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The Discovery Pod features conversations with leaders in non-profit/social sector. Join former CEO Douglas Nelson as he talk with CEOs, Board Chairs, Founders and other senior leaders about how they got started in the sector, how they work with their boards, and what remains to be done. As Managing Director of The Discovery Group, a philanthropy and governance consulting firm based in Vancouver, BC., Doug understands the complexity of leading organizations and institutions and the challenges of aligning governance and philanthropic performance. Doug has been called a ‘fundraising phenom’ by the Vancouver Sun and ‘a true innovator for a sector that can do so much more.’ Learn from the brightest and the best in the industry so you can accomplish what is most important by tuning in to The Discovery Pod today.

The Discovery Pod features conversations with leaders in non-profit/social sector. Join former CEO Douglas Nelson as he talk with CEOs, Board Chairs, Founders and other senior leaders about how they got started in the sector, how they work with their boards, and what remains to be done. As Managing Director of The Discovery Group, a philanthropy and governance consulting firm based in Vancouver, BC., Doug understands the complexity of leading organizations and institutions and the challenges of aligning governance and philanthropic performance. Doug has been called a ‘fundraising phenom’ by the Vancouver Sun and ‘a true innovator for a sector that can do so much more.’ Learn from the brightest and the best in the industry so you can accomplish what is most important by tuning in to The Discovery Pod today.
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The Discovery Pod features conversations with leaders in non-profit/social sector. Join former CEO Douglas Nelson as he talk with CEOs, Board Chairs, Founders and other senior leaders about how they got started in the sector, how they work with their boards, and what remains to be done. As Managing Director of The Discovery Group, a philanthropy and governance consulting firm based in Vancouver, BC., Doug understands the complexity of leading organizations and institutions and the challenges of aligning governance and philanthropic performance. Doug has been called a ‘fundraising phenom’ by the Vancouver Sun and ‘a true innovator for a sector that can do so much more.’ Learn from the brightest and the best in the industry so you can accomplish what is most important by tuning in to The Discovery Pod today.

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Episodes

Arts Leadership And Organizational Transformation with Kim Gaynor

7/17/2019
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The social profit world is so big that no leadership and organization are the same. Taking us into the arts and cultural sector of social profit, Kim Gaynor, the General Director of the Vancouver Opera, sheds light to its differences against other kinds of organizations. Entailing a different type of leadership, Kim shares how she […]

Duration:00:24:39

Palliative Care: The Importance of Informed End-Of-Life Choices with Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider

7/10/2019
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More and more unfortunate patients are spending their final weeks, days, and minutes of life hidden away from the people they love, and sometimes they are in significant amounts of pain. Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider, a physician and a palliative care activist, believes that a new day of medicine is coming where the end of life […]

Duration:00:28:34

Building Credibility Through Campaigns & Board Engagement with Judy Savage

7/3/2019
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Many organizations are confounded with the problem of having their boards support them. Judy Savage, the CEO of Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, has successfully veered from that by building credibility through campaigns and letting the boards actively engage. The meteoric rise of Judy’s foundation over the last number of years shows this, and she lets […]

Duration:00:27:03

The Link Between Thoughtful Leadership And Effective Philanthropy with Phil Buchanan

6/26/2019
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The less we understand what philanthropy is all about, the less our ability to have the impact that we want. Guest Phil Buchanan, the President of The Center for Effective Philanthropy, greatly advocates for the importance of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector and helps foundations and individual donors to maximize their impact. Today on The […]

Duration:00:29:14

Building And Leading A Fundraising Program with Jaime Wilson

6/19/2019
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Running an organization against cancer for years, Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation’s Executive Director Jaime Wilson has developed a strategy on how to efficiently build a fundraising campaign and work hand in hand with others. As Jaimie capitalizes on providing hope and faith for cancer patients, she also builds a database and aims at […]

Duration:00:29:21

Connecting To The Organization’s Mission with Darell Burnham

6/12/2019
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Working in any mental health organization in itself is technically challenging and keeps any worker emotionally invested where focusing on the mission can be more challenging. Darrell Burnham, the CEO of a community-based mental health organization called Coast Mental Health, talks about how he manages to stay connected with the mission while working with the […]

Duration:00:23:50

Managing Teams and Organizational Change in Not-for-Profits with Veronica Carroll

6/5/2019
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Providing welfare to those in need or what is called philanthropy is not as easy as it seems. Veronica Carroll, CEO of Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver, points out that philanthropy is not just about donations and rich people giving their money to poor communities; it is more than that. Veronica says that donors do […]

Duration:00:28:07

Growing Healthy Communities Through Food Banks with David Long

5/29/2019
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There are a lot of means to develop a community, but it is incomparable to build one through the power of food. David Long, the CEO of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, walks us through how he became the leader of a donor-centric organization. As he recounts the compassionate people who helped through donations and […]

Duration:00:28:25

Transforming Communities Through Listening And Engagement with Jennifer Johnstone

5/22/2019
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Deep engagement in an organization can only be made possible through radical listening. President and CEO of Central City Foundation, Jennifer Johnstone, defines what radical listening is and how it has created an authentic and healthy relationship within a community. Starting off her career in the non-profit sector as the founding program coordinator with the […]

Duration:00:22:29

Social Impact with Karen Greve Young

5/15/2019
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There is so much hope in young entrepreneurs and promising future to every startup that we tend to forego. Conversely, Karen Greve Young never misses out on these business ideas that may actually change the world. CEO of the Futurpreneur Canada, a non-profit organization that has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise […]

Duration:00:26:10

Generative Leadership with Kevin McCort

5/8/2019
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Generative leadership means getting the board at the appropriate level, and keeping them there in a very successful and strategically beneficial way. Kevin McCort, CEO of the Vancouver Foundation, dives deep into generative leadership when working with your board. Kevin shares his journey towards taking the shift from being in the international realm for 25 […]

Duration:00:31:29

Social Profit Leadership with Pascal Spothelfer

5/1/2019
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Not everyone can be a leader. Leadership is a privilege and it is about getting people together to achieve a specific purpose. Having the opportunity to be a leader is Pascal Spothelfer, CEO of Genome BC, who has taken on leadership roles in both the business and social sector. Shifting from profit to non-profit organizations […]

Duration:00:19:11

Karen Jeu: Completing Campaigns

4/24/2019
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All of us are capable of doing extraordinary things that help and uplift other people. Bringing this to healthcare and philanthropy, Karen Jeu - President of California Pacific Medical Center Foundation - takes us into the final stages of a really important campaign which aims to open two brand new hospitals within the whole Bay […]

Duration:00:26:41

Connecting Commitment and Science with Patrick Sullivan

4/24/2019
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Losing a loved one can be tragic and traumatic. It takes a lot of courage and determination to bounce back from the grief that it takes along. Patrick Sullivan, Founder and President of Team Finn Foundation, shares how losing his son to cancer changed his life. A lawyer by profession, Patrick walks us through his […]

Duration:00:23:31

Diana Gibson: Missions in Motion

4/24/2019
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Social profit organizations have their respective mission that sets their team into motion. As much as it is essential to have a clear vision of where an organization is positioned, to keep it engaged to the purpose is also crucial. Diana Gibson, a serial founder of social profit organizations, gives insights on the relevance of […]

Duration:00:25:46

Barbara Grantham: Impact Philanthropy

4/24/2019
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No one is insignificant in driving forward that sense of mission and purpose when you are part of a social profit organization. Barbara Grantham, CEO of VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, dives into the power of healthcare philanthropy as she instills the vision and mission of their organization. Accentuating their purpose to allow people to […]

Duration:00:25:56

Michael McKnight: Community Action

4/24/2019
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Not all social profit organizations have massive attention. Some are focused on the youth while others are dedicated to environmental issues. United Way of the Lower Mainland is an organization who is not only focused on one but three areas – the youth, the unfortunate, and the senior citizens. Michael McKnight, CEO of United Way […]

Duration:00:20:06

The Asante Africa Journey with Erna Grasz

4/24/2019
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Empowering young people is the key to a promising future in the world. That is why encouraging them to take charge of their lives should be everyone’s focus. CEO of Asante Africa Foundation, Erna Grasz built a non-profit organization that is intimately-focused on the academic education of young people in East Africa with the purpose […]

Duration:00:24:41

Strengthening The Arts Community For A Cause with Ian Rye

4/24/2019
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Entering an organization where you don’t have a solid background on one of its core businesses can be challenging. Ian Rye of Pacific Opera Victoria can attest to this. With his expertise in arts administration, he admits that he was not fully-trained in fundraising before becoming the CEO of one of Canada’s leading opera companies. […]

Duration:00:29:19

From Passion To Fruition: Children’s Healthcare Fundraising with Mike House

4/24/2019
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Money can be a great blessing to the one who gives and receives when it comes out of genuine support. Raising money for a cause is not everyone’s cup of tea. Mike House, however, is an exception. Mike's fervor rooted from what he went through as a child with some pretty severe health issues. Bringing […]

Duration:00:26:35