17 episodes

“In my life, the stories I have heard from my family, my friends, my community, and from willing strangers all over the world have been the true source of my education." - Holly Near

The power of storytelling to inspire and advise those seeking counsel and answers is well known. 3 a.m. provides those stories through conversations Deb Macfarlan Enright holds with passion-filled purpose-driven people from around the world who are determined to disrupt the status quo to improve the world.

According to traditional Chinese medicine, 3 a.m. is the time in a person’s daily cycle when the body intersects the work of detoxification, rest, recovery, and planning. The Macfarlan Group's 3 a.m. podcast captures those early morning moments of thinking and planning when these driven leaders awake to wonder what dreams to go after, what next steps to take, and how to fix something gone awry. Their stories will help all those who aspire to change the world.

3 a.m. Deb Macfarlan Enright

    • Non-Profit

“In my life, the stories I have heard from my family, my friends, my community, and from willing strangers all over the world have been the true source of my education." - Holly Near

The power of storytelling to inspire and advise those seeking counsel and answers is well known. 3 a.m. provides those stories through conversations Deb Macfarlan Enright holds with passion-filled purpose-driven people from around the world who are determined to disrupt the status quo to improve the world.

According to traditional Chinese medicine, 3 a.m. is the time in a person’s daily cycle when the body intersects the work of detoxification, rest, recovery, and planning. The Macfarlan Group's 3 a.m. podcast captures those early morning moments of thinking and planning when these driven leaders awake to wonder what dreams to go after, what next steps to take, and how to fix something gone awry. Their stories will help all those who aspire to change the world.

    Building a community where all of our kids are safe, seen, and celebrated

    Building a community where all of our kids are safe, seen, and celebrated

    Deb chats with Julie Riess, Co-Founder of Day One Early Learning Community, a brand new organization in the Mid-Hudson region of New York that is innovating preschool as a learning experience, as a wage equity model, and as a workforce development model, raising expectations for the possible in early childhood learning.

    • 39 min
    Help! Donors Tapped, Staff Tired - What's Next?

    Help! Donors Tapped, Staff Tired - What's Next?

    In this episode, Deb welcomes Michael Woodnorth, social enterprise expert, to unpack starting a social enterprise in your nonprofit creating a viable new revenue source.

    • 33 min
    Restoring Dignity: Nashville to Uganda and Back Again

    Restoring Dignity: Nashville to Uganda and Back Again

    Deb Learns the passion behind the work of servant leader David Ssebulime, Founder and Chief Volunteer of Raise the Roof operating in Bwassandeku – Uganda where a dynamic educational ecosystem ensures Child Development, Community Revitalization, Church Partnerships, and Jobs exist and grow.

    • 33 min
    How Humility and Respect Raised Millions of Dollars for Good

    How Humility and Respect Raised Millions of Dollars for Good

    Deb talks with Co-Executive Director, Lindsey Harris, of Nashville's own Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) about creating a capital campaign to build an inclusive campus for their constituents. In the conversation, Lindsey shares how they created a campaign that lifted up everyone by honoring all donors so that everyone believes their gift was essential for the building and the campus to rise. Humility. Respect. Belief. #inspiration  

    • 33 min
    Our #1 Competitor is the Status Quo

    Our #1 Competitor is the Status Quo

    Deb sits down with Andrew Goldner, Venture Capitalist and Co-Founder of GrowthX, for a conversation about recognizing needs first before even considering possible solutions to social injustice challenges in the same way successful for profit companies seek client base and market share. He cautions against becoming enamored with your idea to the exclusion of understanding if the idea will have any impact at all to those you hope to benefit.

    • 26 min
    So You Want to be an Entrepreneur?

    So You Want to be an Entrepreneur?

    As the first shark tank funding round approaches, Deb talks with Dr. Kari Miller, Executive Director of the first of its kind stand alone brick and mortar learning center for budding high school entrepreneurs within the Williamson County School system. The brand new Entrepreneurism and Innovation Center serves as an incubator space for student created businesses, sharing experience and expertise in an innovative way to introduce students to the growing opportunities of entrepreneurship as a career path.

    • 19 min

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