For nearly 50 years, the mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities has been to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children and their families. And like most nonprofits, the past 18 months have been a tumultuous time for them and the families they serve. And here to tell us about that and all that they do is Kelly Dolan, the president and chief executive officer of Ronald McDonald House.
The Malala Fund is an international nonprofit organization that advocates for girls’ education. It was co-founded by Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Laureate and Pakistani activist for female education, and her father Ziauddin. Their goal – to amplify girls’ voices and assure that every girl has access to 12 years of free, safe, and quality education.
And here to share with us more about what they’re doing and how they’re doing it is Suzanne Ehlers, the CEO of the Malala Fund.
One for Democracy is committed to protecting the democratic process for all Americans and ensuring the right of each citizen to have their vote counted. One of their initiatives, the One for Democracy Pledge, asks individuals and foundations to contribute at least 1% of their net worth towards this objective.
And here to tell us about this work, the impact that it has had, and what their future holds, it’s a pleasure to have with us, Billy Watterson, the co-founder and board chair of One for Democracy.
NTEN, founded in 2000, is a community for those interested in the use of technology to support nonprofit organizations and the issues in which they’re engaged. Its signature activity is its annual international conference, which is talked about by most everyone in the sector. This has been a time for a profound change, which includes the equity issues connected with the use of technology, both in the sector and in society at large. And here to discuss some of those issues, it’s a pleasure to have with us, Amy Sample Ward, the CEO of NTEN.
Since the start of the pandemic, The Actors Fund has distributed well over $20 million in financial assistance to thousands of people working in theater, film, television, music, and other entertainment fields. The organization envisions a world in which individuals contributing to our country’s cultural vibrancy are supported, valued, and economically secure.
To learn more about their work and the impact that COVID has had on those in the industry, it’s a pleasure to have with us, Joe Benincasa, the chief executive officer of The Actors Fund.
Social activists have a disproportionately poor quality of life. Many struggle with depression, burnout, high divorce rates, and financial pressure. And while 75% of changemakers surveyed felt that looking after their wellbeing was very important, only 25% reported they actually did to a great extent.
The Wellbeing Project was created to change the culture of the field of social change to one welcoming of inner wellbeing, and to catalyze an infrastructure to support everyone working in the field. They believe that wellbeing inspires welldoing. And here to discuss this work with us is Aaron Pereira and Sandrine Woitrin, the project leads of The Wellbeing Project.