21 episodes

Impact Audio features short conversations (and a few longer ones) with experts, professionals, and practitioners, in the field of social impact.

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Impact Audio features short conversations (and a few longer ones) with experts, professionals, and practitioners, in the field of social impact.

    The Opportunity Motivation: Effective Altruism and Our Impetus to Give

    The Opportunity Motivation: Effective Altruism and Our Impetus to Give

    What are the factors that encourage charitable giving and how should people decide where to focus their efforts? Effective altruism is a social movement and research initiative with unique (and controversial) responses to these questions.

    In this episode of Impact Audio, you’ll hear Luke Freeman, Executive Director of Giving What We Can, discussing the guiding principles behind his organization. Luke also talks about motivational psychology, CSR, impact measurement, the pandemic, and criticisms of effective altruism.

    Listen in to learn about:

    • What actually motivates people to give back
    • How businesses can support employee giving and lead by example
    • Giving What We Can’s process for choosing charities and measuring impact
    • The movement’s responses to trust-based philanthropy and criticism about causality
    • How US philanthropy sets itself apart from global giving

    We hope you enjoy the conversation.

    • 28 min
    Leaders Never Stop Emerging: Embracing the Next Generation of Philanthropic Changemakers

    Leaders Never Stop Emerging: Embracing the Next Generation of Philanthropic Changemakers

    What do emerging leaders in philanthropy need to succeed? And what can current leadership learn from the up-and-coming generation? In this episode of Impact Audio, Storme Gray, Executive Director of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, talks with Submittable about a more equitable vision for the sector—and how to make space for vital change.

    This episode digs into:

    • How philanthropic organizations can recruit and retain diverse talent
    • The value of curiosity, inquiry, and collective care
    • How global interconnectedness shapes a new ethos for emerging leaders
    • The power of pausing your inbox
    • Why everyone is a leader in their own right (and continuously emerging)
    • Advice for new talent seeking to make a career in philanthropy

    Thank you for listening. We hope the conversation moves and inspires you.

    • 35 min
    From Transactional to Transformative: How Intention Can Remake Corporate Volunteering

    From Transactional to Transformative: How Intention Can Remake Corporate Volunteering

    How can businesses transform their employee volunteering programs from a task-based checklist to an experience that makes a lasting impact? In this episode, Chris Jarvis, Co-founder and CSO of Realized Worth, joins Sam Caplan, VP of Social Impact at Submittable, to discuss the strategies, intention, and brain science that can help CSR meaningfully evolve.

    Tune in to learn about:

    • The rapid evolutions of CSR and employee volunteerism
    • True measures of program engagement
    • A transformative vs transactional approach
    • Two simple strategies for making volunteer work meaningful
    • Neuroscience’s relationship to empathy—and how it can impact results
    • Transformative learning theory and how it can revolutionize CSR

    We hope you enjoy the conversation.

    • 29 min
    Conversations at the Heart of CSR

    Conversations at the Heart of CSR

    What will it take for corporate responsibility to become comprehensively human-centered? And who are the people leading the charge? In this episode of Impact Audio, Alli Murphy, Director of Events & Program Development at Engage for Good (EFG), shines a light on the good work and bright ideas transforming CSR for the better.

    This episode digs into:

    • Why social impact practitioners need community (and how EFG helps)
    • Key trends in CSR, from NFTs to corporate PR
    • Inspiring examples of “employees as a cause”
    • Questions, creativity, and other tools for innovation and relationship-building
    • Real talk and other sector-wide transformations gaining steam

    We hope you enjoy and find value in this conversation.

    • 29 min
    Riding the Hype Curves: Community Foundations, Crypto, and DAFs

    Riding the Hype Curves: Community Foundations, Crypto, and DAFs

    When new technology hits the market, the hype can be overwhelming. Think crypto, NFTs, blockchain. Gartner’s Hype Curve tracks how enthusiasm around new tech surges and dips over time. What does this curve look like for philanthropy? And what does the future hold for grantmakers looking to leverage tech for maximum social impact?

    In this episode of Impact Audio, Leon Wilson, Chief of Digital Innovation & Chief Information Officer at the Cleveland Foundation, and Sam Caplan, Submittable’s VP of Social Impact address these questions and more.

    Listen in to learn:

    • Why philanthropic work spurs entrepreneurial innovation
    • How funders can diversify tech leadership through recruitment
    • What Amara’s Law can teach us about crypto
    • How community foundations can compete with DAFs
    • Why we should also look to small foundations as model changemakers

    We hope you enjoy the conversation.

    • 30 min
    How Tech Can Turn Silos Into Systems Change

    How Tech Can Turn Silos Into Systems Change

    Any conversation about technology should also be a conversation about community. Too often in philanthropy, discussions and decisions related to tech happen in ways that perpetuate inequity and impede social progress. Fortunately, there is a way forward.

    Amy Sample Ward and Afua Bruce are leading the way. Their new book, The Tech That Comes Next, is focused on how to bring social impact organizations, funders, policy makers, technologists, and communities together through technology to promote lasting change.

    Listen to this episode to learn:

    • Why we’re all technologists now
    • How tech builds relationships across the social impact sector
    • What technology decisions during the pandemic can teach us
    • How to foster collaboration and break down silos
    • Why a stroll might be better than a sprint

    Drawn for a recent Submittable webinar with Amy and Afua, this audio conversation will serve professionals across the social impact sector, from nonprofits to funders, looking to center community in their tech strategy.

    For additional resources, visit our episode notes: https://www.submittable.com/impact-audio/amy-sample-ward-and-afua-bruce/

    • 15 min

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