Seize the Good

"It's in my DNA to Serve"

An episode of Seize the Good

By Stephanie Page
The Positive Podcast with Passionate People. Tune in to hear interviews from movers and shakers, believers and doers, and general world changers.

Say hi at Stephanie@seizethegood.org, on Instagram @seizethegoodpodcast, and twitter @seizethegood.
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Squat for Change: Fighting for Changing Tables in Men’s Restrooms
Donte Palmer is a dad who went viral after posting a picture of himself squatting in a restroom to change his son’s diaper. He took that energy and turned it into a massive social movement and nonprofit organization to fight to get more changing tables in men’s restrooms. Check out our interview with him to hear his story, how he transformed the tweets and facebook shares into action, and what he’s doing to keep the momentum. Edited by Nightcall Sound - https://www.nightcallsound.com Check out these links to learn more: https://squatforchange.com/home/ https://squatforchange.com/donate/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFhaSY-Wsps https://www.facebook.com/SquatForChange/ https://www.instagram.com/squatforchange/ https://twitter.com/SquatForChange
21:35
October 2, 2019
Cryptocurrency & Charity – The Giving Block
This week we’re chatting with Alex and Pat, founders of The Giving Block, as they tell us all about how they are using cryptocurrency for good and helping nonprofits get set up to accept cryptocurrency donations. It’s super interesting – Alex and Pat talk about what it is, why it’s important, and how it’s helping nonprofits get connected with millennials. Edited by Nightcall Sound - https://www.nightcallsound.com Check out these links to learn more: https://www.thegivingblock.com/ https://www.facebook.com/TheGivingBlock/ https://twitter.com/TheGivingBlock https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-giving-block/ https://medium.com/@thegivingblock 1994 clip: What is the Internet? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlJku_CSyNg What is bitcoin? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-Qhv8kLESY
21:39
September 26, 2019
Fashion, the Environment, & Love Shows The Way Clothing
If you care about fashion and the environment – this episode with Wendy Oldani of Love Shows the Way is for you. Wendy, a fashion and supply chain expert, started her own line of clothing to  focus on sustainable product development and supply chain. Listen in to hear about why hemp is becoming so important (and not all about marijuana), why it’s important to vote with our dollars, and how Love Shows the Way is making the world of apparel a better place. Edited by Nightcall Sound - https://www.nightcallsound.com Learn more about Love Shows the Way: Website: https://www.loveshowstheway.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/shows_way Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wearLoveShowsTheWay/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/wearloveshowstheway/ Find Wendy on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/wendyoldani/ Ohio & Hemp: https://agri.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/oda/divisions/administration/resources/hemp-facts3 Circular Economy: https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/circular-economy/concept Jay Shetty 1 Minute Wisdom: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbV60AGIHKz2xIGvbk0LLvg
23:45
September 5, 2019
Making Kindness the Norm with the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation
Check out this week’s episode for an interview with the VP of the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, Brooke Jones. If you were born in the 90s or after – it might seem like “random acts of kindness” has always been a thing. But there were people who popularized the phrase and concept. Listen to this interview with the ROAK Foundation while Brooke tells us how they’re creating kindness curriculum for schools, encouraging students to create kindness clubs, and building calendars with ideas for kindness. Edited by Nightcall Sound - https://www.nightcallsound.com Learn more about ROAK: https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/ https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/kindness-videos/19-kindness-can-be-the-norm https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/kindness-videos/18-the-science-of-kindness https://www.youtube.com/user/randomactsofkindness https://twitter.com/RAKFoundation https://www.facebook.com/therandomactsofkindnessfoundation https://www.instagram.com/rakfoundation/
21:21
August 28, 2019
1Mission - Housing, Community Building, & Service Hours
Check out this week’s episode for an interview with Nate Hughes of 1Mission. 1Mission is a community development organization giving people in poverty the opportunity to earn a house by serving their community. Each house recipient serves a set amount of community service hours. This fosters significant ownership, not just in one's home, but in the entire community. Check it out! Edited by Nightcall Sound - https://www.nightcallsound.com Check out these links to learn more! https://1mission.org/ https://vimeo.com/37929298 https://www.facebook.com/1MISSION/ https://twitter.com/1MISSIONorg https://www.instagram.com/1missionorg/
22:43
August 23, 2019
The Amazon for Good: DoneGood.co
Seize the Good is the positive podcast with passionate people. Check out this week’s episode for an interview with Cullen Schwarz, Founder of DoneGood.co. DoneGood was created with a simple mission: to make it quick, easy, and affordable to use our purchasing power for good. Cullen tells us about why he started the company, what makes a “DoneGood brand”, and how he has fun at work while changing the world. Check it out!  Edited by Nightcall Sound - https://www.nightcallsound.com  Check out these links to learn more:  https://donegood.co  https://donegood.co/browser-plugin  https://twitter.com/donegoodteam  https://www.instagram.com/donegoodteam/  https://www.facebook.com/donegoodteam/ 
34:21
August 14, 2019
The AirBnB of Farm Equipment – Sustainable Agriculture with Hello Tractor
Show Notes – This week we’re chatting with Jehiel Oliver – Founder of Hello Tractor, which is basically the Uber for Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. There a lot of farmers with small farms who can’t afford large farming equipment and Hello Tractor uses technology and crowdsourcing to solve this and benefit a TON of people.  Edited by Nightcall Sound - https://www.nightcallsound.com Check out Hello Tractor on social media:  https://www.hellotractor.com/home https://twitter.com/HelloTractor https://www.facebook.com/hellotractor/ https://www.instagram.com/hellotractor/ Check out Jehiel on social media: https://twitter.com/Jehiel https://www.linkedin.com/in/jehiel/ Learn about microfinance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpSNM625LFU Learn about the internet of things: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSIPNhOiMoE
23:15
August 8, 2019
Be My Eyes App – Bringing sight to blind and low-vision people
Check out this week’s episode for an interview with Will Butler, VP, Community at Be My Eyes App. Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call. We talk about how the app works, why it started, and the impact it has. Check it out!  Edited by Nightcall Sound - https://www.nightcallsound.com Check out Be My Eyes on social media:  https://www.bemyeyes.com https://www.facebook.com/bemyeyesapp https://twitter.com/BeMyEyes https://www.instagram.com/bemyeyesapp/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/be-my-eyes/ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-do-you-watch-movies-if-you-cant-see/id1470367534?i=1000442920237 https://apps.apple.com/us/app/be-my-eyes-helping-the-blind/id905177575
20:49
August 1, 2019
Khana Panties Make Education Possible
Check out this week’s episode for an interview with Shayna Fowler (@shayna_fowler), Founder & Executive Director of Khana Panties. Khana is on a mission to ensure every girl has the panties she needs to manage menstruation and stay in school—starting with Uganda. While pads have become more accessible in the developing world, panties have not. Without panties to hold pads in place, over 8 million girls in Sub-Saharan Africa miss up to one week of school every month. Many girls drop out entirely once they start their period. Edited by Nightcall Sound - https://www.nightcallsound.com Check out Khana Panties on social media: https://khanapanties.com https://twitter.com/KhanaPanties https://www.instagram.com/khanapanties/ https://www.facebook.com/khanaunderwear/
17:49
July 19, 2019
The Charitable Roundtable in Columbus, Ohio
This week we’re interviewing Frank Agin, who founded and facilitates the Charitable Roundtable - a monthly networking event for nonprofits and people who want to help nonprofits in Columbus, Ohio We chat about how charities can help each other, creating resources for nonprofits, and using networking for good. Edited by Nightcall Sound - https://www.nightcallsound.com Social Media Links: Charitable Roundtable: http://www.charitableroundtable.com Networking Rx: https://www.amspirit.com/blog/category/podcast Frank & LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankagin/
17:27
July 11, 2019
POINT App – the easiest way to volunteer, ever.
Check out this week’s episode for an interview with Madison Mikhail Bush, Founder & CEO of POINT. POINT’s mission is to eliminate the barriers to doing good by connecting volunteers and charities through technology. POINT provides a free mobile volunteer app that makes getting involved in your community just as easy as booking an Airbnb. Edited by Nightcall Sound - https://www.nightcallsound.com Check out POINT on social media: https://pointapp.org https://twitter.com/pointapp https://www.facebook.com/pointapp.org/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/pointapp/ https://www.instagram.com/pointapp/
21:56
June 27, 2019
Do Gooder Columbus
Check out this week’s episode for an interview with Jamie Foltz, Founder of Do Gooder Columbus. Do Gooder is a print, social, and digital digest to inspire, motivate, and recognize good in our community. https://dogoodercolumbus.com Edited by Nightcall Sound - nightcallsound.com Check out Do Gooder on social media: https://www.facebook.com/dogoodercolumbus/ https://twitter.com/ColumbusGooder https://www.instagram.com/dogoodercolumbus/ Check out these Do Gooder stories: www.Dogoodercolumbus.com/a-fabulous-friendship www.Dogoodercolumbus.com/twelve-everyday-moms-doing-extraordinary-good www.Dogoodercolumbus.com/in-paiges-name
22:28
June 20, 2019
The People vs. Happiness
This week we chat with David Musgrave, the host of The People vs. Happiness podcast. He’s awesome, and we talk about what happiness is and how he’s been exploring it over the past few months. Edited by Nightcall Sound (nightcallsound.com) Find David & The People vs. Happiness on social media! https://www.facebook.com/thepeoplevshappiness/ https://www.instagram.com/thepeoplevshappiness/ https://twitter.com/TPvHpodcast ThePeopleVsHappiness@gmail.com Frederick Buechner Quote: https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/159184-i-have-come-to-believe-that-by-and-large-the
27:04
May 9, 2019
Making People Believe the World is Shaped by Them
This week we chat with Okan McAllister – an amazing businessman with a heart for social change. He tells about Prime Movers, which is two-year program for young people that teaches how to make change. We chat about social entrepreneurship, how you don’t always have to choose between making money and doing good, and systems thinking. It’s honestly fascinating. Edited by Nightcall Sound. https://www.nightcallsound.com Find Okan & Prime Movers on the internet! https://www.theprimemovers.org https://www.facebook.com/primemoversORG https://www.instagram.com/primemoversorg/ https://www.instagram.com/okanmcallister/ https://twitter.com/okanmcallister Shoot STG Podcast an email at stephanie@seizethegood.org and find us on IG @seizethegoodpodcast
19:12
May 3, 2019
Recycling the Non-Recyclable
This week we’re chatting with Candice Lawton of TerraCycle. Candice tells us about the amazing work TerraCycle does to eliminate the idea of waste and recycle things you wouldn’t think are recyclable. She’s amazing and I can’t wait for you guys to hear her thoughts. Edited by Nightcall Sound. https://www.nightcallsound.com Find TerraCycle on social media: https://www.facebook.com/TerraCycle/ https://www.instagram.com/terracycle/ https://twitter.com/TerraCycle Check out these videos to learn more: Now This: TerraCycle Aims to Make Our Waste Stream Completely Recyclable Dubai Future Talks with Tom Szaky Beyond Recycling: Loop How the World's Biggest Brands Plan to End Garbage
26:22
April 26, 2019
Who Holds Charities Accountable?
This week we chat with Ashley Post, Communications Manager at Charity Navigator – which is a great tool for people who like to support charities financially. We chat about how charities get rated, which includes a lot of financial records, and why its so important. Edited by Nightcall Sound. https://www.nightcallsound.com Check out https://www.charitynavigator.org and https://www.seizethegood.org. Find Charity Navigator on social media: https://www.facebook.com/charitynavigator/ https://www.instagram.com/charitynav/ https://twitter.com/CharityNav
20:26
April 17, 2019
Participating in Modern Medicine with Blood Donations
This week we chat with the American Red Cross about why blood donation is so important – and where your blood goes! We also hear about how Red Cross volunteers help with natural disasters, house fires, etc. Thanks to Rodney Wilson of the Central Ohio/Indiana office for sharing these stories! Edited by Nightcall Sound. https://www.nightcallsound.com Check out https://www.redcross.org for opportunities to volunteer and find blood drives. Head to Instagram and Twitter to find @americanredcross and @seizethegoodpodcast.
16:24
April 10, 2019
BANGS Shoes. And Investing in Humans.
This week we’re chatting with Hannah Davis, Founder & CEO of BANGS Shoes. BANGS Shoes is a social enterprise that creates sustainable shoes AND helps entrepreneurs in developing countries. Hannah’s story about creating BANGS Shoes is pretty amazing. Edited by Nightcall Sound. https://www.nightcallsound.com - Follow Hannah! @hannahcdavis - Follow BANGS! @bangsshoes - Learn more about being an ambassador: www.BANGSshoes.com/BA - Watch this super cool video: www.bangsshoes.com/liveBANGS - Learn more about KIVA: https://www.kiva.org - Learn more about microfinance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpSNM625LFU
26:43
March 27, 2019
"It's in my DNA to Serve"
This week I’m chatting with Nancy Day-Achauer, community advocate and grassroots organizer in Central Ohio. She’s amazing & this is a great story about seeing a problem and actually DOING something about it. We chat about how she and a team of other incredible people work to help with the opioid crisis, senior citizens who are stuck at home, and food insecurity. Find Nancy on social media! Edited by Nightcall Sound https://www.nightcallsound.com . Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nancy.dayachauer Twitter: https://twitter.com/nancydayachauer LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancy-day-achauer-04479714/ 2-minute video on addiction: https://www.addictionpolicy.org/what-is-addiction Jordan’s Crossing: http://jordanscrossingcolumbus.org United West Side Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/UnitedWestsideCoalition/ Hilltop Senior Initiative: https://www.hilltopshalomzone.org
28:17
March 21, 2019
A Woman's Place is in the House of Representatives
This week I sat down with three Ohio State Representatives, Allison Russo, Kristin Boggs, and Mary Lightbody. We chat about being a woman in politics and how they formed a coalition called “Ohio Women Lead” to amplify other women’s voices. Find them on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/OhioWomenLead/ https://www.facebook.com/Boggs4Ohio/ https://www.facebook.com/Russo4Ohio/ https://www.facebook.com/marylightbodyOH19/
27:50
March 14, 2019
Bibbity, Boppity, Boop - Empowering Choices with Free Prom Dresses
This week I met with Jenna Homan - President of the Fairy Goodmothers. This organization hosts pop-up shops to give away free prom dresses to absolutely any young girl in high school - no strings attached. It's really an amazing story of how something seemingly so simple can make a huge difference - empowering choices & raising self-esteem. Check out https://www.fairygoodmothers.org. Edited by NightCall Sound https://www.nightcallsound.com
23:21
March 7, 2019
The Internet's "Cool Aunt", 5 Golden Retrievers, and a Source of Reliable Joy
This week I chat with Jen Golbeck, more commonly known as Golden Ratio Mom of Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram. We chat about the joy she brings people, how it affects her life, and why she started the account. Edited by NightCall Sound https://www.nightcallsound.com
21:08
February 28, 2019
Seize the Good - Trailer
Tune in to Seize the Good to find interviews with movers + shakers, believers + doers, and general world changers.
02:56
February 12, 2019
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