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Just about every challenge a nonprofit faces has been faced by someone else before, and that other someone has made all the usual mistakes, learned as it went along, and ultimately figured out what they needed to do. Arguably, the biggest challenge nonprofits face today is disruption – and on an unprecedented scale. And the other someone in this case is not another nonprofit, but the music industry.
My next guest says there’s a lot we can learn from the experiences of the modern music industry, and he has put it all down in a book. He is Will Page, the former chief economist at Spotify and author of Tarzan Economics: Eight Principles for Pivoting Through Disruption.
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This past year, nonprofit organizations had to cancel countless galas, walks and other activities that are so central to their financial well-being. The silver lining from this, if there is one, is that nonprofits are discovering the benefits of turning towards virtual event technology, even going so far as relying on the gaming industry to make this possible. And here to discuss that with us and what the future might hold is Vince McMullin, the founder and CEO of virtual events platform, GenXP.
Feeding America is a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that provide billions of meals to Americans through food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other community-based agencies. These food banks have adapted to a new level of need during the pandemic, with many people seeking help for the very first time.
And here to talk about the many challenges they have faced, including an urgent need for increased funding, is Casey Marsh, the chief development officer of Feeding America.
A Conversation with Community Solutions CEO on Winning MacArthur’s $100 Million Award To End Homelessness
As regular listeners of this podcast know, The Business of Giving has closely covered the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change global competition since its inception. The competition seeks to identify the proposal that promises the greatest, real, and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time.
This year, MacArthur awarded the $100 million award to Community Solutions to accelerate an end to homelessness in 75 US communities in five years. And here to tell us more about it, it’s a pleasure to have back Rosanne Haggerty, the president and CEO of Community Solutions.
Latest Better Than Most Segments
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.
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...
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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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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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. Denver: What is one of your favorite documentaries or movies? Jim: King of Hearts. Denver: What should we as a society be...
“Take Five” with Dr. Neal Barnard, Author of Your Body in Health and Founder of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
So we’re going to play Take Five with Dr. Neal Barnard, author of Your Body In Balance. Are you ready, Neal?
Denver: We're going to play Take Five with Lindsay Firestone Gruber, the CEO of the Taproot Foundation. Are you ready, Lindsay? Lindsay: I am ready! Denver: What should we as a society be worried about? Lindsay: We should be worried about the fact that we are...
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.