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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.

Is the U.S. Showing Signs of the Most Corrupt Countries in the World?

Is the U.S. Showing Signs of the Most Corrupt Countries in the World?

The United States is showing signs similar to some of the most corrupt countries in the world, and this corruption is determining the shape of our government and affecting all levels of society. This is a topic of a brand-new book by prizewinning journalist, Sarah Chayes, titled On Corruption in America: And What Is at Stake.

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Ways to Spot Fake News from the Co-Author of Calling Bullshit

Ways to Spot Fake News from the Co-Author of Calling Bullshit

Misinformation, disinformation, and fake news abound, and it’s increasingly difficult to know what’s true and who to believe. What we could all use is a field guide and, thankfully, my next guest has provided us with one. He is Jevin West, Director of the Center for an Informed Public at the University of Washington, and Co-author of Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World.

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What You Need to Know About Emotional Intelligence in the Time of Covid

What You Need to Know About Emotional Intelligence in the Time of Covid

With the pressures, stresses, and uncertainties of the current moment, emotional intelligence has never been more important. And it’s a pleasure to have with us today the foremost expert in the field. He is Dr. Marc Brackett, the Founding Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Author of Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help our Kids, Ourselves, and our Society Thrive. 

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How Values Guide the Work of the Walton Family Foundation

How Values Guide the Work of the Walton Family Foundation

The following is a conversation between Caryl Stern, Executive Director of the Walton Family Foundation, and Denver Frederick, the host of The Business of Giving.  Denver: It was some 33 years ago that Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart, and his wife, Helen started...

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Co-Author of Unleashed Says That Leadership Is Not About You

Co-Author of Unleashed Says That Leadership Is Not About You

Have you read and studied and thought about what you need to do to be a more effective leader? My next guest suggests that a good place to start would be thinking a bit less about you and more about the people around you. She is Anne Morriss, Executive Founder of The Leadership Consortium and Co-author of Unleashed: The Unapologetic Leader’s Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You.

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How to Make More Ethical Choices By Aspiring to Be Better, Not Perfect

How to Make More Ethical Choices By Aspiring to Be Better, Not Perfect

Every day, we make hundreds of decisions. Although many of these choices don’t seem to contain an ethical component, we would be well-served to examine that carefully. In so doing, we just might find ourselves doing more good and creating greater value for the world around us. This is the subject of a new book by award-winning scholar and Harvard Business School Professor Max Bazerman titled Better, Not Perfect: A Realist’s Guide to Maximum Sustainable Goodness. 

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In This Together Co-Author Says Broad Center Coalition Can Solve Our Problems

In This Together Co-Author Says Broad Center Coalition Can Solve Our Problems

When a society becomes as polarized and, in many ways, dysfunctional, as America has become, there comes a point when more and more citizens begin to look around and wonder: Is there a better way? My next guest answers that with an emphatic “Yes!” and has started a movement where citizens committed to finding solutions can work together to address our biggest challenges. He is Bill Shireman, the CEO of Future 500 and Co-author of the just-released book In This Together: How Republicans, Democrats, Capitalists, and Activists are Uniting to Tackle Climate Change and More. 

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New America CEO Speaks to the Challenges Facing Us

New America CEO Speaks to the Challenges Facing Us

Philanthropy can only be as effective as the ecosystem in which it operates, whether that’s a community, the nation, or the world, and those ecosystems are under tremendous stress at the moment.

So, to help provide us some context to better understand what is happening. It’s a pleasure to have with us a person who’s a master of connecting dots that help explain where we are. She’s Anne-Marie Slaughter, author, professor, and the CEO of New America, an action tank dedicated to renewing the promise of America.

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Executive Director of U.S. Impact Investing Alliance Status Report on the Field Today

Executive Director of U.S. Impact Investing Alliance Status Report on the Field Today

The U.S. Impact Investing Alliance is a field-building organization committed to raising awareness of impact investing in the United States, fostering deployment of impact capital, and working with stakeholders to help build the impact investing ecosystem. And here to tell us about all of that, as well as what’s happening in this field during this time of crisis is Fran Seegull, the Executive Director of The U.S. Impact Investing Alliance.

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