About This Show
Innovate is a biweekly podcast featuring dialogue with social entrepreneurs, writers, visionaries and researchers engaged in transformative thinking, action and creative collaboration. Innovate is produced in collaboration with Ashoka, Innovators for the Public, the Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance, the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal and I-LEAD. The production is sponsored by Arch Street Press, publisher for the Creative Collaborative Community.
Most Recent Episode
Ian Fisk and Mentor Capital Network: Investing in the Social Good
Ian Fisk is the executive director of the Mentor Capital Network (the trade name of the William James Foundation)-- a group of more than 1,000 individuals who have built, managed, invested in, or studied social enterprises. In that capacity, he has supported hundreds of up-and-running companies who are changing the way the world does business. He has worked to build the field of social entrepreneurship through Net Impact, SVN, The Impact Accelerator Network and many other organizations to encourage those supporting impact entrepreneurs to learn from each other.
His previous roles include CEO of ITF Consulting, Inc., Director of Projects for Wall Street Without Walls, co-designer of the AmeriCorps*VISTA Entrepreneur Corps, and the internet coordinator for a U.S. Presidential Campaign. Mr. Fisk also worked with Public Allies, City Year, KaBOOM!, Youth Service America, and the Corporation for National Service. He founded DC’s Community Tool Chest and was a charter organizer of Hands On DC, an annual volunteer work-a-thon for the D.C. public schools.
He has helped to found more than a dozen enterprises, some for-profit, some non-profit, and some non-profit on purpose. Mr. Fisk has an MBA from the Yale School of Management, where he was selected by his professors as a super-tutor. He teaches improvisation and storytelling for entrepreneurs.