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The Future of Giving: Adam Nash’s Daffy Offers $25 to Start Your Donor-Advised Fund

The Future of Giving: Adam Nash’s Daffy Offers $25 to Start Your Donor-Advised Fund

Daffy, which stands for Donor-Advised Fund for You, aims to change the way we approach philanthropy by making it more accessible and habitual for everyone, not just the affluent. By integrating technology and simplicity, Daffy enables users to support any legal charity in the US with ease, encouraging more frequent and thoughtful generosity.

The man behind this innovative approach is Adam Nash, the founder of Daffy. With a rich history in leading product and growth at major tech companies like Dropbox, LinkedIn, and eBay, Adam has leveraged his extensive experience to tackle the unique challenges in the nonprofit sector.

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A Decade of Impact: Insights from Crisis Text Line CEO Dena Trujillo

A Decade of Impact: Insights from Crisis Text Line CEO Dena Trujillo

Crisis Text Line provides free 24/7, high-quality, text-based mental health support by empowering a community of trained volunteers. Recently, they released a comprehensive study analyzing some of the 9 million text conversations spanning the last decade, revealing powerful insights into youth mental health trends, the effectiveness of their services across demographics, and the positive impact on both texters and volunteers.

Here to discuss these findings and Crisis Text Line’s innovative model is Dena Trujillo, their CEO. Welcome back to The Business of Giving, Dena.

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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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The Multifaceted Mission of LISC

The Multifaceted Mission of LISC

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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Putting People First: Leadership Lessons from Father Edward “Monk” Malloy

Putting People First: Leadership Lessons from Father Edward “Monk” Malloy

Father Edward “Monk” Malloy, President Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, emphasizes the importance of prioritizing people in leadership roles. He highlights the necessity of supporting academic freedom while maintaining campus safety, the success of effective fundraising and strategic investments in growing Notre Dame’s endowment, and the critical role of clear and inclusive communication. His leadership philosophy, shaped by his global experiences and dedication to serving the broader community, underscores that valuing and investing in people is fundamental to achieving institutional success.

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The Strategic Funding of Advocacy: Insights from Experts

The Strategic Funding of Advocacy: Insights from Experts

A topic that’s gaining traction among philanthropists and changemakers alike is the strategic funding of advocacy efforts, and I’m excited to have with us today two distinguished experts to discuss it. William Foster is a managing partner at the Bridgespan Group and co-author of Betting on the Tortoise: Policy Incrementalism and How Philanthropy’s Support Can Turn Small Sustained Steps into Big Impact. His research provides a deep dive into how major policy victories are often not the result of sudden leaps, but rather the culmination of strategic incremental efforts backed by steadfast philanthropic support. And joining him is Deborah Bielak, a partner in the Bridgespan San Francisco office. She is the co-author of Using All the Tools in the Toolkit: Funding Advocacy for Social Change. It highlights the diverse strategies philanthropists can employ to drive policy and political changes that resonate with their objectives.

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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.