Cause & Purpose is the show about the leaders, innovators, and change-agents dedicating their lives to making this world a better place. In each episode, we'll feature a different leader, social entrepreneur, founder, or executive who has spent their careers pursuing positive social impact - either at nonprofit organizations or social enterprises. Enjoy!
Episode 5: Becky Straw from The Adventure Project
Throughout her career, Becky Straw has seen the affect stable employment can have on families and the communities they live in. A self-described “advocate for the unsexy,” Becky has repeatedly gotten involved with causes that created or supported entrepreneurship and job creation in communities that need them. Turning a surprise setback into an opportunity, Becky launched The Adventure Project in 2010 to give people the tools, education and resources to become social entrepreneurs in their own communities.
Episode 4: Chris Bessenecker from Project Concern International
Chris Bessenecker is the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Project Concern International, and a lifelong international development pro. We sat down with Chris in his backyard, and talked about his experiences leading water and sanitation initiatives with the Peace Corps in Honduras, using human-centered design in the field, and creating a culture of innovation at a large and well-established organization. Lots of great takeaways in this one. Enjoy!
Episode 3: Carla Fernandez from The Dinner Party
Carla Fernandez is a social entrepreneur and cofounder of The Dinner Party, an innovative nonprofit organization on a mission to transform life after loss from an isolating experience into one marked by community support, candid conversation, and forward movement using the age old practice of breaking bread. Carla joins Cause & Purpose to share her founding story and lessons learned from a life spent pursuing positive social impact.
Episode 2: Jessica Murrey from W!cked Saints Studios
As fate would have it, we recorded Jessica's first episode just a few days before Freddie Gray was killed and our nation erupted into chaos. Because of her background and unique insights, we felt it was important to invite Jessica back to share her feelings about the ongoing crisis, and provide some helpful tools for addressing topics of racial injustice with those in our own communities.
Episode 1: Jessica Murrey from W!cked Saints Studios
In our inaugural episode, Jessica Murrey joins Cause & Purpose to share stories from her life and career focused on conflict resolution and social justice. We'll delve into the importance of brand and communications strategy for nonprofits, exemplified by her work at The Search for Common Ground. We'll also discuss some of her upcoming projects, including an innovative new mobile game called Pathways, designed to teach teens about activism and self-efficacy.
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Informative and insightful
Thoughtful, and thought-provoking, conversations with leaders who are making social change. Mike and team do a great job. Look forward to more.
A thoughtful and important podcast for our times
The leaders on this podcast have important things to share. Mike Spear is a great host and interviewer. I’m impressed!