The Business of Giving podcast by Denver Frederick aims to spread the word on social good by featuring the largest and greatest nonprofit organizations in the US. Denver interviews CEOs of nonprofits talking about how their organizations help the world a better place.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Imagine a world where everyone’s voice is heard and valued. Dr. David Sengeh, Sierra Leone’s Chief Minister, brings that vision to life in his book, Radical Inclusion: Seven Steps to Help You Create a More Just Workplace, Home, and World. It captured David’s tireless advocacy for educational equity, especially his push for pregnant girls’ rights to education in Sierra Leone, a quest that unveiled surprising challenges even within his own circles.
Dr. Jessica Kriegel is the Chief Scientist of Workplace Culture for Culture Partners, leading research and strategy in best practices for driving results through culture. For over 15 years, Jessica has been guiding global, national, Fortune 100, and other organizations on the path to creating intentional cultures that accelerate performance.
Doctors Without Borders, also known as Médecins Sans Frontières, provides emergency medical assistance to populations in danger in more than 70 countries. It helps people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. And here to discuss this vital work with us is Avril Benoît, the Executive Director of Doctors Without Borders U.S.
Dan Doctoroff has left an indelible mark on the landscape of New York City with a host of transformative urban projects. His illustrious career spans from Wall Street to public service, and now he’s channeling his energy towards a deeply personal mission, the fight against ALS through his initiative, Target ALS.