Radio Show Host, Speaker, Facilitator & Executive Coach

Denver Frederick is the Host of The Business of Giving, heard every Sunday evening from 6 to 7 PM ET on WMYM – AM 970 in New York. 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.

Latest Guest Interviews

William Meehan and Kim Starkey Jonker, Co-authors of Engine of Impact, Join Denver Frederick

We live in an era where there is no shortage of isolated pieces of advice and wisdom that can help you get better at almost anything — from golf to time management — at least for a little while. What is often lacking, however, is a serious, well-researched, and thoughtful source on how to make a real and lasting change. That blueprint has largely been missing for nonprofit organizations until now. It comes in the form of a new book entitled Engine of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector. And with us tonight, we have its co-authors, William Meehan who lectures on Strategic Leadership at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and Kim Starkey Jonker, President and CEO of King Philanthropies.

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Loreen Arbus, President of the Loreen Arbus Foundation, Joins Denver Frederick

If I read all the things that my next guest has done, the organization she has started the causes that she has been involved with and the recognition that she has received, you would think we were about to have a panel discussion, but we’re not. She is Loreen Arbus, the first woman to head programming on a television network for Showtime and then again later at the Cable Health Network, Lifetime. And among other things is the President of the Loreen Arbus Foundation.

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Daryl Brewster and Carmen Perez of CECP, The CEO Force For Good, Join Denver Frederick

In the world of philanthropy, one of the most anticipated reports is Giving in Numbers issued by CECP, the CEO Force For Good, in partnership with the Conference Board. It’s an in-depth analysis of corporate giving and employee engagement data from the world’s largest companies. And here to share some of the highlights with us are Daryl Brewster, the Chief Executive Officer of CECP and Carmen Perez, their Director or Data Insights.

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Latest Better Than Most Segments

The Business of Giving Visits the Offices of McGraw-Hill Education

Denver: This evening, we will be going over to 2 Penn Plaza, right at the top of Penn Station in Manhattan, into the offices of McGraw-Hill Education. They are a purpose-driven business whose mission is to accelerate learning through intuitive, engaging, efficient, and effective experiences grounded in research. It’s a great place to work as you will hear from their passionate and dedicated team.

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The Business of Giving Visits the Offices of DREAM

This evening, we’re going to head uptown to 103rd St. and Second Avenue to visit DREAM. DREAM, formerly Harlem RBI, has been using the power of teams to inspire youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams since 1991. We’ll start with their Executive Director Rich Berlin, and then hear from other members of the DREAM Team.

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Latest “Take 5” Lightning Rounds


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.

Andrea Jung - President and CEO Grameen America

“The Business of Giving is the only program of its kind that connects listeners directly with the change makers that are working to address our most pressing challenges. In today’s fast-paced news cycle, there is unique value in Denver Frederick’s ability to go beyond the surface and get to the heart of which solutions are providing the most social good and why.”