Nonprofits

29.5: Stories: Addressing Maternal Mortality- Dr. Taraneh Shirazian (Saving Mothers)

Having quality hospitals nearby is something we take for granted. While we may pass several doctors’ offices or clinics on our way to work, many individuals in developing country do not have access to proper healthcare. This has far-reaching implications for women trying to bring a new life into the world. In many developing countries, […]

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28: Disaster Relief – Barry La Forgia (IRT)

One thing has become all to certain – natural disasters will strike. If not once a year, they will turn multiple cities a year to rubble, wipe out seaboards with water or cover entire villages in rock. Even as we celebrate the one-year anniversary of rebuilding Nepal from the 2015 7.8 magnitude earthquake, another one […]

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27.5 Stories: Earth Day -Business on Sustainable Sourcing – Linda Walker (World Wildlife Fund)

Happy Earth Day movers and shakers! I truly hope that you have enjoyed this entire month long lead up promoting sustainability, food waste, eco tours, marine life and more. There are so many powerful infinitives out there working to preserve our earth and all of the life in it. If you missed a few, check […]

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27: Championing Environmental Efforts through Business – Suzanne Apple (World Wildlife Fund)

When you think of the world of conservation, environmentalism and protecting wildlife, the World Wildlife Fund will likely come to the forefront. Their work, as well as the iconic logo with the panda, has become synonymous with conservation efforts around the world. While many of us don’t fully know all the measures associated with the […]

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26.5: Stories: Ocean Ed in the Classroom -Cindy Vasquez (National School District)

I don’t care what age you are, seeing a whale breach in the wild is one of the coolest water encounters you can have. Couple that with giant sea turtles and perhaps a dolphin sighting and you can pretty well sum up the best voyage ever. Do you like eco-friendly travel? check out our interview […]

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26: Eco Tours & Conservation – Frances Kinney (Ocean Connectors)

When was the last time you dedicated an afternoon to spending quality time outside? It’s amazing how the week slips away and you find yourself trapped back in the office again.   What if I told you that spending time in our amazing outdoors helps you preform better at work?   It’s true! There are […]

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25.5: Stories: Aquaponics in the Classroom with Jack Lyke (State College School District)

If you are anything like I was a few weeks ago, you have no idea what Aquaponics is. The technical break down goes something like the combination of hydroponics (growing plants in something other than soil) with aquaculture (growing fish). Now I’ve never been one for biology class. I might have even slept through a […]

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25: Role of Food in Education – Anupama Joshi (National Farm to School Network)

Dear Santa: I would like turnips for Christmas.” Signed, one inspired first grader. You probably think I’m pulling your leg right now. Perhaps you’re curious who would even be bold enough to even think the word Christmas this early in the year. Let’s back up for a second. Hang with me and I promise we’ll […]

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24.5: Stories: Food Strengthening Community – Robin Carroll & Quentin Mables (I Grow Chicago)

Isolation. Injustice. Poverty. Lack of education. Opportunity dessert. 30-40% of children going to bed hungry. This doesn’t paint a pretty picture of a neighborhood in Chicago. Especially when you consider that countless pounds of high quality of food are thrown away every night in restaurants around the city. At this point, you might be wondering […]

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Market Driven Volunteer Matching

We have a big challenge in the educational system today. While graduates are emerging to the market with degrees, many lack practical experience that companies demand for entry level positions. For students who spent the last four years “preparing themselves” for these careers, it’s a little disheartening. Additionally, there is a second challenge for college […]

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17: Putting Ideas in Motion with Patrick Dowd (Millennial Train Project)

Can you imagine being transported to a 1950’s rail car to travel across the country, discounting from the pull of modern day demands? One pioneering nonprofit founder is recreating that exact experience to incubate young innovators as they push the boundaries on what they can accomplish. Patrick Dowd, founder of Millennial Train Project, believes that […]

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16.5 Super Bowl Edition: Philadelphia Eagles Transforms Nonprofits with Darcy Walker Krause

Have you ever been apart of a company that gives back to different community nonprofits? Think back to that experience or any partnership with a nonprofit. How would the organization describe that experience? Here’s a word to shoot for: transformative. That’s how Darcy Walker Krause from The Center for Grieving Children describes the partnership with […]

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9.5 Stories from the Field – Sustainability in the Classroom with Monica Rosquillas (1 to 1 Movement)

What would you do if you had to carry your trash around with you for one whole week? What types of things would be in there? Any things that you might not be too proud of at the week’s end?   That is exactly one of the projects that Monica oversees for 1 to 1 […]

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9: Sustainability with Jonathan Zaidman (1 to 1 Movement)

There’s no denying that together we all need to start taking measures toward sustainability and conservation. It can be a little overwhelming at times. What can one person do about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? How can I equate my energy use to polar bears thousands of miles away?   It’s hard to. Which is […]

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7.5 Stories from the Field: Compassion in Inner City of Chicago with Burrell Poe

If you are curious about the power of compassion, then Burrell Poe is the champion you are looking for. As an education and outreach coordinator in inner city Chicago schools, he applies this movement to some of the most underserved areas in the city.   There is no denying that Chicago has a troubling past. […]

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7: Compassion is the Key to Solving the World’s Problems with Sara Schairer (Compassion It)

Can you imagine a world where everyone took a moment to put themselves in another person’s shoes? What would that do to impact our daily interactions with everyone we met?   It would change the world.   That’s the vision of Sara Schairer. She realizes the key to this is compassion. If we could install […]

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4.5 Stories From The Field: Showcasing One Construction Company Creating Social Change with Alison Freed (Dream Builders Project)

Alison Freed works for perhaps the most unusual nonprofit I’ve come across lately.   Having spent several years in the nonprofit space, you typically find organizations that are continually scrapped for cash with a large percentage of time being spent trying to leverage funds.   Dream Builders Project differs from that description in almost every […]

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3.5- Stories From The Field- Impact Of The Peace Corps With Debra Bonkoski

Wednesday’s episode showcased Anna Lenhart from NGS Movement on her vision in incorporate a year of service into the traditional career path. Today we sit down with Debra Bonkoski to see how her Peace Corps Service sent her on a new career path, and how that is a more fulfilling path.   When she entered […]

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3: NGS Movement: Redefining the Traditional Career Path

Anna Lenhart isn’t your traditional social entrepreneur. She is a movement creator. Through NGS Movement, Anna is working to redefine the traditional career path. And to drive that mission, she has an inspiring vision:   Imagine if every fortune 500 company CEO had started their career with a year of service. If we incorporate a […]

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1.5: Stories From The Field- Driving Home The Impact from SOLO Eyewear

In Wednesday’s episode this week we heard from Jenny Amaraneni, founder of SOLO Eyewear, on her journey to help cure preventable blindness through leveraging profits from her sunglasses company. To further drive home the impact that SOLO Eyewear makes through their incredible business model, we wanted to share stories from the field.   First, Jenny […]

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