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.

Ellen Agler, CEO of The END Fund, Joins Denver Frederick

Neglected tropical diseases, NTDs, affect over one billion of the world’s poorest people. More than 170,000 people die from them each year, and many more suffer from blindness, disability, disfigurement, cognitive impairment, and stunted growth. Yet, NTDs are treatable and preventable, and the annual cost of treatment is incredibly low. An organization that’s leading the effort to combat NTDs is The END Fund. It’s a pleasure to have with us tonight their CEO, Ellen Agler, who has just come out with a new book titled Under the Big Tree: Extraordinary Stories from the Movement to End Neglected Tropical Diseases.

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Jean Case, President of the Case Foundation, and the Author of Be Fearless: Five Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose, Joins Denver Frederick

The influence that leaders from the tech sector have had on the world of philanthropy over the past two decades has been profound. The creation of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in the year 2000 was certainly a pivotal moment in that regard. But several years before that– in 1997 to be precise– this influence started to be realized when Steve and Jean Case of AOL, America Online, founded the Case Foundation. And it’s a great pleasure to have with us this evening, Jean Case, the CEO of the foundation and the author of a fabulous new book, Be Fearless: Five Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose.

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Ron Cordes, Co-Founder of the Cordes Foundation, Joins Denver Frederick

When it comes to second acts that are dedicated to the greater good, it would be difficult to find anyone who has done it much better, or had more fun in the process, than my next guest. While many who venture into the world of philanthropy for the first time just go with the flow, he has pushed the envelope from the very start to find better and more creative ways to use capital for social good. He is Ron Cordes, the co-founder of the Cordes Foundation.

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Marta Tellado, President & CEO of Consumer Reports, Joins Denver Frederick

If an organization is only as good as its reputation, then Consumer Reports is plenty good. A trusted source for consumers for over 80 years– founded in 1936 just as the advertising industry was coming of age– Consumer Reports was one of the first social enterprises– a nonprofit organization that funded its operations and mission in large part through earned income. But the world is changing, and so is Consumer Reports. Here to discuss all of this with us is Marta Tellado, the President and CEO of Consumer Reports.

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Nusrat Durrani, A Pioneering Media Executive, Joins Denver Frederick

I have the great pleasure to bring you change makers each week who strive to create social good around issues such as poverty, gender equity, hunger, education, and disease. Tonight, you’ll meet someone who looks at these issues from a slightly different and very interesting perspective. He is Nusrat Durrani, a pioneering media executive, creator of some of MTV’s most iconic programs, and champion of radical change for social impact.

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Scott Harrison, Founder and CEO of Charity: Water, Joins Denver Frederick

It was a bit over a year ago that I had the pleasure to have Scott Harrison, the founder and CEO of Charity: Water on the show. Well, he has recently come out with a great new book titled, Thirst, a Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World, and I thought it would be a good idea to have him back for a few to discuss it with us.

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Aron Ain, CEO of Kronos, Joins Denver Frederick

We regularly feature some of the best workplaces in the nonprofit and social good sector on the program from both the CEO and employee perspective. But periodically, we turn to an expert for greater insight. This evening, we’re fortunate to have with us one of the very best. He is Aron Ain, the CEO of Kronos who is a multi-year recipient of Glassdoor’s Top CEO Honor and the author of a great new book, WorkInspired: How to Build an Organization Where Everyone Loves to Work.

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