GUEST INTERVIEWS

The Business of Giving radio program by Denver Frederick aims to spread the word on social good by featuring the largest and greatest nonprofit organizations in the US. Denver has a weekly show and podcast on AM970 where he interviews CEOs of nonprofits talking about how their organizations help the world a better place.

Mario Morino, Chairman of The Morino Institute, Joins Denver Frederick

If you were to take a poll and ask people who they consider to be the Renaissance man or woman of the nonprofit world, I suspect that my next guest just might be the top vote getter. He has the uncanny ability to connect disparate dots, a holistic understanding of what it takes to create a high-performing organization that has real impact, and the ability to communicate that in an informative and engaging way. He is Mario Morino, the founder of Venture Philanthropy Partners, author of Leap of Reason, and chairman of the Morino Institute.

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Craig Newmark, the Founder of Craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Joins Denver Frederick

if you have ever wondered what is up with Craig, the founder of Craigslist, we have the answer for you. He’s turned his attention and energy to philanthropy; supporting organizations who are actively engaged in veteran’s issues, women in tech, voter protection, and journalism. It’s a pleasure to have with us the aforementioned, Craig. Craig Newmark, the Founder of Craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies.

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Greg Van Kirk, Co-Founder and President of Social Entrepreneur Corps, Joins Denver Frederick

The CEO of Warby Parker believes that the unique, immersive experience offered by Social Entrepreneur Corps is key to career success. Now that’s a statement that grabs your attention, and tonight, you’ll learn what makes that experience so special. From Greg Van Kirk, Ashoka Fellow, Executive Director of Community Empowerment Solutions, the Skoll Foundation’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012, and the co-founder and President of the aforementioned Social Entrepreneur Corps.

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Rafael Alvarez, Founder and CEO of Genesys Works, Joins Denver Frederick

Have you ever found yourself in an environment or setting well beyond what you would ever have imagined for yourself, one that was meant for other people, but certainly not you?  But once there, something strange happened. Through the value you provide and your interactions with others, you come to realize that, in fact, you do belong here, or at another place just like it. That is very much what happens to the students who are part of the Genesys Works Program.

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Rumman Chowdhury, the Global Lead for Responsible AI at Accenture, Joins Denver Frederick

Artificial intelligence is becoming more prevalent across the world and in our individual lives every day. There are those who believe AI and robotics will take away our jobs and purpose and maybe even destroy humanity altogether. Others are excited and believe it will usher in a golden age the likes of which we have never seen. But my next guest maintains that neither scenario is preordained, but depends upon what we, human beings, decide what we’re going to do with it. She is Rummun Chowdhury, the Global Lead for Responsible AI at Accenture.

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Tyler Radford, Executive Director of Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), Joins Denver Frederick

When you’re driving in your car, and the voice from the phone says, “Take exit 3 in two miles,” that’s a result of the area being well-mapped. But there are parts of the world that are largely unmapped, and they happen to be the very parts wherein natural disaster is likely to strike. So, providing emergency relief to people without any map to go by is a monumental challenge. Fortunately, there is a young, creative organization that has stepped up to fill that gap, and with volunteers no less.

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Robin Steinberg, the founder and CEO of the Bail Project, Joins Denver Frederick

Experts would tell you the most ineffective way to reform a system is to attempt to change too many things at once. Rather, you should focus all your efforts and resources on one critical area and have the momentum generated by that help create additional change. My next guest, who spent her entire career in the criminal justice system, is focused on one such thing – cash bail–first in the Bronx, and now spreading across the country

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Maya Winkelstein, Executive Director of Open Road Alliance, Joins Denver Frederick

In the philanthropic world, certain words have gained favor over the past decade or so – impact, transparency, leverage – to name just a few. But one that hasn’t caught on quite so much is risk: the risk around a program succeeding, or the risk of a philanthropic investment. But one organization that is shedding new light on this all- important topic, and who has helped many worthy organizations where risk has been realized, is Open Road Alliance.

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