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Igniting Debate about the Business of Doing Good

Igniting Debate about the Business of Doing Good
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Igniting Debate about the Business of Doing Good

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John Valverde: The CEO Of Second Chances

5/17/2018
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As the leader of a second chance program for young people, YouthBuild USA’s John Valverde describes what it means to live out his own second chance.

Duration:00:24:47

Charity Auctions: What’s In It For Artists?

4/27/2018
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Many artists are asked to donate their work to charity auctions. The nonprofit raises money for a good cause, the buyer gets a beautiful piece of work, but what does the artist gain?

Duration:00:16:03

The ‘Hypocrisy’ Still Hurts After UN Staffer’s Assault

4/4/2018
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Nearly a decade after being violently assaulted while working for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Sri Lanka, Shannon Mouillesseaux has tough words for her former employer.

Duration:00:21:47

Should We Give Our Cash To The Homeless?

12/22/2017
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Want to give to the homeless this holiday season? Three insights into the benefits and the harm of giving money directly to people on the street.

Duration:00:21:50

Natural Disasters, Aid Groups, And Donor Questions

10/26/2017
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Nonprofits, tech companies and even NFL players have raised millions to help after recent natural disasters. But giving may be the easy part. Having an impact is harder.

Duration:00:12:17

Successful Social Change Takes Patience and Audacity

9/1/2017
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We discuss fifteen successful social change campaigns that have had major impact, from South Africa's anti-apartheid campaign to the legislative success of marriage equality in the US. We learn what made them successful and why lasting social change requires patience and audacity.

Duration:00:24:49

In Global Migrant Crisis, When Are Smugglers 'Saviors'?

7/8/2017
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Human smuggling has grown into a multibillion dollar industry. We explore the complex relationships between migrants, refugees, and the myriad players involved in smuggling them across borders.

Duration:00:18:25

‘Don’t Discount Kindness’ When Fighting Hate

6/26/2017
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There are over 900 hate groups operating across the US right now. Ryan Lenz monitors them, and former skinhead Angela King works to deradicalize those who want to leave them. They discuss their work and why they do it.

Duration:00:26:03

The 'Perils' Of Checking Your Privilege

6/9/2017
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As aware citizens, it might feel good to check our privilege and that of others, but writer Phoebe Maltz Bovy says that privilege awareness has its problems.

Duration:00:20:43

Why Big Philanthropy Needs Scrutiny Not Gratitude

5/25/2017
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Instead of feeling gratitude towards billionaire philanthropists, Stanford professor Rob Reich says we should scrutinize the power they wield.

Duration:00:21:12

After 'Evil' Experiment, Psychologist Inspires Heroes

5/9/2017
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Forty years after making his name with a famous psychological experiment about what makes good people do bad things, Philip Zimbardo has decided to flip the script. He tells us about his project that teaches people how to act heroically and describes his journey from studying evil to inspiring hope.

Duration:00:15:41

The Rise of Philanthropy's 'Shadow Giving System'

4/18/2017
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We explore the growing influence that private donors are exerting in national and local politics and why the power the wealthy are wielding today is likely to intensify in the years ahead. An interview with David Callahan, author of The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age.

Duration:00:28:25

Forget Straight A's, Connections Count In Top College Admissions

3/28/2017
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At the nation’s top universities and colleges, children of privilege are taking spots away from straight A students without the same connections, and the problem is only getting worse.

Duration:00:27:05

An Idealist's Guide to Avoiding Burnout

3/17/2017
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Whether you’re a professional aid worker or just an engaged citizen, doing good for others requires that you to take time to be good to yourself, too. We speak to a veteran aid worker along with the author of a new book, The Idealist’s Survival Kit.

Duration:00:19:59

Tech Resistance: Giving Voice To The ‘Silent Majority’

3/1/2017
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Some were surprised to see Silicon Valley tech workers protest Trump’s new immigration policies, but one civic tech leader tells us they are fighting for the fundamental values of openness and connection that made the internet itself great.

Duration:00:18:03

The Problems With Your Valentine’s Day Tip

2/12/2017
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When you're eating out, tipping might seem like a good thing. But, on this Valentine's Day, we explore the many problems that America's tipping culture creates for restaurant workers.

Duration:00:18:37

Worked Up About Trump? Make Time For Art & Music

2/3/2017
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Maaza Mengiste came to the US as a child, after her family fled Ethiopia’s civil war. Even so, the New York based writer explains why she feels strongly about not calling herself a refugee, why activists need to take breaks from Twitter, and reflects on the stubborn endurance of art in times of upheaval.

Duration:00:20:43

The Case Against Empathy

1/18/2017
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Do you think a little more empathy would help in our increasingly divided and unequal world? Not so, says Yale professor Paul Bloom. In his book ‘Against Empathy,’ he argues that empathy is short-sighted, prejudiced and often makes the world a worse place. He offers more effective ways forward.

Duration:00:24:00

Born to the One Percent, Dedicated to the 99

1/4/2017
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Chuck Collins inherited a half million dollar trust fund from his parents but decided to give it all away, allowing him to "unflinchingly look at the growing income and wealth inequalities that have opened up over the last 30 years." This one-percenter shares his concerns about the rise of the mega donor, the limits of philanthropy to create social change, and explains why we ought to support to the only institution that's ever offered wide swaths of the population a shot at the American...

Duration:00:21:04

The Giving Code: Silicon Valley's 'Prosperity Paradox'

12/15/2016
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Silicon Valley is celebrated as a bastion of innovation. But it now suffers from one of the greatest income gaps in the country. Nonprofits are struggling to meet the demands caused by rising inequality. We explore the disconnect between the immense wealth in the valley, and why so many residents and nonprofits remain cash-strapped and in need.

Duration:00:19:34

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