ABOUT DENVER

Denver Frederick is the Host of The Business Giving. The show airs every Sunday evening from 6 to 7 PM Eastern time out of the studios of WNYM-AM 970 in New York. The Chronicle of Philanthropy runs the podcast and transcript of these interviews on their Homepage the Friday after they air.  

The program is the only show of its kind that focuses on solutions to today’s complex social problems. Over 300 Chief Executive Officers from nonprofit and philanthropic organizations from across the country have appeared on the program. 

Denver has had decades of experience in the world of philanthropy and social good. He was the Chief Development Officer for the restoration of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, helped to direct and manage the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations, partnered with Michael J. Fox to launch his Parkinson’s Foundation, and started the movement of peer fundraising through his work with the New York City Marathon. He has served as the Executive Director of a number of organizations and has taught at the NYU School of Fundraising Management. 

Denver is a Certified Professional Executive Coach who works exclusively with leaders in the social sector. He is currently writing a book titled, The Culture Fix: Proven Remedies for What Ails Nonprofit Organizations.

“Denver Frederick is a master interviewer. He understands the social sector and is able to have conversations that are thoughtful, deeply engaging, and fun. I appreciate the time we spent discussing the business of giving and reflecting on how we can all contribute to advancing the common good.”

Dan Cardinali

President & CEO, The Independent Sector

“Your preparation and in depth knowledge about what we do was unique in and beyond any radio broadcast I have ever experienced. This led to a depth of conversation that was exceptional for such a short meeting. And, of course, a great broadcast. Finally, it was fun to meet you. I do wish we had more time to speak and broach other subjects. Please put me on your party list.”

Interview and transcript

Geoffrey Tabin

Co-Founder, Himalayan Cataract Project