A Legacy of Change: The Impact of Jim Clark’s Leadership at Boys & Girls Clubs of America

A Legacy of Change: The Impact of Jim Clark’s Leadership at Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Jim Clark has led the Boys & Girls Clubs of America since 2012. He oversees a vast network of over 5,000 clubs that enrich the lives of 350,000 young people across the U.S. on a typical day. His tenure has been marked by significant strides in organizational restructuring and the launch of a forward-thinking strategy emphasizing three core areas: academic success, character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.

Exponential Organizations: Nonprofits Meeting the Challenges for a Digital Age

Exponential Organizations: Nonprofits Meeting the Challenges for a Digital Age

Salim Ismail is an influential figure in the tech world, known for his role as a founding executive director of Singularity University, a bestselling author, and founder of several technology companies. His book, Exponential Organizations, achieved # 1  on Amazon’s best business management bestsellers list and received acclaim for its groundbreaking concepts.

Currently, Ismail is involved in various ventures, such as OpenExO, that helps organizations and individuals navigate and thrive in the rapidly changing world of technology and business. And he recently co-authored the updated Exponential Organizations 2.0: The New Playbook for 10x Growth & Impact, which offers fresh insights into building exponential organizations.

Championing Hope: The Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Journey of Innovation

Championing Hope: The Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Journey of Innovation

The Muscular Dystrophy Association, or MDA, is the number one voluntary health organization in the United States for people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases. For over 70 years, MDA has led the way in accelerating research, advancing care, and advocating for the support of families.
And here to tell us about their work is Dr. Donald Wood, the President and CEO of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The New Era of Climate Giving: Insights from Sonali Patel of The Bridgespan Group

The New Era of Climate Giving: Insights from Sonali Patel of The Bridgespan Group

My next guest expertly balances the urgency of escalating climate crisis with a hopeful perspective on achievable progress. Drawing from expert interviews and prior collaborative work, she identifies key philanthropic practices for impactful climate action.
She is Sonali Patel, a partner at The Bridgespan Group and co-author of a recent paper titled, Winning on Climate Change: How Philanthropy Can Spur Major Progress over the Next Decade.

Half a Century of Change: Lessons from Patagonia’s First 50 Years in Sustainable Business

Half a Century of Change: Lessons from Patagonia’s First 50 Years in Sustainable Business

Sustainability in business is not just a trend, it’s a crucial shift that challenges the traditional ways in which companies operate. Embracing sustainability is imperative both for the longevity of businesses and the health of our planet.
In navigating these challenging waters, the role of experienced, insightful leaders becomes indispensable. Today, you’ll hear from one such leader. He is Vincent Stanley, the Director of Philosophy at Patagonia, and co-author of The Responsible Company: What We’ve Learned from Patagonia’s First 50 Years.

In Pursuit of Racial Justice: The Imperative of Reparations and Philanthropic Involvement

In Pursuit of Racial Justice: The Imperative of Reparations and Philanthropic Involvement

Today in the United States, if the wealth of White households remains stagnant, it would take Black families 228 years to catch up. That’s more than 10 generations. The philanthropic community is poised and duty-bound to champion reparations for Black individuals and cultivate a reparative culture as essential steps toward healing and restoration.
This topic was recently examined in a thoughtful paper titled “Philanthropy’s Role in Reparations and Building a Culture of Racial Repair.” And here to discuss it with us are two of its authors, Tonyel Edwards, a partner in the San Francisco office of The Bridgespan Group, and Aria Florant, co-founder and CEO of Liberation Ventures. Welcome to The Business of Giving, Tonyel and Aria.