Rewind: Ep 11: On The Table
Thanksgiving is a time to gather around the dinner table. In this episode we are taking a look back at a special episode we did last year where we heard voices from residents of Charlotte, NC doing just that.
Ep 44: Heart of Service
What is a clue to a successful mission? One clue is that your nonprofit is so impactful, that it inspires the beneficiaries to come back and work. This is a common story at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. In this episode, former Club kids London Reeves and Shyah Dickerson talk abut the influence of their Club experiences and why it's important to have voices like theirs in the corporate office.
Ep 43: They Need to Know
Do we have a right to clean air and water, a stable climate, and a healthy environment? It turns out that, constitutionally, we don't. Delaware Riverkeepr, Maya van Rossum, is trying to change that by fighting for environmental protections with constitutional law. Maya and community advocate, Kate Stauffer, talk about the Green Amendment movement, the importance of community, and what it means to use and tell other people's stories for the cause.
Ep 42: From the Ground Up
How do we build cities that allow nature to improve our social, economic, and physical well-being? LaTresse Snead is the Director of The Nature Conservancy's Building Healthy Cities Program and Wm. Jahmal Miller is the Vice President of the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Common Spirit Health. These two childhood friends reconnect and discuss the connections between nature, health equity, and social justice.
Ep 41: Systems of Support
Keith Timko (Executive Director and CEO of Support Center) and Eddie LaPorte (Executive Director of the New Jersey Office of Faith Based Initiatives) sit down for a lively conversation about capacity building. The two talk about what this buzzword actually means, how both nonprofits and funders should be thinking about it, and who needs it? (Hint: all nonprofits.)
Ep 40: There Has to be Trust
With over 1.5 million nonprofits America, it's not surprising that many of them do similar work. There has been a push within the nonprofit sector for more collaboration and partnership, but what about taking that a step further? GuideStar's Holly Ivel and Foundation Center's Gabe Cohen talk about the merge between their two organizations into one nonprofit called Candid. They discuss the ups and downs of merging and what that process has looked like to them.
Ep 39: It’s Such Layered Work
What does diet have to do with chattel slavery? This week, nutritionist, author, and activist Tracye McQuirter and Farm Sanctuary founder Gene Baur sit down to talk about veganism as a tool for social justice for the environment, for animal rights, and for communities of color. Hear about their efforts and collaborations and see the plant-based diet in a different light.
Ep 38: What Happens Next Is Up To You
In a time that feels more partisan than ever, how do we bring people together? Maybe it's as simple as actually bringing people together to talk over a meal. That's the idea behind the "On the Table" initiative. Lilly Weinberg from the Knight Foundation talks with Kathryn Dennis from the Community Foundation of Central Georgia about how Macon, Georgia implemented "On the Table" in their community.
Ep 37: Mission Over Self
Recent trends have lead to huge changes in populations and as property values go up in different neighborhoods, many nonprofits feel pressure to sell their now-valuable land and move elsewhere. How does a community-based organization balance legacy with a changing sense of place? Don Blanchon, Executive Director of Whitman-Walker Health, talks with Andy Altman, co-founder of Fivesquares Development. The two talk about the partnership between the health center serving the LGBTQ community in Washington, D.C. and the real estate developer, which created a symbiotic and multi-use space in their historic 14th St site.
Ep 36: We Don’t Want It
What exactly does it take to successfully address a topic like offshore drilling? In this special episode of The Nonprofit Experience we hear the diverse groups united in the fight to ban offshore drilling. This episode includes audio recorded live from a Don't Drill SC rally in Charleston and we also hear Oceana's Jackie Savitz and SC Rep. Joe Cunningham sit down to talk about the big picture and the importance of the bipartisan effort on this issue.