64 episodes

Small & Gutsy offers our listeners the opportunity to learn about the smaller, less known nonprofits and social impact organizations with revenues under $10 M. Our aim is to bring their stories to life, celebrate them and further build their client, potential employee, volunteer and funding networks. The goal for the Small & Gutsy podcast is to raise the visibility of this Big little social impact sector. Tune in every week as we interview a different organization so you can learn about them, maybe find a job, volunteer, or donate.

Small & Gutsy Laura S. Wittcoff

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

Small & Gutsy offers our listeners the opportunity to learn about the smaller, less known nonprofits and social impact organizations with revenues under $10 M. Our aim is to bring their stories to life, celebrate them and further build their client, potential employee, volunteer and funding networks. The goal for the Small & Gutsy podcast is to raise the visibility of this Big little social impact sector. Tune in every week as we interview a different organization so you can learn about them, maybe find a job, volunteer, or donate.

    Small & Gutsy Unexpected Episode: Megan Witt Saved My Life

    Small & Gutsy Unexpected Episode: Megan Witt Saved My Life

    Ever wonder why people come into your lives at certain times? Ever wonder in hindsight, why you neglected to trust your gut or second guessed yourself? Well, this podcast, we hope will renew your faith in whatever it is that you believe..G-D, karma, luck, spirit or power animals, humanity, faith, signs, really amazing friends, the list is endless; I am here on Podcast 61 of Small & Gutsy to remind you that no matter how small or insignificant something may be, if it means something to you then it is BIG and you can be GUTSY about it. In my case, I was lucky! I had a super Gutsy friend who came into my life at just the right time and frankly, saved my life. Listen to her story and mine as we navigate the journey of Breast Cancer.
    Please check out Katie Couric media for her podcast, Next Question with Katie Couric and her newsletter: Wake-up Call.  
     

    • 46 min
    Small & Gutsy Interviews Points For Patriots

    Small & Gutsy Interviews Points For Patriots

    Points For Patriots provides the foundation for Patriot Fellows to build an athletic fundraiser in their community alongside Veteran Mentors to raise money for military families in need. AND, Along the way, Fellows and Mentors learn lifelong lessons in Wellness, Social Entrepreneurship, and Connectedness. Their long-term vision is to engage young people with Veteran mentors in all 50 states. Points For Patriots is bridging the military-civilian the divide. Listen to episode 60 and learn about the connection between tennis and post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.
    Check out their upcoming event on Sunday 9/11/2022
    https://www.pointsforpatriots.org/events/volleyball-santamonica 

    • 52 min
    Small & Gutsy Interviews Rainforest Flow

    Small & Gutsy Interviews Rainforest Flow

    Rainforest Flow is a nonprofit that delivers clean water, sanitation, and hygiene programs to indigenous people in Manu Biosphere Reserve in Peru’s Amazon rainforest. 
    Their collaborative, integrated, and sustainable WASH  (water,  - sanitation - health) programs empower indigenous people to become stewards of their own health, their environment and their resources which ultimately provides them a sustainable future. 
    Since 2003, Rainforest Flow has collaborated with Peruvian health and environmental agencies and indigenous communities to deliver more than 64 million gallons of safe drinking water to four villages in this global biodiversity hotspot. 
    Rainforest Flow trains indigenous water and sanitation committee members to be leaders of their communities.
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Small & Gutsy Interviews Saffyre Santuary

    Small & Gutsy Interviews Saffyre Santuary

    The horse spirit animal represents freedom, adventurousness, mobility, independence, friendship and endurance. This majestic animal known for its beauty and stature has also endured pain, neglect and abuse through domestication and mistreatment for use in gambling, entertainment and sometimes, just pure gluttony. Esta Bernstein is the Founder of Saffyre Sanctuary, a horse rescue and rehabilitation program in the Los Angeles area that cares for horses that have been abandoned, abused, or neglected. They provide every opportunity for them to experience the possibility of enjoying a second career, or offer them a well-deserved retirement.

    • 52 min
    Small & Gutsy Interviews The Lauder Employment Center

    Small & Gutsy Interviews The Lauder Employment Center

    Today’s episode highlights an incredible organization that is affiliated with JNF, Jewish National Fund, and yes, JNF doesn’t fit our criteria of being under 10 million dollars, but the affiliate organization, The Lauder Employment Center, known as the LEC certainly does - I chose to not only highlight them for this episode, but ask you to please consider a donation for my April 1st./April Fool's birthday  - my.jnf.org/laudercenter/Laurawittcoff
    Their mission is to diversify economic opportunities in Israel by providing career services through employee partnerships, training, resources, career counseling and actual internships that often turn into jobs for folks choosing to move to either the Southern or Northern part of Israel in order to reduce the overcrowding in the typical larger cities known as the triangle cities. Their current effort is to support the resettlement of Ukrainian refugees fleeing; donations are needed! THANK YOU!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Small & Gutsy Interviews Threads Worldwide

    Small & Gutsy Interviews Threads Worldwide

    Threads Worldwide, a fair profit ( notice I didn’t say for-profit), social impact organization, was founded in 2011 by three women exemplifying Margaret Mead's words,“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”  These women are, in fact, changing the world. They partner with artisans in developing countries by purchasing their jewelry and other handmade items,  creating a growing market for handmade goods to sell in a networked model in the U.S. Threads Worldwide educates all of us on the life-changing power of fair trade commerce.
     

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

David Richman Author ,

Truly inspirational!

Truly honored to be a guest on Laura's Small & Gutsy Podcast. Her goal of raising visibility for nonprofits and social impact organizations is truly a gift to the community. Laura is very professional in what she does. She's very dedicated, engaging, and an inspiration. Continue being a blessing to everyone!

Ihaf2p ,

Small and gutsy

I am listening to all the episodes and I had no idea some of these organizations exsisted. I am blown away by the generosity of people and organizations creating ideas and implementing them to help others. Small and Gusty shed light on helping organizations and you hear the passion and committment of the leadership that drives them to make a difference.

Big and Mighty ,

by Own Your Peace - August 11, 2021

Small and gutsy is actually a giant, innovative platform of opportunity for non- profits and all of us to share in the good these organizations offer our communities. Each podcast offers a gateway into the inspiration, mission and great minds behind an effort with public benefit. Laura’s well- researched, relational and enthusiastic interviewing style elevates each initiative, drawing us into a taste of the organization’s life. Not only is Small and Gutsy celebrating and inviting support for a rich plethora of small businesses, but it’s also enriching our minds and lives as we listen. Hopefully these opportunities to journey with a community farm to a camp serving transgender youth, from heroes of color to programs supporting those navigating homelessness and loss, offer us all ideas and pathways for making our world a better place.

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