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The Business of Giving

The Business of Giving

By The Business of Giving
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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Eye to Eye’s Culture Where Every Employee is Put in a Position to Succeed
Recent events have compelled nonprofit organizations to change the way they get work done, how they deliver their services, and what they do to achieve a more just and equitable society. So, The Business of Giving has connected with those organizations that are doing this exceptionally well in a segment we call: The Paths Forward. Because there is more than just one way. In this edition of The Paths Forward we’ll speak with team members at Eye to Eye, Their mission is to improve the educational experience and outcomes of every student who learns differently, including those with specific learning disabilities, (ADHD), or other similar challenges related to learning. We’ll start with David Flink, Chief Empowerment Officer and Marcus Soutra, President, who’ll share their perspectives about their work and organization.
15:47
May 20, 2022
The Ways Crisis Text Line Serves as a Mental Health Emergency Room
The following is a conversation between Dena Trujillo, President & CEO of Crisis Text Line, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, high-quality, text-based mental health support and crisis intervention by empowering a community of trained volunteers to support people in their moments of need. And here to tell us more about this work and the impact  the past two years have had on young people's mental health is Dena Trujillo, the president and CEO of Crisis Text Line.
29:29
May 19, 2022
The Braven Culture: Transparency from the Very Start
Recent events have compelled nonprofit organizations to change the way they get work done, how they deliver their services, and what they do to achieve a more just and equitable society. So, The Business of Giving has connected with those organizations that are doing this exceptionally well in a segment we call: The Paths Forward. Because there is more than just one way. In this edition of The Paths Forward we’ll speak with team members at Braven, an organization dedicated to closing the education-to- employment gap faced by some of our most promising young leaders. We’ll start with Aimée Eubanks Davis, their Founder and CEO, who will tell us how the organization got its start.
11:41
May 19, 2022
Blood:Water Strengthens Partners to End Water and Health Disparities in Africa
The following is a conversation between Jake Smith, Executive Director, and Nadia Kist, Director of Africa Partnerships at Blood:Water, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Blood:Water partners with African community-driven organizations to end water and HIV/AIDS health disparities through organizational strengthening and financial support. And here to tell us more about their mission and the work they're doing are Jake Smith, executive director, and Nadia Kist, director of Africa partnerships for Blood:Water.
30:52
May 09, 2022
Wilderness Foundation Africa’s focus on Species, Spaces and People
The following is a conversation between Andrew Muir, President & CEO of Wilderness Foundation Africa, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Wilderness Foundation Africa, or WFA, works to protect and sustain wildlife and wilderness through integrated conservation and education programs. Whether it's direct action anti-poaching in the field, large landscape wilderness management, or developing rising young leaders from disadvantaged communities for a career in conservation, Wilderness Foundation Africa has been getting results for 50 years. And here to tell us more about their work and the difference that it's making is Andrew Muir, the President and CEO of Wilderness Foundation Africa.
25:25
May 09, 2022
Howard Gilman Foundation: Increasing Support of the NYC Performing Arts Community in Difficult Times
The following is a conversation between Laura Aden, President and CEO of the Howard Gilman Foundation, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Howard Gilman believed in the power of the arts to transform lives. In honoring his legacy, the foundation named for him provides funding and support to New York City-based performing arts organizations that are reflective of the city's vibrant cultural community. And here to tell us more about their work and the impact that the past two years have had on the performing arts in New York City is Laura Aden, the executive director of the Howard Gilman Foundation.
32:33
May 07, 2022
How OceanMind Uses Satellites and AI to Protect the Ocean
The following is a conversation between Nick Wise, co-founder and CEO of OceanMind, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. OceanMind is a nonprofit organization that powers marine enforcement and compliance to protect the ocean's ability to provide for human wellbeing. Using satellites and artificial intelligence, they help authorities enforce more effectively and industry to work more responsibly. And here to explain in more detail how this work is done and the difference that it is making is Nick Wise, the co-founder and CEO of OceanMind.
25:38
May 04, 2022
Luminos Fund: A Culture Where Every Voice is Valued
Recent events have compelled nonprofit organizations to change the way they get work done, how they deliver their services, and what they do to achieve a more just and equitable society. So, The Business of Giving has connected with those organizations that are doing this exceptionally well in a segment we call: The Paths Forward. Because there is more than just one way. In this edition of The Paths Forward we’ll speak with team members at the Luminos Fund, a national impact finance and advisory nonprofit. We’ll start with Caitlin Baron, their President and CEO, who will tell us about the mission of the organization.
13:30
April 28, 2022
Catie’s Closet Opens a Door to a Brighter Future for Students
The following is a conversation between Mickey Cockrell, co-founder and CEO of Catie’s Closet, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Catie's Closet transforms unused spaces into free in-school stores or closets where pre-K through 12th grade students in need have immediate access to basic necessities and quality, up-to-date clothing. Access to clothing and supplies helps to increase students' self-esteem and sense of belonging. And here to tell us more about what they do and the difference they're making is Mickey Cockrell, the co-founder and CEO of Catie's Closet.
25:20
April 26, 2022
ECPAT: A Global Network Dedicated to Ending the Sexual Exploitation of Children
The following is a conversation between Guillaume Landry, Executive Director of ECPAT International, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. ECPAT International is a leading global network exclusively dedicated to ending child prostitution, child pornography, and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes. They advocate for change by putting the crime of child sexual exploitation onto global, regional, and national agendas. And here to tell us about their work and the impact that it is having is Guillaume Landry, the executive director of ECPAT International.
36:49
April 22, 2022
Food Forward: Fighting Hunger by Rescuing Fresh Surplus Produce
The following is a conversation between Rick Nahmias, Founder and CEO of Food Forward, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people experiencing food insecurity, and inspiring others to do the same. And here to tell us how they go about this work and the difference that it is making is Rick Nahmias, the Founder and CEO of Food Forward.
36:42
April 21, 2022
CDC Foundation: A Workplace that Fosters a Network of Encouragement
Recent events have compelled nonprofit organizations to change the way they get work done, how they deliver their services, and what they do to achieve a more just and equitable society. So, The Business of Giving has connected with those organizations that are doing this exceptionally well in a segment we call: The Paths Forward. Because there is more than just one way. In this edition of The Paths Forward we’ll speak with team members at the CDC Foundation, the sole entity created by Congress to mobilize philanthropic and privatesector resources to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s critical health protection work We’ll start with Dr. Judith Monroe, their President and CEO, who will tell us about the organization.
14:19
April 21, 2022
How Brilliant Detroit Builds “Kid Success Neighborhoods”
The following is a conversation between Cindy Eggleston, co-founder and CEO of Brilliant Detroit, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Brilliant Detroit is dedicated to building Kid Success Neighborhoods, where families with children up to eight years of age, have what they need to be school-ready, healthy, and stable. They do this by establishing and operating homes in high-need neighborhoods that offer proven programming to families and children. And here to share with us their model and the impact that it's had on Detroit is Cindy Eggleton, the co-founder and CEO of Brilliant Detroit.
29:05
April 20, 2022
The Innovative Way Amani Global Works is Providing Healthcare to the Most Impoverished and Forgotten Areas of Africa
The following is a conversation between Jacques Sebisaho, co-founder and Executive Director of Amani Global Works, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Amani Global Work's mission is to care, cure, and make whole by providing healthcare to the most impoverished and forgotten areas of Africa. Founded in 2010, their work has been concentrated on the Island of Idjwi, located between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. And here to tell us about that work and the impact that it's had is Dr. Jacques Sebisaho, co-founder and executive director of Amani Global Works.
32:49
April 18, 2022
Homeboy Industries: Lessons from the Largest Gang Rehabilitation and Re-entry Program in rhe World
The following is a conversation between Thomas Vozzo, Chief Executive Officer of Homeboy Industries, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Thomas Vozzo is CEO of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world. In combination with workforce development job training, Homeboy Industries provides healing and alternatives to gang life while creating more inclusive, safer, and healthier communities. He's also the author of the recently released book, The Homeboy Way: A Radical Approach to Business and Life.
33:06
April 15, 2022
Using Technology Barefoot Law is Making Access to Justice a Reality for Millions Across Africa
The following is a conversation between Gerald Abila, Founder of BarefootLaw, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. BarefootLaw's mission is to make legal services readily available to 50 million Africans by 2030. Starting in Uganda, they are harnessing the power of digital technology and innovations like artificial intelligence to assure that every Ugandan has access to justice. And here to tell us more about what they do and the impact they're having is Gerald Abila, the founder of BarefootLaw.
31:30
April 12, 2022
Glasswing International: Empowering Communities, Transforming Lives in Central America
The following is a conversation between Ken Baker, co-founder and CEO of Glasswing International, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. In 2007, Glasswing International was founded based on the knowledge that communities in Latin America face health and education challenges on a grand scale. Their mission is to address the root causes and consequences of violence and poverty through programs that empower youth, mobilize communities, and strengthen public systems. And to learn more about how they go about this work and the impact that it has had, it's a pleasure to have with us, Ken Baker, the co-founder and CEO of Glasswing International.
24:47
April 05, 2022
60 Decibels Co-Founder Discusses Lean Data and Impact Measurement
The following is a conversation between Tom Adams, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of 60 Decibels, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. 60 Decibels is an end-to-end impact measurement company. Using the Lean Data approach, they speak directly to customers, employees, or beneficiaries, returning high-quality data in weeks to help organizations maximize their impact and grow their business. And here to tell us more about what they do and the impact they have had is Tom Adams, the co-founder and chief strategy officer of 60 Decibels.
32:42
April 02, 2022
Brookview House: An Innovative Model Serving Homeless Women and Children
The following is a conversation between Deborah Hughes, President and CEO of Brookview House, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. Founded in 1990, Brookview House is a nonprofit organization led by black and Latinx women that works for justice, equity and systemic change for low-income mothers and their children living in Boston. Its innovative approach addresses the distinct needs of each family member, adults and children. Brookview’s commitment extends beyond its own walls, offering programs to families within the local community as well. And here to tell us more about their work and the impact that it has had is Deborah Hughes, the President and CEO of Brookview House.
19:07
April 01, 2022
APOPO: Training Rats to Rid the World of Landmines and Tuberculosis
The following is a conversation between Christophe Cox, President and CEO of APOPO, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving. APOPO is a global nonprofit that trains African giant pouched rats, nicknamed HeroRATS, to detect landmines or tuberculosis using their extraordinary sense of smell. APOPO’s scent detection technology has a massive potential to relieve human suffering, not just in these two areas but potentially in other unexplored fields as well. And here to tell us how this all works and the impact that it has had, is Christophe Cox, the Co-founder and CEO of APOPO. 
22:56
April 01, 2022
Nest’s Culture of Experimentation Serves it Well During Pandemic
Recent events have compelled nonprofit organizations to change the way they get work done, how they deliver their services, and what they do to achieve a more just and equitable society. So, The Business of Giving has connected with those organizations that are doing this exceptionally well in a segment we call: The Paths Forward. Because there is more than just one way. In this edition of The Paths Forward we’ll speak with team members at Nest. We’ll begin with their CEO, Rebecca Van Bergen, who will tell us of their mission followed by Shalini who explains how they pivoted to continue to deliver their services during the lockdown.
09:37
March 30, 2022
A Culture of Learning Helps Make Social Finance an Exceptional Place to Work
Recent events have compelled nonprofit organizations to change the way they get work done, how they deliver their services, and what they do to achieve a more just and equitable society. So, The Business of Giving has connected with those organizations that are doing this exceptionally well in a segment we call: The Paths Forward. Because there is more than just one way. In this edition of The Paths Forward we’ll speak with team members at Social Finance, a national impact finance and advisory nonprofit. We’ll start with Tracy Palandjian, their President and CEO , who will tell us about the organization.
13:21
March 29, 2022