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The Business of Giving is every nonprofit leader’s master class for successfully navigating turbulent social and economic times. In addition to providing fresh, actionable ideas, it will validate much of what you and your team are already doing. Read it now to make quick, sound decisions about your increasingly complex management challenges.
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“So much important guidance in one place. Denver is in a powerful position, through years of his own experience, and extensive access to industry leaders. What a great resource he has created for us!”
– Ken Baker, CEO Glasswing International
Denver Frederick has developed deep and important insights about a topic that few have studied well. Denver has made a significant contribution to the field, and nonprofit leaders who want to build strong organizations need to read it.
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Denver Frederick is a rare individual who led some spectacular successes in making real the renovation of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and many others. He also devoted much of his career to talking to nonprofit leaders…
– Carter Roberts, CEO, World Wildlife Fund
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– Karl Hofmann, CEO, Population Services International
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– Dr. Robert Livingston, Harvard Kennedy School, Author of The Conversation
Nobody covers the philanthropy landscape like Denver Frederick. The number of leaders and experts he’s interviewed is astounding, and I’m so glad to see he’s distilled their insights intoThe Business of Giving, a book I’m delighted to recommend!
– Raj Kumar, CEO, Devex
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Latest Guest Interview:
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, founded in 1930, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, the foundation works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work, and life.
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Classy is a social enterprise that helps nonprofits maximize their impact through a suite of world-class, online fundraising tools. GoFundMe is a crowdfunding platform that allows people to raise money for events such as celebrations and graduations, as well as for challenging circumstances like accidents and illnesses.
Denver: Catalyst 2030 is a fast-growing global movement of people and organizations committed to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, by 2030. Launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January of 2020, the organization is a social entrepreneur and innovator-led movement responding to this global call to action for people and planet.
From carving your own path to hiring talent in advance, these leaders share their winning gameplans to achieve greater impact.
Latest The Paths Forward Segments
In this edition of The Paths Forward we’ll speak with team members at The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people.
We’ll start with their CEO, Amit Paley, who will share his thoughts abouttheir corporate culture.
In this edition of The Paths Forward we’ll speak with team members at Glasswing
International. Their mission is to address the root causes and consequences of
violence and poverty in Latin America through programs that empower youth, mobilize
communities, and strengthen public systems
In this edition of The Paths Forward we’ll speak with team members at Comic Relief USA, a nonprofit organization that uses the power of entertainment to drive positive change towards their vision of a just world, free from poverty. We’ll start with their CEO, Alison Moore, who will explain how Comic Relief USA goes about its work.
SPEAKING, MODERATING & COACHING
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.
2018 Harvard Social Enterprise Conference
Latest “Take 5” Lightning Rounds
Denver: We're going to play Take Five with Jim Firman, the President and CEO of NCOA. Are you ready to go, Jim? Jim: I’m ready to go. Denver: What is one of your favorite documentaries or movies? Jim: King of Hearts. Denver: What should we as a society be...
“Take Five” with Dr. Neal Barnard, Author of Your Body in Health and Founder of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
So we’re going to play Take Five with Dr. Neal Barnard, author of Your Body In Balance. Are you ready, Neal?
Denver: We're going to play Take Five with Lindsay Firestone Gruber, the CEO of the Taproot Foundation. Are you ready, Lindsay? Lindsay: I am ready! Denver: What should we as a society be worried about? Lindsay: We should be worried about the fact that we are...
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.