Building A Healthy Nonprofit Corporate Culture


Does your audience crave talks that are fresh, apply directly to them and provide information that they can act on immediately? If so, that is exactly what they’ll get with Better Than Most: Corporate Culture Secrets of the Highest Performing Nonprofits.

It is prescriptive, not descriptive, specific rather generic, animated as opposed to static.

Leaders in the nonprofit sector understand the importance of corporate culture. But with the pressing demands placed upon an organization, few have made this a priority, and others are unsure of how to begin.

This speech will address that by covering vital issues such as Hiring, Transparency, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Teams and Collaboration Performance Management and Feedback, and much more.

Audience members will walk away with the best practices and ideas on these topics from organizations such as the American Heart Association, Teach for America, Save the Children, DataKind, Sesame Workshop, the United Way, Bridgespan, DonorsChoose, IDEO.org, Year Up, the Nature Conservancy, DoSomething.org, Smile Train, and dozens more.

In fact, they’ll get to hear audio descriptions directly from the CEOs and staff of these nonprofits.

Every nonprofit has a culture. This will help you shape yours in a way that will best serve the organization and the people that you seek to help. If interested, please contact me at [email protected] or call (973) 476-4500.

“The Business of Giving is the only program of its kind that connects listeners directly with the change makers that are working to address our most pressing challenges. In today’s fast-paced news cycle, there is unique value in Denver Frederick’s ability to go beyond the surface and get to the heart of which solutions are providing the most social good and why.”

Interview and transcript

Andrea Jung

President & CEO, Grameen America

Denver Moderating at Harvard


Has this ever happened to you?

Through extraordinary effort, you have put together a Dream Panel of experts. A full house anxiously awaits the session. But because of either a lackluster or ill-prepared moderator, it fails to live up to its potential. The audience, who never became fully engaged, leaves a bit disappointed. To avoid that from happening, and to take your event to an entirely new level, I would ask that you consider contacting me. I bring an exceptional blend of skills and background to these tasks. As the Host of the Business of Giving, I interview the very top leaders in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector every week. I have conducted dozens of focus groups with staff members of these organizations around their corporate culture. And I am a Certified Professional Coach trained to elicit thoughtful insights from an audience. If you should be interested in having me moderate or facilitate a discussion for your group, you can contact me at [email protected] or call (973) 476-4500.



“You helped me to see it was my mother and her values I was desperately trying to emulate and not mine which are adventure, joy, and risk…Revealing that  clarity during our coaching session has shifted how I show up in my life. Thank you!”

What Leaders Are Saying

Earl Lewis - President & CEO of Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

“Every guest on any talk radio show wants a knowledgeable host who’s personable, engaging, and able to elicit smart, informed answers.  I found no one better at his job than Denver Frederick.  He not only knows the field of philanthropy, he knows how to ask the right questions and to garner answers that are crisp, often funny, and hopefully insightful.  He is a winner!”


Annie Griffiths - Executive Director Ripple Effect Images

“It was an absolute delight being interviewed for your program, The Business of Giving. In times like these, I believe Americans crave positive programming and innovative solutions. Your excellent preparation for our interview allowed for us to discuss important issues with candor and warmth. Many thanks for the work that you do.”

Adarsh Alphons - Founder ProjectArt

“This show offers influential platform where contemporary, global conversations about the hugely evolving sectors of philanthropy and social impact can be held in an easy to understand, fireside-chat manner. Its audience is ever growing, from millenials who demand brands become more socially conscious (think Toms to Warby Parker) to Baby Boomers, who will carry out the largest transfer of wealth in American history, with some of that certainly earmarked for philanthropy.”

Gordon Berlin - President MDRC

“Philanthropy is best thought of as the R+D arm of the social sector. It can take risks, try new approaches, and challenge conventional wisdoms. But if the lessons it learns are to have their intended effect on the making of public policy, it must also reach and inform the public. Using a radio interview broadcast format, The Business of Giving effectively plays that role, introducing leaders in the nonprofit sector working on the front lines of social change to the public at large.

Interviewing leaders from the nonprofit sector working to find solutions to some of the nation’s most pressing social problems, The Business of Giving forsakes screaming ideology and blustering attack in favor of educating, engaging and informing.”

Carol Glazer - President National Organization on Disability

“I can honestly say that in his striving for the “truth,” and his concern for in-depth reporting of issues, Denver Frederick makes you want to learn, and listen, more and more. He does his homework like no other journalist I know. That includes not only learning about the issues and the fields he’s covering, but the people he’s talking to. In an hour-long interview we had about disability in America and my organization that’s helping those with disabilities access jobs, Denver came prepared with chapter and verse knowledge not only about my organization and our field, but about me as a mother, professional and CEO of a nonprofit organization. All of the dilemmas, the conflicts, the joys and frustrations. The subtleties of politics and relationships. The ways in which leaders are called on to take risks, demonstrate optimism and courage, no matter what the odds.

He’s not afraid to ask tough questions, and he does his homework so well, he knows exactly what those questions are. He has stories galore, but knows when to keep quiet and let his subjects take the stage.

Aaron Hurst - Author of The Purpose Economy

“Denver is the gold standard. He knows his content. He not only makes you feel comfortable but pumped up. He is energizing and asks all the right questions and in a way that feels informal and like you are old friends. As importantly, he really gets the importance of marketing and that for a show to be successful it is about a lot more than a great interview.”