BETTER THAN MOST

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. We go inside the offices of these institutions so you can hear directly from the executive team and staff as to what makes their corporate culture so special and unique.

The Business of Giving Visits the Offices of Teach For America

And for this edition of Better Than Most, we’ll be visiting the New York offices of Teach For America. They’re committed to catalyzing leadership to realize the day when all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. Let’s hear from some of the members of this passionate and dedicated team.

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The Business of Giving Visits the Offices of OPIC

We visit the best corporate cultures of nonprofit organizations and social good businesses, but there are some wonderful work environments in the governmental sector as well. And one of those would be OPIC, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. So today, we’ll be heading down to 1100 New York Avenue in Washington, D.C. to hear from some of the members of the OPIC team.

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The Business of Giving Visits the Offices of Arabella Advisors

Denver: And this evening, you will be going down to Connecticut Avenue in Washington, D.C. to visit the offices of Arabella Advisors, a consulting firm that helps clients improve the world through philanthropy and impact investing. We will begin the segment with their chief executive officer Sampriti Ganguli and then hear from some of the other members of the Arabella team.

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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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The Business of Giving Visits the Offices of Sesame Workshop

“I’ve often said to people – if you know well the CEO of the company, know who that person is, you can predict the corporate culture. Conversely, if you don’t know the CEO at all but you know the corporate culture, you can predict pretty clearly what the attributes and values of the CEO are because, over time, the CEO and culture get very closely aligned. Whatever attributes and values the CEO has and expresses and brings and says “this is what’s important to me,” that’s what the company begins to absorb and take on and deliver on. “

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