with Taj Ahmad-Eldridge
018: If you're building a mission-driven startup and looking to pitch impact investors, this episode with Taj Ahmad-Eldridge is full of practical advice you do not want to miss. Taj is a former founder, turned impact investor, and Senior Director of Investment with Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator. Taj talks about the benefits of applying to accelerators and incubators, and how to evaluate the ones worthy of applying to. He gives his take on what a winning pitch deck includes, and what he looks for when making an investment. He also gives his thoughts on where the opportunities are for wannabe Social Entrepreneurs and Impact Investors.  Follow Taj on Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn. Follow Rashaun Williams on Instagram. Follow Dale on Twitter | Instagram Find full-time, freelance, and remote gigs with mission-driven companies on goodgigs.
51:07
September 29, 2020
How To Find Your Purpose with Matthew Paetz
017: Are you still trying to work out what your purpose is? In this episode, you'll learn about a formula that Matthew Paetz, a Personal Development Coach, has developed to help you find what your purpose is. Matthew walks us through the three essential elements that you need to get your life headed in the direction you've always wanted. He talks about how to harness your past experiences and struggles, why vulnerability will set you free, and how to build a support network around you.  Follow Matthew on Instagram!
01:04:10
September 22, 2020
Why Your Investors Should Be Values Aligned with Emily Best
016: If you're looking for investors for your business, it's vital to seek out partners that are aligned with your values. In this episode, we speak with Emily Best, founder of Seed&Spark, a crowdfunding and distribution platform for creators who celebrate diverse voices. Emily walks us through how she was able to find investors that had her back and supported her through the tough choices she had to make when COVID hit. Emily also explains why advisors are an essential asset that every entrepreneur should have, and she also talks about how to develop a diverse ecosystem for your business, from your investors, advisors, and employees. Get ready for a masterclass in building a mission-driven startup!
01:06:40
September 15, 2020
The Benefits of a Service Mentality with Shawn Finnie
015: From living in his car for four months when he moved to Hollywood, to helping diversify the membership base of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, our guest Shawn Finnie explains how coming from a place of service has allowed him to grow as an influential leader. Shawn also gives advice on how to carve out your own opportunities in the workplace, how to show yourself the love and respect you desire from others, and how to bring ideas to life on your own terms. Follow Shawn on Instagram.
47:10
September 8, 2020
Why Doing Inner Work Makes You a Better Leader with Virginia Bauman
014: Do you want to bring your personality and identity into your leadership style? In this episode, we speak with Virginia Bauman, founder of Cuties, a coffee shop for the queer community in East Los Angeles, VP of strategy for a coffee brand Go Get Em Tiger and Executive Coach who works with leaders who want to integrate who they are as a person, into their leadership. Virginia walks us through the tough decisions she had to make with Cuties when COVID hit and gives her tips on how to navigate unexpected circumstances. We also talk about the importance of doing inner work on yourself to become the best version of you and the leader you've always wanted to be. And Virginia advises what type of support you should have around you for peak performance and the benefits of having a coach.  Get in touch with Virginia!
51:13
September 1, 2020
Lessons In Customer Research & Business Validation with Sachin Medhekar
013: Customer discovery and research is vital when developing a business idea, even more so when your solution is for social impact. This episode we speak with Sachin Medhekar, a civic and nonprofit innovation consultant and founder of Instant Outreach, about the importance of doing thorough research and outreach to make sure you're developing a product or service that is needed.  Sachin talks us through how he was able to validate Instant Outreach, a mobile communication tool for service providers to connect with their patrons, while he was volunteering for organizations serving people experiencing homelessness. A must-listen for anyone in the early stages of starting a social impact organization.  Any feedback or questions about the show? Email me!
32:33
August 25, 2020
How To Create a Business Model For Social Impact with Lauryn Nwankpa
012: If you're interested in developing a mission-driven company, but are still evaluating what type of business model is the best to create lasting social impact for your initiative, then this episode is for you! We speak with Lauryn Nwankpa, startup advisor, and Head of Social Impact for Dave, banking for humans.  Lauryn gives her advice on what to think about when developing a solution for the problem area you're focusing on, and how to think about serving consumers that have previously been left out of the conversation. As a product of the 2008 recession, Lauryn has some tips for recent grads who are entering a volatile job market. And if you're an impact professional, listen out for Lauryn's advice on what to ask a company in an interview, and how to get the tea on their culture and social impact initiatives. 
40:37
August 18, 2020
3-Step Guide To Introduce Yourself To Customers with Terry Schilling
011: Have you ever got lost for words when asked what do you do? Or draw a blank when writing a short bio for your LinkedIn profile? In this episode we speak with website and conversion copywriter Terry Schilling, about his 3-step guide on how to write a short and catchy bio on what you do for a living. His process allows you to quickly connect with your ideal customer and clearly articulate what impact you're able to provide. We also talk about where to find freelance gigs, and how to create content across your social profiles to attract potential customers.  Click here for Terry's 3-step guide.
33:15
August 11, 2020
Why Systems Change Is Key To Address Social Issues with Christine Margiotta
010: If you want to work in social justice, it's important to understand why focusing on systems change is vital to addressing social issues. This episode we speak with Christine Margiotta, who is Executive Director of the Los Angeles chapter of Social Venture Partners. Christine and her team run a system changes accelerator for local nonprofits, helping them hone in on their systemic problem so they can create lasting impact. We talk about what systems change is, and why it's critical to social justice work. Christine describes the commonalities she sees in successful changemakers, and she gives insight on what to think about when deliberating between a nonprofit or for-profit legal structure for your mission-driven initiative. 
45:02
August 4, 2020
How To Involve Your Company In Social Impact with Dr. Corneil Montgomery
009: Whether you're a business owner, social impact professional, or an employee wanting to get your company involved in social issues, this episode is full of insightful and practical takeaways. We chat with Dr. Corneil Montgomery, former Head of Impact and Corporate Social Responsibility for Bank of the West. He discusses what to look for and ask when interviewing for a social impact position at a company. We talk about the benefits of integrating social impact strategies within your business. And his advice to young professionals on how to bring their personalities and values to a corporate environment.
21:16
July 28, 2020
How To Use Your Skills To Make a Difference with Lex Roman
008: Do you want to start using your skills for good but don't know where to begin? In this episode, we speak with Lex Roman, a growth designer, and advocate for people experiencing homelessness. Lex shares with us her strategies on how to integrate your career with causes you care about, how to evaluate the ethics of a potential employer, and the first steps you should take when you want to get involved and make a difference on issues you're focused on.  
36:07
July 21, 2020
How To Cultivate Better Friendships with Kat Vellos
007: Now more than ever it's vital to have a strong support network around you. In this episode we speak with Kat Vellos, a user experience designer, coach, speaker and author of 'We Should Get Together, The Secret To Cultivating Better Friendships'. We talk about the four biggest challenges that adults face when trying to make or maintain friendships during adulthood. Kat also gives practical tips and creative ideas on how to start having better friendships right away. 
52:34
July 14, 2020
How To Use Your Voice To Influence with Scott Evans
006: Do you get anxious with just the thought of speaking in public? Then this episode is for you. We chat with Scott Evans, host of NBC's Access Hollywood and World of Dance. Scott speaks on live TV to millions of viewers every single day. He teaches us the right mindset to have when going into any situation where your voice and presence can make a difference. He talks about how to show your vulnerability in a way that connects with your audience on a deeper level. And he takes us through some exercises you can use to make sure you're giving your best vocal performance. 
01:09:24
July 7, 2020
The Wisdom In Unconventional Ideas with Branden Harvey
005: Learn how to make your company or initiative stand out by utilizing unconventional ideas to your advantage. Branden Harvey, the founder of Good Good Good, takes us through the steps he took to create a media brand that spreads good news to tens of thousands of readers. He shares advice on what you should think about when first coming up with a mission-driven idea, how to create and analyze social content that makes an impact, and how to make difficult decisions to stay true to your purpose. 
01:03:42
June 22, 2020
The Power Of The Present Moment with Sara Adler
004: Reach your full potential by learning how to consistently tap into your flow state, how to ground yourself in the present moment, and how to use your emotions as a guide to making informed decisions. Sara Adler, a sought-after Spiritual Healer and Coach, demonstrates techniques that we can implement in our daily routine to help us be more aligned physically, mentally, and spiritually for peak performance. 
55:35
June 22, 2020
Find The Systemic Problem To Create Impact with Sonya Passi
003: In this episode, you'll learn how to find and understand the systemic factors contributing to a social issue, so you can develop initiatives that have a bigger impact on your cause. Sonya Passi, the founder of FreeFrom, walks us through how she created a nonprofit that has provided support to over 100,000 survivors of domestic abuse by focusing on root causes to create a path to safety.  
01:07:41
June 22, 2020
How To Ask For Money With Seth Maxwell
002: In this episode you'll learn techniques on how to ask for funding for your organization as Seth Maxwell, founder of nonprofit Thirst Project, guides us through his best practices. Seth created Thirst Project to help fight the global water crisis. To date, he and his team have raised over 10 million dollars to bring safe drinking water to over 400,000 people across 13 countries. Seth's proven fundraising tips will help you craft a captivating story, find the right people to ask, and get more money than you need.
47:56
June 22, 2020
Welcome To GoodMakers with Dale Wilkinson
001: Welcome to episode one of GoodMakers. Host Dale Wilkinson details what you can expect from this weekly podcast, including insightful interviews with Social Entrepreneurs, and lessons from experts in personal and professional growth. We tap into the minds of changemakers creating social impact to understand how they do it, so you can do it. You'll learn techniques about productivity, goal setting, mindfulness, how to find your purpose, how to create a business that aligns with your purpose, raising capital for mission-driven companies, and a lot more so you can create a career of purpose and a life you love. 
07:35
April 29, 2020