The Robin Hood Foundation is dedicated to combating poverty in New York City through a range of innovative and impactful initiatives. It stands out for a strategic approach to philanthropy, focusing on partnerships, technology, effective use of data, and direct community engagement to drive meaningful change. And here to discuss this with us is Richard Buery, the Chief Executive Officer of the Robin Hood Foundation.
Street Business School, SBS, trains women to launch microbusinesses, gain confidence, and leave poverty behind. But how do you provide training in the midst of a pandemic? And what can you do to achieve rapid global expansion of this model? To find that out and more, it’s a pleasure to have with us Devin Hibbard, the founder and CEO of the Street Business School.
One of the questions I ask of my guests during the Lightning Round on The Business of Giving is: “What is something you believe that other people think is just insane?” Well, if that guest was a nonprofit organization, Oxfam, the answer very well might be, “I believe that poverty and powerlessness are avoidable and can be eradicated by human action and political will.” Tonight, we will be discussing that and much more with Abby Maxman, the President and CEO of Oxfam America. Good evening, Abby, and welcome to The Business of Giving.