9 episodes

Get the tools and wisdom to inspire change in your community with lessons and stories from nonprofit leaders at the Center for Social Change. Whether you run a nonprofit, have a community project, love to serve others, or want to make a positive impact on the world, you'll feel inspired connecting with these changemakers who share your values. New episodes premier on the last Tuesday of every month!

Music: The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode

The Social Changemaker Center for Social Change

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Get the tools and wisdom to inspire change in your community with lessons and stories from nonprofit leaders at the Center for Social Change. Whether you run a nonprofit, have a community project, love to serve others, or want to make a positive impact on the world, you'll feel inspired connecting with these changemakers who share your values. New episodes premier on the last Tuesday of every month!

Music: The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode

    EP9 - Flood Your Commissioners with Collin Schladweiler

    EP9 - Flood Your Commissioners with Collin Schladweiler

    While U.S. politicians waver over climate change predictions and policy, Miami continues to experience the adverse effects of sea level rise including beach erosion, real estate flooding, and the imminent compromise of its low-lying coastal nuclear power plant at Turkey Point.

    But there’s another effect of climate change people aren’t talking about.

    Along with Miami Waterkeeper’s Water Quality Monitoring Team, Collin Schladweiler tests Miami-Dade County’s waterways for saltwater intrusion and bacteria leaking out of the region’s sewage systems and septic tanks due to the rising water table -- likely causing the toxic algal plumes infesting local canals and beaches.

    As South Florida’s water-related problems surmount, Collin and the rest of Miami Waterkeeper stay ahead of them, and they need you to show up to local government meetings to demand more action on the issue.

    Learn more about Miami Waterkeeper at: https://www.miamiwaterkeeper.org/

    Episode host: Daniel Puder, CEO of My Life My Power.
    Editing by: Edward Davis
    Recorded at the Center for Social Change.
    Follow us: https://facebook.com/center4socialchange/
    Questions or Comments? Email: communications@4socialchange.org

    Music: The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode

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    • 22 min
    EP8 - A Culture of Understanding with Morgan and Ashley Mayfaire

    EP8 - A Culture of Understanding with Morgan and Ashley Mayfaire

    Human empathy is one of our most valuable and most under-utilized resources for cultivating a life of fulfillment and unconditional love. When we foster community around trust and respect, it’s amazing how people naturally care for each other.

    Within their mission of community-building, TransSOCIAL, Inc promotes unity within the Transgender community and increases Trans visibility and understanding in surrounding communities.

    In addition to hosting support groups and providing aid for people in transition, they offer award-winning LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency and Sensitivity Training to businesses, healthcare providers, schools, and universities that want to foster inclusive environments for their employees and clients.

    Learn more about TransSOCIAL, Inc. at: https://www.transsocial.org/

    Episode host: Daniel Puder, CEO of My Life My Power.
    Editing by: Edward Davis
    Recorded at the Center for Social Change.
    Follow us: https://facebook.com/center4socialchange/
    Questions or Comments? Email: communications@4socialchange.org

    Music: The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode

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    • 22 min
    EP7 - Magic City for Emerging Artists with James Echols

    EP7 - Magic City for Emerging Artists with James Echols

    Miami artists are learning the art of business, and it’s changing our city in unexpected ways.

    In the last few decades, the arts have slowly been taken away from children in schools, depriving them of a vital outlet for joy, expression, and intellectual stimulation that not only enhances their performance in other STEM subjects, but also prepares them for life as well-rounded human beings.

    Coming out of school, Miami youth determined to make it as professional artists soon find little support for their passions in the working world, and many struggle to earn the income and respect their craft deserves.

    Meanwhile, major cities around the world who have supported their young artist communities now host internationally-renowned festivals that serve as significant economic drivers at a national level.

    In this episode, James Echols, Founding Director of Life is Art, shares how he’s strengthening Miami’s cultural foundation by teaching fundamental business skills such as finance, marketing, sales, and contract negotiation to emerging artists so they can increase their success and thrive in the supportive ecosystem of savvy artists Miami needs to shine in its next wave of economic, social, and cultural development.

    Learn more about Life Is Art at: https://www.lifeisartfest.org/

    Episode host: Daniel Puder, CEO of My Life My Power.
    Editing by: Edward Davis
    Recorded at the Center for Social Change.
    Follow us: https://facebook.com/center4socialchange/
    Questions or Comments? Email: communications@4socialchange.org

    Music: The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode

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    • 28 min
    EP6 - Business on the Right Path with Ricardo Casas

    EP6 - Business on the Right Path with Ricardo Casas

    Poor planning is one of the top reasons businesses like startups and nonprofits fail in the first year, according to one Investopedia article.

    Does this sound like someone you know?

    A well-meaning person with a startup or nonprofit idea gets into business with a passion for their cause without considering how they’re going to fund it and build their team.

    They open a new restaurant because it sounds fun, but they didn’t understand the business or consider the startup costs.

    They start a charity organization because they love helping kids, but they failed to create a business plan to organize, finance, and grow their operation.

    For months or years, they invest their hard-earned money, work late nights, and struggle to keep their business going, all while feeling stressed, losing sleep, and missing valuable time with their families.

    The thing is: They have what it takes to pull it off.

    It’s just that no one has ever given them the simple tools and advice they needed to start their business on the right path, so they don’t have to sacrifice their lives (and the lives of their families) for their startup dreams.

    What’s more, many startup and nonprofit leaders hate the idea of learning the administrative, marketing, or sales sides of their businesses because they haven’t yet learned to associate those aspects of entrepreneurship with the passion they have for their cause.

    Ricardo Casas, Co-Chair of SCORE Miami-Dade, offers free business mentorships, workshops, and resources to help small business startups and nonprofits thrive with the business knowledge and tools they need to feel empowered, love their businesses, and be successful, even if they don’t have any funding or prior business experience.

    In this episode, Mr. Casas will share about some of the vital skills you can work on right now to be a successful entrepreneur without additional stress. He’ll also share about some of the tools and resources you can get from SCORE right now for free, so you don’t have to spend your hard-earned money on expensive software or business consultants without first knowing whether your business is viable.

    Learn more about SCORE Miami-Dade at: https://miamidade.score.org/

    Episode host: Daniel Puder, CEO of My Life My Power.
    Editing by: Edward Davis
    Recorded at the Center for Social Change.
    Follow us: https://facebook.com/center4socialchange/
    Questions or Comments? Email: communications@4socialchange.org

    Music: The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode

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    • 26 min
    EP5 - Green Schools with Barbara Martinez-Guerrero

    EP5 - Green Schools with Barbara Martinez-Guerrero

    Our children are leading the conversation on sustainability, and they need our support to make a collective impact.

    A recent NPR survey reported that 80% of parents and 86% of teachers support environmental education.

    Even with support for greener curricula on the rise, 55% of teachers still won’t teach environmental responsibility due to demanding core curriculum requirements and strenuous testing schedules.

    Dream in Green Executive Director, Barbara Martinez-Guerrero discovered a way to involve more South Florida parents, students, teachers and schools in our global efforts to curtail climate change by making the conversation - not about what’s taught in schools - but instead, about the choices we make based on what we value in life.

    In this episode, you’ll hear about how children are changing their family’s environmental impacts at home, while actively engaging 114 South Florida schools in the annual Green Schools Challenge that makes a large-scale measurable dent in our environmental footprint.

    Learn more about Dream in Green at: https://dreamingreen.org/

    Episode host: Daniel Puder, CEO of My Life My Power.
    Editing by: Edward Davis
    Recorded at the Center for Social Change.
    Follow us: https://facebook.com/center4socialchange/
    Questions or Comments? Email: communications@4socialchange.org

    Music: The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode

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    • 31 min
    EP4 - Purpose-Driven Lawyers with Kristina Raattama

    EP4 - Purpose-Driven Lawyers with Kristina Raattama

    How do you know when your nonprofit actually needs a lawyer, and how do you choose the right one?

    Kristina Raattama, founder of MK Consulting, shares about when and how to consider hiring legal advice to organize your nonprofit when you’re on a tight budget. Learn what to look for when searching for a purpose-driven attorney who will align with your cause, understand your organizational structure, and invest themselves into your nonprofit beyond the transaction.

    Formerly an attorney in the corporate world, Kristina took time off to study the social issue of income inequality and how legal professionals can use their skills to make widespread systemic change in the face of outdated policies that perpetuate social problems. Her mission now includes aiding mission-driven nonprofit organizations to achieve their goals by providing practical, straight-forward, cost-effective solutions to address their day to day legal and compliance-related needs.

    Learn more about Kristina Raattama and MK Consulting at: https://mkconsulting.law/

    Episode host: Daniel Puder, CEO of My Life My Power.
    Editing by: Edward Davis
    Recorded at the Center for Social Change.
    Follow us: https://facebook.com/center4socialchange/
    Questions or Comments? Email: communications@4socialchange.org

    Music: The Vendetta by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/58628 Ft: Apoxode

    Subscribe to this Podcast on:
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    • 37 min

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