The Wikimedia Foundation was created to ensure that Wikipedia was reserved as a nonprofit entity with respect for community governance and conducted in the public interest and in the public spirit. And here to tell us how they raise the bucks to pay the bills and support their community is Lisa Seitz-Gruwell, chief revenue officer of the Wikimedia Foundation.
When I first heard of the Wikimedia Foundation, I wasn’t exactly sure what it was. So, I did what I frequently do when I want to learn more about something, I went to Wikipedia to find out.
And another way to have found out would have been to speak with Katherine Maher, the chief executive officer and executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, which we will do right now.
SMASH was one of the earliest STEM education programs created in the United States as a way to prepare students of color for STEM college studies. Their vision is an ecosystem where every student, regardless of their zip code, has the opportunity to participate in and thrive in the global economy. And here to tell us more about it and how they’ve adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic is Eli Kennedy, the chief executive officer of SMASH.
Executive Coach Jerry Colonna believes leaders need to engage in radical self-inquiry, which builds the maturity required for leaders to lift up others and not just themselves. His book, Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up has served as a guide and inspiration for many to cut through their own delusions so they can figure out who they really are and what they want. And he is with us now.
The Jed Foundation is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. This is an issue that has become far more urgent during the current pandemic. What exactly has been the impact of this extended lockdown? And how has Jed responded to better serve young people? Here to discuss that, it’s a pleasure to have with us, John MacPhee, the executive director and CEO of The Jed Foundation.