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The Business of Giving

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Denver Frederick is the Host of The Business of Giving. The program is the only show of its kind that focuses on solutions to today's complex social problems. What's working? Who are the changemakers? How is it all being financed? The program addresses issues such as global poverty, affordable housing, clean drinking water, medical breakthroughs, and matters related to education.
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Kauffman Foundation CEO on Entrepreneurship, Real World Learning, and Diversity
The following is a conversation between Wendy Guillies, President and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation based in Kansas City was founded in 1966. It works with communities around education and entrepreneurship to increase opportunities that allow all people to learn to take risks, and own their success. And here to discuss that work in more detail with us is Wendy Guillies, the president and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation.
30:01
April 23, 2021
How a Data-Driven Approach is Transforming the Criminal Justice System
The following is a conversation with CEO Clementine Jacoby and Head of Product Andrew Warren of Recidiviz, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. The United States comprises less than 5% of the world's population, but close to 25% of the world's prison population. Part of the problem is that there's a nationwide lack of uniformity in collecting and sharing data in the criminal justice system. It's a Tower of Babel of sorts, which leads to inefficiency and poor decision-making. An organization that has made remarkable progress in addressing this seemingly intractable challenge is Recidiviz, and it's a pleasure to have with us its co-founders, CEO Clementine Jacoby and Head of Product Andrew Warren.
35:24
April 19, 2021
CEO of DivInc on How Cities Can Create a More Inclusive Startup Community
The following is a conversation between Preston James, Co-founder and CEO of Divinc, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. DivInc was the first early-stage tech startup accelerator in Texas, exclusively for people of color and women tech entrepreneurs. And it's an organization that's on the move, expanding into other cities, focusing on social justice, innovation, and serving women of color entrepreneurs through their Startup Sistas initiative. And it's a pleasure to have with us now their co-founder and CEO, Preston James.
28:09
April 14, 2021
Camelback Ventures is Unlocking the Genius and Potential in Entrepreneurs of Color
The following is a conversation between Aaron Walker, the Founder and CEO of Camelback Ventures, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Camelback Ventures works to identify, develop, and promote underrepresented entrepreneurs working in social impact. It provides them with the coaching, capital, and connections they need to be successful. And here to discuss how they do it and the impact they've had is Aaron Walker, the founder and CEO of Camelback Ventures.
28:46
April 12, 2021
Susan G. Komen CEO Says be Bold Now or Risk Irrelevance
The following is a conversation between Paula Schneider, the President and CEO of Susan G. Komen, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Susan G. Komen is the only organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach, and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest impact against this disease. They've been doing this for nearly 40 years now. And here to talk about their work as well as their challenges is Paula Schneider, the president and CEO of Susan G. Komen.
38:25
April 12, 2021
Legatum CEO on the Benefits of a Long-Term Perspective for Both Investing and Philanthropy 
The following is a conversation between Mark Stoleson, the Chief Executive Officer and a Partner at Legatum, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Legatum Limited is one of the most interesting enterprises you'll ever come across. It's a private investment firm headquartered in Dubai that uses its own funds to invest globally. The firm also invests in activities that promote anti-slavery, health, and educational initiatives, and it does so in a very distinctive fashion. And here to explain it all to us is Mark Stoleson, the CEO, and a partner at Legatum.
53:24
April 6, 2021
The Founder of Inventium Speaks About Innovation, the 4-Day Workweek and Time Management
The following is a conversation between Amantha Imber, Founder of and Chief Maker at Inventium, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Inventium is Australia's leading innovation and behavioral science consultancy since 2007. This helped provide people from around the world with the tools to innovate, adapt, create, experiment, and grow. They're also leading the way and helping us all work smarter -- so critical in this time of COVID-19. And here to share some of their insights with us is Dr. Amantha Imber, the founder and chief maker of Inventium.
35:01
March 29, 2021
Wikimedia: A Fundraising Model All Its Own
The following is a conversation between Lisa Seitz-Gruwell, Chief Revenue Officer of the Wikimedia Foundation, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. The Wikimedia Foundation was created to ensure that Wikipedia was reserved as a nonprofit entity with respect for community governance and conducted in the public interest and in the public spirit. And here to tell us how they raise the bucks to pay the bills and support their community is Lisa Seitz-Gruwell, chief revenue officer of the Wikimedia Foundation.
17:24
March 26, 2021
Wikimedia CEO on How Wikipedia Works and the Future of Knowledge
The following is a conversation between Katherine Maher, CEO & Executive Director of Wikimedia Foundation, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. When I first heard of the Wikimedia Foundation, I wasn't exactly sure what it was. So, I did what I frequently do when I want to learn more about something, I went to Wikipedia to find out. And another way to have found out would have been to speak with Katherine Maher, the chief executive officer and executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, which we will do right now.
38:47
March 25, 2021
How SMASH is leveling the playing field in STEM Education
The following is a conversation between Eli Kennedy, the Chief Executive Officer of SMASH, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. SMASH was one of the earliest STEM education programs created in the United States as a way to prepare students of color for STEM college studies. Their vision is an ecosystem where every student, regardless of their zip code, has the opportunity to participate in and thrive in the global economy. And here to tell us more about it and how they've adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic is Eli Kennedy, the chief executive officer of SMASH.
25:38
March 23, 2021
Why Radical Self-Inquiry is Critical to Professional Success and Healthy Relationships
The following is a conversation between Jerry Colonna, author of Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Executive Coach Jerry Colonna believes leaders need to engage in radical self-inquiry,  which builds the maturity required for leaders to lift up others and not just themselves. His book, Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up has served as a guide and inspiration for many to cut through their own delusions so they can figure out who they really are and what they want. And he is with us now
44:60
March 19, 2021
Parental Engagement Vital to a Child Learning to Read Says Springboard Collaborative CEO
The following is a conversation between Alejandro Gibes De Gac, Founder & CEO of Springboard Collaborative, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Springboard Collaborative closes the literacy gap by closing the gap between home and school. It's also taking this moment, a moment created by the pandemic, to reimagine the educational system as it is being rebuilt. This is a significant story, and here to share it with us is the Founder and CEO of Springboard Collaborative, Alejandro Gibes De Gac.
30:12
March 19, 2021
The Jed Foundation Responds to Mental Health Issues of Youth During Pandemic
The following is a conversation between John MacPhee, the Executive Director & CEO of the Jed Foundation, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. The Jed Foundation is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation's teens and young adults. This is an issue that has become far more urgent during the current pandemic. What exactly has been the impact of this extended lockdown?  And how has Jed responded to better serve young people? Here to discuss that, it's a pleasure to have with us, John MacPhee, the executive director and CEO of The Jed Foundation.
25:20
March 17, 2021
Judith Rodin on Making Money Moral
The following is a conversation between Judith Rodin, Co-author of Making Money Moral: How a New Wave of Visionaries is Linking Purpose and Profit, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Impact investing has been around for nearly 15 years now, but how and where did that term get hatched? The answer would be at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center back in 2007. And the woman at the founding, who has led and transformed two global institutions as the president of the University of Pennsylvania and the aforementioned Rockefeller Foundation is with us now. She is Dr. Judith Rodin, who has co-authored a wonderful new book on impact and sustainable investing and the revolution titled Making Money Moral: How a New Wave of Visionaries is Linking Purpose and Profit.
34:13
March 15, 2021
How Philanthropy Can Support Systems-Change Leaders
The following is a conversation between Lija Farnham, a Partner at The Bridgespan Group and Co-author of the report "How Philanthropy Can Support Systems-Change Leaders," and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. The COVID-19 pandemic has unmasked the inequitable design of many of society's systems. In fact, there may have been more discussion about systems change in the past year than there's been in the past decade. But what problems require a systems change approach? Who does the work, and how does that work get funded? These questions were addressed in a recent paper issued by The Bridgespan Group titled "How Philanthropy Can Support Systems-Change Leaders." And it's a pleasure to have with us one of its co-authors and a partner at The Bridgespan Group, Lija Farnham.
23:10
March 15, 2021
The Great Reset: Seizing Opportunity From the Shock Inflicted by COVID-19
The following is a conversation between Thierry Malleret, Co-author of COVID-19: The Great Reset, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Thierry Malleret is the co-founder and principal author of the Monthly Barometer, a highly respected analytical and predictive newsletter on macro issues for high-level decision-makers. He is also the co-author of the much-talked-about book, COVID-19: The Great Reset. And it's a pleasure to have him with us now.
32:36
March 8, 2021
Braven: Helping Low Income Students Make the Transition form College to Good Jobs
The following is a conversation between Aimée Eubanks Davis, Founder and CEO of Braven, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. In 2013, CEO and Founder, Aimée Eubanks Davis launched Braven, having identified the education-to-employment gap faced by some of our most promising young leaders. What does Braven do to address this challenge, and how has their work been impacted by the pandemic? Well, we're going to find out now from her.
41:39
March 8, 2021
How Philanthropists Can Get Out of Their Own Way and Create Transformative Change
The following is a conversation between Kris Putnam-Walkerly, author of Delusional Altruism: Why Philanthropists Fail to Achieve Change and What They Can Do to Transform Giving, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Many of the assumptions and norms we have relied on have been challenged significantly over the past year. Philanthropy and the way giving is done is no exception. As new practices are being established, I thought it would be important to hear from an expert in the field who can tell us what's emerging and how philanthropy is likely to change in the years ahead. She is Kris Putnam-Walkerly, the author of Delusional Altruism: Why Philanthropists Fail to Achieve Change and What They Can Do to Transform Giving.
32:37
March 3, 2021
Social Purpose Done Right
The following is a conversation between Carol Cone, Founder and CEO of Carol Cone ON PURPOSE, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. For some 40 years, social impact pioneer Carol Cone, the founder and CEO of Carol Cone ON PURPOSE, has helped companies discover their purpose beyond profit. Now, it's an issue that everyone understands the importance of, and Carol's expertise and know-how about it are invaluable. And she is here with us now to share some of her insights.
37:58
March 1, 2021
The Conversation: An Indispensable Playbook to Effectively Address Systemic Racism in Your Organization
The following is a conversation between Robert Livingston, author of The Conversation: How Seeking and Speaking the Truth About Racism Can Radically Transform Individuals and Organizations, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. The ratio between words spoken and action taken is uncomfortably high when it comes to racial equity in our organizations and institutions. One reason for this is that it's a very difficult issue to talk about, but a new book provides a common sense and pragmatic approach to help move the conversation forward. In fact, it's called The Conversation: How Seeking and Speaking the Truth About Racism Can Radically Transform Individuals and Organizations. And it's a pleasure to have with us its author and professor at the Harvard Kennedy School, Dr. Robert Livingston.
41:42
February 23, 2021
Freada Kapor Klein on “Gap Closing” and the Importance of “Lived Experience “
The following is a conversation between Freada Kapor Klein, Partner at Kapor Capital, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. The need to “build back better” in the wake of the cataclysmic events from this past year is at the top of most people's minds, but good intentions are no longer good enough... or are piecemeal solutions. Freada Kapor Klein, a partner at Kapor Capital and co-chair of the Kapor Center, understands better than most what changes are truly needed to assure for an equitable, diverse, and inclusive rebuild. And she is with us now.
39:14
February 19, 2021
Keys to Making Innovation an Organizational Habit
The following is a conversation between Scott Anthony, Co-Author of Eat, Sleep, Innovate: How to Make Creativity an Everyday Habit Inside Your Organization, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Most companies and organizations would admit they have failed to create a truly innovative culture, one where the processes that spur innovation just come naturally. My next guest draws on behavioral science to provide a system for empowering individuals and teams to be their most curious and creative every single day. And in the midst of this pandemic, couldn't we all use that? He is Scott, Anthony, a senior partner at Innosight and author of Eat, Sleep, Innovate: How to Make Creativity an Everyday Habit Inside your Organization. 
34:43
February 15, 2021
First All-Civilian Voyage to Space to Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
The following is a conversation between Jared Isaacman, the Commander of the First All-Civilian Voyage into Space which will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Denver: There are people in this world who strive to achieve incredible things. And then there are those who, while embarking upon those grand feats, seek to create an impact for even greater good. My next guest would be the latter. He is Jared Isaacman, co-founder and CEO of Shift4 Payments and the commander of the first all-civilian mission to space later this year.
26:52
February 12, 2021
How Charitable Auctions Have Successfully Adapted to COVID-19
The following is a conversation between Ben Erwin, President of Charitybuzz, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Many listeners who have attended charity galas are familiar with the auction part of the evening as the organization raises additional revenue from those in attendance. But what happens when there are no in-person galas? No two tickets to a live sporting event? No meet-and-greets with a very special person? No travel to an exotic location? And what if that happens at a time when many nonprofits are struggling to meet increased demand for their services? Well, to find out, it's a pleasure to have with us Ben Erwin, the president of the full-service charity auction site, Charitybuzz.
26:31
February 5, 2021
How a Relatively Small Foundation Leverages Resources for Optimal Impact
The following is a conversation between Philip Li, President & CEO of the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Since 1952, the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation has been committed to helping create a vibrant New York City -- one that is strong, healthy, livable, and just. It is also one of the leading adherents of a concept called trust-based philanthropy. And here to discuss that with us, as well as how it is responding to this period of unparalleled disruption, is Philip Li, the president and CEO of the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation.
22:37
February 4, 2021
CCS Fundraising Chair on What to Look For in 2021
The following is a conversation between Robert Kissane, Chairman of CCS Fundraising, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Non-profit organizations have kept a keen eye on both revenues and expenses since the start of the pandemic... some to amplify their services to meet increased need, others to merely survive, and still others somewhere in between. There are a few people who are better equipped to talk about the revenue side of this equation than my next guest. He is Robert Kissane, the chairman of CCS Fundraising.
35:22
February 4, 2021
American Humane: Timely Lessons on Bouncing Back from the Brink of Financial Collapse
The following is a conversation between Dr. Robin Ganzert, President and CEO of American Humane, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. American Humane was founded in 1877, committed to ensuring the safety, welfare, and well-being of animals, but only a decade ago, there was a real question whether the organization was going to survive. In an instructive and enlightening new book, their CEO shares a story of how the organization was brought back from the brink to become one of the top-rated charities in America. She is Dr. Robin Ganzert, the president and CEO of American Humane, and author of Mission Metamorphosis: Leadership for a Humane World.
28:20
January 4, 2021
New Ways to Understand and Treat Addiction
The following is a conversation between Maia Szalavitz, Author of Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Drug overdoses now kill more Americans annually than guns, cars, or breast cancer. Yet despite this, our understanding of addiction is stuck with ideas from a bygone era. My next guest has explored new ways to understand addiction from viewing it as a learning disorder, as she did in her groundbreaking book Unbroken Brain, to the idea of harm reduction, which will be central to her new book coming out next year titled Undoing Drugs. She is Author and Neuroscience Journalist Maia Szalavitz, who's with us now.
25:56
December 28, 2020
Developing Leadership Presence: In-Person and Over Zoom
The following is a conversation between Carol Kinsey Goman, Author of Stand Out: How to Build Your Leadership Presence, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Being perceived as a leader when interacting with customers, peers, or executives is the essence of leadership presence. And there are many of us who know it when we see it, but how do you develop it? My next guest has just come out with a new book that helps explain how. She is Carol Kinsey Goman and her book is titled Stand Out: How to Build Your Leadership Presence.
30:14
December 28, 2020
COVID-19’s Toll on Mental Health and Addiction
The following is a conversation between Chuck Ingoglia, President and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. The National Council for Behavioral Health is a unifying voice of America's healthcare organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment and services. Both have been under severe stress since the COVID-19 pandemic and face difficult times ahead. And to learn more about these challenges, it's a pleasure to have with us Chuck Ingoglia, the President and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health.
14:11
December 28, 2020
Unpacking the Opioid Crisis: How We Got Here and What To Do Now
The following is a conversation between Harry Nelson, Author of The United States of Opioids: A Prescription for Liberating a Nation in Pain, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Harry Nelson is one of the leading healthcare legal experts in the country addressing the worsening problems on how we treat pain and addiction. In his recent book, The United States of Opioids: A Prescription for Liberating a Nation in Pain, he tells us how we got here and what we need to do as a nation to successfully address this ever-growing problem, which is only likely to be exacerbated some by the current pandemic, and he's with us now to discuss it.
21:16
December 28, 2020
You’re Advice Isn’t Quite as Good as You Think. Do this Instead!
The following is a conversation between Michael Bungay Stanier, Author of The Advice Trap: Be Humble, Stay Curious, and Change the Way You Lead Forever, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Ninety-three percent of Americans believe that their driving skills are better than average, which, of course, is not possible. There is something else we all believe we're better than average at, much better in fact, and that is giving other people advice. I might have trouble solving my own problems, but your problems? Let me dial-up that answer for you. This idea is challenged on many different levels by award-winning author and the number one thought leader in coaching, Michael Bungay Stanier, in his wonderful new book, The Advice Trap: Be Humble, Stay Curious, and Change the Way You Lead Forever. And he's with us now.
30:11
December 21, 2020
What the Next 10 Years of Digital Disruption Will Mean to Our World
The following is a conversation between Steven Kotler, co-author of The Future is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies are Disrupting Business, Industries, and our Lives, and Denver Frederick, the Host of the Business of Giving. Technology is accelerating far more quickly than anyone could have imagined. During the next decade, we will experience more upheaval than we have in the past 100 years. It's not easy to get your mind around the kind of change that will be caused by this rapid technological disruption, but my next guest will help us try. He is Steven Kotler, executive director of the Flow Research Collective and co-author of The Future is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies are Disrupting Business, Industries, and Our Lives.
36:59
December 21, 2020
The Role Cognitive Biases Played in the Spread of COVID-19
The following is a conversation between Olivier Sibony, Author of You’re About to Make a Terrible Mistake! How Biases Distort Decision-Making and What You Can Do to Fight Them, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. We make decisions all the time, yet even the smartest and most experienced among us make frequent and predictable errors as a result of all too common cognitive biases. What are some of those biases?  And which ones have come into play as government and others make decisions about the COVID 19 pandemic? To find out, it's a pleasure to have with us, Olivier Sibony, the author of a fascinating new book called You're About to Make a Terrible Mistake! How Biases Distort Decision-Making and What You Can Do to Fight Them.
29:33
December 21, 2020
How the Nature of Leadership is Changing in a Digital World
The following is a conversation between Amit Mukherjee, author of Leading in the Digital World: How to Foster Creativity, Collaboration, and Inclusivity, and Denver Frederick, the host of The Business of Giving. Digital technology is changing every aspect of our lives from the way we communicate, eat, shop, learn, date, play, and more. But what about leadership? How is that being transformed? No one has studied this topic in-depth, not until now, and it is presented in a wonderful new book called Leading in the Digital World: How to Foster Creativity, Collaboration, and Inclusivity. And it's a pleasure to have with us its author, Amit Mukherjee.
41:02
December 17, 2020
The Home Depot Co-founder Shares Vision for a Values-Based Organization
The following is a conversation between Arthur Blank, Co-Founder of Home Depot and Author of Good Company, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. There's been a lot written about values-based businesses, but far less from those who have actually lived it, and not in just one setting, but across a wide range of enterprises, with each producing the same exceptional results. One such person is Arthur Blank, Co-Founder of Home Depot, Owner of the Atlanta Falcons among other businesses, and author of a wonderful new book titled Good Company.
27:09
December 4, 2020
A Coach Can Help You See the World Through New Eyes
The following is a conversation between Marcia Reynolds, Author of Coach the Person, Not the Problem: A Guide to Using Reflective Inquiry, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Coaches rely far too much on asking open-ended questions, says my next guest. She maintains that reflective inquiry to complement those questions can help provide insights and potential breakthroughs. All this and much more is captured in a fascinating new book called Coach the Person, Not the Problem: A Guide to Using Reflective Inquiry. And it’s a pleasure to have with us its author, Dr. Marcia Reynolds.
22:51
December 3, 2020
How You Can Design Your Conversations to Have Meaning and Impact
The following is a conversation between Fred Dust, Author of Making Conversation: Seven Essential Elements of Meaningful Communication, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. How often do you walk away from a conversation feeling really heard, that it moved the people in it forward in some important way? Dialogue is the oldest tool for change we have, but we seem to be getting worse and worse at it. This dilemma and how to address it is captured in a fascinating new book called Making Conversation: Seven Essential Elements of Meaningful Communication. And it's a pleasure to have with us its author, Fred Dust.
38:22
December 2, 2020
Make the Center of Gravity What You Aspire to....and Not Today
The following is a conversation between Josh Suskewicz, Co-Author of Lead from the Future: How to Turn Visionary Thinking Into Breakthrough Growth, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. With the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding economic turndown, the tyranny of the present has never been more pronounced. My next guest believes, however, that in these uncertain times, the ability for an organization to look into the future, as much as 10 years, is more important than ever. He is Josh Suskewicz, a Partner at Innosight and Co-Author of the book Lead from the Future: How to Turn Visionary Thinking Into Breakthrough Growth.
20:54
December 1, 2020
Make Better Decisions by Calibrating Your Level of Confidence
The following is a conversation between Don Moore, Author of Perfectly Confident: How to Calibrate Your Decisions Wisely, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. We have been told for the longest time that the more confident we are the better, but my next guest says that way of thinking can lead to enormous trouble. He is Don Moore, a professor at the Berkeley Haas School of Business and Author of Perfectly Confident: How to Calibrate Your Decisions Wisely.
22:56
November 30, 2020
Former Superintendent of West Point and a Psychologist on Character and Leadership
The following is a conversation between General Robert Caslen and Dr. Michael Matthews, authors of The Character Edge: Leading and Winning with Integrity, and Denver Fredrick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Character, the moral values, and habits of an individual is in the spotlight now more than perhaps at any other point in modern history. What is the role of character in successful leadership, and how do you build it in individuals and prospective leaders? Those questions are addressed in a wonderful new book titled The Character Edge: Leading and Winning with Integrity. And with us now are its co-authors, General Robert Caslen, the 59th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, who is now serving as the President of the University of South Carolina, and Dr. Michael Matthews, Professor of Engineering Psychology at the US Military Academy at West Point.
39:42
November 23, 2020
How Brands Can Drive Impact Through Purpose
The following is a conversation between Myriam Sidibe, Author of Brands on a Mission: How to Achieve Social Impact and Business Growth through Purpose, and Denver Frederick, the Host of the Business of Giving. There was a time when developing impactful social missions and driving business growth were considered to be mutually exclusive. Today, however, they are linked more closely than they have ever been. No one understands that connection better than my next guest. She is Myriam Sidibe, the author of Brands on a Mission: How to Achieve Social Impact and Business Growth Through Purpose.
21:47
November 23, 2020
A New Approach for Agricultural Development in Africa
The following is a conversation between Vikki Tam, Head of the Social Impact Practice at Bain & Company, and Denver Frederick, the Host of the Business of Giving. In order to feed and employ the fastest growing population in the world, a new approach is needed for agricultural development in Africa. This has been a focus of Bain & Company who recently came out with a report titled "How Farmer-Allied Intermediaries Can Transform Africa's Food Systems." And here to discuss it is Vikki Tam, the Co-Author of this report and the Leader of Bain Social Impact Practice.
34:50
November 21, 2020
What the Union of Charity Navigator and ImpactMatters Means to the Sector and Philanthropy
The following is a conversation with Michael Thatcher and Elijah Goldberg of Charity Navigator, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Charity Navigator, the world’s largest evaluator of nonprofits has acquired ImpactMatters, a start-up that applies rigorous methodology to assess nonprofit impact. That announcement, issued on October 14, ushered in a new era for how donors will go about their giving. And here to discuss that with us is Michael Thatcher, the CEO of Charity Navigator, and Elijah Goldberg, the Co-Founder of ImpactMatters, and who is now serving as the Vice President of Impact Ratings for Charity Navigator.
31:40
November 19, 2020
Simply Change Your Language to be a More Effective Leader
The following is a conversation between David Marquet, Author of Leadership is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say and What You Don't, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Too many leaders fall in love with the sound of their own voice and wind up dictating plans and digging in their heels when problems begin to emerge. Even when they want to be a more collaborative leader, they can undermine their own efforts by defaulting to command and control language we've inherited from the industrial era. My next guest says it's time to toss that old playbook, and that begins with choosing the words that can dramatically improve decision making and execution on your team. He is Captain David Marquet, Author of Leadership is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say and What You Don't.
35:48
November 19, 2020
An Effective Framework for Leaders in a Time of Crisis
The following is a conversation between Daniel Harkavy, Author of The 7 Perspectives of Effective Leaders, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. In the midst of chaos, it is vital for leaders to have a framework, a playbook, a system that they can rely upon to guide them through the turbulent times. My next guest has provided just that. He is Daniel Harkavy, the Founder of Building Champions and the Author of a most timely new book titled The 7 Perspectives of Effective Leaders: A Proven Framework for Improving Decisions and Increasing Your Influence.
35:39
November 18, 2020
Why the Questions You Ask Will Determine the Solutions You’ll See
The following is a conversation between Steven Shapiro, Author of Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. To find better solutions, you need to first ask better questions because the questions you ask will determine which solutions you'll see, and which ones will remain hidden. That is a topic of a fascinating new book by Stephen Shapiro, titled Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems.
21:55
November 16, 2020
Why Your Change Management Initiatives Fail...And the Keys to Doing Them Right
The following is a conversation between Lior Arussy, the Author of Next Is Now: 5 Steps for Embracing Change -- Building a Business that Thrives into the Future, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving.  Think about the last change initiative you had at your company or organization. How did that work out? In most cases, the answer would be not too well. Why is this so difficult? To find out why and how we can do it better at a time when change is absolutely essential for survival, it's a pleasure to have with us Lior Arussy, the author of Next Is Now: 5 Steps for Embracing Change.
39:58
November 16, 2020
Co-Founders of Blue Haven Initiative Share Their Philosophy on Creating Impact
The following is a conversation with Liesel Pritzker Simmons and Ian Simmons Co-founders of the Blue Haven Initiative, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Blue Haven Initiative is an innovative family office dedicated to putting wealth, to work for competitive returns and positive social and environmental change. And it's a pleasure to have with us the Co-Founders of Blue Haven, Liesel Pritzker Simmons and Ian Simmons.
30:38
November 10, 2020
SEAL Platoon Leader on How You Can Create Unstoppable Teams in Your Organization
The following is a conversation between Alden Mills, Author of Unstoppable Teams: The Four Essential Actions of High-Performance Teams, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Almost every field of endeavor could benefit from looking at the best practices from other fields and embracing the ones that make sense for them. For instance, do you think your organization could benefit from exercising the leadership and team-building practices of the Navy SEALS? My next guest answers that with a resounding "Yes!" He is Alden Mills, a former Navy SEAL platoon leader, and author of a wonderful book titled Unstoppable Teams, The Four Essential Actions of High-Performance Teams.
44:46
November 6, 2020
Is Your Nonprofit Solving the Right Problem?
The following is a conversation between Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg, the Author of What's Your Problem? To Solve Your Toughest Problems, Change the Problems You Solve, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Denver: The World Economic Forum lists complex problem solving as the number one skill for 21st-century jobs. But how many of us, faced with a problem, just dive right in looking for a solution? My next guest says there's a better way, and that's taking a moment to reframe the problem presented to you and determine whether it, in fact, is the right problem to be working on. He is Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg, the Author of What's Your Problem? To Solve Your Toughest Problems, Change the Problems You Solve. Key Points from This Episode Thomas on what led him to write a book about problem-solving [00:42] The basic definition of a problem according to Thomas [01:59] Reframing is not a new idea [02:50] Reframing a problem vs analyzing a problem [04:24] Five reframing strategies [06:13] How Lori Weise reframed America's shelter dog problem [12:54] Why the skill of  reframing a problem is important [15:40] Reframing is an iterative process [16:26] The key contribution Thomas is making through his reframing strategies [18:01] Reframing is not just about the big problems but also getting the small things right [19:05] The relationship between good problem solvers and frustration [21:41] Three framing indicators to keep an eye out for [22:03] Real-world problem: The brilliant way a leader reframed his boss problem Paralysis Analysis [25:09] Thomas' vision [25:49]
27:20
November 4, 2020
Political Innovations that Can Save Democracy
The following is a conversation between Katherine Gehl, Co-Author of The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save our Democracy, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. America's political system is dysfunctional. We all acknowledge that. But the truth is: it is working exactly how it is designed to work, which isn't for us, the ordinary citizen. While many of us throw up our arms in despair or simply gripe and complain about it endlessly, my next guest has carefully analyzed the problem and offers solutions to address it. She is Katherine Gehl, the Co-author of a wonderful and an important new book titled The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy.
42:42
November 2, 2020
How the B Corp Movement Is Remaking Capitalism
The following is a conversation between Chris Marquis, Author of Better Business: How the B Corp Movement Is Remaking Capitalism, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Business has a big role to play in a capitalist society. It can tip the scales toward the benefit of a few with toxic side effects for all, or it can guide us toward better, more equitable long-term solutions. The latter is being achieved in large part through B Corporations. And the story of this movement is captured in a wonderful new book by Chris Marquis titled Better Business: How the B Corp Movement Is Remaking Capitalism.
22:43
November 2, 2020
How Cisco Works to Build an Inclusive Future Through the Internet
The following is a conversation between Peter Tavernise, the Executive Director of the Cisco Foundation, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. In this interview, Peter Tavernise, the Executive Director of the Cisco Foundation, shares the following: • Cisco Foundation’s Venture Philanthropy Approach • Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge • The foundation’s response to the current crisis
26:56
November 2, 2020
The Ways the Whitman Institute Seeks to Create Maximum Impact
The following is a conversation between Pia Infante, Co-Executive Director of The Whitman Institute, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. In this interview, Pia Infante, Co-Executive Director of The Whitman Institute, shares the following: • Is now the time to consider spending out? • A Trust-Based Philanthropy Approach • How philanthropy can help create a more equitable future
37:23
November 2, 2020
An Interview with MacArthur Foundation 100&Change Finalist: Community Solutions
The following is a conversation between Beth Sandor, Co-director of Built for Zero, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. And it is indeed a pleasure to welcome to the show one of the six finalists of the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition. She is Beth Sandor, a Principal at Built for Zero, which is an initiative of Community Solutions.
25:03
October 30, 2020
An Interview with MacArthur Foundation 100&Change Finalist: Project ECHO
The following is a conversation between Dr. Sanjeev Arora, Founder and Director of Project ECHO, and Denver Frederick,the Host of The Business of Giving. And it’s indeed a pleasure for me to welcome to the show one of the six finalists of the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition. He is Dr. Sanjeev Arora, the Director and Founder of Project ECHO — ECHO standing for Extension for Community Health Outcomes.
41:42
October 30, 2020
An Interview with MacArthur Foundation 100&Change Finalist: Report for America
The following is a conversation between Steven Waldman, President and Co-Founder of Report for America, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. And it is indeed a pleasure to welcome to the show one of the six finalists of the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition. He is Steven Waldman, the President and Co-Founder of Report for America.
35:43
October 30, 2020
An Interview with MacArthur Foundation 100&Change Finalist: World Mosquito Program
The following is a conversation between Professor Scott O’Neill, Director of the World Mosquito Program, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. And it’s a pleasure to welcome to the show one of the six finalists of the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition. He is Scott O’Neill, the Director of the World Mosquito Program.
21:18
October 30, 2020
A Method to Excel at the #1 Needed Job Skill: Complex Problem Solving
The following is a conversation between Charles Conn, Co-Author of Bulletproof Problem Solving: The One Skill That Changes Everything, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving.  The World Economic Forum lists complex problem solving as the number one skill for jobs in 2020. But how many of us, faced with a difficult problem, just dive right in looking for a solution. My next guest says there's a better way, a much better way by using a simple seven-step approach. He is Charles Conn, the Co-Author of Bulletproof Problem Solving: The One Skill That Changes Everything. Key Points from This Episode Charles Conn defines problem-solving [00:57] What makes problem-solving the ultimate skill for the 21st century [01:56] The three biggest mistakes human make when problem-solving [03:32] The story behind the seven-step process [04:57] Seven Steps to Bulletproof Problem Solving [06:17] The value of telling a great story [07:14] Use the 80-20 rule in problem-solving and have a nice life [08:40] The benefits of a strong hypothesis [09:18] One-day, one-hour answer [10:18] Long versus short work plans [12:16] Logic trees [13:21] Mutually exclusive, collectively exhaustive [14:34] The decision tree [18:04] Problem disaggregation makes a ton of sense especially when it's hot [19:14] The seven-step process can be used for simple to more difficult problems [20:03] The reason we should sometimes be suspicious of experts [26:53] Become a great problem solver [28:12]
30:39
October 29, 2020
“Think Outside the Building” says Harvard Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter
The following is a conversation between Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Professor at Harvard Business School and Author of Think Outside the Building: How Advanced Leaders Can Change the World One Smart Innovation at a Time, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. My next guest believes that the leadership paradigm of the future is the ability to "think outside the building," to overcome establishment paralysis and produce significant innovation for a better world. She is Rosabeth Moss Kanter, the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor of Business at Harvard Business School and the Author of Think Outside the Building: How Advanced Leaders Can Change the World One Smart Innovation at a Time. Key Points from This Episode Rosabeth's POV on some of the world's biggest issues and how it is progressing [01:01] The importance of thinking beyond conventional assumptions and closed networks [03:13] Success requires breaking out [04:22] The inspiration behind the Advanced Leadership Initiative [05:18] The power of vision [07:29] Rethinking the nature of buildings [10:15] What keeps us from imaginative thinking [10:58] The best way to attack a castle [13:26] Radical change requires establishing ideas, conservative moves [14:20] Don't lose sight of the big vision [15:06] The other secret of radical change [16:49] Ray Jetson's big idea - Metamorphosis [18:42] Doug Rauch's  Daily Table [22:19]  Torsten Thiele Global Ocean Trust [26:13] Kanter's Law - Everything can look like a failure in the middle [27:32] The story of the two entrepreneurs who brought solar lighting to West Africa [28:46] Changing the world one smart innovation at a time [31:50]
33:42
October 21, 2020
CombinIng Culture and Technology to Produce Lasting Change
The following is a conversation between Jacqueline Bouvier Copeland, the Founder and CEO of The WISE Fund, and Denver Frederick, the Host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Jacqueline Bouvier Copeland, the Founder and CEO of The WISE Fund, shares the following: • The Impact of Black Philanthropy Month • The Mission of the WISE Fund (Women Invested to Save Earth) • Keys to Creating Successful Social Movements
33:42
October 13, 2020
The Secret to Boosting Organizational Performance: Gratitude
Showing gratitude to employees is the best way to boost performance, yet few executives effectively utilize this simple tool. In fact, new research reveals people are less likely to express gratitude at work than anywhere else. Why is that the case, and what can be done to address it? To find out, it's a pleasure to have with us, Adrian Gostick, the Co-author of Leading with Gratitude: Eight Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Results. Key Points from this Episode: Adrian and his own personal gratitude transformation [00:51] Gratitude is not just about saying thanks [02:20] Where gratitude begins [03:11] Adrian's favorite data point about gratitude [03:44] How managers unknowingly cultivate fear in the workplace [05:07] The reason younger employees need to hear gratitude [07:28]  It takes dedication and humility to change [08:42] Praise effort, reward results [10:44] Finding other ways to motivate people without money [12:17] Where and what great leaders spend majority of their time on [15:15] Start showing gratitude to people by listening to their input [15:54] Personalizing recognition [18:25] Peer-to-peer vs boss-to-peer recognition [21:29] Great cultures find what works for them [23:04] The only answer to gratitude is "Thank you." [23:57] Ways to take gratitude home [26:31]
29:18
October 13, 2020
For The First Time, All The Threats To Democracy Are Present
The following is a conversation between Suzanne Mettler, Co-Author of Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy, and Denver Frederick, the Host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Suzanne Mettler, Co-Author of Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy, shares the following: • What are the four threats to democracy? • When was the last time three of them were present? • When did the expansion of the executive branch begin?
30:14
October 13, 2020
Black Philanthropy and Giving Circles
The following is a conversation between Tracey Webb, the Founder of Black Benefactors, and Denver Frederick, the Host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Tracey Webb, Founder of Black Benefactors, shares the following: • Misunderstandings of Black Philanthropy • The Importance of Capacity Building at Black-Led Nonprofits • Impact of Black Philanthropy Month
16:24
October 7, 2020
Promoting Free Speech in a More Inclusive Public Culture
The following is a conversation between Suzanne Nossel, CEO of PEN America and Author of Dare to Speak: Defending Free Speech for All, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving.  In this interview, Suzanne Nossel, CEO of PEN America and Author of Dare to Speak: Defending Free Speech for All, shares the following: •  The Responsibility of the Speaker •  Cancel Culture Versus Censorship  •  Holding Social Media Companies Accountable • China, Industry and Free Speech
22:08
October 7, 2020
The Different Ways Microsoft is Employing Tech for Social Good
Tech for social impact had lots of momentum before the pandemic, and that will only accelerate as a result of COVID-19. To no one's surprise, on the leading edge of this movement is Microsoft. And it's a pleasure to have with us, Justin Spelhaug, Vice President and Head of Tech for Social Impact at Microsoft. Key Points from this Episode: Justin talks about a new blueprint for corporate social impact [01:35] How Team Rubicon mobilized a thousand volunteers a day during this pandemic [04:12] How Microsoft Dynamics 365 helps organizations respond to Hurricane Laura [05:42] Teaming up with UNICEF to provide continuity of education for children and youth in the time of COVID [06:43] How Microsoft is helping people worldwide acquire digital skills in the COVID-19 economy [08:08] Microsoft's predictive analysis work on food insecurity [10:04] Better case management system for refugees with HIAS [12:02] What a common data model can do for nonprofit organizations [14:14] Free training on Microsoft Teams, Azure, and other capabilities to support the nonprofit sector [15:58] An important investment area for Microsoft and for the planet [17:27]
19:53
October 7, 2020
How to Develop a Competitive Edge to Stand Apart from the Crowd
How do you find a competitive edge when the obstacles feel insurmountable? How do you get people to take you seriously when they're predisposed not to, and perhaps have already written you off? My next guest recommends creating your own edge by confronting the factors that seem like shortcomings and turning them into assets that make others take notice. She is Laura Huang, a Professor at the Harvard Business School and Author of Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage. Key Points from this Episode: Laura on how hard work is critical but it is signals, perception, and stereotypes that often dictate success and outcomes [01:22] Hone that intuition around how others see you [06:38] Identify your basic goods [08:11] Be truly self-aware [09:49] Like a tree, you need to prune to grow [10:43] Delight and the power of starting a conversation [13:40] The importance of guiding people to your authentic self [17:41] There is no "self;" There are "selves" [18:44] Like a diamond [19:08] How to make your effort and hard work work harder for you [20:34] Why companies should teach employees to cultivate their own edge [23:38] Constraints empower us  [24:35] People saying No to you help hone your intuition around how they perceive you [27:26] Between fear of failure and embarrassment [29:38] Teaching kids to cultivate their own edge [32:13] Be the prom queen [34:56]
36:29
October 7, 2020
Organizations Committed to Racial Justice Need to Examine What They’re Doing Out in the World
Rinku Sen is a widely-read and respected theorist and practitioner of racial justice organizing, advocacy and media. She co-founded and served as publisher of the groundbreaking media outlet Colorlines, has led a number of organizations, and written a couple of books including Stir It Up: Lessons in Community Organizing and Advocacy. And she's with us now.
42:32
September 29, 2020
Is the U.S. Showing Signs of the Most Corrupt Countries in the World?
The United States is showing signs similar to some of the most corrupt countries in the world, and this corruption is determining the shape of our government and affecting all levels of society. This is a topic of a brand-new book by prizewinning journalist Sarah Chayes titled On Corruption in America: And What Is at Stake.
45:11
September 25, 2020
Ways to Spot Fake News from the Co-Author of Calling Bullshit
Misinformation, disinformation, and fake news abound, and it's increasingly difficult to know what's true and who to believe. What we could all use is a field guide and, thankfully, my next guest has provided us with one. He is Jevin West, Director of the Center for an Informed Public at the University of Washington, and Co-author of Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World.
26:59
September 24, 2020
What You Need to Know About Emotional Intelligence in the Time of Covid
With the pressures, stresses and uncertainties of the current moment, emotional intelligence has never been more important. And it's a pleasure to have with us today the foremost expert in the field. He is Dr. Marc Brackett, the Founding Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Author of Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help our Kids, Ourselves, and our Society Thrive.
30:23
September 24, 2020
How Values Guide the Work of the Walton Family Foundation
It was some 33 years ago that Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart, and his wife, Helen started the Walton Family Foundation. It has gone on to be one of the most highly regarded and thoughtful family foundations in the country, with three major areas of focus and a never-ending commitment to learn and get better. And it's a pleasure to have with us Caryl Stern, the Executive Director of the Walton Family Foundation.
22:37
September 23, 2020
Co-Author of Unleashed Says That Leadership Is Not About You
Have you read and studied and thought about what you need to do to be a more effective leader? My next guest suggests that a good place to start would be thinking a bit less about you and more about the people around you. She is Anne Morriss, Executive Founder of The Leadership Consortium and Co-author of Unleashed: The Unapologetic Leader’s Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You.
32:38
September 21, 2020
How to Make More Ethical Choices By Aspiring to Be Better, Not Perfect
Every day, we make hundreds of decisions. Although many of these choices don't seem to contain an ethical component, we would be well-served to examine that carefully. In so doing, we just might find ourselves doing more good and creating greater value for the world around us. This is the subject of a new book by award-winning scholar and Harvard Business School Professor Max Bazerman titled Better, Not Perfect: A Realist's Guide to Maximum Sustainable Goodness.
38:47
September 18, 2020
In This Together Co-Author Says Broad Center Coalition Can Solve Our Problems
When a society becomes as polarized and, in many ways, dysfunctional, as America has become, there comes a point when more and more citizens begin to look around and wonder: Is there a better way? My next guest answers that with an emphatic "Yes!" and has started a movement where citizens committed to finding solutions can work together to address our biggest challenges. He is Bill Shireman, the CEO of Future 500 and Co-author of the just released book In This Together: How Republicans, Democrats, Capitalists, and Activists are Uniting to Tackle Climate Change and More
28:10
September 11, 2020
New America CEO Speaks to the Challenges Facing Us
Philanthropy can only be as effective as the ecosystem in which it operates, whether that's a community, the nation, or the world, and those ecosystems are under tremendous stress at the moment. So, to help provide us some context to better understand what is happening. It's a pleasure to have with us a person who's a master of connecting dots that help explain where we are. She's Anne-Marie Slaughter, author, professor, and the CEO of New America, an action tank dedicated to renewing the promise of America.
38:38
September 11, 2020
Beverley Postma, CEO of HarvestPlus, Joins Denver Frederick
And it's indeed a pleasure for me to welcome to the show the Chief Executive Officer of one of the eight semi-finalists of the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition. She is Beverley Postma, the CEO of HarvestPlus
16:54
September 10, 2020
Jay Komarneni, Founder and Chair of Human Diagnosis Project Joins Denver Frederick
And this evening’s semi-finalist is the Human Diagnosis Project, also referred to as Human Dx. And here to tell us about it is their President and CEO, Jay Komarneni.
25:10
September 10, 2020
Internet Archive’s Founder and Digital Librarian, Brewster Kahle and Director of Partnerships Wendy Hanamura Joins Denver Frederick
And tonight, it's a great pleasure to have with us the Founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive, Brewster Kahle, and Wendy Hanamura, who serves as the Director of Partnerships and the project lead in the 100&Change challenge of the MacArthur Foundation.
18:22
September 10, 2020
Sean Callahan, President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, Joins Denver Frederick
And this evening, we'll be joined by our second semi-finalist, Catholic Relief Services, who is looking to change how society cares for children and orphanages with the aim of getting them into family settings. And with us to discuss it is their President and CEO, Sean Callahan.
17:04
September 10, 2020
Dr. Geoffrey Tabin, Co-founder of the Himalayan Cataract Project Joins Denver Frederick
And this evening, you’re going to hear from another one of the semi-finalists in the 100&Change initiative of the MacArthur Foundation. He is Dr. Geoffrey Tabin, the Co-founder of the Himalayan Cataract Project.
24:36
September 10, 2020
Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Founder and Co-director of Rice 360°: Institute for Global Health, Joins Denver Frederick
And we have reached the midpoint of featuring the eight semi-finalists of the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition. And tonight, it is a great pleasure to have with us Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum, the Founder and Co-director of Rice University’s 360°: Institute for Global Health.
23:21
September 10, 2020
Sherrie Westin of Sesame Workshop and Sarah Smith of International Rescue Committee Joins Denver Frederick
And this evening’s semi-finalist of the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change initiative is Sesame Workshop, teamed together with the International Rescue Committee to educate children displaced by conflict and persecution. And here to discuss their proposal with us is Sherrie Westin, Executive Vice President of Global Impact and Philanthropy for Sesame Workshop, and Sarah Smith, the Senior Director of Education at the International Rescue Committee.
20:58
September 10, 2020
Dr. Frank Richards, the Director of the River Blindness Elimination Program at The Carter Center, Joins Denver Frederick
And our semi-finalist for this evening in the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change Initiative is The Carter Center, and their proposal is to eliminate river blindness in Nigeria. And here to discuss that with us is Dr. Frank Richards, who is the Director of the River Blindness Elimination Program at The Carter Center.
26:03
September 10, 2020
Executive Director of U.S. Impact Investing Alliance Status Report on the Field Today
The U.S. Impact Investing Alliance is a field-building organization committed to raising awareness of impact investing in the United States, fostering deployment of impact capital, and working with stakeholders to help build the impact investing ecosystem. And here to tell us about all of that, as well as what's happening in this field during this time of crisis is Fran Seegull, the Executive Director of The U.S. Impact Investing Alliance.
36:55
September 4, 2020
Executive Director of Center for Immigration Studies Makes Case for Limited Immigration
Although the pandemic and getting back to school and work are at the top of everyone's mind, this nation's policy on immigration remains a key issue heading into the 2020 presidential election. And here to discuss that with us is Mark Krikorian, the Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies or CIS.
37:56
September 2, 2020
Bottom-Up Policymaking and Organizing Makes a Difference, Says Libra Foundation Executive Director
For nearly two decades, The Libra Foundation has done significant grantmaking in progressive causes and movements, with multigenerational families being closely involved with the foundation, setting its strategy, and interacting with many of the foundations' grantee partners. And here to tell us more about this work and how the foundation has changed over the years is Crystal Hayling, the Executive Director of The Libra Foundation.
31:14
August 31, 2020
Global Ambassador for B Corp Says Companies Must Have a Purpose Agenda
Exceptional government programs and the outstanding work of nonprofit organizations can help address the most vexing social problems facing us, but perhaps, there is no greater force for good than business when that force is channeled in the right way. B Corp is leading the movement to see that happens. And it’s a pleasure to have with us, Lorna Davis, the former CEO of Danone Wave, and currently serving as the Global Ambassador for B Corp.
31:48
August 29, 2020
How One Nonprofit Has Pivoted to Meet Neighborhood Needs During Pandemic
The mission of the Citizens Committee for New York City is to help New Yorkers, especially those in low-income areas, come together and improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. That's a big mission in the best of times, and these are not the best of times. And here to discuss his work with us and what they're doing now in the midst of this pandemic is Dr. Rahsaan Harris, the CEO of the Citizens Committee for New York.
26:36
August 26, 2020
A 2-Year Study Proves Effectiveness of Girls Inc. Programs
Girls Inc. offers programming to girls ages 6 to 18 in more than 1,500 sites throughout the United States and Canada. The organization focuses on what it calls "strong, smart, bold outcomes." And to tell us some more about their work, along with some new research as to its effectiveness, it's a pleasure to have with us, Dr. Stephanie Hull, the President and CEO of Girls Inc.
25:31
August 24, 2020
Blair Sheppard, Author of Ten Years to Midnight, Joins Denver Frederick
COVID-19 has unmasked many societal problems such as racial inequity and our fragile public health system. While there all along, they were somehow hidden in plain sight. So now that our powers of observation have been heightened, it is a perfect time for my next guest. He is Blair Sheppard, the Head of Global Strategy and Leadership for PwC and author of the just released book, Ten Years to Midnight: Four Urgent Global Crises and Their Strategic Solutions. Welcome to the Business of Giving, Blair!
29:52
August 24, 2020
Better Than Most: Generation Citizen
Better Than Most is a regular feature of The Business of Giving, examining the best places to work among social good businesses and nonprofit organizations. Denver: Generation Citizen empowers young people to become engaged and effective citizens, and their workplace culture looks to create the same for its employees. So, I went over to the New York City offices recently to check it out. We'll begin with their CEO, Scott Warren, and then hear from some of the other members of the team. I'd like to thank all those who participated in this piece: Jessica Wise, Maria Mares, Dana Inez, Lauren Hurlbutt, Joie Golomb, Amy Curran, and John Trasviña. And if you would like to hear my full interview with Scott Warren, the CEO of Generation Citizen, just come visit denver-frederick.com.
10:58
August 10, 2020
Activating Social Impact Leaders to Accelerate Equity
The following is a conversation between Monisha Kapila, Founder and CEO of ProInspire, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Monisha Kapila, Founder and CEO of ProInspire, shares the following: • The 16 leadership practices for an inclusive environment • Unique challenges leaders of color faces • Beyond their statements, what boards need to do now
23:34
July 31, 2020
Hispanics in Philanthropy Working on Multiple Fronts
The following is a conversation between Ana Marie Argilagos, President of Hispanics in Philanthropy, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Ana Marie Argilagos, President of Hispanics in Philanthropy, shares the following: • Nature of Latinx philanthropy • Only 1% of philanthropy directed to Hispanics • How the PowerUp Fund is supporting small business through pandemic
28:29
July 28, 2020
Is This the Moment for Pay For Success Projects?
The following is a conversation between Tracy Palandjian, Co-Founder and CEO of Social Finance, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Tracy Palandjian, Co-Founder and CEO of Social Finance, shares the following: • Why it’s so hard to fund prevention • What is the Career Impact Bond? • Key leadership takeaways from this crisis
30:48
July 22, 2020
NY Phil CEO on Leading an Arts Organization Through a Crisis
The following is a conversation between Deborah Borda, President and CEO of the New York Philharmonic, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Deborah Borda, President and CEO of the New York Philharmonic, shares the following: • Tough decisions that the NY Philharmonic had had to make • Keeping donors engaged • The future of touring
20:59
July 8, 2020
How Sirum is Trying to Solve America’s High Cost Drug Problem
Recycling Usable Medicine to Those Who Can’t Afford it Up to 25% of People Fail to Refill Their Prescription Because of Cost The Impact that is Possible with a Tech Nonprofit
27:44
July 8, 2020
DataKind Founder on Their Evolution from Project Work to Impact Practices
The following is a conversation between Jake Porway, Founder and Executive Director of DataKind, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Jake Porway, Founder and Executive Director of DataKind, shares the following: • The Role of Data Science during Covid-19 • Challenge of data digitization • How data science is weaponized • To get anti-racist algorithms, you need anti-racist systems and leadership
29:32
July 3, 2020
Lead Authors Discuss Overcoming Racial Bias in Philanthropic Funding
The following is a conversation with Cheryl Dorsey, President of Echoing Green, and Jeff Bradach, Managing Partner of The Bridgespan Group, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Cheryl Dorsey, President of Echoing Green, and Jeff Bradach, Managing Partner of The Bridgespan Group, shares the following: • Barriers leaders of color encounter • Funding difference of White and Black-led organizations • Examples of philanthropists who have put racial equity at the center
35:33
June 23, 2020
How GirlTrek Prepared to Meet this Moment
The following is a conversation between Morgan Dixon, Co-Founder and CEO of GirlTrek, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Morgan Dixon, Co-Founder and CEO of GirlTrek, shares the following: • Phenomenal growth of GirlTrek • Inspiration that Black women from history provide • FundraIsing challenges for Women of Color
20:51
June 19, 2020
“Take Five” with Jim Firman, President and CEO of National Council on Aging (NCOA)
Denver:  We're going to play Take Five with Jim Firman, the President and CEO of NCOA. Are you ready to go, Jim? Jim: I’m ready to go.
03:53
June 17, 2020
Jim Firman, President and CEO of National Council on Aging (NCOA) Joins Denver Frederick
One of the most underreported stories is the aging of the population, not just here, but across the world. It is rarely discussed and is an issue that not only individuals are failing to prepare for, but so are their governments. An organization that has been focused on it in the US since 1950 is the National Council on Aging or NCOA, and it's a pleasure to have with us their President and CEO, Jim Firman.
28:58
June 17, 2020
BAM CEO on Navigating an Arts Organization Through a Time of Crisis
The following is a conversation between Katy Clark, President of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Katy Clark, President of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, shares the following: • Financial hit to the Brooklyn Academy of Music from COVID-19 • Keys to conducting a successful virtual gala • Supporting artists during this time
21:09
June 17, 2020
“Take Five” with Dr. Neal Barnard, Author of Your Body in Health and Founder of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Denver: So we're going to play Take Five with Dr. Neal Barnard, author of Your Body In Balance. Are you ready, Neal? Neal: I'm ready. Denver: What is today's most underreported story? Neal: I think the most underreported story is the fact that you actually can change your health based on what you eat, more effectively than you can by taking medications in many cases.
04:25
June 16, 2020
Dr. Neal Barnard, Author of Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health, and Founder of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and Denver Frederick
You might ask whether we need still another book on diet and health, but the one we're about to discuss is a little different. It addresses hormones and health, and the impact certain foods have on our hormonal balance. The book is called Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health. And it's a pleasure to have with us its author who is also the Founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Dr. Neal Barnard.
35:58
June 16, 2020
Kiva CEO on the Role of Microfinance During a Global Pandemic
The following is a conversation between Neville Crawley, Chief Executive Officer of Kiva, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Neville Crawley, Chief Executive Officer of Kiva, shares the following: Agility of Crowdfunding Loans in a Time of Crisis Challenge to Originate And Collect on Loans Opportunities Coming out of this period of adversity
17:12
June 16, 2020
How New Yorkers Have Stepped Up to Volunteer in a Time of Crisis
The following is a conversation between Gary Bagley, Executive Director of New York Cares, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Gary Bagley, Executive Director of New York Cares, shares the following: • A significant increase in People Volunteering over the same period last year • The importance of reasserting the Value Proposition of Volunteering •  New Designs  on how to Volunteer Virtually
34:13
June 16, 2020
Harvard Business Review Editor on Staying Timely and Relevant In a Crisis
The following is a conversation between Adi Ignatius, the Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Business Review, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Adi Ignatius, the Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Business Review, shares the following: • How HBR has editorially responded to pandemic and racial injustice • The recent piece that went viral like no other • HBR now on TikTok and with TV show on LinkedIn called “HBR Quarantined”
29:46
June 11, 2020
The Reforms Needed to Fairly Treat Our “Essential Workers”
The following is a conversation with Ai-jen Poo, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Sarita Gupta, Director of the Future of Work(ers) at the Ford Foundation, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Ai-jen Poo, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and Sarita Gupta, Director of the Future of Work(ers) at the Ford Foundation, shares the following: • Why essential workers are paid so poorly • Workers rights and the social protections needed • Fixing systemic imbalances • Universal Family Care
38:18
June 10, 2020
Upsolve CEO Explains How Bankruptcy Court Needs to be Reformed to Become Just
The following is a conversation between Rohan Pavuluri, Co-Founder and CEO of Upsolve, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Rohan Pavuluri, Co-Founder and CEO of Upsolve, shares the following: • The pros and cons of filing for bankruptcy • Courts should redesign their rules and processes around the assumption that people don’t have a lawyer • The rules that lawyers in America use today to regulate their own profession promote racial inequity
20:06
June 8, 2020
Red Cross CEO on Nation’s Blood Supply and Responding to Emergencies in This New Environment
The following is a conversation between Gail McGovern, President and CEO of the American Red Cross, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Gail McGovern, President and CEO of the American Red Cross, shares the following: • The normal blood supply and when it becomes critical •  Reimagining service delivery model to adhere to social distancing • Virtual Family Assistance Center
37:14
June 8, 2020
What Big Philanthropy Can Learn From Giving Circles
The following is a conversation between Sara Lomelin Velten, Executive Director of Philanthropy Together, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. • The Huge Growth in Giving Circles • What Makes Giving Circles Right for this Moment • Rewriting the Rules of Philanthropy
24:47
June 5, 2020
A Global Pandemic Demands a Global Response, Says ONE Campaign CEO
The following is a conversation between Gayle Smith, President and CEO of the ONE Campaign, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Gayle Smith, President and CEO of the ONE Campaign, shares the following: • Preparedness and the equitable distribution of a vaccine • How Africa is preparing for the pandemic • Celebrities #PassTheMic to COVID-19 Experts
21:56
June 4, 2020
Classy CEO Says That Online is Vital to Bring Donors Along on the Giving Journey
The following is a conversation between Scot Chisholm, Co-Founder and CEO of Classy.org, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Scot Chisholm, Co-Founder and CEO of Classy.org, shares the following: • Evolution of Classy over the past 10 years • Impact that recession will likely have on giving • The bar is rising for nonprofits on the quality of online experience
27:53
June 4, 2020
How the Ad Council Moved So Fast in Response to Covid-19
The following is a conversation between Lisa Sherman, President and CEO of the Ad Council, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Lisa Sherman, President and CEO of the Ad Council, shares the following: • The Ad Council is wired for moments like this • PSAs on mental health, parenting, and gratitude to frontline workers • How adjusting to a new reality makes for a better one
19:56
June 3, 2020
CEO of New Story on Building a New Kind of Nonprofit
The following is a conversation between Brett Hagler, Co-Founder and CEO of New Story, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Brett Hagler, Co-Founder and CEO of New Story, shares the following: • How “Moonshot-ing” led them to build homes using a 3-D Printer • To achieve audacious goals, you must share your work and ideas with others. • Hire a “Team of Founders” • In a pandemic, resilience is important. But so is relevance.
26:23
June 3, 2020
#HalfMyDAF: A Creative Idea to Increase the Flow of Resources to Nonprofits
The following is a conversation between David and Jennifer Risher, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, David and Jennifer Risher share the following: • $120 billion are in Donor-Advised Funds • Creating a nudge and incentive for account holders to support struggling organizations • How nonprofits are promoting this idea
15:16
June 2, 2020
COVID-19 and Mental Health: How Prepared Are We?
The following is a conversation between Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO of Mental Health America, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO of Mental Health America, shares the following: • Free mental health screenings on Mental Health America website • 11-17 and 18-24 year-olds are most impacted by pandemic • Tools 2 Thrive and practices to reduce mental stress
20:23
June 1, 2020
Chairman Emeritus of Y&R says Coronavirus is First Real Test for Stakeholder Capitalism
The following is a conversation between Peter Georgescu, Chairman Emeritus of Young & Rubicam, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Peter Georgescu, Chairman Emeritus of Young & Rubicam, shares the following: • The false narrative of universal prosperity • When capitalism got out of balance • The role that business must play to create a more equitable society
41:35
June 1, 2020
Philanthropic Capital Brings Values to the Table Says Blueprint Local CEO
The following is a conversation between Ross Baird, Founder of Blueprint Local, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Ross Baird, Founder and CEO of Blueprint Local, shares the following: • Small is beautiful as people invest in places and communities they care about. • The problem with investment capital going to the same type of people in the same cities • Financial institutions need to be reimagined for the 21st-century economy
31:22
May 28, 2020
FSG Co-CEO on Philanthropy’s Response to COVID-19
The following is a conversation between Lauren A. Smith, Co-CEO of FSG, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Lauren A. Smith, Co-CEO of FSG, shares the following: • The Purpose Playbook: How Companies Can Lead with Purpose • Creative ways foundations can use their balance sheet to support nonprofits • Shifts in ways that FSG is doing its work
24:29
May 28, 2020
Encore.org CEO on Uniting the Generations
The following is a conversation between Marc Freedman, Founder and CEO of Encore.org, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Marc Freedman, Founder and CEO of Encore.org, shares the following: • Through history, interdependence between young and old was the natural state. • Older people who mentor are three times happier • “A society grows great when people grow trees whose shade they know they will never sit in.”
22:50
May 28, 2020
Heinz Endowments President Says Nonprofit Sector is Ripe for Reinvention
The following is a conversation between Grant Oliphant, President of The Heinz Endowments, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Grant Oliphant, President of The Heinz Endowments, shares the following: • The challenges of the “reimagining” phase after a crisis • The role of advocacy and public policy • The importance of a leader showing vulnerability in difficult times
31:03
May 27, 2020
Network for Good CEO Shares Fundraising Trends Since Pandemic
The following is a conversation between Bill Strathmann, Chief Executive Officer of Network for Good, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. n this interview, Bill Strathmann, Chief Executive Officer of Network for Good, shares the following: • Fundraise Now when the giving is happening • Virtual events have been able to reach a national audience • No inertia around digital technology anymore
18:45
May 27, 2020
Rob Reich on Philanthropy in a Time of Crisis
The following is a conversation between Rob Reich, the Co-Director of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, and Author of Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Rob Reich, the Co-Director of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and Author of Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better, shares the following: • How philanthropy is failing democracy • Its difficult relationship with justice and equality • What this crisis has made philanthropy realize
21:14
May 27, 2020
How Beyond 12 Has Doubled Down on Their Growth Strategy During Pandemic
The following is a conversation between Alexandra Bernadotte, Founder and CEO of Beyond 12, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Alexandra Bernadotte, Founder and CEO of Beyond 12, shares the following: • Alex’s difficult journey through college inspired her to start Beyond 12 • Key elementals to the Beyond 12 model • The characteristics of a Tech Nonprofit
21:04
May 22, 2020
National Philanthropic Trust CEO Sees Record Outflows from Donor Advised Funds
The following is a conversation between Eileen Heisman, President and CEO of the National Philanthropic Trust, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Eileen Heisman, President and CEO of the National Philanthropic Trust, shares the following: • Double the amount in April over last year • Donors also giving to help support their favorite charity • Community Foundations and DAFs
23:35
May 21, 2020
Dr. Carmen Rojas Believes Philanthropy is Facing an Existential Crisis
The following is a conversation between Dr. Carmen Rojas, Incoming President and CEO of the Marguerite Casey Foundation, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Dr. Carmen Rojas, Incoming President and CEO of the Marguerite Casey Foundation, shares the following: • Incoming CEO of Marguerite Casey on sector challenges • The need to discuss ideology, power, and politics • Sector resources can only be effective if the system in which they operate changes
27:35
May 21, 2020
Commonwealth Fund President on COVID-19 and the US Healthcare System
The following is a conversation between Dr. David Blumenthal, President of The Commonwealth Fund, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Dr. David Blumenthal, President of The Commonwealth Fund, shares the following: • Our lack of trust in government as an organizing force in society • Other reasons why the country was not prepared for this pandemic • The problem of a healthcare system that depends upon the volume of what walks through its doors and not sustained as a vital infrastructure
22:06
May 20, 2020
Center for Disaster Philanthropy CEO on the Many Dimensions of the Covid-19 Crisis
The following is a conversation between Patricia McIlreavy, Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Patricia McIlreavy, Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, shares the following: • The life cycles of disasters • The challenges or managing other disasters occurring during pandemic • The advice they’re giving to clients
24:42
May 20, 2020
Grameen America Reimagines Business Model to Support 52,000 Women Entrepreneurs
The following is a conversation between Andrea Jung, President and CEO of Grameen America, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Andrea Jung, President and CEO of Grameen America, shares the following: • 2,450 virtual meetings per week • Economic Relief and Recovery Fund • Keys to leadership in a crisis
20:45
May 19, 2020
Electronic Frontier Foundation Executive Director on Protecting Digital Rights in Pandemic
The following is a conversation between Cindy Cohn, the Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Cindy Cohn, the Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, shares the following: • Dangers of surveillance and facial recognition • Issues of data privacy, free speech, and government transparency • Winning the .ORG legal battle
20:04
May 19, 2020
Giving Evidence Director Looks at How Giving is Done During Pandemic
The following is a conversation between Caroline Fiennes, the Founder and Director of Giving Evidence, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Caroline Fiennes, the Founder and Director of Giving Evidence, shares the following: • Funders have changed their behavior. What will the impact be? • Donors should give to orgs where those they admire have given to, “copy their homework. • Believes impact of the pandemic will be overestimated in the short term and underestimated in the long term
26:47
May 18, 2020
Heifer International CEO Focused on Only What He Can Do During Pandemic
The following is a conversation between Pierre Ferrari, President and CEO of Heifer International, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Pierre Ferrari, President and CEO of Heifer International, shares the following: • Passing on the Gift is part of Heifer International's charitable model • Farmers taking product directly to consumers • Why Heifer recently joined the Facebook-led Libra Association
24:21
May 18, 2020
Jacqueline Novogratz On Her New Book - Manifesto for a Moral Revolution: Practices to Build a Better World.
In this interview, Jacqueline Novogratz, Author of Manifesto for a Moral Revolution: Practices to Build a Better World, shares the following: Moral Leadership and Taking on the Status Quo The Need to Redefine Success Path of Moral Leadership
30:38
May 16, 2020
Challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Rural America
The following is a conversation between Matt Dunne, Founder and Executive Director of the Center on Rural Innovation, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. The Work of the Center on Rural Innovation Lack of Universal Broadband Limits Telehealth And Home Schooling An Inclusive Rebuild Must Include Rural America
26:39
May 15, 2020
The Carter Center CEO Discusses Impact of Pandemic on Mental Health, Human Rights, and the Election
The following is a conversation between Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters, Chief Executive Officer of The Carter Center, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters, Chief Executive Officer of The Carter Center, shares the following: • Mental Health is a focus of Mrs. Carter • Emergency measures taken by governments outside the legal process • Voting by Mail
24:23
May 15, 2020
Annie E. Casey CEO Speaks about Vulnerable Children in a Crisis
The following is a conversation between Lisa Hamilton, President and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Lisa Hamilton, President and CEO of The Annie E. Casey Foundation shares the following: • How the Foundation has responded to be a good partner • Dramatic decline in juvenile detention during pandemic • Results Count tools for leaders now
20:01
May 14, 2020
HBS Professor Rebecca Henderson on “Reimagining Capitalism”
The following is a conversation between Rebecca Henderson, Author of Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Rebecca Henderson, Author of Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire and Harvard Business School Professor, shares the following: • Why the Need to Reimagine and not Discard • The Roles of Government and the Social Sector • Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire
44:15
May 14, 2020
Empower Work Founder Discusses Work Issues Arising from Pandemic
The following is a conversation between Jamie-Alexis Fowler, Founder and Executive Director of Empower Work, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Jamie-Alexis Fowler, Founder and Executive Director of Empower Work, shares the following: • A Crisis Text Line for work • Worker issues with employers during COVID-19 crisis • How a tech nonprofit looks to scale
17:41
May 12, 2020
Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth Doubles Down on Its Commitment
The following is a conversation between Shamina Singh, Founder and President of Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Shamina Singh, Founder and President of Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, shares the following: • Connecting 1 billion people to the digital economy • Opportunity Zones Inclusive Growth Score • Commitment to support small business
20:05
May 12, 2020
Devex Founding President Says International Development Model Could Change
The following is a conversation between Raj Kumar, President and Editor-in-Chief of Devex, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Raj Kumar, President and Editor-in-Chief of Devex, shares the following: • Experts have been predicting a pandemic was inevitable • The international NGO’s facing the greatest risk • Waves of funding challenges that lay ahead
25:22
May 11, 2020
JUST Capital CEO Says the Actions Companies Take Now Will Define Their Futures
The following is a conversation between Martin Whittaker, the founding Chief Executive Officer of JUST Capital, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Martin Whittaker, the founding Chief Executive Officer of JUST Capital, shares the following: • Learn about the COVID-19 Corporate Response Tracker • Danger of not creating a just and inclusive recovery • Actions companies take now will become a public record of their commitment to purpose
22:40
May 11, 2020
Vu Le on What the Philanthropic Sector Needs to Do Now
The following is a conversation between Vu Le, Owner of Nonprofit AF Blog, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Vu Le, Owner of Nonprofit AF Blog, shares the following: • Question assumptions on why certain constructs ever existed in the first place • Why progressives have to work more intentionally on systems change • The need to elect more women of color to political office
22:40
May 8, 2020
CEO of Community Wealth Partners on Impact of COVID-19 on the Sector
The following is a conversation between Amy Celep, Chief Executive Officer of Community Wealth Partners, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Amy Celep, Chief Executive Officer of Community Wealth Partners, shares the following: • Scenario planning and the importance of leading indicators • The need for grantees to be bold with funders • Leading and Working Effectively in a Virtual World
28:58
May 8, 2020
Jeff Walker on the Importance of Self-Inquiry for Leaders
The following is a conversation between Jeff Walker, Chairman of New Profit, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Jeff Walker, Chairman of New Profit, shares the following: • The value of self-inquiry • Five shifts cultivated through this practice • How to start the practice of self-inquiry
22:43
May 7, 2020
MacArthur Foundation President on Responding to a Once-in-a-Lifetime Crisis
The following is a conversation between John Palfrey, President of the MacArthur Foundation, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, John Palfrey, President of the MacArthur Foundation, shares the following: • Balancing short-term urgent needs with long-term sustainability • Switching into a fundraising mode in addition to a grantmaking one • Advice on how nonprofits should approach funders post-Covid
15:43
May 7, 2020
CEO of Code.org Looks to Make this a Moment for Teaching Computer Science
The following is a conversation between Hadi Partovi, Founder and CEO of Code.org, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Hadi Partovi, Founder and CEO of Code.org, shares the following: • Correlation between computer science and proficiency in other subjects • Latest offering is Code Break which has featured Bill Gates, Mark Cuban, and Ashton Kutcher • Empathy and creativity needed in a crisis
18:24
May 6, 2020
WFP USA Leader says Acute Hunger Could Double by Year-end
The following is a conversation between Barron Segar, President and CEO of the World Food Program USA, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Barron Segar, President and CEO of the World Food Program USA, shares the following: • People suffering from acute hunger could rise from 130 million to 265 million • Costs: 46 cents to feed a person a meal • The importance of keeping staff connected to mission
23:29
May 6, 2020
CEO of CARE USA on How They’re Drawing on 75 Years of Experience
The following is a conversation between Michelle Nunn, President and CEO of CARE USA, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Michelle Nunn, President and CEO of CARE USA, shares the following: • COVID-19 risks washing away decades of progress in reducing poverty and food insecurity • Campaign against gender-based violence during a shelter-in-place lockdown • Ways you can help frontline workers in US through a “CARE package”
22:49
May 5, 2020
NFF CEO Says Sector Must Make the Way We’re Now Working Together the New Normal
The following is a conversation between Antony Bugg-Levine, Chief Executive Officer of Nonprofit Finance Fund, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Antony Bugg-Levine, Chief Executive Officer of Nonprofit Finance Fund, shares the following: • Nonprofit leaders feeling haunted......yet undaunted • Organizations need to ask: What is the core of their work that must be preserved at all costs? • Crisis has highlighted the potential of what funders and nonprofits are capable of doing together.
26:19
May 5, 2020
Is this Impact Investing’s Moment?
The following is a conversation between Amit Bouri, Co-founder and CEO of The GIIN, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Amit Bouri, Co-founder and CEO of The GIIN, shares the following: • The relationship between business, society, investors and the planet is in flux. • Who we think is essential to maintaining our society has changed dramatically • How impact investing will be viewed on the other side of this pandemic
14:46
May 5, 2020
EducationSuperHighway Pivots to Bring Internet Access into the Home
The following is a conversation between Evan Marwell, Founder and CEO of EducationSuperHighway, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Evan Marwell, Founder and CEO of EducationSuperHighway, shares the following: • You must define what success means • Know what your partners can and cannot do • How education and learning will change
26:53
May 5, 2020
iCivics CEO on How This is a “Civic Moment”
The following is a conversation between Louise Dubé, Executive Director of iCivics, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Louise Dubé, Executive Director of iCivics, shares the following: • Listening to their educational partners allowed them to create for this situation. • Federal support for STEM is $154 per child annually; for Civics, it’s 3 cents. • How the education sector will change as a result of COVID-19
21:38
May 4, 2020
COVID-19 Is the Perfect Storm for Addiction
The following is a conversation between Fred Muench, President of the Center on Addiction, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Fred Muench, President of the Center on Addiction, shares the following: • Alcohol sales, particularly hard spirits, have spiked since the lockdown • What the Center on Addiction is hearing on their helpline • Thoughts on how the addiction treatment system can be improved
16:27
May 4, 2020
Hilary Pennington on Ford Foundation’s Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
The following is a conversation between Hilary Pennington, Executive Vice President of Programs at the Ford Foundation, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Hilary Pennington, Executive Vice President of Programs at the Ford Foundation, shares the following: • Importance of multi-year grants • How Ford has gotten much faster and simpler in getting money out the door • The unique role philanthropy can play in reimagining new systems
15:10
May 4, 2020
Woods Hole CEO on the connection between Human Health and Ocean Health
The following is a conversation between Mark Abbott, President and Director of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. Need to Move from ‘Detect and Repair” to “Predict and Prevent” The February Drill they Held on: What to Do in the Event of a Pandemic Explaining Complex things in Simple Ways is Vital for a Leader During a Crisis
16:50
April 30, 2020
CEO of One Love Foundation on Healthy Relationships During Lockdown
The following is a conversation between Katie Hood, Chief Executive Officer of the One Love Foundation, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. Safe shelter in your home is as important as shelter How they reimagined their service delivery model Concentrating  on a limited number of near-term priorities to get team focused
19:30
April 30, 2020
CEO of Comic Relief US on Reimagining Red Nose Day
The following is a conversation between Alison Moore, Chief Executive Officer of Comic Relief US, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. In this interview, Alison Moore, Chief Executive Officer of Comic Relief US, shares the following: • How COVID-19 is impacting the most vulnerable children • The ways their partners have really stepped up • Taking Red Nose Day online
20:45
April 29, 2020
CEO of Global Citizen Year Offers Message to High School Seniors
The following is a conversation between Abby Falik, Founder & CEO of Global Citizen Year, and Denver Frederick, the host of the Business of Giving. Many High School Seniors Opting for Alternatives Other Than College in 2020 Think of this as a Year On Purpose Thoughts on How Organization Will Pivot from Global Fellow Program This Year
20:16
April 29, 2020