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Denver Frederick is the Host of The Business of Giving. The program is the only show of its kind that focuses on solutions to today's complex social problems. What's working? Who are the changemakers? How is it all being financed? The program addresses issues such as global poverty, affordable housing, clean drinking water, medical breakthroughs, and matters related to education.

The Business of Giving The Business of Giving

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Denver Frederick is the Host of The Business of Giving. The program is the only show of its kind that focuses on solutions to today's complex social problems. What's working? Who are the changemakers? How is it all being financed? The program addresses issues such as global poverty, affordable housing, clean drinking water, medical breakthroughs, and matters related to education.

    Former Superintendent of West Point and a Psychologist on Character and Leadership

    Former Superintendent of West Point and a Psychologist on Character and Leadership

    The following is a conversation between General Robert Caslen and Dr. Michael Matthews, authors of The Character Edge: Leading and Winning with Integrity, and Denver Fredrick, the Host of The Business of Giving.

    Character, the moral values, and habits of an individual is in the spotlight now more than perhaps at any other point in modern history. What is the role of character in successful leadership, and how do you build it in individuals and prospective leaders? Those questions are addressed in a wonderful new book titled The Character Edge: Leading and Winning with Integrity.

    And with us now are its co-authors, General Robert Caslen, the 59th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, who is now serving as the President of the University of South Carolina, and Dr. Michael Matthews, Professor of Engineering Psychology at the US Military Academy at West Point.

    • 39 min
    How Brands Can Drive Impact Through Purpose

    How Brands Can Drive Impact Through Purpose

    The following is a conversation between Myriam Sidibe, Author of Brands on a Mission: How to Achieve Social Impact and Business Growth through Purpose, and Denver Frederick, the Host of the Business of Giving.

    There was a time when developing impactful social missions and driving business growth were considered to be mutually exclusive. Today, however, they are linked more closely than they have ever been. No one understands that connection better than my next guest. She is Myriam Sidibe, the author of Brands on a Mission: How to Achieve Social Impact and Business Growth Through Purpose.

    • 21 min
    A New Approach for Agricultural Development in Africa

    A New Approach for Agricultural Development in Africa

    The following is a conversation between Vikki Tam, Head of the Social Impact Practice at Bain & Company, and Denver Frederick, the Host of the Business of Giving.

    In order to feed and employ the fastest growing population in the world, a new approach is needed for agricultural development in Africa. This has been a focus of Bain & Company who recently came out with a report titled "How Farmer-Allied Intermediaries Can Transform Africa's Food Systems." And here to discuss it is Vikki Tam, the Co-Author of this report and the Leader of Bain Social Impact Practice.

    • 34 min
    What the Union of Charity Navigator and ImpactMatters Means to the Sector and Philanthropy

    What the Union of Charity Navigator and ImpactMatters Means to the Sector and Philanthropy

    The following is a conversation with Michael Thatcher and Elijah Goldberg of Charity Navigator, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving.

    Charity Navigator, the world’s largest evaluator of nonprofits has acquired ImpactMatters, a start-up that applies rigorous methodology to assess nonprofit impact. That announcement, issued on October 14, ushered in a new era for how donors will go about their giving. And here to discuss that with us is Michael Thatcher, the CEO of Charity Navigator, and Elijah Goldberg, the Co-Founder of ImpactMatters, and who is now serving as the Vice President of Impact Ratings for Charity Navigator.

    • 31 min
    Simply Change Your Language to be a More Effective Leader

    Simply Change Your Language to be a More Effective Leader

    The following is a conversation between David Marquet, Author of Leadership is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say and What You Don't, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving.

    Too many leaders fall in love with the sound of their own voice and wind up dictating plans and digging in their heels when problems begin to emerge. Even when they want to be a more collaborative leader, they can undermine their own efforts by defaulting to command and control language we've inherited from the industrial era.

    My next guest says it's time to toss that old playbook, and that begins with choosing the words that can dramatically improve decision making and execution on your team. He is Captain David Marquet, Author of Leadership is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say and What You Don't.

    • 34 min
    An Effective Framework for Leaders in a Time of Crisis

    An Effective Framework for Leaders in a Time of Crisis

    The following is a conversation between Daniel Harkavy, Author of The 7 Perspectives of Effective Leaders, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving.

    In the midst of chaos, it is vital for leaders to have a framework, a playbook, a system that they can rely upon to guide them through the turbulent times. My next guest has provided just that. He is Daniel Harkavy, the Founder of Building Champions and the Author of a most timely new book titled The 7 Perspectives of Effective Leaders: A Proven Framework for Improving Decisions and Increasing Your Influence.

    • 36 min

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