GUEST INTERVIEWS

The Business of Giving radio program by Denver Frederick aims to spread the word on social good by featuring the largest and greatest nonprofit organizations in the US. Denver has a weekly show and podcast on AM970 where he interviews CEOs of nonprofits talking about how their organizations help the world a better place.

Sonal Shah, Executive Director and Professor of Practice at the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University, Joins Denver Frederick

The Beeck Center at Georgetown University embraces a cross-disciplinary, citizen-centric approach to building solutions for communities, and it is led by a woman who is a living embodiment of that with stints at the Treasury Department, Goldman Sachs, and Google, and is a founder and director of the Office of Social Innovation & Civic Participation during the Obama administration. She is Sonal Shah, the Executive Director and Professor of Practice at the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University.

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Scott Warren, Co-founder and CEO of Generation Citizen, Joins Denver Frederick

Critical to a healthy democracy is an engaged and informed citizenry, and for most of us listening, that all began back in Civics class.  But today, when 77% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 can’t name one US senator representing their state, it may be time to reimagine Civics class… which is precisely what Generation Citizen has done. It’s a pleasure to have with us their co-founder and CEO, Scott Warren.

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Sharna Goldseker and Michael Moody, Co-authors of Generation Impact, Join Denver Frederick

It has been reported that a new generation of donors is expected to inherit some $59 trillion by 2061, with nearly half of that amount targeted for charitable causes. So, it’s hard to overstate the importance of understanding the collective mindset of this emerging group of philanthropists. That is exactly what my next two guests have set out to do. They are Sharna Goldseker and Michael Moody, the co-authors of the new book entitled, Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors Are Revolutionizing Giving.

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Angela Geiger, President and CEO of Autism Speaks, Joins Denver Frederick

Do you know someone who has an autistic child or grandchild? It seems that many of us do. With the estimates of its prevalence now being 1 in 68 children who is being diagnosed with autism, and when it comes to promoting solutions, helping these individuals and their families and advocating for support, the leading organization in this country is Autism Speaks. It’s pleasure to have with us this evening their president and CEO, Angela Geiger.

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Jim Hood, Co-founder and CEO of Facing Addiction, Joins Denver Frederick

The spike in addiction to opioids… which has tripled in the last 15 years… has been in the news of late. But that is just one piece of the addiction crisis that is ravaging this country — a crisis which includes alcohol and so many other drugs. Now, a relatively young organization has sprung into action to fashion a more comprehensive and thoughtful approach to this grave challenge. It’s called Facing Addiction, and with us tonight is its co-founder and CEO, Jim Hood.

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Ai-jen Poo, Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Joins Denver Frederick

Have you ever had someone who wasn’t a family member take care of you? Or maybe someone who’s providing care for your elderly parent right now? The women who provide these services are among the most important and also the most undervalued assets we have in this country. That did not go unnoticed by my next guest. She has been named by Time Magazine as one of the world’s 100 Most Influential People, is an author, and recently was out at the Golden Globe Awards as Meryl Streep’s plus one. She is Ai-jen Poo, the Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance.

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Chris Jochnick, President and CEO of Landesa, Joins Denver Frederick

The non-governmental organization Advisor, commonly known as the NGO Advisor annually ranks the top 500 NGOs and nonprofit organizations in the world. And for the second year in a row, Landesa has been in the top 10 of that list. Just one of their many, many honors which include the Hilton Humanitarian Award. So, I’m pretty excited to have with us this evening, the President and CEO of Landesa, Chris Jochnick.

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