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.
The YMCA is a leading non-profit committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential purpose and each other, and they’ve been busy this past year reinventing what they do to help address the changing needs of the communities they serve. And here to talk about all that, it’s a pleasure to have with us, the president and CEO of Y USA, Kevin Washington.
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation based in Kansas City was founded in 1966. It works with communities around education and entrepreneurship to increase opportunities that allow all people to learn to take risks, and own their success. And here to discuss that work in more detail with us is Wendy Guillies, the president and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation.
The United States comprises less than 5% of the world’s population, but close to 25% of the world’s prison population. Part of the problem is that there’s a nationwide lack of uniformity in collecting and sharing data in the criminal justice system. It’s a Tower of Babel of sorts, which leads to inefficiency and poor decision-making.
An organization that has made remarkable progress in addressing this seemingly intractable challenge is Recidiviz, and it’s a pleasure to have with us its co-founders, CEO Clementine Jacoby and Head of Product Andrew Warren.
DivInc was the first early-stage tech startup accelerator in Texas, exclusively for people of color and women tech entrepreneurs. And it’s an organization that’s on the move, expanding into other cities, focusing on social justice, innovation and serving women of color entrepreneurs through their Startup Sistas initiative. And it’s a pleasure to have with us now their co-founder and CEO, Preston James.
Camelback Ventures works to identify, develop, and promote underrepresented entrepreneurs working in social impact. It provides them with the coaching, capital, and connections they need to be successful. And here to discuss how they do it and the impact they’ve had is Aaron Walker, the founder and CEO of Camelback Ventures.
Susan G. Komen is the only organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach, and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest impact against this disease. They’ve been doing this for nearly 40 years now. And here to talk about their work as well as their challenges is Paula Schneider, the president and CEO of Susan G. Komen.
Legatum Limited is one of the most interesting enterprises you’ll ever come across. It’s a private investment firm headquartered in Dubai that uses its own funds to invest globally. The firm also invests in activities that promote anti-slavery, health, and educational initiatives, and it does so in a very distinctive fashion. And here to explain it all to us is Mark Stoleson, the CEO, and a partner at Legatum.
Inventium is Australia’s leading innovation and behavioral science consultancy since 2007. This helped provide people from around the world with the tools to innovate, adapt, create, experiment, and grow. They’re also leading the way and helping us all work smarter — so critical in this time of COVID-19. And here to share some of their insights with us is Dr. Amantha Imber, the founder and chief maker of Inventium.
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.