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.
Blood:Water partners with African community-driven organizations to end water and HIV/AIDS health disparities through organizational strengthening and financial support. And here to tell us more about their mission and the work they’re doing are Jake Smith, executive director, and Nadia Kist, director of Africa partnerships for Blood:Water
Wilderness Foundation Africa, or WFA, works to protect and sustain wildlife and wilderness through integrated conservation and education programs. Whether it’s direct action anti-poaching in the field, large landscape wilderness management, or developing rising young leaders from disadvantaged communities for a career in conservation, Wilderness Foundation Africa has been getting results for 50 years. And here to tell us more about their work and the difference that it’s making is Andrew Muir, the President and CEO of Wilderness Foundation Africa.
Howard Gilman Foundation: Increasing Support of the NYC Performing Arts Community in Difficult Times
Howard Gilman believed in the power of the arts to transform lives. In honoring his legacy, the foundation named for him provides funding and support to New York City-based performing arts organizations that are reflective of the city’s vibrant cultural community. And here to tell us more about their work and the impact that the past two years have had on the performing arts in New York City is Laura Aden, the executive director of the Howard Gilman Foundation.]
OceanMind is a nonprofit organization that powers marine enforcement and compliance to protect the ocean’s ability to provide for human wellbeing. Using satellites and artificial intelligence, they help authorities enforce more effectively and industry to work more responsibly. And here to explain in more detail how this work is done and the difference that it is making is Nick Wise, the co-founder and CEO of OceanMind.
Catie’s Closet transforms unused spaces into free in-school stores or closets where pre-K through 12th grade students in need have immediate access to basic necessities and quality, up-to-date clothing. Access to clothing and supplies helps to increase students’ self-esteem and sense of belonging. And here to tell us more about what they do and the difference they’re making is Mickey Cockrell, the co-founder and CEO of Catie’s Closet.
ECPAT International is a leading global network exclusively dedicated to ending child prostitution, child pornography, and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes. They advocate for change by putting the crime of child sexual exploitation onto global, regional, and national agendas. And here to tell us about their work and the impact that it is having is Guillaume Landry, the executive director of ECPAT International.
Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people experiencing food insecurity, and inspiring others to do the same. And here to tell us how they go about this work and the difference that it is making is Rick Nahmias, the Founder and CEO of Food Forward.
Brilliant Detroit is dedicated to building Kid Success Neighborhoods, where families with children up to eight years of age, have what they need to be school-ready, healthy, and stable. They do this by establishing and operating homes in high-need neighborhoods that offer proven programming to families and children. And here to share with us their model and the impact that it’s had on Detroit is Cindy Eggleton, the co-founder and CEO of Brilliant Detroit.
The Innovative Way Amani Global Works is Providing Healthcare to the Most Impoverished and Forgotten Areas of Africa
Amani Global Work’s mission is to care, cure, and make whole by providing healthcare to the most impoverished and forgotten areas of Africa. Founded in 2010, their work has been concentrated on the Island of Idjwi, located between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. And here to tell us about that work and the impact that it’s had is Dr. Jacques Sebisaho, co-founder and executive director of Amani Global Works.