Radio Show Host, Speaker, Facilitator & Executive Coach
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.
Latest Guest Interviews
Deborah Rutter, President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Joins Denver Frederick
The following is a conversation between Deborah Rutter, the President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Denver Frederick, Host of The Business of Giving on AM 970 The Answer in New York City....read more
The following is a conversation between Carter Roberts, the President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund, and Denver Frederick, Host of The Business of Giving on AM 970 The Answer in New York City. ...read more
The following is a conversation between Gary Knell, President and CEO of the National Geographic Society, and Denver Frederick, Host of The Business of Giving on AM 970 The Answer....read more
Latest Better Than Most Segments
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: And this evening, you’ll be heading up just north of Columbus Circle in New York into the happy and...read more
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: And this evening, we're going to go across the Hudson River and over to West Orange, New Jersey in an...read more
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: And this evening, we're going to take you down to Arlington, Virginia into the offices of the...read more
Latest “Take 5” Lightning Rounds
https://soundcloud.com/business-of-giving/take-5-kyle-zimmer Transcript Denver: I’m here with Kyle Zimmer, the President and CEO First Book to do Take Five. Are you ready, Kyle? Kyle: I am ready! Denver: What idea in philanthropy is ready for retirement? Kyle:...read more
It's time for Take Five-- a recurring feature of the Business of Giving with five or so quick questions posed to the leaders of philanthropy, business and social enterprise. This week's Take Five is with Jake Porway, the founder and executive director of DataKind....read more
SPEAKING, FACILITATING, & COACHING
A key differentiator of the highest performing nonprofits is their belief in Executive Coaching…and not just for the senior staff but for people throughout the organization. Not only is it transformative for the individual but for the whole organization. A “coaching culture” is becoming synonymous with places people thrive and want to stay.
What Leaders Are Saying
Donnel Baird - Founder BlocPower
“Denver Frederick is a brilliant host who’s show is addressing a megatrend: how to create social or environmental impact with one’s capital. Wall Street wealth management firms and business schools alike are making dramatic strategic changes to address the “impact” wave, and Denver’s show is the place where the most important leaders in the impact and philanthropic industry are interviewed about their work, their lives, and the business of the impact that they hope to create.
Denver was the best prepared interviewer I’ve ever encountered.”
Annie Griffiths - Executive Director Ripple Effect Images“It was an absolute delight being interviewed for your program, The Business of Giving. In times like these, I believe Americans crave positive programming and innovative solutions. Your excellent preparation for our interview allowed for us to discuss important issues with candor and warmth. Many thanks for the work that you do.”
Adarsh Alphons - Founder ProjectArt“This show offers influential platform where contemporary, global conversations about the hugely evolving sectors of philanthropy and social impact can be held in an easy to understand, fireside-chat manner. Its audience is ever growing, from millenials who demand brands become more socially conscious (think Toms to Warby Parker) to Baby Boomers, who will carry out the largest transfer of wealth in American history, with some of that certainly earmarked for philanthropy.”
Gordon Berlin - President MDRC
“Philanthropy is best thought of as the R+D arm of the social sector. It can take risks, try new approaches, and challenge conventional wisdoms. But if the lessons it learns are to have their intended effect on the making of public policy, it must also reach and inform the public. Using a radio interview broadcast format, The Business of Giving effectively plays that role, introducing leaders in the nonprofit sector working on the front lines of social change to the public at large.
Interviewing leaders from the nonprofit sector working to find solutions to some of the nation’s most pressing social problems, The Business of Giving forsakes screaming ideology and blustering attack in favor of educating, engaging and informing.”
Carol Glazer - President National Organization on Disability
“I can honestly say that in his striving for the “truth,” and his concern for in-depth reporting of issues, Denver Frederick makes you want to learn, and listen, more and more. He does his homework like no other journalist I know. That includes not only learning about the issues and the fields he’s covering, but the people he’s talking to. In an hour-long interview we had about disability in America and my organization that’s helping those with disabilities access jobs, Denver came prepared with chapter and verse knowledge not only about my organization and our field, but about me as a mother, professional and CEO of a nonprofit organization. All of the dilemmas, the conflicts, the joys and frustrations. The subtleties of politics and relationships. The ways in which leaders are called on to take risks, demonstrate optimism and courage, no matter what the odds.
He’s not afraid to ask tough questions, and he does his homework so well, he knows exactly what those questions are. He has stories galore, but knows when to keep quiet and let his subjects take the stage.