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.
Denver: There is no more venerable institution in the world of philanthropy than The Rockefeller Foundation. But venerable institutions need to evolve and constantly reinvent themselves to remain relevant in a fast-changing world. That is what Rockefeller has done and is doing now more than ever under the leadership of our next guest. He is Dr. Rajiv Shah, the President of The Rockefeller Foundation.read more
We have all been told at one time or another to sell an idea or convince someone of a particular point of view, we need to reframe the issue, but to do this around social justice issues such as immigration, criminal justice, homelessness, addiction, and poverty, that’s hard stuff and takes rigorous research.
There is a nonprofit organization dedicated to doing this difficult work and has helped to produce some very significant outcomes. It’s called the FrameWorks Institute, and it’s a pleasure to have with us this evening, their chief executive officer, Nat Kendall-Taylor. Good evening, Nat, and welcome to The Business of Giving.read more
“Thinking of ourselves as basically gods and the rest of the animal kingdom as unimportant or even trash just really doesn’t fit with our idea of ourselves as intelligent, thinking people with compassion for all and respect, and who understand other cultures. Animals, after all, are just other cultures. “read more
Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. It has been at this since the early 1970s, and it’s had a profound impact in helping to change policies, programs, and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to exist. And here to tell us about this work, it’s a pleasure to have with us the Reverend David Beckmann, the President of Bread for the World, and the 2010 recipient of the World Food Prize.read more
It is a real challenge to create extraordinary content that will inspire social change, while also being commercially viable, but a company that is doing that with exceptional skill is Participant. And it’s a pleasure to have with us tonight their Chief Executive Officer David Linde.read more
The impact that foundations have in the field of philanthropy is even greater than the cumulative value of all the grants they make. They often provide the leadership for the sector that influences what and how things get done. One of the most important organizations in that ecosystem is the Council on Foundations, and it’s a pleasure to have with us tonight their President and CEO Kathleen Enright.read more
It was 10 years ago that the book, The Life You Can Save: How to Do Your Part to End World Poverty shook the world of philanthropy and got people everywhere to think about their own giving in an entirely different way; and its impact has been such that a 10th Anniversary Edition, which has been updated, has just come out. Its author is Peter Singer, The Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and considered by many to be the world’s most influential living philosopher. And he is with us now.read more
Yancey Strickler, Co-Founder and Former CEO of Kickstarter, Author of This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for A More Generous World, Joins Denver Frederick
Kickstarter is one of the most extraordinary business success stories of the past decade, but from when it was founded in 2009, the values of generating profit and growing fast were not the only ones they lived by. There were other equally important values, and those other considerations and that mindset have come together in a new book written by Yancey Strickler, the Co-Founder and former CEO of Kickstarter. It’s called This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for A More Generous Worldread more
Every industry has changed dramatically over the course of the past quarter-century. This would certainly include the field of philanthropy, which has truly become a profession. One of the leaders in the professionalization of this field has been the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, and here with us to discuss that and the nonprofit sector at large is Amir Pasic, the Dean of the Lilly School of Philanthropy.read more