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American Humane: Timely Lessons on Bouncing Back from the Brink of Financial Collapse

American Humane: Timely Lessons on Bouncing Back from the Brink of Financial Collapse

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.

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New Ways to Understand and Treat Addiction

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. 

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COVID-19’s Toll on Mental Health and Addiction

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.

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Unpacking the Opioid Crisis: How We Got Here and What To Do Now

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. 

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The Business of Giving Visits the Offices of Generation Citizen

The Business of Giving Visits the Offices of Generation Citizen

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.

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The Business of Giving Visits the Offices of Kiva

The Business of Giving Visits the Offices of Kiva

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: For this edition, we’ll be going to Howard Street in San Francisco and to the headquarters of Kiva, an...

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The Business of Giving Visits the Offices of GiveWell

The Business of Giving Visits the Offices of GiveWell

Denver: And tonight, you’ll be going out to Oakland, California in the headquarter offices of GiveWell. They search for charities that save and improve lives the most per dollar. We’ll begin with their Co-founder and Executive Director Elle Hassenfeld and then hear from some of the other members of the team.

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SPEAKING, MODERATING & 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.

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ABOUT DENVER

Radio Show Host, Speaker, Moderator & Executive Coach

Denver Frederick is the Host of The Business of Giving.

Each week he interviews nonprofit CEOs, corporate leaders, philanthropists and social entrepreneurs on the solutions that they are working on and investing in to make this a better world.

Denver is a Certified Professional Coach for leaders in the social sector. He is also a sought-after speaker on how to create healthy and robust corporate cultures in nonprofit organizations.