082: Understanding workplace giving with America’s Charities

January 3, 2018

Workplace giving contributes roughly $4 billion to charities in the U.S. each year. As the data show, there is a burgeoning interest in the workforce of aligning with organizations that share their personal values, and that includes giving back either through monetary contributions or in-kind pro bono work. 

There's no organization better suited to talk about workplace giving than America's Charities (though we may be biased — George chairs the board). We sat down with their Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Lindsay J.K. Nichols, to learn more about the ways companies are giving back to the causes that matter most to their employees. Lindsay also shares data from America's Charities annual snapshot on how companies feel about workplace giving and why it matters. 


081: Risky Business with Risk Alternatives

December 14, 2017

Risk: Grey hair generator, or force for good? We talk with Ted Bilich, CEO of DC-based Risk Alternatives. Their mission is to build stronger communities by helping nonprofits and startups master risk management and process improvement, implementing a regular cycle to create a resilient culture. No one wants to talk about all of the things that can go wrong, but by making it part of our regular diet, we become more agile when spotting the icebergs ahead. 


080: Using Facebook Messaging for Organizations

November 29, 2017

We interview Michael Sabat, Founder of @Mssg and talk about how organizations can more easily us Facebook messaging to collect information and connect with their audience. 


079: The role of a digital team at Communities in Schools

November 16, 2017

We interview Shakirah A. Hill| Director, Digital Strategy at the Communities In Schools National Office. The discussion covers breaking down silos across the organization and how to balance data and anecdotes in storytelling. 


078: GivingTuesday Predictions and tips for your organization

November 3, 2017

November 28th, 2017 is the big day - #GivingTuesday is the national day of giving following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We share our predictions and quick tips for how to maximize the day for your nonprofit. 


077: Making fundraising mobile with MobileCause

October 17, 2017

Interview with Sean MacNeill who joined MobileCause as CEO and a member of the board of directors in June 2013. With nearly 20 years of industry experience ranging from technology and engineering to strategic planning and product management, including prior CEO and COO roles at prominent software and technology companies, Sean’s multidimensional approach to leadership has helped him drive growth in all aspects of the company.


076: Distilling what you need to know about SEO for social impact

September 27, 2017

Conversation with Will Critchlow, CEO and Founder of Distilled, a leading SEO agency. We discuss the elements of SEO that matter for organizations and some of the tools that should be used. 


075: How to think about designing and building websites with Great Believer

September 13, 2017

Interview with Josh Riman, the founder of Great Believer, a nonprofit focused design firm. We discuss how nonprofits can manage their website design work successfully for maximum impact. 

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074: The strategy of staying top of mind with content

August 28, 2017

Interview with John Hall, the author of "Top of Mind" and CEO and co-founder of Influence & Co., a tech-enabled content marketing agency that helps brands and individuals extract and leverage their expertise to create, publish, and distribute content to gain influence, visibility, and credibility with their key audiences.


073: The Clean Money Revolution - Author Interview

August 8, 2017

Interview with the author of 

Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose and capitalism


Joel serves as a Senior Advisor with RSF Social Finance and speaks frequently throughout North America, including a 2012 TEDxVancouver talk.  He is a founding member of Social Venture Network (SVN), Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), the Tides Canada Foundation, and is board chair of Hollyhock. From 1993 to 2008, Joel managed the Family Office activities of Carol Newell. Together, they pioneered an integrated use of capital for social impact that is now growing as a strategy for deep mission investors.  Joel has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from SVN and was recently inducted with Carol Newell into the SVN Hall of Fame.