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Welcome the Finding Impact Podcast, hosted by Andy Narracott. On this podcast, you'll hear interviews with strategies, tactics and tips from guests who have out-sized knowledge or experience on a particular challenge facing social entrepreneurs. That's everything from raising capital and creating successful partnerships, to training a workforce and engaging with government. Also, customer service systems, assessing credit worthiness, revenue collection strategies, talent recruitment, reaching the next level of scale whilst maintaining quality, in-country manufacturing for your next product, prioritizing fundraising vs. competing demands, investing in staff and employee retention, and finally, strategy development. Join the community of social entrepreneurs helping each other to create a better world for our children.

The Finding Impact Podcast Andy Narracott

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Welcome the Finding Impact Podcast, hosted by Andy Narracott. On this podcast, you'll hear interviews with strategies, tactics and tips from guests who have out-sized knowledge or experience on a particular challenge facing social entrepreneurs. That's everything from raising capital and creating successful partnerships, to training a workforce and engaging with government. Also, customer service systems, assessing credit worthiness, revenue collection strategies, talent recruitment, reaching the next level of scale whilst maintaining quality, in-country manufacturing for your next product, prioritizing fundraising vs. competing demands, investing in staff and employee retention, and finally, strategy development. Join the community of social entrepreneurs helping each other to create a better world for our children.

    FIP 129: Using Design Thinking in the Needfinding Process, with Juliana Proserpio of Echos Innovation Lab

    FIP 129: Using Design Thinking in the Needfinding Process, with Juliana Proserpio of Echos Innovation Lab

    In this episode of the Finding Impact Podcast I talk to Juliana Proserpio, Co-founder and Chief Design Officer of Echos Innovation Lab, on using Design Thinking in the needfinding process. Juliana talks about her work at Echos Innovation Lab and how it supports organizations and entrepreneurs to use the design thinking mindset for accelerating cultural change and creating new services and business models to create desirable futures.

    • 33 min
    FIP 128: The Elder Series with Jack Lowe of the Fit For Life Foundation

    FIP 128: The Elder Series with Jack Lowe of the Fit For Life Foundation

    I'm very honoured to speak to Jack Lowe this week. He's come on share lessons learnt throughout his 40 year career in microfinance and the startup world. Jack was CEO of BlueOrchard Investments in 2004 -- a microfinance fund that he grew from $40 million to close to $1 billion, stretching to 45 countries. It became the largest private microfinance lender in the world.

    • 46 min
    How to shift your attitude to perform at your best

    How to shift your attitude to perform at your best

    This episode is about the one thing that changes everything -- mindset. Or attitude. We're living in tough times, and often, our mindset, our attitude, our outlook, can hold us back. With fear, worry, panic, stress, all these different emotions entering our day at some point. All these things hold us back. But, with the understanding of how our minds work, and with the tools to shift our attitude, we can accept this new reality and choose to take action.

    • 49 min
    FIP 126: How Business Can Respond to a Crisis with James Mwangi representing Safe Hands Kenya

    FIP 126: How Business Can Respond to a Crisis with James Mwangi representing Safe Hands Kenya

    James Mwangi of Dalberg Group on the podcast today. He's representing Safe Hands Kenya, a coalition of Kenyan businesses who've come together to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. They're distributing free hand sanitiser, soap, face masks and surface disinfectants to all Kenyans, as a first line of defence against COVID-19.

    • 40 min
    FIP 125: Venture Debt Fund for revenue-generating businesses during COVID-19 with Amanda Cotterman

    FIP 125: Venture Debt Fund for revenue-generating businesses during COVID-19 with Amanda Cotterman

    Today's challenge is for those businesses who're seeing a temporary loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 crisis, but also anyone in the business of raising capital, and interested in different funding instruments. We've got Amanda Cotterman on the show, and we're talking about the fund she's raising, Equalife Capital's Africa Venture Debt COVID Recovery Fund.

    • 27 min
    FIP 124: Using Design Thinking in the Needfinding Process with Elizabeth Knight

    FIP 124: Using Design Thinking in the Needfinding Process with Elizabeth Knight

    This week on the Finding Impact Podcast, we find out how design thinking concepts can be used to improve the needfinding process and ideation. We talk with Elizabeth Knight, Founder of Purposeful, a new social enterprise empowering young people to create careers driven by purpose. Purposeful gives young people a structured way of finding their purpose.

    • 35 min

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