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325: Last dance: a final conversation — With guests Maggie Kane from A Place At The Table Danny Rosin from Band Together North Carolina

7/1/2019
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We’ve spent the last three years at the Giving Back Podcast highlighting hometown heroes serving every need imaginable. Our guests for the final episode are true servant leaders in every sense, dedicated to building their community and lending a hand up to those in need. Thank you for tuning in, getting inspired, and taking action. The Giving Back Podcast has been a wonderful journey, a real blessing in my life. I look forward to the next chapter of bringing you stories about good people...

Duration:00:40:04

323: Autism Starts New Adventures — Rose Morris with Abram’s Nation

6/17/2019
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Rose Morris is the Founder of Abram’s Nation, a manufacturer of products that are designed specifically for the special needs community. Rose is also the Co-Founder of Fund It Forward, a nonprofit that helps families obtain special needs equipment that is not covered by insurance. Rose’s son, Abram, is an active and curious special needs child who would always find a way to get out of his crib. Because of this, Rose had many sleepless nights worrying that Abram would get hurt trying to...

Duration:00:49:49

322: Giving Seniors a New Purpose — Jaya Manjunath with Seniors With Skills

6/10/2019
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Jaya Manjunath is the Founder of Seniors With Skills, a non-profit organization that aims to improve the overall quality of life for seniors through social engagement. The organization originally started in Toronto, but has since moved to many different states in the US. On this week’s episode, Jaya shares how her organization helps seniors get out of isolation and find a new purpose as they reach a new stage in their life. Key Takeaways: [3:25] Who is Jaya, and what is Seniors With...

Duration:00:52:14

321: Troubled Teens Just Need Someone to Listen to Them — Michelle Pagtakhan with You Run This Town Foundation

6/3/2019
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Michelle Pagtakhan is the Founder & Executive Director of You Run This Town Foundation (YRTTF). YRTTF provides enrichment programs to underserved youth, work-study internships, scholarships, and community partner engagement programs. Michelle is committed to developing the next generation of leaders,and actually first began her work five years prior to formally starting her organization in 2016. Find out more about Michelle and the fantastic work she’s doing in the greater Los Angeles...

Duration:00:50:50

320: Creating Dialogue around Consent and Awareness for Interpersonal Violence — Monisha Bajaj with Ruam Chuay

5/27/2019
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Monisha Bajaj is the Founder of Ruam Chuay, a non-profit organization based in Thailand. Monisha and her team host workshops at local schools to discuss interpersonal violence, sexual consent, and so much more! On today’s episode, Monisha shares how Ruam Chuay first got started, how their workshops create a dialogue among students, and the differences between U.S. and Thai culture. Key Takeaways: [4:00] Who is Monisha and how did Ruam Chuay first get started? [8:55] Monisha compares...

Duration:00:54:40

319: Acknowledging Our Life Transitions — Chip Conley with Modern Elder Academy

5/20/2019
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Chip Conley has disrupted the hospitality industry twice. First, at age 26 when he took an inner city motel and turned it into the second-largest boutique hotel brand in America, and second, when he joined Airbnb as a ‘Modern Elder’. Through his work at Airbnb, he noticed the increasing need to include more age diversity in the workforce. Modern Elders often feel less and less relevant, but there’s a lot of unique and untapped value their life experiences can bring to an organization. Find...

Duration:00:43:17

318: Bringing Together a Community for an Important Cause — David Shultz & Mandi Rudd with Big Slick

5/13/2019
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David Shultz is a member of the Big Slick Organizers Community and is involved in everything from digital marketing to the weekend karaoke events. He is also involved with Promo Cares, an organization focused on helping distributors find suppliers with a purpose-driven mission. Mandi Rudd is the sister of one of the Big Slick’s hosts, Paul Rudd, and is a key member of the family of volunteers at Big Slick. She is also the Owner of Brand Energy Marketing, a firm that specializes in...

Duration:00:46:12

317: Becoming a Lifelong Learner….Debt-Free! — Douglas Tsoi with Portland Underground Grad School

5/6/2019
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Douglas Tsoi is the Founder of School of Financial Freedom and the Founder of Portland Underground Grad School (PUGS). Douglas has a diverse background and achieved financial freedom at the age of 42 after living on $20,000 a year. As a lifelong learner and StartingBloc Fellow, Douglas believes it’s a human right to learn and to do so debt-free! Find out more about his amazing school in Portland! Key Takeaways: [4:05] How did Rob and Douglas first meet? [6:05] As a StartingBloc...

Duration:00:49:06

316: Donor Retention Is Low Because People Don’t Care!— Greg Warner with MarketSmart

4/29/2019
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Greg Warner is the CEO and Founder of MarketSmart, a marketing software specifically catered to nonprofits seeking to raise more money for their charity. Greg takes a unique approach to how you can engage your donors in a meaningful and impactful way. After feeling frustrated himself from giving to nonprofits and feeling like just a dollar sign, Greg created this software to help nonprofits really understand the best ways to make a connection. Key Takeaways: [2:45] Who is Greg and why...

Duration:01:15:54

315: Using the Healing Benefits of Cannabis — Dave Villalobos, Travis Mckenzie, Tanesha Smelser with TJ’s Gardens

4/22/2019
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Tanesha Smelser is the Executive Director of The Forrest Initiative, an organization she started when her son, Forrest, was diagnosed with epilepsy. When she first tried CBD for her young child, she was amazed by its impact and became an advocate. Travis Mckenzie started TJ's Gardens in 2006 because his wife, Cham, was suffering from a very traumatic brain injury. They had exhausted all of their traditional options for healing when their doctor recommended cannabis as a last resort. They...

Duration:01:02:00

314: Empowered Girls Change the World — Cathy Standiford with Soroptimist International

4/15/2019
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Cathy Standiford is a retired City Manager and Local Government Consultant, a volunteer mentor for Write Girl, and a 30-year member of Soroptimist International. As a woman of faith, Cathy believes it is her purpose to serve, mentor, and empower young women. On today’s show, Cathy discusses the two organizations that are close to her heart and how it inspires her every day post-retirement! Key Takeaways: [3:40] Who is Cathy and how did she get started in non-profit work? [5:25] Cathy...

Duration:00:57:19

313: Supporting Women in Business the Way We Do at Weddings — Emily Wazlak with Shine Registry

4/8/2019
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Emily Wazlak is the Founder of Shine Registry, a platform for female founders to ask for startup help, similar to the way you would on a wedding registry! Emily wanted to create something that would support fellow women in their professional careers just as they are supported in their personal lives. Find out more about Shine Registry and how you can help startup founders from all over get a head start in their business. Key Takeaways: [3:10] Who is Emily, and what is Shine Registry...

Duration:00:49:39

312: Average People Just Doing Their Part to Make the World a Better Place — Boomer Perrault with 1 a Week

4/1/2019
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Boomer Perrault started 1 a Week on an idea to encourage people to do a good and purposeful deed once a week. His organization is very grassroots and only a year old, but he shares his story about how he has grown his following and found sponsors to support his mission. Don’t let rejection stop you from making this world a better place! Key Takeaways: [3:20] Who is Boomer and how did 1 a Week get started? [6:10] A year later, over 3,400 posts related to kindness and doing good once a...

Duration:00:43:15

311: Giving Back Insights #119 — Closing Insights with Rob Lowe With guest host Ayn Codina

3/28/2019
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Welcome to the 119th and the final episode of Giving Back Insights! Insights are our solo show to celebrate how our guests and their charities serve others, explore actions each of can take to make a difference in people’s lives and connect. Today we’re talking about our journey with Giving Back Podcast! Enjoy today’s episode and keep your comments and feedback coming. Key Takeaways: Welcome to the very last Giving Back Insight show :) So when you hear today’s intro, you get kinda...

Duration:00:28:23

310: Developing Purposeful Leadership for Our Community — Kristine Sloan with StartingBloc :

3/25/2019
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Kristine Sloan is the CEO at StartingBloc, an institute that believes there’s a better way to develop leadership, and there’s a better way to help people find their passion and meaning in life. Since 2003, their programs have reached over 3000 change leaders in 56 countries! Kristine shares how StartingBloc is building a culture of maturity, self-awareness, and connection among their leaders on today’s episode! Key Takeaways: [2:25] Who is Kristine and how did StartingBloc get...

Duration:00:58:12

309: Giving Back Insights #118 — Ho’oponopono with Rob Lowe

3/21/2019
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Welcome to the 118th episode of Giving Back Insights! Insights are our solo show to celebrate how our guests and their charities serve others, explore actions each of can take to make a difference in people’s lives and connect. Today we’re talking about Ho’oponopono! Enjoy today’s episode and keep your comments and feedback coming. Key Takeaways: Ho’oponopono is an ancient practice of forgiveness and reconciliation. Traditionally Ho’oponopono is a ritual performed by the eldest member of...

Duration:00:09:07

308: Courageous Communication Workshop: 7 Steps to Attracting Your Dream Donors — Maryanne Dersch (Part 4)

3/18/2019
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This podcast episode is the final show in the series! Maryanne Dersch has shared valuable resources over the last few weeks on how nonprofits like you can start attracting loyal donors! Listen to part one, two, and three before hearing this one! Who is Maryanne? She is a non-profit speaker, author, and coach. She’s starting a revolution within human investment companies so that they are always filled with abundance, joy, and energy. Let’s get started! Key Takeaways: [1:25] Who is...

Duration:01:03:44

307: Giving Back Insights #117 — Focus on your tailwinds with Rob Lowe

3/14/2019
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Welcome to the 117th episode of Giving Back Insights! Insights are our solo show to celebrate how our guests and their charities serve others, explore actions each of can take to make a difference in people’s lives and connect. Today we’re talking about focussing on your tailwinds! Enjoy today’s episode and keep your comments and feedback coming. Key Takeaways: 033 - 3 Steps to use Gratitude to Bust Your Funky Attitude - Two Disabled Dudes...

Duration:00:08:14

306: Courageous Communication Workshop: 7 Steps to Attracting Your Dream Donors — Maryanne Dersch (Part 3)

3/11/2019
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This podcast is part three of a four-part workshop series with Maryanne Dersch. Maryanne breaks down how you can grab the attention of and attract long-term, loyal donors in this workshop series. Listen to part one and two before hearing this one! Who is Maryanne? She is a non-profit speaker, author, and coach. She’s starting a revolution within human investment companies so that they are always filled with abundance, joy, and energy. Let’s get started! Key Takeaways: [1:25] Who is...

Duration:01:07:27