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Derrick Feldmann is the creator of the Millennial Impact Project, a multi-year study of how the next generation supports causes.  He is also the author of "Social Movements for Good: How Companies and Causes Create Viral Change." In this podcast he discusses the elements of effective social movements, whether that means advocating for public policy change, or fundraising for an important social cause. The millennial generation is engaged in social issues like never before, and companies and organizations are still trying to understand how to capture their attention, their time, and their talents. Derrick is a well-regarded author and speaker, and this episode is a fascinating look into what drives movements, and how to sustain them for lasting impact. 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 12:49pm EST

Claire Fiddian-Green is president and CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. The Foundation was established in 1986 by Richard M. (“Dick”) Fairbanks to strengthen the city of Indianapolis and perpetuate the Fairbanks legacy in the city where his family prospered for over a century. He was the President of the Foundation until his death in August 2000.

The mission of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation is to advance the vitality of Indianapolis and the well-being of its people. The Foundation achieves this mission by focusing on three issue-areas: education, tobacco and opioid addiction, and the life sciences.

Today, Ms. Fiddian-Green joins the Philanthropy Hour to discuss what the Foundation is doing to stem the tide of the opioid crisis in the Indianapolis community, and the role that a philanthropic Foundation plays in dealing with a national epidemic such as this one. 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 6:19pm EST

Carla Javits, CEO of REDF, discusses the venture philanthropy model, the significance of employment and job creation for our economy and our society, and the REDF expansion into cities across the country, including a successful partnership model in Los Angeles. She talk about REDF as a venture philanthropy model that invests in the growth and effectiveness of social enterprises dedicated to helping people who otherwise would be excluded from the workforce, get jobs, keep jobs, and build a better life. 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 12:57am EST

Claudia Juech is associate vice president and managing director for Strategic Insights at The Rockefeller Foundation. She joined The Rockefeller Foundation in 2007 and currently leads the work to maximize insight—both internally and externally—from the various channels the Foundation uses to learn about new ideas. She speaks with the Philanthropy Hour today about the Scan and Search model, the strategic insights they are gaining from this approach, and how it is leading to effective and impactful philanthropy. This is an opportunistic model that proactively surveys the landscapes of several sectors at once, brings more diverse voices into the earliest stages of its work through interviews and listening tours, and ultimately maximizes the Foundation's reach through evidence-based learning and research. 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 6:18pm EST

Bonnie Horrigan was the Executive Director of the Bravewell Collaborated for the final four years until the project concluded in 2015. She joins the Philanthropy Hour today to discuss her experience with this innovative group of philanthropists who managed a collective trust of funds from 20+ leading U.S. donors, all eager to have an active role in changing healthcare. She discusses her findings in the book The Bravewell Story: How a Small Community of Philanthropists Made a Big Difference in Healthcare, which highlights their key principals and successes. This is a great interview on taking a different path to tackle a large, national issue. It is a great lesson for future models. 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 6:38pm EST

Richard Woo is the CEO of the Russell Family Foundation, based in the Puget Sound region. Richard joins the Philanthropy Hour to discuss their work in tackling renewable energy efforts, water quality, environmental sustainability, and leadership development. We talk about the concepts of collective impact, responsive grant making, and impact investing as an effective vehicle. Richard addresses the importance of fostering strong relationships, approachability, and inclusiveness. The role of the Foundation is to be accessible to the local community, to strive for endless curiosity and lifelong learning, and support those change agents who are making a difference in the world. This is a reflection of the values of the founders, George and Jane Russell. Take a listen!

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Category:Business -- posted at: 6:31pm EST

Roger Nozaki is the Vice President of the Barr Foundation, one of the largest private foundations serving the New England region. He oversees the grant making programs, learning and evaluation, and operational activities. Previously, Mr. Nozaki was the senior policy advisor in the Office of the Under Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education. Prior to joining the Education Department, Roger held posts at the Hitachi Foundation and GE Foundation, and as associate dean at Brown University.  

Roger Nozaki of the Barr Foundation joins the show today to discuss the funding priorities of the Barr Foundation, what it means to be a community funder, and the advantages of having deep roots in the community, with strong partnerships. Roger also delves into learning and evaluation of grants for greater impact, and we explore some of the important trends taking place in philanthropy. Roger has a lot of keen insights into effective philanthropic models, how we can affect the most change.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 1:57am EST

Vikki Spruill, President and CEO of Council on Foundations, speaks to the Philanthropy Hour on the work of the Council, how they represent all of various grantmakers across the country, and how they provide effective resources. Vikki addresses the impact and value of American philanthropy in general, as well as the importance of charitable giving. She discusses some of the emerging trends in philanthropy, and how Foundations are responding to these different charitable vehicles. She has a great understanding of the philanthropic climate, and what it will take to advocate on behalf of the sector. 
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Category:Business -- posted at: 12:32pm EST

Dan Nigito


Dan joins the Philanthropy Hour to talk about how all Americans are philanthropists, but not necessarily in a good way. There is currently a "war on wealth," and we need to do a better job of understanding how the flow of money works in order to leverage our investments and protect our hard-earned money. By doing so, we all have more capacity to give, to be charitable, and to do more good. Because of our current tax laws and the structure of our government codes, Americans are well positioned to protect their finances and support charitable causes that they are passionate about. It is a perfect mix, but we must be better educated on how to leverage our current wealth. We can grow our nest egg while also creating a charitable legacy. It is time to become intentional philanthropists, not accidental ones. 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 8:18pm EST

Mark Kramer is the co-Founder and Managing Director of FSG, as well as the co-Founder of Center for Effective Philanthropy. He is also an accomplished speaker and author, and has published extensively on topics in philanthropy and Corporate Social Responsibility.  

On the show, Mark discusses his theories of Collective Impact, Shared Value, and the secret to truly impactful, catalytic philanthropy. This is not about inventing new business models, or recreating systems, but about aligning our values with our intentions, and opening lines of communications. There must also be an understanding that catalytic change can never occur without the collaboration of multiple organizations, working across sectors, with a common agenda. The true path to real philanthropy is a passion for the cause, and an understanding of the underlying issues. 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 7:07pm EST

David Greco is the head of Social Sector Partners. Social Sector Partners works to transform organizations working to achieve social impact through strategic adaptation, business model repositioning, and scaling programs. Healthy, vibrant, and just communities require a strong and sustainable social sector.

David provides a continuum of consulting services to help build the capacity, financial strength and sustainability of community based organizations.   In this podcast, he discusses his experience working with funders and donors to develop more effective grantmaking strategies, build the skill and capacity of program staff, and improve grantmaking outcomes.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 1:19pm EST

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors develops strategic plans, conducts research, manages foundations and trusts, structures major gifts, coordinates donor collaboratives, and provides re-granting and fiscal sponsorship services. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors annually manages or facilitates about $200 million in giving to more than 20 countries. It has offices in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. 

On the show, Ms. Berman discusses a new framework for shaping, discussing and assessing the core beliefs and capabilities that underlie a foundation, or any giving program. 

Explore how the “Theory of the Foundation” framework allows funders to look at their giving, the environments in which they operate, and their core competencies with fresh eyes and renewed commitment — potentially setting a new course and increasing impact for your organization. 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 1:27pm EST

Antony Bugg-Levine is the CEO of Nonprofit Finance Fund, a national nonprofit and financial intermediary that unlocks the potential of mission-driven organizations. through tailored investment, strategic advice, and accessible insights. In this interview, Antony delves deeper into the outcomes-based approaches that NFF has been taking on lately, in partnership with government, private sector, and philanthropic organizations. He gives concrete examples of organizations and movements that NFF has supported through outcomes-based funding. This includes the recently announced partnership that NFF made with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco to provide a knowledge campaign around supporting outcomes-based approaches.

Antony also discusses some of the bigger trends in the philanthropic sector, and how NFF is keeping pace with the constant growth and innovation. This is an insightful and illuminating conversation with one of the sector's brightest minds. 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 3:56pm EST

Paul Shoemaker is the Founding President of Social Venture Partners International, and he led SVP Seattle as the Executive Director for 17 years. He is fresh off of his recent book, 'Can't Not Do,' which is a call to action of sorts for the social sector, rich with personal stories and actionable advice.

In this interview, Paul discusses certain trends in the social sector. He talks about his experiences with Social Venture Partners, why the venture philanthropy model works, and how these ideas are manifesting themselves in different parts of the country, as well as spreading globally. As an author and frequent speaker, Paul is concerned with helping people focus on their commitment to social good, and overcoming the obstacles that stand in their way. Here he stresses getting back to the basics when it comes to philanthropy, and how we all play a part in strengthening the social sector. 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 3:50pm EST

Jen Ratay is the Executive Director of the Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund, or SV2, where she manages a network of more than 200 Partners and philanthropists, and helps guide their philanthropic investments to the most effective outcomes. SV2's pool of investments helps support promising nonprofits and social enterprises in the Silicon Valley community, as well as throughout the world. SV2 is on the cutting edge of a lot of philanthropic trends. They pioneered Venture Philanthropy in its earliest days. A decade and a half later, they remain committed to longer term investments and capacity building grants, while introducing additional initiatives to achieve social impact, such as impact investing. Jen has helped to guide the organization through a recent strategic planning initiative, where Partners reassessed their philanthropic practices and reaffirmed their shared values and commitment to strengthening the social sector. Jen joins the Philanthropy Hour today to discuss some of the exciting new things SV2 is working on, as well as broader trends in the philanthropic sector. Her energy and passion are infectious. 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

As the CEO of Mission Measurement, Jason Saul has focused relentlessly on cracking the code of measuring social impact. For as long as the social sector has existed, funders and nonprofits alike have remained in the dark when it comes to measuring real performance and impact. How do we crack create a real, mainstream economic currency for the value of social change, a sort of marketplace for social outcomes?

Today, Jason gives us a more detailed look into the metrics and algorithms that drive Mission Measurement, and why it is such a crucial component of lifting the social sector, and improving organizations. Jason and his team have worked relentless on this question, and the result has been the Impact Genome Project, a revolutionary new system that can predict social outcomes before an investment. Partnering with the same engineer that developed the Music Genome Project for Pandora, This is a comprehensive evidence-base of what works in social change. 

This is truly a groundbreaking and transformational moment for the social sector. Jason Saul and his colleagues are on the forefront of this movement, and this interview is a must-listen. 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 5:58pm EST

Andrew Wolk is a pioneer in the social enterprise movement. He designed and taught one of the first courses on social entrepreneurship in this country. He is the founder of several social venture including Root Cause, a nonprofit consulting firm and pragmatic partner to nonprofits, social entrepreneurs, foundations, and government. 

In this podcast, Andrew discusses the Root Cause model, their relentless focus on impact and outcomes, and how measuring and understanding impact is of vital interest to nonprofits striving to improve lives. He also explains the use of data and evidence for driving higher performance, and why it is necessary to focus on the right data. Andrew also provides some exclusive insights into Root Cause, and how the organization is evolving with the times, and responding to the issues of our country. 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 2:53pm EST

Gregg Behr is the Executive Director of the Grable Foundation, based in Pittsburgh, PA, helping to advance high-quality early childhood education, improved teaching and learning in public schools, and robust out-of-school time support. In this podcast, Gregg discusses this family foundation's grantmaking practices, the importance of being very present in the community, and responsive to community leaders, and the need to get back to the basics with respect to effective grantmaking. We discuss the unique characteristics of the Pittsburgh community, and how philanthrophy has been a true driver of change in the city over the past few decades. The Grable Foundation is demonstrating place-based grantmaking, and a model of excellence. 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 2:46pm EST

Third Sector Capital leads governments, high-performing nonprofits, and private funders in building evidence-based initiatives that address society’s most persistent challenges. As experts in innovative public-private contracting and financing strategies, Third Sector is an architect and builder of the nation’s most promising Pay for Success projects including those in Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and Santa Clara County, California. 

As a co-Founder, Caroline provides a clear and in-depth look at the Pay For Success field, what they have achieved thus far, and what can be accomplished in the future. This is a helpful primer for anyone who is trying to learn more on the PFS subject. Caroline's energy and passion about Pay for Success is infectious! 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 2:24pm EST

Rick Williams is the CEO of the Sobrato Family Foundation, based in Cupertino, CA, which is focused on building a thriving Silicon Valley, through its business and philanthropic leadership. It is a place-based grant maker that invests in organizations seeking to make a social impact in the tri-county area of Silicon Valley.

Today, Rick joins us to discuss the strategic grantmaking of the Sobrato Family Foundation, the challenges specific to the Silicon Valley region, how they are responding to the community, and how they are using philanthropy as a tool for change. This is a great and inspirational conversation, from a man with a lot of industry experience.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 1:51pm EST

Dr. Emily Gustafsson-Wright is a fellow at the Brookings Institution. She helped publish a report in summer 2015 with some of her colleagues entitled "The Potential and Limitations of Social Impact Bonds: Lessons From The First 5 Years of Experience Worldwide." Here we discuss exactly what a Social Impact Bond is, how it functions, and its potential ramifications for funding social service projects in the future. SIBs have only been around for 5 years, but they are already gaining a lot of attention, with potential investors ready to get involved in the game. So it is important to analyze what is working and what needs to be improved for the future. 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 3:37pm EST

As Vice President of The Morgridge Family Foundation, Carrie Morgridge has learned what works and what doesn't when it comes to giving. She argues that in order to ensure meaningful and lasting change, a gift must be more than simply a grant of money. The giver must assess whether the program is the right fit, work hand-in-hand with the key leaders on strategy, develop a plan for making the endeavor sustainable, and ensure that their gift can be leveraged to have a bigger impact on the community. By sharing real-life stories of how this hands-on approach to giving has transformed lives including her own, Morgridge inspires others to believe that they can also make a difference in their community, no matter the size of their gift. The most important message is that we all can get involved in some way. This is an inspirational and informative conversation

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Category:Business -- posted at: 1:58pm EST

Kathy LeMay is the founder, President, and CEO of Raising Change, an organization that raises capital to advance social change agendas and increase philanthropic Participation.  Today she joins Philanthropy Hour to discuss the movement of humanity in philanthropy. She shares how her Generosity Plan helps steer individual givers towards finding their inner-inspiration and purpose. Everybody has the power to become a philanthropist. We must all "do what we can, with what we have, where we are." Kathy shares her own experiences of working with the victims of rape and genocide in war-torn Yugoslavia. She uses that experience to teach others that we all have an issue that motivates and drives us, and we can all put our talents to good use to make a difference. The act of philanthropy is more than just giving money, it is about becoming a more humane and connected person.  It is a powerful message. 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 1:55pm EST

Lisa Duran is the Executive Director of Grassroots Grantmakers in Denver, CO. Erin Barnes is a co-founder of ioby (In Our Backyard) in NYC. Together, they discuss models for community grantmaking, and empowering local citizens to take action within their own communities. This hyper-local philanthropy is sparking a movement across the country, where the best model for making change happen is on the streets. Listen to these leaders discuss the dynamics of community grantmaking, as well as the upcoming On The Ground event that they are co-sponsoring in Brooklyn in October 2015. 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 6:47pm EST

Carl Terzian has run Carl Terzian Associates PR for over 46 years. He is a lion of the Los Angeles business community, and the Dean of networking. Today he reflects on his own life and successful career. He explains the networking model that makes them unique, the front and backside of the business card concept, the value of service to others, and the importance of creating meaningful relationships. He discusses leadership, philanthropy, and supporting the nonprofit community. He demonstrates that a person's career is more than just a resume or a business card, it is a reflection of their values and belief system. Carl is truly an embodiment of the phrase "doing well by doing good." This interview is a good summary of Carl's work and mission. 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 5:48pm EST

T.J. Cook discusses the CauseLabs model as a true partnership of working with social entrepreneurs to design platforms which not only provide a service, but also increase our interactions with one another, and our humanity. Technology can enhance our interactions and improve our lives, but the core of all technology is still relationships. T.J. also discusses the social enterprise model, and the B Corp structure. CauseLabs became a B Corp a couple of years ago, and he said it has really opened doors and connected them to a full community of changemakers. 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 4:50pm EST

Pioneer and legend Jerr Boschee discusses the social enterprise field, the difference between social enterprise and social innovation, what constitutes a successful social entrepreneur. He touches on many different subjects that he has addressed throughout his career, including the problems with nonprofit organizations, innovations in the private sector, and why the millennial generation is so well equipped to become great social entrepreneurs. Jerr reflects on his career, the state of the sector as it now, and why he is excited for the future. This is a really wonderful conversation. 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 8:15pm EST

Modern philanthropy is looking for different ways to diffuse capital into the markets, and how to make traditional investments in non-traditional settings, like 'social' enterprises. Here, Kevin discusses some of the capital vehicles, including the confusion that can occur by applying capital financing to inherently unprofitable structures, like nonprofit organizations. It is an interesting interview with an admittedly different viewpoint on the issues. Definitely worth listening to for a contrarian perspective of B Corporations and the B Corp designation. 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 9:10pm EST

Glen Galaich, CEO, addresses the work of TPW, and how the workshop model is effective in forming thoughts and opinions, clarifying goals and objectives, and establishing a framework for giving, and a theory of change. Glen shares his thoughts on a broad spectrum of philanthropy, including the various issues facing philanthropy, and the proper tools to tackle different issues. This is a fascinating conversation, and Glen has keen insights into the problems and potential solutions for social change. 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 4:49pm EST

In her book, Everyday Ambassador, Kate details how we can actively work to hold onto our social and community skills as we live in the digital age by practicing four core values: empathy, patience, focus, and humility. Through examples and exercises, Kate shows how these four values can bring us together, even when technology may try to force us apart. The book’s main goal? To inspire people to connect, to make a difference, and to act in service to create positive change every day, everywhere, with everyone.

Kate’s experiences both in global and in local service has given her a breadth of knowledge and authority on a broad range of subjects. She is a great resource for the issues of the day, and how to address some of the world's most complex issues. In this interview, Kate discusses the Everyday Ambassador movement, the importance of human connection, and every individual's ability to express our own humanity and grace.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 5:41pm EST

Dr. Sara Konrath directs the Interdisciplinary Program on Empathy and Altruism - or iPear - a research lab which focuses on empathy and related traits. In this interview, Dr. Konrath discusses her research, specifically on how empathy corresponds with philanthropy and charitable giving. It is an interesting look at how donors connect with organizations, and how we can increase giving in the future. 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 4:18pm EST

Rusty Stahl is the Founder and CEO of Talent Philanthropy Project, a campaign to inspire Foundation and grantmakers to fund and nurture developing staff and leadership in grantee organizations and the nonprofit sector at large. He is helping to build a movement to maximize talent investing. Rusty joins us to talk about the deficit of talent investing, and how grantmakers can leverage the impact of their philanthropic dollars by supporting and nurturing the community of change makers in their grantee organizations and the wider social sector.  

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Category:Business -- posted at: 2:33pm EST

As Executive Director of Grants Mangers Network (GMN), Michelle oversees a program dedicated to streamlining the grants management process, and helping organizations achieve better grantmaking and better overall philanthropy.  The grants management process might not be the sexy side of philanthropy, but it is absolutely essential to creating more harmony between funders and nonprofit organizations, and a better way of doing business. 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 7:03pm EST

Legendary impact investor Jed Emerson has a long and accomplished career in various sectors of investing and creating community impact. He was co-author on some of ther earliest books on Impact Investing, as well as the theory of Blended Value. Here he talks about his own career path and where it's leading, the state of social capitalism, the roots of blended value, and the future trends of impact investing. This is a highly informative and involving interview that shouldn't be missed! 


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Category:Business -- posted at: 7:15pm EST

As the leader of Community Partners, Paul Vandeventer writes and speaks extensively on networks, partnerships, civic engagement, and promoting greater 'civic reach.' He passionately advocates for a more united and collaborative Los Angeles. He is a wonderful speaker and deep thinker, with knowledge on the region, and a passion for storytelling.  

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Category:Business -- posted at: 7:09pm EST

Impact Makers, a management and IT consulting company in Richmond, VA, is truly creating impact on an unprecedented level. They have made a commitment to gift 100% of all profits and equity from the company back into the community, through a couple of community foundation organizations. That is correct. 100% of the company is owned by community nonprofits.  As one of the original certified B Corporations, the purpose of this company is to maximize community and social value.  It has been good for their bottom line as well, since Impact Makers is listed in Inc. magazine's Top 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies.  Profits, Purpose, and Passion. 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 6:57pm EST

Katie Kerr, Director of Communications for B Lab, discusses exactly what a B Corporation is, how companies can gain certification through the B Impact Assessment, and how a generation of social entrepreneurs is using business as a force for good in the world. B Corp certification is to sustainable business what LEED certification is to green building or Fair Trade certification is to coffee. Today, there is a growing community of over 1,000 Certified B Corps from more than 30 countries and 60 industries working together toward 1 unifying goal: to use business as a force for social good.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 7:23pm EST

Nell provides concrete examples from her 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She discusses how truly effective organizations always begin with a Theory of Change, getting to the core of why they exist, and being able to articulate that through a Message of Impact. From there, an org must focus on strong leadership, building an effective board of directors, and staying true to their core mission and strategic plan. This is an insightful interview full of great actionable tips.  

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Category:Business -- posted at: 8:56pm EST

Cathy Clark is a professor, researcher, impact investor, and leader in the movement for social enterprises, B Corporations, impact investing, and social good.  She is a Director of CASE i3 at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, i3 standing for Initiative on Impact Investing.  In this episode she speaks about impact investing, social entrepreneurs, and the importance of this model in the world of business, and how it represents the future of fundraising for pro-social organizations. 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 2:30pm EST

Challenge grants like My LA2050 represent a new model for Foundations, byseeking out innovative new organizations, visionary projects, and also crowdsourcing the opinions of people all across the city, who have a chance to vote for their favorite projects.  Besides this program, Goldhirsh Foundation is also exploring new ways of funding social entrepreneurs and B Corporations, through a hybrid venture philanthropy model.  Tara discusses all of the exciting things that are taking place, and how the landscape of philanthropy is shifting in unexpected ways. 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 5:26pm EST

Dave Sternberg is a consultant, coach, and trainer who specializes in strengthening nonprofit boards and creating awesome fundraising organizations.  As a Board Governance Consultant for BoardSource, he preaches a strong, engaged, fundraising board of directors as the most important element of any high-functioning organization. In this episode, he provides valuable information and actionable steps on how a nonprofit organization can identify, recruit, and develop awesome board members, and go from good to great. 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 5:19pm EST

Ryan Honeyman, author and thought leader, discusses the popularity of B Corporations as a business model, and represents a profound shift in thinking about the way business measure their success. In this episode we discuss what a B Corp is, how it is set up, and how it helps business achieve their goals. Ryan also talks about some important resources that can help get you started. 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 4:59pm EST

Nike (pronounced Nicki) is the VP of Programs for the California Community Foundation, the largest community foundation in the Los Angeles region, with assets of over $1.4 billion, and over 17,000 actively managed funds. Nike discusses the community foundation model, and its importance in bridging the gap between funders and on-the-ground agencies providing the necessary social services. 

Nike Irvin has an impressive background in the philanthropic sector, having previously served for seven years as the Executive Director of the Riordan Foundation in Los Angeles.  She is a proud Angeleno who is deeply ensconced in the fabric of this community.  In her current role, she is pivotal in providing funding to organizations who are providing services in low-income neighborhoods in South LA. She is also leading collaborations and partnerships with other important stakeholders to build a new model for funding in Los Angeles. 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 3:30pm EST