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The Business of Giving podcast by Denver Frederick aims to spread the word on social good by featuring the largest and greatest nonprofit organizations in the US. Denver interviews CEOs of nonprofits talking about how their organizations help the world a better place.

Advice for Nonprofits on Handling Their “Napster Moment”

Advice for Nonprofits on Handling Their “Napster Moment”

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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What Nonprofits Need to Know About the Next Generation of Virtual Events

What Nonprofits Need to Know About the Next Generation of Virtual Events

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. 

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How Feeding America Has Responded to the Increased Need

How Feeding America Has Responded to the Increased Need

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.

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A Conversation with Community Solutions CEO on Winning MacArthur’s $100 Million Award To End Homelessness

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.

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The Importance of Community and Governance to Effective Family Philanthropy

The Importance of Community and Governance to Effective Family Philanthropy

The National Center for Family Philanthropy, NCFP, is a source of knowledge and expertise that advocates for the value of family philanthropy. The organization has helped define this burgeoning field, and is assisting donors to navigate a whole new set of realities that have arisen from the events of this past year. And here to discuss those with us, it’s a pleasure to have Nick Tedesco, the president and CEO of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. 

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The Hartford Foundation Evolves to Best Meet Community Needs

The Hartford Foundation Evolves to Best Meet Community Needs

The following is a conversation between Jay Williams, President and CEO of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving.  Denver: The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving brings together dedicated individuals,...

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The Against Malaria Foundation: Lessons from a Perennial Top-Rated Charity

The Against Malaria Foundation: Lessons from a Perennial Top-Rated Charity

The Against Malaria Foundation, AMF, provides long-lasting insecticidal nets to populations at high risk for malaria, primarily in Africa. It has been rated as the most effective charity in the world and is the epitome of a movement called “effective altruism.” And here to tell us more about what they do and how they do it, it’s a pleasure to have with us the founder and CEO of the Against Malaria Foundation, Rob Mather.

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What Nonprofits Need to Know about Cryptocurrency

What Nonprofits Need to Know about Cryptocurrency

If there’s one activity that many nonprofits know very little about but feel an urgency to know an awful lot more… and fast… it would be accepting cryptocurrency contributions. And here to help with that, it’s a pleasure to be joined by Patrick Duffy, the co-founder of The Giving Block.

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