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From Housing to Economic Mobility: Inside LISC’s Strategies for Change with CEO Michael T. Pugh

From Housing to Economic Mobility: Inside LISC’s Strategies for Change with CEO Michael T. Pugh

Local Initiatives Support Corporation, or LISC, is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to revitalizing distressed communities and fostering economic opportunity. Since its founding in 1979, LISC has invested some $30 billion to catalyze community development across the United States.

Leading LISC is Michael T. Pugh, who became the President and CEO in October of 2023. Pugh brings over 30 years of banking experience focused on expanding access to capital in underserved communities. Prior to LISC, he spent over a decade as CEO of Carver Federal Savings Bank, a major African American-operated bank in Harlem.

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How AI is Revolutionizing Philanthropy: Insights from Vilas Dhar

How AI is Revolutionizing Philanthropy: Insights from Vilas Dhar

Vilas Dhar is President and Trustee of the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation, where he merges technology and philanthropy to address social challenges through artificial intelligence. With a background in computer science, law and entrepreneurship, Dhar advises international bodies such as the United Nations and OECD on AI.

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Bridging Technology and Humanity: An Insightful Conversation with Vilas Dhar

Bridging Technology and Humanity: An Insightful Conversation with Vilas Dhar

Vilas Dhar, President and Trustee of the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation, emphasizes the importance of integrating technology and philanthropy to address global challenges through AI. He highlights the foundation’s mission to empower communities and nonprofits by providing them with the necessary technological tools and expertise. Dhar underscores the critical role of nonprofits in utilizing AI for social good and the need to ensure ethical use and equitable distribution of AI’s benefits. He advocates for a shift from viewing technology as something done to or for people to something done by people, fostering a collaborative approach to creating a better future.

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The Kresge Foundation: A Century of Evolution and Impact

The Kresge Foundation: A Century of Evolution and Impact

The Kresge Foundation celebrates its centennial under the leadership of CEO Rip Rapson, reflecting on a transformative journey from traditional philanthropy to a strategic, values-driven approach. Under Rapson’s guidance, the foundation has evolved to support complex, community-focused initiatives and social investments, particularly in urban revitalization and racial equity. As it marks a century of impact, Kresge is poised to continue addressing contemporary challenges, emphasizing innovative, inclusive strategies that engage communities and foster long-term sustainability. 

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A key differentiator of the highest performing nonprofits is their belief in Executive Coaching…and not just for the senior staff but for people throughout the organization. Not only is it transformative for the individual but for the whole organization. A “coaching culture” is becoming synonymous with places people thrive and want to stay.

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ABOUT DENVER

Radio Show Host, Speaker, Moderator & Executive Coach

Denver Frederick is the Host of The Business of Giving.

Each week he interviews nonprofit CEOs, corporate leaders, philanthropists and social entrepreneurs on the solutions that they are working on and investing in to make this a better world.

Denver is a Certified Professional Coach for leaders in the social sector. He is also a sought-after speaker on how to create healthy and robust corporate cultures in nonprofit organizations.