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.
Katherine Milligan is a teacher, writer, speaker and mentor in the field of social entrepreneurship. She’s led the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and launched the first-ever Harvard executive education module on systems change.
Study Hall Educational Foundation Founder on Why Patriarchal Systems in India Must Be Done Away With
Dr. Urvashi Sahni is the founding president and chief executive officer of Study Hall Educational Foundation. She’s a leading expert in school governance, curriculum reform, and teacher training with a special focus on girls’ education and the use of technology in education. Her work on feminist pedagogy has been recognized around the world, and she’s with us now.
Hundreds of millions of children and youth do not have access to school, and hundreds of millions more go to school but never learned to read or write due to overcrowded schools, teacher shortages, absenteeism… among other things. Imagine Worldwide is a nonprofit organization that is laser-focused on assuring that the most marginalized children can develop critical foundational literacy and numeracy skills
VillageReach works to solve healthcare delivery challenges and low resource communities in Africa. Their approach includes developing, testing, implementing, and scaling new systems, technologies, and programs that improve health outcomes by extending the reach and enhancing the quality of healthcare. And here to tell us more about this work is Emily Bancroft, the president of VillageReach. Welcome to The Business of Giving, Emily.
Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, high-quality, text-based mental health support and crisis intervention by empowering a community of trained volunteers to support people in their moments of need. And here to tell us more about this work and the impact the past two years have had on young people’s mental health is Dena Trujillo, the president and CEO of Crisis Text Line.
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.