Seeking to uncover the correlation between purpose and business, The ROI of Why explores all things impact related within different markets and sectors. Every week, Angie and Andrew investigate the growing shift that is placing people over profits. The two connect with business owners, entrepreneurs, and influential members of organizations to better understand what drives their business models to place a heavy emphasis on doing good within their communities, their markets, and the world.
S01E41 - Reflecting on a Season of Purpose
For the last episode of season one of The ROI of Why, we’re celebrating all the good we’ve discovered in our business community by looking back on our favorite conversations on this show. We’ll share the moments that inspired and enlightened us—and how we can apply these lessons to the unique world we live in now.
S01E40 - How GivingTuesday is Supporting Nonprofits’ Missions Throughout the Pandemic
As everyday life shifts into a strange new normal, we’ve seen several nonprofits wonder how their fundraising fits in. These are tough times for everyone, but nonprofits can’t just pause their mission—those they serve still need them. GivingTuesday, the organization that usually facilitates charitable donations the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, has created GivingTuesday to take some pressure off concerned nonprofits. On Tuesday, May 5, GivingTuesday is hosting an online giving event that allows you to give to your local nonprofit organizations. Today, we’re discussing Firespring’s and Do More Good’s roles in GivingTuesday and how we can help nonprofits utilize the resources GivingTuesday provides. To learn more about GivingTuesday and how your nonprofit can participate, get in touch with us—we’re happy to help.
S01E39 - How to Build a Purpose That Actually Resonates With Your Team
Electronic Contracting Company has provided custom designed electronic solutions to clients across the Midwest for over 60 years. Part of the reason they’ve survived for so long is willingness to adapt without compromising their service or vision. Matt Thorne, the executive vice president of Electronic Contracting Company, has been with the company for 24 years and is helping usher its culture into a new era. This week, Matt talks us through the process of redefining company culture by getting all team members involved in identifying company core values. When core values come from within and reflect the reality of all team members, everyone can take ownership of the principles that drive their purpose. This episode was recorded on 2/25/2020
S01E38 - How Compelling Core Values Can Help Any Organization
Allo is a fiber optic internet, phone and cable provider powered by hundreds of team members based across Nebraska and Colorado. Allo’s core values—be honest, exceptional, local and hassle-free—are not only a reminder of what Allo stands for, they drive how the company acts and grows. Our guest this week, Dave Miller, Allo’s director of ethical engagement, discusses how and why core values should be a powerful driving force in any company. Even large, decentralized companies like Allo can benefit from staying honed in on their value system. As Dave says, “When your core values are the loudest voice in the room, everybody wins.”
S01E37 - How Launch Leadership is Building the Next Generation of Purpose-Driven Leaders
Today at the round table of purpose and impact, we are joined by Randy Hawthorne and Graham Pansing Brooks to talk all things Launch Leadership. Randy, the executive director of Launch, has been involved in the organization for years and watched it grow from a student council organization to a comprehensive summer leadership workshop. The key tenet of Launch is that every student has the potential to be great leader in their own way—Launch provides them the skills and tools to put their leadership in action. This week, we discuss the power of developing leadership from a young age to build a stronger, more purposeful future. This episode was recorded on February 3, 2020. Visit launchleadership.org for updates on their summer programming.
S01E36 - How Companies are Bringing Hope Through Crisis With Graham Pansing Brooks
In such a strange time as this, it’s not strange for individuals and organizations to feel a bit lost. And that’s okay—we’re all in this difficult time together. Luckily, there are a lot of amazing people and companies working hard to support their communities right now. Today, we would like to discuss some of the organizations we’ve seen go above and beyond to serve others in hopes of bringing our ROI of Why community some hope and inspiration. Stay safe, stay positive, stay rooted in purpose.
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