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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.

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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How AI is Revolutionizing Philanthropy: Insights from Vilas Dhar

How AI is Revolutionizing Philanthropy: Insights from Vilas Dhar

Vilas Dhar is President and Trustee of the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation, where he merges technology and philanthropy to address social challenges through artificial intelligence. With a background in computer science, law and entrepreneurship, Dhar advises international bodies such as the United Nations and OECD on AI.

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Kresge at 100: CEO Rip Rapson on a Century of Impact & What’s Next

Kresge at 100: CEO Rip Rapson on a Century of Impact & What’s Next

The Kresge Foundation is a private national foundation that seeks to expand opportunities in American cities through grant making and social investing in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services, and community development. Based in metropolitan Detroit, the foundation is celebrating its centennial anniversary this year. And here to discuss that and more with us is Rip Rapson, the president and CEO of the Kresge Foundation.

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Empowering Learning Through AI: The Impact of Khan Academy’s Khanmigo

Empowering Learning Through AI: The Impact of Khan Academy’s Khanmigo

Sal Khan has been transforming education through Khan Academy, an online platform that brings top-tier instruction to students everywhere. Starting in 2008 as a way to tutor his cousin, it has evolved into a key educational resource covering subjects from math to humanities. It is dedicated to making personalized, mastery-based learning accessible to all by integrating technology into education. Its most recent evolution is Khanmigo, which aims to offer every student a personal AI tutor. And he is with us now. Welcome back to the Business of Giving, Sal.

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