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.
Founded in 1990, Brookview House is a nonprofit organization led by black and Latinx women that works for justice, equity and systemic change for low-income mothers and their children living in Boston. Its innovative approach addresses the distinct needs of each family member, adults and children. Brookview’s commitment extends beyond its own walls, offering programs to families within the local community as well. And here to tell us more about their work and the impact that it has had is Deborah Hughes, the President and CEO of Brookview House.
APOPO is a global nonprofit that trains African giant pouched rats, nicknamed HeroRATS, to detect landmines or tuberculosis using their extraordinary sense of smell. APOPO’s scent detection technology has a massive potential to relieve human suffering, not just in these two areas but potentially in other unexplored fields as well.
mothers2mothers, or m2m, is bolstering African health care systems while delivering empowerment opportunities for women. They employ, train and help to empower HIV-positive women as community health workers. Their work has saved hundreds of thousands of lives, created thousands of jobs, and given health and hope to some of the most marginalized communities across 10 African countries. And here to tell us more about their work and impact is Frank Beadle de Palomo, the President and CEO of mothers2mothers.
The childcare crisis is hitting economies and societies around the world and it’s hitting it hard. With more than 350 million young children able to receive childcare globally, all too many parents are forced to choose between working to put food on the table and providing quality care for their children.
The Fair Labor Association is a nonprofit collaborative effort of universities, civil society organizations, and businesses. Its mission is promoting adherence to international and national labor laws. They believe that the products we buy should not come at the cost of workers’ rights. And here to tell us more about what they do and how they do it is Sharon Waxman, the president and CEO of the Fair Labor Association.
Shonaquip is considered a model for many social enterprises all over the world. Founded in 1992, they improve the lives of people with severe disabilities by addressing mobility barriers through supplying appropriate devices, custom-made wheelchairs, related services, and training. And here with us to discuss their extraordinary work is Shona McDonald, the Founder and Executive Director of Shonaquip.
For more than a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has provided children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better and forever. Their breadth and reach is, well, breathtaking, with more than 2 million children served over the past 10 years, and with nearly 400,000 volunteer mentors and families currently engaged. But there is still so much more to be done; and here to discuss that with us, it’s a pleasure to have Artis Stevens, the President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Welcome to the Business of Giving, Artis.
StriveTogether is a national nonprofit working in 70 communities across the United States to ensure that every child has every chance to succeed, because race, ethnicity, poverty, and circumstance should not determine opportunity or outcome. And here to tell us more about the work they do and how they do it is Jennifer Blatz, the president and CEO of StriveTogether.
In 2015, a group of JDRF volunteers, formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, observed that there was virtually no private investment in type 1 diabetes, which was causing a gap between scientific advancements and the delivery of solutions to the people who need them. Their solution: launch the JDRF T1D Fund, a venture philanthropy fund to create a market in T1D by using their capital and expertise to convince venture capital, biotech, and pharma to make the investments needed to cure type 1 diabetes. And here to tell us about how this work is going is Sean Doherty, the chairman of the T1D Fund.