116: The logic of good IA to improve websites

February 14, 2019

We interview Sam Raddatz, CEO and Lead Information Architect of the Logic Dept. She also plays an active part of the international IA community, Sam was elected to Information Architecture Institute’s board as Director of Events and Programming where she oversees the coordination of World Information Architecture Day.

Nonprofit podcast resources available on our site.

 

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115: Breaking into the $100B inside Donor-Advised Funds (DAF)

February 1, 2019

Sue Schwartzman, an expert in advising family philanthropic dollars shares her insight into Donor-Advised Funds. A market that currently controls over $100B in assets earmarked for charities. Sue is the founder at Schwartzman Advising and has years of experience understanding this market and how to position your organization for those larger dollars. 

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114: Understanding Lean Impact for Nonprofits

January 22, 2019

We interview Ann Mei the author of Lean Impact. She is a leading advocate for social innovation and the former Chief Innovation Officer at USAID. She draws on her rare experience as an executive across the tech industry, nonprofits, and the U.S. government to offer a unique perspective on tackling the most pressing social challenges of our times.

 

https://www.annmei.com/book 

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113: Startup using bottles to save the environment

January 16, 2019

https://www.soulbottles.de/

We interview Patrick Boadu from Soul Bottles, a B-Corp making custom glass water bottles in Germany that also gives a portion of sales to water-focused nonprofits. Their work has prevented 800kg (1,760lbs) of wasted plastic and given 42,000 people access to clean drinking water. 

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112: One Billion Messages for Good with Twilio.org

January 7, 2019

We talk with Meghan Nesbit, Director of Nonprofit Development at Twilio.org about how they got to 1 Billion SMS messages and how the larger company thinks about impact. Twilio is a leader in SMS and flexible messaging solutions and their approach to impact involves grants, volunteering, and in-kind use of their powerful product.

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111: How Box.org thinks about CSR and social impact

December 19, 2018

We hear how Box.com, leading online cloud storage and content management tool has grown it's CSR program in a novel way. Bryan Breckenridge, the Founding Executive Director shares the approach and story of how Box.org became an embedded social enterprise within Box.com. He also shares great case studies of how nonprofits are leveraging the power platform. 

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110: (short) How We spent $13k on a vitamin

December 12, 2018

The story of AllGoodText.com, a failed product by Whole Whale. 

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109: Play That Pays at Playworks

November 29, 2018

We interviewed Elizabeth Cushing, the President of Playworks about how they have built a model of healthy play to schools at scale. As a part of the journey they have innovated, creating earned revenue streams through the Playworks programs and open models with Recess Lab

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108: The Creation of #GivingTuesday by the 92nd Street Y

November 14, 2018

The Chief Innovation Officer, Asha Curran shares the story of how the 92nd Street Y created the epic day of #GivingTuesday. This day of giving follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the US and has been adopted on various days across the globe. In 2017 it raised over $300M and there is no way it would have grown to this level if the 92nd Street Y hadn't done one critical thing when they designed it...

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107: Raising +100k Coats and Dollars From the Rising Generation at New York Cares

November 6, 2018

Gary Bagley, Executive Director of New York Cares shares how the organization is on track to raise its 2 millionth winter coat for homeless New Yorkers. How they use text messaging and other technologies to improve volunteering engagement. We also discuss how they've built a strong young professional's board called Rising Leaders that are contributing big dollars and impact to the organization. 

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