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The Charity Charge Show
60 minutes | 6 days ago
EP 63 Rachel Hand | Executive Director, Family Promise North Shore Boston
In episode 63 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen speaks with Rachel Hand, Executive Director at Family Promise North Shore Boston, one of more than 200 affiliates of Family Promise with the mission of housing families and helping them get back on their feet. Rachel Hand joined Family Promise North Shore Boston as the Executive Director in January of 2019. She spent the previous decade working in the field of homeless services. Her prior jobs include on-the-ground direct service with individuals experiencing homelessness, intake coordination and case management for recently housed individuals, and working to assess and place individuals and families into permanent supportive housing for the City of Cambridge.
39 minutes | 19 days ago
EP 62 Julia Warren | Founder & Executive Director at Celebrate RVA
In episode 62 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen speaks with Julia Warren, Founder & Executive Director at Celebrate RVA, with the mission to give disadvantaged children a memorable birthday celebration in a safe and fun environment. She currently serves as the Executive Director and is a firm believer in the power of a celebration and how joy can impact a child’s heart. Passionate about creating meaningful impact, Julia also works closely with corporate and small business sponsors to help create a culture of community, giving, and philanthropy. She has been named as one of STYLE Weekly’s 2019 Top 40 Under 40, The Prospect’s 20 Under 20, The Law Firm of Allen & Allen’s 2015 Hometown Heroes, and Richmond Inno’s Top 25 under 25.
24 minutes | 3 months ago
EP 61 Chad Hickey | Founder & CEO at Givsly
In episode 61 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen speaks with Chad Hickey, Founder & CEO of Givsly, whose mission is to inspire and develop new ways professionals can give back by connecting for-profits. Headquartered in New York City, Givsly is a for-purpose company built around the belief that as the world around us evolves, so should our options to create social impact. While business professionals juggle many day-to-day tasks, creating social impact should not be perceived as an additional burden. Instead, Givsly develops new ways of creating impact by thinking differently about how your current everyday tasks and resources can give back. Givsly introduces a portfolio of ways for professionals to give back while doing business. Partners can utilize meeting time to raise money for nonprofits through the Givsly platform or get out in the community with clients through planned Givsly experiences. Whichever path you choose, Givsly strives to make social impact simple but impactful.
30 minutes | 3 months ago
EP 60 Brian Davis | President at BryteBridge.
In episode 60 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen speaks with Brian Davis, President of BryteBridge, which also runs Charity Net USA. After a 20-year career in financial services, Brian Davis took over as President of BryteBridge, including CharityNet by BryteBridge, in November 2019. He saw the potential to leverage his expertise building, growing, and leading businesses to support nonprofit organizations in their foundational years, through BryteBridge. Since joining BryteBridge, Mr. Davis has expanded the team by 36% and focused on providing continuing services to nonprofits throughout their lifecycle, with a particular emphasis on the early years of their existence. To support his aims of finding solutions to the challenges faced by nonprofits, he commissioned additional research, which led to BryteBridge’s first report, The Essential Work of Emerging Nonprofits.
52 minutes | 3 months ago
EP 59 Matthew Connelly | Chief Executive Officer at Good360
In episode 59 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen interviews Matthew Connelly, Chief Executive Officer at Good360 whose mission is to transform lives by providing hope, dignity, and a sense of renewed possibility to individuals, families, and communities impacted by disasters or other challenging life circumstances who, without us, would struggle to find that hope. Matt Connelly joined Good360 as Chief Executive Officer after having served on our Board of Directors for eight years, including the last four as Co-Chairman. Matt is a transportation and supply chain industry veteran with a 32-year track record at UPS where he most recently developed the network strategy and design for the US transportation network and was responsible for the sourcing of purchased transportation.
27 minutes | 3 months ago
EP 58 Lauren Isbell | CEO at Nevus Outreach
In episode 58 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen interviews Lauren Isbell, CEO of Nevus Outreach, whose mission is dedicated to bringing awareness, providing support, and finding cures for people affected by congenital melanocytic nevi and related disorders. After attending her first conference in 2018, she served as a volunteer on the Fundraising Committee prior to being selected as the new CEO of Nevus Outreach in 2019.
29 minutes | 4 months ago
EP 57: Charles Thomas | Executive Director of Outward Bound Adventures
In episode 57 of The Charity Charge Show Stephen speaks with Charles Thomas, Executive Director of Outward Bound Adventures whose vision is to ensure that youth from diverse communities will have access to nature, environmental education, leadership development, and preparation for careers in conservation. Charles Thomas has worked at Outward Bound Adventures seasonally and part-time for nearly 20 years and then worked full-time as Executive Director for 16 years. During that time, he created several award-winning programs dedicated to enriching the lives of underserved urban populations, especially low-income inner-city families, by introducing them to the therapeutic value of spending time in wild places and open spaces.
39 minutes | 5 months ago
EP 56: Beverly Hamilton | Interim CEO at 3 Day Startup
In episode 56 of The Charity Charge Show Stephen speaks with Beverly Hamilton, Interim CEO of 3 Day Startup, whose mission is to make entrepreneurship accessible. Beverly brings over twenty years of leadership experience from across different industries. She holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from UT Austin and is a member of the International Ombudsman Association.
44 minutes | 5 months ago
EP: 55 Joe Waters | Founder of Selfish Giving
In episode 55 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen speaks with Joe Waters, Founder of Selfish Giving whose mission is to help others find success in their cause-related goals. Joe Waters shows businesses and nonprofits how to build win-win partnerships that raise money and change the world. Joe writes the web's leading cause marketing blog, Selfish Giving, and is the author of two books on the subject.
30 minutes | 6 months ago
EP: 54 Andrew Glantz | Founder and CEO of GiftAMeal
In episode 54 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen speaks with Andrew Glantz, Founder, and CEO of GiftAMeal, whose mission seeks to empower people to fight hunger in their community while supporting local businesses. In addition to GiftAMeal, Glantz serves on the Washington University in St. Louis Alumni Board of Governors and guest lectures at the university on the topics such as marketing, negotiations, and entrepreneurship.
25 minutes | 6 months ago
EP: 53 Don Wettrick | CEO and Co-founder of StartEdUp
In episode 53 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten speaks with Don Wettrick, CEO and Co-Founder of StartEdUp, whose mission is to empower students and teachers to actively change education through employing innovation and entrepreneurship in the classroom. Don Wettrick is known for his award-winning work as a middle school and high school teacher; educational and innovation consultant; and educational speaker.
44 minutes | 6 months ago
EP: 52: Ron Klabunde | Founder and CEO of Replenish Foundation
In episode 52 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten speaks with Ron Klabunde, Founder, and CEO of the Replenish Foundation, whose mission is to replenish the economy of families and communities across America. Their goal is to establish generosity as the new gold standard which will create the foundation that is essential for addressing society's greatest needs.
31 minutes | 7 months ago
EP 51: Olivia Hayden | Senior Digital Fundraising Specialist at Whole Planet Foundation
In episode 51 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen interviews Olivia Hayden, Senior Digital Fundraising Specialist for Whole Planet Foundation. Through her creative ideas, Olivia Hayden is responsible for the Whole Planet Foundations' social media, website, and graphic design. The mission of the Whole Planet Foundation is to empower the world's poorest people with microcredit in areas where Whole Foods market responsibly sources its products. Enjoy this episode, as Stephen and Olivia explore Olivia's journey with the Whole Planet Foundation and the impact of their amazing nonprofit program.
32 minutes | 7 months ago
EP 50: Lisa Rodman | CEO of Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation
In episode 50 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen interviews Lisa Rodman, CEO of Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation. Lisa Rodman has been a part of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation team for 10 years. The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation is located in Southern California and the focus of their work is the preservation of Agua Hedionda Lagoon. Their mission is achieved through education and outreach programs which show just how beautiful and valuable the 400-acre lagoon really is. In this episode of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen and Lisa discuss the history of Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation, how to cope with the challenges that COVID brought into the workplace, how to continue moving forward and so much more.
42 minutes | 7 months ago
EP 49: Cory Ames | CEO and Co Founder of Grow Ensemble
In episode 49 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen interviews Cory Ames, Grow Ensemble's Co-Founder and CEO. Cory previously worked as the CEO of Firegang Dental Marketing. Cory then founded Grow Ensemble. Grow Ensemble is a social impact media and marketing company that is dedicated to sustainability, social impact, and in general making the world a better place. In addition to all of the great work Grow Ensemble does in the media and marketing sector, it is also a 1% for the Planet Member, meaning that they have donated 1% of their top-line revenue to environmental nonprofits since 2019. In this episode of the Charity Charge Show Stephen and Cory discuss the benefits of starting a podcast, all of the components that go into producing a successful show, and other digital marketing strategies.
64 minutes | 8 months ago
EP 48: Suzanne Stone | Chief Strategic Solutions and Programs Officer of Livestrong
In episode 48 of the Charity Charge Show Stephen interviews Suzanne Stone, Livestrong’s Chief Strategic Solutions and Programs Officer. Suzanne has previously worked with non-profit organizations such as Court Appointed Special Advocates and Children's Miracle Network as well becoming the Executive Director of the Lake Travis Education Foundation and the Director of Corporate Development for LTISD. In this podcast, Suzanne and Stephen discuss Livestrong’s mission and Suzanne’s work in the nonprofit sector. Suzanne touches on how Livestrong has been an impact funder, and how investing in the quality of life is essential. Suzanne also explains her perspective on the diversification of nonprofits and how they are able to adapt and advance in the economy.
35 minutes | a year ago
EP 47: Beasley Reece | CEO at NFL Alumni
In episode 47 of the Charity Charge show, Beasly Reece, CEO at NFL Alumni, shares a bit on his journey as well as his passion for supporting the youth as well as retired NFL players transitioning out of the sport. Reece, the former defensive back and played for Dallas Cowboys in 1976, New York Giants (1977-83) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1983-84). After his playing career, Reece was a network analyst on NFL games for both NBC and CBS. He also went on to work as Sports Director at KYW-TV in Philadelphia in 1998. He was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame in 2012 and left the Philadelphia station in 2015.
33 minutes | a year ago
EP 46: John Lehr | CEO at Parkinson's Foundation
In episode 46 of The Charity Charge Show John L. Lehr, CEO of the Parkinson's Foundation shares the insight he has gained after more than two decades of nonprofit fundraising and management experience. John played a pivotal role in merging two legacy Parkinson’s organizations into the Parkinson’s Foundation in 2017. Since then, the Foundation has nearly doubled its revenue to $35 million. Under John’s leadership, the Foundation earned a 4-star charity rating from Charity Navigator and a Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.
43 minutes | a year ago
EP 45: Ian Adair | Executive Director at Gracepoint Foundation
In episode 45 of the Charity Charge Show Ian Adair addresses the mental health crisis and why so many people struggle to ask for help. Ian is a three-time nonprofit CEO; a recognized expert in leadership, fundraising, and nonprofit management; and a sought-after speaker for nonprofit and leadership conferences around the country. Ian is a speaker, author, and advocate concerning mental health awareness and addressing mental health in the workplace.
17 minutes | a year ago
EP 44: Cassandra Vieten | Executive Director at the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation
In episode 44 of the Charity Charge Show, Cassandra Vieten shares a bit on the background of the John W Brick Foundation as well as their upcoming Never Alone Summit. Cassandra is a licensed clinical psychologist, mind-body medicine researcher, author, consultant, and public speaker. She is the Executive Director of the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of The Marin School in San Rafael, where her daughter graduated from high school, the Board of Directors of Partners for Youth Empowerment, and the Board of Directors of the Consciousness and Healing Initiative.
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