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Your resource for all things corporate social impact, CSR, and brand purpose. Join Alli Murphy as she interviews top corporate leaders, nonprofit pros, and people who help them advance their careers and organizations. You’ll be inspired by the strategies change-makers follow to build win-win partnerships and campaigns and their actionable advice for advancing your career and developing your social impact team. Subscribe now to learn from the best and get ideas you can implement today!

The Engage For Good Podcast with Alli Murphy TruStory FM

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 21 Ratings

Your resource for all things corporate social impact, CSR, and brand purpose. Join Alli Murphy as she interviews top corporate leaders, nonprofit pros, and people who help them advance their careers and organizations. You’ll be inspired by the strategies change-makers follow to build win-win partnerships and campaigns and their actionable advice for advancing your career and developing your social impact team. Subscribe now to learn from the best and get ideas you can implement today!

    Beyond The Register: Macy’s & BBBS Craft A Legacy Through Impactful Mentorship

    Beyond The Register: Macy’s & BBBS Craft A Legacy Through Impactful Mentorship

    In 2022, Macy’s launched its new social purpose platform, Mission Every One, to create a brighter future with bold representation for all.
    In support of youth empowerment, a guiding principle of this mission, Macy’s launched a multi-year partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) to serve young people through the power of mentorship, creating a path for future success and impact that lasts a lifetime.
    In the first year of the partnership, Macy’s raised $4.8M for BBBS to create more than 97,000 mentor moments for Littles nationwide by developing an integrated, 360-degree cause campaign that engaged all stakeholders with their shared missions and clear CTA. 
    In today’s episode, I’m joined by Sam Di Scipio, Senior Director, Social Impact, Macy’s, Inc., and Deb Barge, CDO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, to talk about their incredible partnership. 
    In today’s episode, we’ll explore:
    The origins of this partnership and Macy's criteria for selecting a national cause marketing partnerHow the partners created a foundation they could build on year over yearHow the brand gracefully transitioned from one cause partner to anotherInsights into building consumer-facing campaignsHow to build an authentic, year-round partnership with youth voice, choice, and ownership at the centerHow the partners quickly embedded the partnership in both organizations, unlocking activation and integration opportunitiesThis episode is brought to you by Macy’s, Inc.
    Links & Notes
    Big Brother Big Sister’s WebsiteMacy’s WebsiteMacy’s NewsroomMacy’s Celebrates the Holiday Season with BBBSElevate Your Social Impact
    Check out our annual conference!Sign up for Engage for Good's newsletterCheck out past podcast episodesAccess free resourcesCheck out our monthly webinarsLet Alli know what you think of the show!
    (00:00) - Welcome to Engage for Good
    (00:56) - Introducing Deborah Debarge and Sam DiScipio
    (04:30) - Mission Everyone
    (28:48) - Facilitating the Quick Integration of Complex Partnerships
    (44:30) - Youth Voices

    • 48 min
    Leadership Insights: Thriving Amid Challenges In Social Impact

    Leadership Insights: Thriving Amid Challenges In Social Impact

    In today’s ever-evolving corporate social impact landscape, we're navigating a whirlwind of changes: organizational restructures, individual contributors becoming managers, the rise of cancel culture, and heightened demands for broader initiatives despite stagnant headcount and budgets. While these challenges have placed unique and intense pressures on social impact leaders, we've also witnessed a surge of innovation in partnerships and campaigns over the last year.
    In today’s episode, EFG’s Alli Murphy is joined by Kelli Thompson, a leadership coach, speaker, and author of “Closing The Confidence Gap,” to discuss strategies for tackling these challenges head-on as we head into the New Year.
    In today’s episode, we’ll explore:
    How to level up your leadership and transform your role from doer to leader by using the L.E.S.S. frameworkHow to clearly communicate expectations to others and your teamLeadership strategies after restructuring, particularly in scenarios where leaders are unfamiliar with their new team's work or are stepping into management for the first timeEffective coaching methods and recommended questions to guide your team to successThe role of values in confident leadership, effective delegation, and building a thriving careerStrategies for navigating increased workload with constrained resourcesApproaches for handling disagreements and fostering collaboration through “calling in” rather than “calling out”Links & Notes
    Kelli’s free downloadsKelli’s InstagramKelli’s LinkedInElevate Your Social Impact
    Check out our annual conference!Sign up for Engage for Good's newsletterCheck out past podcast episodesAccess free resourcesCheck out our monthly webinarsLet Alli know what you think of the show!
    (00:00) - Welcome to Engage for Good
    (01:21) - Introdocing Kelli Thompson
    (04:52) - Facing the Uncertainty of the Leadership
    (15:42) - Hero Mode versus Coach Mode
    (23:32) - Values & Leadership
    (27:44) - Increased Responsibility, Decreased Support
    (35:16) - Calling In, Calling Out
    (38:04) - Lightning Round
    (41:55) - Learn More

    • 43 min
    Helping Homebound Heroes With The Home Depot Foundation & Meals on Wheels America

    Helping Homebound Heroes With The Home Depot Foundation & Meals on Wheels America

    In April 2023, Meals on Wheels America made an exciting announcement – a commitment of over $2.5 million from The Home Depot Foundation to support the expansion of the Helping Homebound Heroes program. This remarkable initiative, which The Home Depot Foundation has been actively involved with since 2015, focuses on providing essential home repairs and modifications for aging veterans. With this boost in funding, Helping Homebound Heroes is set to double its impact, expanding from eight to 16 markets nationwide.
    In today’s episode, EFG’s Alli Murphy is joined by Kelly Trimyer, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Meals on Wheels America, and Sean Vissar, Manager of National Programs and Strategic Partnerships for The Home Depot Foundation.
    Now entering its ninth year, the Helping Homebound Heroes program has touched the lives of over 2,000 veterans and the Home Depot Foundation has contributed more than $11 million and countless volunteer hours. While the Meals on Wheels of America’s community and geographic reach is large, the nonprofit has a modest staff of 50 and is working with a large corporate partner. How do they make it work, what makes the Home Depot Foundation renew YOY, and what role do pilots play? We’ll cover all that and more.
    In today’s episode, we’ll explore:
    Insightful advice from Kelly and Sean on cultivating impactful partnershipsThe unique strengths and assets each partner brings to the tableHow they co-create and innovate various components of the programThe advantages of being a small nonprofit when it comes to fostering strong partnershipsAn overview of the Helping Homebound Heroes Program & who it servesHow to build the capacity of a nonprofit and not push partners beyond their limitsLinks & Notes
    Home Depot Foundation WebsiteHome Depot Foundation XHome Depot Foundation InstagramHome Depot Foundation FacebookMeals on Wheels America WebsiteMeals on Wheels America FacebookMeals on Wheels America InstagramMeals on Wheels America LinkedInMeals on Wheels America X
    Elevate Your Social Impact
    Check out our annual conference!Sign up for Engage for Good's newsletterCheck out past podcast episodesAccess free resourcesCheck out our monthly webinarsLet Alli know what you think of the show!
    (00:00) - Welcome to Engage for Good
    (02:19) - Introducing Kelly Trimyer and Sean Vissar
    (04:22) - Helping Homebound Heroes
    (09:46) - Small But Mighty
    (12:32) - Co-Creation
    (16:29) - Storytelling
    (20:37) - Partnership Continuity
    (29:15) - Advice
    (36:58) - Learn More

    • 38 min
    Breaking Barriers With Barbie: Behind The Scenes Of The Blockbuster Campaign

    Breaking Barriers With Barbie: Behind The Scenes Of The Blockbuster Campaign

    As the Barbie movie hit theaters, waves of people in pink flooded out to watch one of the biggest cultural moments of the year. It was more than just a movie, though; Mattel and Warner Bros. Discovery partnered with one philanthropic partner - Save the Children - to ensure every girl has the confidence to dream.
    Mattel is a long-time supporter of Save the Children’s work and was aligned to collaborate on this unique global cause marketing campaign in the belief that all children need to be equally heard and valued – and that no girl is held back based on her gender. The Barbie movie provided a unique opportunity to galvanize consumers around a movie that speaks to this vision.
    Unfortunately, many girls develop self-limiting beliefs and stop believing they can be anything as early as six years old. “Barbie” aimed to disrupt gender stereotypes in a way that was empowering, inclusive and inspiring.
    In today’s episode, EFG’s Alli Murphy is joined by Dan Peirce, Senior Managing Director of Corporate Partnerships at Save the Children, and Nancy Molenda, Executive Director of the Mattel Children’s Foundation & Global Philanthropy at Mattel.
    In today’s episode, we’ll explore:
    Key opportunities for organizations that are partnering on content marketing in global markets – and the unique challenges those types of collaborations require to reach new and more diverse audiencesKey strategies & tactics for rolling out global cause marketing campaignsHow to differentiate philanthropic opportunities from other promotional partnershipsHow to work together to ensure campaign messaging supports the creative vision of the content it supportsWhat made Save the Children the right philanthropic partnerHow Dan & Nancy prioritize their wellbeing
    This episode is brought to you by Save the Children.
    Links & Notes
    Save the Children’s WebsiteDan Peirce’s LinkedInMattel’s WebsiteNancy Molenda’s LinkedInElevate Your Social Impact
    Check out our annual conference!Sign up for Engage for Good's newsletterCheck out past podcast episodesAccess free resourcesCheck out our monthly webinarsLet Alli know what you think of the show!
    (00:00) - Welcome to Engage for Good
    (02:14) - Introducing Nancy and Dan
    (05:38) - The One Partner
    (09:06) - Advancing Business Goals
    (14:02) - Measuring Value Against Goals
    (19:34) - Worldwide Trust
    (29:31) - Lightning Round
    (37:03) - Learn More

    • 38 min
    Empowering Children’s Health Innovators With The Morgan Stanley Foundation

    Empowering Children’s Health Innovators With The Morgan Stanley Foundation

    While many major corporations in the financial sector focus their social impact initiatives on education, financial literacy, and STEM programs, Morgan Stanley has charted a different course by dedicating its efforts to children's health.

    For over half a century, the Morgan Stanley Foundation has focused on children's health, and in 2021, the Foundation launched the Morgan Stanley Alliance for Children's Mental Health. This initiative combines the considerable resources and extensive reach of Morgan Stanley with the expertise of nonprofit partners to confront the pressing challenges of stress, anxiety, and depression. In today's episode, EFG's Alli Murphy is joined by Joan Steinberg, Global Head of Philanthropy & President of the Morgan Stanley Foundation and CEO of the Morgan Stanley Alliance for Children's Mental Health.

    The Alliance has several multi-year partnerships with organizations like The JED Foundation, Child Mind Institute, Place2Be, and the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, among others. Additionally, it hosts an Innovation Awards program, providing grantees with seed funding, networking opportunities, and capacity-building support. As part of the Alliance's capacity-building efforts, the first five winners of the Innovation Awards program collectively raised an additional $6 million in outside funding for their programs.

    In today's episode, we'll explore:
    The motivations behind The Morgan Stanley Foundation's focus on children's healthHow the Innovation Award program empowers small organizations in their initial steps toward scaling their impactHow the Alliance positively impacts the company's employee engagementThe connection between the brand's social impact work and its reputation as an employer of choiceInsights into the program's expansion plans for future cohortsAdvice to grant hopefuls & corporations leading their own grant-making platformsHow Joan prioritizes her well-being so she can continue moving this important work forward
    Links & Notes
    Morgan Stanley WebsiteMorgan Stanley Giving BackMorgan Stanley Alliance For Children’s Mental HealthJoan Steinberg LinkedIn
    Elevate Your Social Impact
    Check out our annual conference!Sign up for Engage for Good's newsletterCheck out past podcast episodesAccess free resourcesCheck out our monthly webinarsLet Alli know what you think of the show!
    (00:00) - Welcome to Engage for Good
    (01:37) - Introducing Joan Steinberg
    (02:32) - We are More than Work
    (03:12) - Why Children's Health?
    (04:36) - Morgan Stanley Foundation
    (10:55) - Sustainability of the Program
    (13:20) - Unlocking Opportunity
    (15:42) - Lessons Learned
    (18:56) - Employee Engagement
    (21:48) - How do you measure success?
    (23:34) - Advice for Grantees
    (27:26) - Leadership Lightning Round!
    (32:43) - Learn More

    • 33 min
    From Idea to Impact: JetBlue's Journey In Social Responsibility

    From Idea to Impact: JetBlue's Journey In Social Responsibility

    All businesses start as an idea, a concept. However, only a select few evolve into full-fledged corporations, and even fewer have employees who've been there since day one.
    Meet Icema Gibbs, JetBlue's Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She joined the aviation company before they had a single plane. Now, more than two decades later, she's still with JetBlue, having witnessed significant transformations during her tenure.
    In this episode, EFG's Alli Murphy and Icema take you on a journey through JetBlue for Good and the JetBlue Foundation, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Along the way, they explore JetBlue's signature Fly Like A Girl initiative, the company's 13th annual golf classic, and much more.
    JetBlue For Good serves as the company's platform for corporate social impact. It zeroes in on the areas that matter most to the airline's customers and crewmembers: youth/education, the environment, and the community. The JetBlue Foundation is the aviation industry's first airline foundation dedicated to supporting aviation-related education and STEM initiatives.
    In today's episode, we'll explore:
    JetBlue's journey from community affairs to cause marketing to CSRHow they augment small budgets with employee and consumer engagementThree things that make Icema an influential leaderHow JetBlue's social impact work often precedes its business ventures in new geographic locationsHow the Foundation reworked its grant application process after candid feedback from granteesLinks & Notes
    JetBlue WebsiteJetBlue For GoodJetBlue FoundationElevate Your Social Impact
    Check out our annual conference!Sign up for Engage for Good's newsletterCheck out past podcast episodesAccess free resourcesCheck out our monthly webinarsLet Alli know what you think of the show!
    (00:00) - Welcome to Engage for Good
    (00:21) - Introducing Icema Gibbs
    (02:08) - We are More than Work
    (04:54) - JetBlue for Good
    (10:39) - 10 Years!
    (13:18) - Fly Like a Girl
    (16:31) - Swing for Good
    (18:08) - Grants
    (28:11) - Leadership lightning round!
    (31:14) - Learn More

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

obacker19 ,

Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to have on the causes that matter most, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Megan and the entire Engage for Good team do an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving enterprise - and life you can be proud of - with leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Matthewsm1th ,

Info-tainment!

I hesitate to listen to professional podcasts, because really, do I need to spend more of my limited time thinking about work? But this show goes far beyond the same Cause Marketing 101 spiel you've heard at dozens of conferences. Cause marketing is serious work, but Joe and Megan flash their expertise without taking themselves too seriously. Every episode leaves me with one “a-ha” takeaway…and at least one belly laugh. Keep up the good work!

Bteaster ,

definitely subscribe if you’re in this space

i had a chance to be interviewed recently and it was a great experience. much more importantly, i went back and downloaded about a dozen other podcasts because the info is so valuable. my only complaint is that i didn’t know about this sooner! really terrific stuff; megan and joe are terrific, knowledgeable hosts. highly recommend

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