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Each episode we interview a badass social change leader and learn the ins and outs of what they're doing to make the world a better place. This podcast will help you feel optimistic that we can make a difference and give you practical tips about how to go about doing so in a big way.

Each episode we interview a badass social change leader and learn the ins and outs of what they're doing to make the world a better place. This podcast will help you feel optimistic that we can make a difference and give you practical tips about how to go about doing so in a big way.

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United States

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Podcasts

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Each episode we interview a badass social change leader and learn the ins and outs of what they're doing to make the world a better place. This podcast will help you feel optimistic that we can make a difference and give you practical tips about how to go about doing so in a big way.

Language:

English

Contact:

626-297-7367


Episodes

40: Dr. Christine Ortiz, “Equity is a Verb, not a Noun.”

5/26/2021
40: Dr. Christine Ortiz, “Equity is a Verb, not a Noun.” Listen in on this episode for an insightful and deeply personal conversation about why equity is a verb with our friend, Dr. Christine Ortiz, Founder of Equity Meets Design. Christine invites us to get curious about the ways philanthropy and the nonprofit sector can be overly focused on spreading solutions at the expense of actually solving problems. We at the Billions Institute are proud to be partnering with her and Equity Meets...

Duration:00:49:38

Episode 39: Dr. Julia Colwell, “Shifting from Reactive Brain to Creative Brain”

4/26/2021
39: Dr. Julia Colwell, “Shifting from Reactive Brain to Creative Brain” In this episode, we talk with our friend, the brilliant and insightful psychologist Dr. Julia Colwell, about the physiological experience of shame and why it’s so important that we learn how to shift out of our reactive brains - and the hierarchy that comes with it - back into our creative brains where collaboration, connection, and creativity are possible. Join us for this fascinating conversation about how our...

Duration:01:21:56

Episode 38: Nancy Stubbs, “Aligning Team Talent to Maximize Impact”

3/29/2021
Episode 38: Nancy Stubbs, Kolbe Certified™ Consultant, Big Leap Coach and Founder of Hire Resonance - “Aligning Team Talent to Maximize Impact” In this episode we interview Nancy Stubbs who helps the Billions Institute make fantastic hiring decisions and optimize our genius as a team. We love her so much that we also bring her in to work with all of our Fellows. Bottom line: we think Nancy is genius at helping teams optimize genius! While most companies look for experience and education for...

Duration:01:04:04

Episode 37: Mike Thompson, Billions Institute Faculty, “Finding Common Ground in Community”

2/18/2021
Episode 37: Mike Thompson, Billions Institute Faculty, “Finding Common Ground in Community” We kick off Season 4 with a candid discussion between Becky and her dear friend, Mike Thompson. Mike has been a nonprofit Executive Director several times over, and seven people who have worked for him have gone on to become exective directors themselves. In this candid conversation between two old friends, Mike shares his secrets for bringing out the best in each person he works with and each...

Duration:00:54:46

Season 4 Teaser

2/15/2021
Season 4 Teaser

Duration:00:02:52

Episode 36: Meredith Shockley-Smith and Elizabeth Kelly, “Reducing Infant Mortality by Following the Lead of Black Women”

10/19/2020
36: Meredith Shockley-Smith and Elizabeth Kelly, “Reducing Infant Mortality by Following the Lead of Black Women” Over the past several years, Hamilton County has moved from having one of the highest rates of infant mortality in the United States to being in the lower 25 percentile. While there is still so much work to be done, this staggering improvement deserves our attention. In this episode we check in with Dr. Meredith Shockley-Smith and Dr. Elizabeth Kelly with Cradle Cincinnati who...

Duration:00:53:16

35: Melissa Rodgers, “Community Always Trumps Cruelty: Inside the New Americans Campaign to help 500,000 Green Card holders become US citizens.”

10/13/2020
35: Melissa Rodgers, “Community Always Trumps Cruelty: Inside the New Americans Campaign to help 500,000 Green Card holders become US citizens.” The goal of the New Americans Campaign is to help 500,000 - out of the 9 million Green Card holders who are eligible - become citizens by 2021, the Campaign’s 10th anniversary. There are many barriers and obstacles to meeting this ambitious aim, but Melissa Rodgers and her colleagues at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, together with the...

Duration:00:48:09

35: Melissa Rodgers, “Community Always Trumps Cruelty: Inside the New Americans Campaign to help 500,000 Green Card holders become US citizens.”

10/12/2020
35: Melissa Rodgers, “Community Always Trumps Cruelty: Inside the New Americans Campaign to help 500,000 Green Card holders become US citizens.” The goal of the New Americans Campaign is to help 500,000 - out of the 9 million Green Card holders who are eligible - become citizens by 2021, the Campaign’s 10th anniversary. There are many barriers and obstacles to meeting this ambitious aim, but Melissa Rodgers and her colleagues at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, together with the...

Duration:00:53:16

34: Peter Fitzgerald, “Honoring Our Elders: Providing Voice & Choice So People Can Grow Old at Home.”

10/5/2020
34: Peter Fitzgerald, “Honoring Our Elders: Providing Voice & Choice So People Can Grow Old at Home.” As we grow older and our ability to live independently diminishes, we may find ourselves contemplating an assisted living facility or a nursing home. The thought of giving up your home, where all your memories live, can be heartbreaking. What if we could make it easier for people to grow old in their homes? Enter PACE (Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly). PACE currently helps...

Duration:01:07:10

Episode 33: LaShawn Routé Chatmon and Kathleen Osta, “Rebel Leadership”

9/28/2020
LaShawn Routé Chatmon and Kathleen Osta, Executive Director and Managing Director of the National Equity Project, are unapologetic about advancing equity from a place of love. Join us for this inspiring and thought-provoking conversation as they discuss a unique form of leadership that is called for in these times, what Francesca Gino calls “Rebel Leadership.” This kind of leadership invites us to stand firmly in the midst of persistent injustice and racial reckoning without giving up on our...

Duration:01:22:41

Episode 32: Kas Guillozet, “The Complexity of Living in Right Relationship with People and the Earth”

9/21/2020
Episode 32: Kas Guillozet, “The Complexity of Living in Right Relationship with People and the Earth” The wildfires that are devastating the West Coast are all the evidence we need that we cannot continue as we have been. Ecosystems cannot recover on their own without human beings seriously changing course. Listen in as Kas Guillozet, Program Director of the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, shares her inner thoughts and her life’s work with Becky and together they explore how complex it...

Duration:00:56:37

Episode 31: Katie Hong, “Re-Thinking Philanthropy”

9/14/2020
In this episode, we sit down with Katie Hong for a candid conversation about money, power and identity. Having worked in philanthropy for over 15 years, Katie knows the sector can be a significant catalyst for social change. She reflects on how essential it is for those working on the grant-making side of things to face into their own relationship to power and money. Katie and Becky also discuss what people working in philanthropy can do to be most helpful to non-profits in these times....

Duration:01:07:12

Episode 30: Kevin Keenan, "Dismantling Mass Incarceration"

9/7/2020
Join us for an important and eye-opening conversation with Vera Institute Executive Vice President and Special Counsel, Kevin Keenan, as we peel the onion of mass incarceration - and learn what Vera is doing about it. Highlights: The extraordinary harm caused by our system of mass incarcerationFacing into brutality and racism of our criminal justice systemThe importance of treating everybody with dignity The importance of proximity for really being able to tackle complex social...

Duration:00:59:01

Episode 29: Michelle Molitor, “Facing into our Collective Grief”

8/31/2020
Recorded shortly after the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, Michelle Molitor, Founder of the Equity Lab, joins Becky for a vulnerable and raw conversation about the double whammy of racism and the COVID-19 pandemic. Little did we know that soon after we recorded this interview, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd’s murders at the hands of police would spark one of the largest social movements in US history. Michelle reminds us that even through our grief - if we are brave enough - now is the time for...

Duration:00:50:22

Episode 28: Eunice Lin Nichols, “The Power of Intergenerational Connections”

8/24/2020
If you are fortunate enough to live a long life, it is all too likely that you will experience ageism. Sadly, older adults are sometimes viewed as a liability versus the tremendous asset they are. In this episode, Eunice and Becky discuss the importance and power of intergenerational work and Encore’s bold reimagining of what it means to be an older adult. Show Highlights: How Eunice’s identity as an Asian American woman shapes her workHow the Gen2Gen project is mobilizing 1 million...

Duration:01:16:46

Episode 27: Joe McCannon, “Building a Fear Free Army”

8/18/2020
In this episode, listen in on an intimate conversation between Billions Institute Co-founders Becky Margiotta and Joe McCannon as they talk about the adventures along the way of their 11 year friendship. Joe will discuss his perspective on large-scale change and the power of inviting people to be part of something bigger than themselves. Becky and Joe will also talk about how non-profits can be more innovative and create environments that are exhilarating to work in. Imagine what kind...

Duration:01:13:54

Episode 26: Susan X Jane, “During These Pandemic Times, What Wants to be Unveiled?”

8/10/2020
Episode 26: Susan X Jane, “During These Pandemic Times, What Wants to be Unveiled?” Susan X Jane, Principal of Navigators Consulting In this fascinating episode, DEI expert and Billions Institute Coach Susan X. Jane shares her insights with Becky about the pandemics given her background in media, culture and apocalyptic studies. Apocalypse is often misconstrued as “end times” but is really about “unveiling.” All apocalyptic movies invite us to question, “What kind of person would...

Duration:01:12:14

TEASER SEASON 3

8/3/2020

Duration:00:05:58

Episode 25: Christine Margiotta, SVP Los Angeles, “Shifting from Charity to Justice.”

3/9/2020
In this episode, Becky interviews her favorite person, her amazing wife Christine! They’ll discuss everything from how they met 10 years ago (working on homelessness) to learning more about Christine’s current work funding grassroots social justice efforts in Los Angeles. You’ll hear how Christine’s journey has led her to serve as the Executive Director of Social Venture Partners Los Angeles, where she is working on shifting philanthropy from a charity mindset to one deeply rooted in...

Duration:00:55:31

Episode 24: Dimitry Anselme, Facing History, “Teaching Kids in the Midst of the Fragility of our Democracy”

3/2/2020
How do we help balance the desire for our kids to know the truth and yet also wanting to shield them from the pain and horrors embedded in history? Dimitry Anselme from Facing History opens this episode’s conversation with an interesting provocation that youth enter the conversation about history through moral and ethical terms. It is how we engage them in learning and help them locate themselves within the stories. When we start with, “Your ideas matter, your culture matters, whatever you...

Duration:00:53:34