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.

Jacquelline Fuller, President of Google.org, Joins Denver Frederick

One company that everyone is just fascinated by is Google. What is their business model? What’s the secret of being so innovative?  And how have they created such a fabulous workplace culture? Equally fascinating is their philanthropy and their approach to addressing some of the world’s most vexing social problems.

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Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International, Joins Denver Frederick

I would imagine that most everyone listening knows of at least one person who has volunteered to help build a simple, decent, and affordable house as part of Habitat for Humanity, the largest nonprofit builder in the world. There’s an awful lot that goes into this, not just in the United States, but in the nearly 70 countries where they operate. Here to walk us through it all is Jonathan Reckford, the Chief Executive Officer of Habitat for Humanity International

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James Anderson, the Head of Government Innovation Programs at Bloomberg Philanthropies, Joins Denver Frederick

If you had to leverage something that would have a positive impact on the greatest number of people possible, you’d be hard pressed to find anything better than making city mayors more effective at doing their jobs.  And that is one of the focus areas for Bloomberg Philanthropies. It’s a pleasure to have with us this evening, James Anderson, the head of Government Innovation Programs at Bloomberg Philanthropies.

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Gail McGovern, President and CEO of the American Red Cross, Joins Denver Frederick

There is nothing on this show I enjoy doing more than taking an organization that we are all so familiar with, but don’t really fully understand or appreciate,  and learn about their challenges, all that they actually do, and how they go about doing it. And there may be no finer example of that than the American Red Cross. And it’s a great pleasure to have with us this evening their president and chief executive officer, Gail McGovern.

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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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