34 episodes

A podcast for people who make progress: in nonprofits, government, politics, and socially responsible corporations. Your host: Spencer Critchley.

Dastardly Cleverness in the Service of Good Spencer Critchley

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 11 Ratings

A podcast for people who make progress: in nonprofits, government, politics, and socially responsible corporations. Your host: Spencer Critchley.

    How to Do Social Impact Marketing That Works

    How to Do Social Impact Marketing That Works

    Social marketing applies the techniques normally used to sell consumer products to doing good in the world.

    Knowing how to do it right is important to nonprofits, socially responsible corporations, and all other purpose-driven organizations — but all too often, it's done wrong.

    In this episode, Spencer Critchley teaches you a five-step model for social marketing that has an impact.

    You can find a video version at dastardlycleverness.com and on our YouTube channel.

    • 42 min
    Patriots of Two Nations: Why Trump Was Inevitable & What Happens Next

    Patriots of Two Nations: Why Trump Was Inevitable & What Happens Next

    The election of Donald Trump shocked America and the world — and that included Dastardly Cleverness host Spencer Critchley. But Spencer believes now that we should have seen him coming, like we should have seen the approach of this hyper-partisan crisis of democracy we're going through.

    He's written a book about it, called "Patriots of Two Nations: Why Trump Was Inevitable & What Happens Next," available now at Amazon.com We hear an excerpt from it in this episode.

    • 16 min
    How to Communicate in a Crisis, With Brent Colburn

    How to Communicate in a Crisis, With Brent Colburn

    Brent Colburn’s experience includes the presidential campaigns of Al Gore, Howard Dean, and Barack Obama, plus FEMA, Homeland Security, HUD, the Pentagon, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and now Princeton University. Along the way he was a fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

    In this episode, we hear Brent's insights on how we should deal with the coronavirus crisis, and what he’s learned from dealing with other high-stakes crises during his career.

    • 52 min
    How Republicans Are Beating Democrats Online, With Mark Barker & Jordan Ruden

    How Republicans Are Beating Democrats Online, With Mark Barker & Jordan Ruden

    Donald Trump won in 2016 — and may win again — in part because Republicans now seem to get social media, email, and the rest of the online world better than Democrats do, even though Democrats like Howard Dean and Barack Obama were online pioneers.

    In this episode, Mark Barker and Jordan Ruden of Craft & Commerce give fascinating insights into how Democrats lost their lead, how Republicans took it over, and what it means for how we all communicate, whether we’re in politics or not.

    • 52 min
    Tracy Palandjian: Changing How Change Happens, With Pay for Success

    Tracy Palandjian: Changing How Change Happens, With Pay for Success

    Host Spencer Critchley talks with Tracy Palandjian, the co-founder and CEO of Social Finance, a nonprofit dedicated to using capital to drive social progress. So far, its Pay For Success model has helped direct more than $100 million toward challenges in criminal justice, early childhood education, workforce development, health and homelessness.

    • 37 min
    Jake Harriman: Fight Terrorism By Ending Extreme Poverty

    Jake Harriman: Fight Terrorism By Ending Extreme Poverty

    For more than seven years, Jake Harriman was a US Marine, serving two combat tours in Iraq and earning the Bronze Star.

    Jake believed whole-heartedly in the mission of fighting terrorism. But in Iraq he started to question how that should be done. He came to see the greater enemy as extreme poverty.

    So Jake created Nuru International, a nonprofit dedicated to ridding the world of extreme poverty in our lifetime.

    Learn more at dastardlycleverness.com.

    • 46 min

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