Powered by: ReFi Jobs - ReFi jobs curates the best new regenerative finance jobs at leading companies and startups - Learn more*New ReFiJobs*About Nori - We're building the financial infrastructure to grow carbon removal in supply and demand, and we'll stop at nothing short of reversing climate change.Nori - Test Automation Engineer (SDET) - Learn moreNori - Supply Account Manager - Learn moreNori - Account Executive - Learn moreNominations are open for Social Entrepreneurs to Watch for in 2023 - Nominate hereNominations are open for Nonprofit Leaders Who Will Impact the World in 2023 - Nominate here ---> Check out the Causeartist Partners here.---> Subscribe to the Causeartist Newsletter here.In this episode I speak with Eric Archambeau, Co-Founder & Partner, at Astanor Ventures on investing in DeepTech to power the future of nature and regenerative agriculture.A global food enthusiast and not-for-profit activist, Astanor's co-founder Eric has been supporting healthy food education and regenerative agriculture training for over a decade. The former Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur turned venture capitalist (App Annie, Betfair, Freenow, Onfido , Spotify, Xing) was Global Chairman of the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation and co-founded Quadia – a Geneva-based impact investing firm that offers private investors and family offices tailored strategies and portfolios that deliver social and environmental impact.Previously, he lectured at graduate business school INSEAD, where he founded the Social Entrepreneurship Department and was one of the co-founders of Social Impact International, a social entrepreneur accelerator program in India and Hawaii with a focus on sustainable agri-food programs.Eric's ambition to revolutionise the food sector led him, with long-time business associate George Coelho, to launch Astanor Ventures in 2017 to invest in disruptive companies creating systemic change in the food and farming sectors while restoring the cultural dimension of food, ultimately inspiring people to cook meals that are sustainable, delicious, nourishing and that build a connection to nature.About Astanor VenturesAstanor is an impact investor, delivering financial, social and environmental returns in equal measure. We believe in the future of an agrifood system that provides affordable nutrients for 10 billion people, preserves and regenerates natural resources, actively contributes to decarbonization and protects land and ocean biodiversity.Astanor is driven by a pressing urgency to combat climate change, biodiversity loss and improve the health of humanity and the planet.Sustainability and impact were part of the firm's founding principles and remain an area they are committed to excel in. The mission as impact investors is to find, support and scale the most disruptive, impactful solutions to accelerate progress towards global sustainability targets.Powered by: ReFi Jobs - ReFi jobs curates the best new regenerative finance jobs at leading companies and startups - Learn more---> Check out the Causeartist Partners here.---> Subscribe to the Causeartist Newsletter here.Listen to more Causeartist podcast shows hereFollow Grant on Twitter and LinkedInFollow Causeartist on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram
About Today's GuestRichard Casper is a United States Marine Veteran, Purple Heart recipient, Artist, and Entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and Executive Director of CreatiVets, a non-profit that provides art, music, and writing programs for wounded veterans with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries.Richard was named a CNN Hero in 2022 and named TIME magazine's Next Generation Leaders in 2017. He is the feature of TIME's documentary Evidence of Things Unseen, and recognized by President George W. Bush and The Bush Institute for his passion and work helping combat veterans. He was one of thirty-three scholars chosen to be in President Bush's inaugural Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program.Richard served in the USMC from 2003-2007. During the first portion of his enlistment, Casper served as Presidential guard at Camp David. Later in 2006-2007 during his tour in Iraq, Richard survived four IED blasts which left him with a left-traumatic brain injury and witnessed the death of his friend which caused his post traumatic stress. After nearly giving up, he discovered art and song-writing as therapeutic forms of expression, and went on to attend and graduate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. From his experiences, he later created art and songwriting programs for CreatiVets to help other combat wounded veterans heal.Richard has taught art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Virginia Commonwealth University, Belmont University, and the University of Southern California. He is a keynote speaker, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He resides in Nashville TN with his wife Ashley and son BarretLinks Mentioned In This EpisodeCreatiVets Web SiteCreatiVets on InstagramRose On Your Stone by CreatiVetsPsychArmor Resource of the WeekThe PsychArmor Resource of the Week is the PsychArmor course Traumatic Brain Injury. TBI is considered a signature wound of the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and its prevalence in military service members and Veterans makes it an important topic to review for those who support veterans. You can find a link to the resource here: https://learn.psycharmor.org/courses/Traumatic-Brain-Injury This Episode Sponsored By: This episode is sponsored by PsychArmor, the premier education and learning ecosystem specializing in military culture content. PsychArmor offers an online e-learning laboratory with custom training options for organizations.Contact Us and Join Us on Social Media Email PsychArmorPsychArmor on TwitterPsychArmor on FacebookPsychArmor on YouTubePsychArmor on LinkedInPsychArmor on InstagramTheme MusicOur theme music Don't Kill the Messenger was written and performed by Navy Veteran Jerry Maniscalco, in cooperation with Operation Encore, a non profit committed to supporting singer/songwriter and musicians across the military and Veteran communities.Producer and Host Duane France is a retired Army Noncommissioned Officer, combat veteran, and clinical mental health counselor for service members, veterans, and their families. You can find more about the work that he is doing at www.veteranmentalhealth.com
In this episode of Shopify Masters, we're in London, UK, chatting with Edwin Broni-Mensah, founder of GiveMeTap, a social enterprise that's reducing plastic waste by mapping out establishments that offer free tap water, and building wells in Africa to supply drinking water. Edwin shares his launch journey, tips for applying to incubators, and how he balances profitability with social impact. For more on GiveMeTap and show notes: https://www.shopify.com/blog/givemetap-social-impact?utm_campaign=shopifymasters&utm_medium=youtube&utm_source=podcast
The effects of climate change are evident each, from floods in Asia to heat waves in Europe to a stronger hurricanes in United States. While governments have promised to act, financing within the private sector may be an underrated factor in the development of green tech and climate crisis mitigation. Bruce Usher is professor of professional practice and the Elizabeth B. Strickler '86 and Mark T. Gallogly '86 Faculty Director of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School. He's also the author of the upcoming book Investing in the Era of Climate Change, which will be released on Oct. 11. As part of our #moneymonday series, he joined the podcast to discuss the book and steps to removing friction in climate finance. *** Follow GovExec on Twitter! https://twitter.com/govexec
A narrated essay reflecting on how to access the mind using the body, your responsibility for your body, and who has the power to make decisions about our bodies. Brandon shares how he began a better connection with his body and his views about decisions made concerning other's bodies including abortion and COVID.Want the essays and podcasts delivered directly to you? Subscribe: brandonstover.substack.comTIMESTAMPS (00:00) - Introduction (01:04) - Beginning of essay On the Body: Using the Body to Access the Mind (04:15) - Inspiration of essay, my journey with first connecting with the body (05:49) - How do we access the mind through the body? (09:49) - What is the connection of the mind with reality? (10:49) - How did the Stoics perceive the body? (11:13) - How is the body a tool for your will? (12:30) - Why you must become the expert and take responsibility for your body (15:11) - What happens when you outsource responsibility of your body to others? (15:58) - Who should have ultimate decisions over our bodies? (18:30) - What can you do if your body is enslaved or controlled by someone else? (20:52) - Final comments on the body
In 2021, initial public offerings (or IPOs) hit an all-time record with 1,000 companies entering the scene, more the doubling the previous year. From investors to managers to board members, business leaders need to understand the true value of companies, but many of the traditional valuation methods are outdated and incomplete. With increasing access to new data, astute forecasters are deploying new methodologies. Among these is customer-based corporate valuation, a field “equal parts marketing and Wall Street” with a central focus on how customer behavior drives success. Dan McCarthy joins to discuss customer-based corporate valuation, including which customer data points are most important to monitor and how investors and managers stand to benefit from this approach. Dan is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Goizueta Business School. His research centers on customer lifetime value, limited data problems, data privacy, and the marketing-finance interface. He is regularly featured as a key expert, with recent coverage in the Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, the Economist, and CNBC. Corporate Valuation as a New Approach to Forecasting Until now, evaluating firms has been a question of forecasting future revenues off of past revenues. Customer-based corporate valuation (CBCV) entails looking at data regarding the flow of customer acquisitions over time. The model consists of four interlocking submodels governing how each customer of a firm will behave. They are: the customer acquisition model, which forecasts the inflow of new customers the customer retention model, which forecasts how long customers will remain active the purchase model, which forecasts how frequently customers will transact with a firm the basket-size model, which forecasts how much customers spend per purchase Using this data, predictive models for customer behavior produce forecasts – of revenues, as well as marketing expenses and ultimately cash flows. It's Wall Street meets marketing. A Perfect Mix of Finance, Statistics, and Marketing McCarthy is the founder of two predictive customer analytics companies, one of which was acquired by Nike in 2018. Along with Peter Fader at Wharton, he has spent countless hours studying and working to refine CBCV over the last several years. His journey into this method combines many of his passions, including finance, statistics, and marketing. He shares that predictive and analytical tools, such as his CBCV, can be adapted for a multitude of uses for a variety of audiences, including investors, managers, CEOs, and marketing departments. Those business leaders with access to heavy data can receive detailed predictive information that can be leveraged for future decision making. It isn't as simple as, “this is how we will perform”, but rather, McCarthy's tool allows companies to understand the pieces that make them thrive. They can then use this information, such as which customers are more valuable or which marketing tactic is working best, to progress the company and drive growth. This approach, he says, is more of a value management task rather than a value measurement task. Even amateur investors with statistical aptitude can apply this approach. McCarthy shares the following Excel spreadsheet to make predictions for subscription-based firms. Corporate Valuation with Movie Pass and Wayfair McCarthy applies the CBCV methodology across industries. He recently evaluated the new three-tier system that Movie Pass implemented earlier this year. MoviePass skyrocketed in popularity in 2018 after it lowered its monthly subscription to $10, garnering 3 million subscribers. But it wasn't sustainable. After burning through hundreds of millions of dollars, MoviePass shut down in 2019 and its parent companies filed for bankruptcy in 2020. Now, Movie Pass just re-launched on Labor Day with a three-tiered payment system. So, what does McCarthy predict? In short, he shares, they likely won't “lose money as quickly”. He predicts that most customers will head for the cheapest option available as they have already experienced this company's market adoption. It's the proverbial free lunch. The national average price of movie tickets is approximately $10. So if the cost of the subscription is $10, then as long as someone buys one movie, the company's going to lose money. McCarthy's work with ecommerce furniture site Wayfair also underscores the importance of understanding consumer behaviors to accurately interpret company financials. Though its revenue has grown very quickly, he says, there remains a very low margin for profit. A deeper look into consumer behaviors shows that Wayfair has high customer acquisition costs, yet these customers are rarely repeat purchasers. Though the company had been struggling, the COVID-19 pandemic forced buyers into their homes exclusively, and heads turned to ecommerce platforms such as Wayfair. This change helped the company sustain itself for a short period, but it is now realizing the harsh reality of its flawed marketing tactics once again. Standardization of Data and Definitions One of the biggest challenges that CBCV faces is the disclosure of fully accurate and thorough data, or rather, the lack thereof. Companies are often reluctant to disclose data that may make them look bad, limiting the data sets predictive models can work with. Standardization of industry terminology is also a challenge, because different firms utilize different definitions, and this can lead to the misinterpretation of data. As investors apply pressure, standards are slowly forming. While he recognizes the challenges, McCarthy is hopeful we can converge on “industry specific, informal standards”. Up Next for Dan McCarthy McCarthy is enthusiastic about what's in store as he continues to refine predictive data models. He looks forward to applying artificial intelligence and other deep learning models to this work. He is grateful to Kyeongbin Kim, PhD candidate in marketing at Goizueta, for her transformational research in this space. To learn more about Goizueta Business School and how principled leaders are positively influencing business and society, visit www.goizueta.emory.edu.
Gilber Grieve is an experienced Manager, Trainer and Adviser with a history of working in the information services and Commnunity Development industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Social Enterprise, Crisis Intervention, Facilitation, and Fundraising. Strong professional completing an MSc focused in psychology from Northumbria University. He has experience in collaboration with public sector in development of community services and co production, also previous community representative on community planning and health partnerships. involved in developing the efqm framework for Scottish infrastructure organisations and efqm assessor and managed two separate organisations through Investors in People and EFQM Accreditation. Hold SVQ 4 management accredited by the Chartered Management Institute. expert in organisational development, staff training and development with experience in developing numerous organisations from planning stage to operations delivery. currently working in wellbeing identifying issues and support packages for patients from general practice with anxiety and stress problems. This link takes you to research on the value of social prescribing, https://repository.uel.ac.uk/download/b166f8139440a6183a11e5756431965c13846b3c8716079c07ec309a5d258586/1290254/Final%20evaluation%20draft%20report%20Redbridge%20SP%20100920%20final.pdf
“We had a different view of what the world should look like, and no one was building it….. we had this deep fire in our belly, this stubbornness to will that world into existence…. that has showed that there's a different way to do capitalism." Simon Griffiths is the Co-Founder & CEO at Who Gives A Crap. If that's not enough to get you interested in listening, his incredible story will. In 2012 a crazy idea popped into his head, to start a toilet paper company with a difference - giving 50% of their profits to charity. What triggered the idea was learning that 2.4 billion people at the time didn't have access to a toilet. That's roughly 40% of the global population. How did Simon go about making the idea a reality? A crowdfunding campaign that involved sitting on a toilet for over 50 hours until over $50,000 was raised.Host: Jenelle McMaster is Deputy CEO Oceania and Markets Leader at EY.Guest: Simon Griffiths Co-Founder & CEO at Who Gives A Crap
FASD Hope is a podcast series about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over twenty years of lived experience. Episode 155 welcomes back the AMAZING mother / daughter team of Maryelen and Paula McPhail of Oshays Brain Domain (formerly Oshays FASD). Maryelen is a FASD parent advocate and Paula is an FASD Self-Advocate. Together, they are the leadership behind Oshays Brain Domain - a Social Enterprise based in Ayr, Scotland with a mission of supporting families / children with FASD. Since their previous episode (#66 - airdate July 13, 2021), Maryelen and Paula have wonderful updates about: their global expansion, supports, programs and FASD advocacy initiatives through Oshays Brain Domain! EPISODE RESOURCES - Oshays Brain Domain / FASD - https://www.oshaysfasd.org/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/oshaysbraindomain Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/oshays_fasd/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/OshaysFASD LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/maryelen-mcphail-fasd-969663165/ Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Phone - +44 (0) 01292 261094 (Scotland) The FASD Article that Paula wrote / shared - https://metro.co.uk/2022/09/09/my-mums-pregnancy-drinking-caused-me-lasting-damage-17307228/ FASD Hope - https://www.fasdhope.com/ email@example.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fasdhope/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fasdhope1 Twitter - https://twitter.com/fasdhope LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalie-vecchione-17212160/ Racket - @fasdhope Clubhouse - @natalievecc Check out our book “Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities” by Natalie Vecchione & Cindy LaJoy BUY IT NOW!
About Today's GuestErin Fletcher, Psy.D. serves as the Warrior Care Network Director for Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). In this role, Erin ensures synergy across all WWP mental health programs. Erin collaborates with the four Academic Medical Centers that compromise WWP's Warrior Care Network to foster Network alignment regarding program implementation and delivery. Warriors taking part in WCN receive a year's worth of mental health care during a 2-3 week intensive outpatient program, using evidenced-based treatments with alternative therapies. Erin has over 15 years of mental health experience working with adults in a variety of treatment settings. Prior to working for Wounded Warrior Project, Erin served as the Clinical Director of an intensive outpatient treatment program for adults with anxiety disorders. Erin holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and master's degree in clinical psychology from The Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in social work from Niagara University.Links Mentioned In This EpisodeWounded Warrior Project Web SiteWWP Warrior Care NetworkPsychArmor Resource of the WeekThe PsychArmor Resource of the Week is the PsychArmor Brain Health & Wellness Learning Series - Suicide Prevention. This course series is sponsored by Wounded Warrior Project. This series removes the stigma often attached to suicide and casts a light on the unique risks and cultural factors that contribute to suicide in the Veteran population. You'll gain access to important statistics, tools and resources proven to prevent suicide, in addition to role plays that demonstrate effective responses to someone in need. You can find a link to the resource here: https://learn.psycharmor.org/courses/WWP-BHW-suicide-prevention This Episode Sponsored By: This episode is sponsored by PsychArmor, the premier education and learning ecosystem specializing in military culture content. PsychArmor offers an online e-learning laboratory with custom training options for organizations.Contact Us and Join Us on Social Media Email PsychArmorPsychArmor on TwitterPsychArmor on FacebookPsychArmor on YouTubePsychArmor on LinkedInPsychArmor on InstagramTheme MusicOur theme music Don't Kill the Messenger was written and performed by Navy Veteran Jerry Maniscalco, in cooperation with Operation Encore, a non profit committed to supporting singer/songwriter and musicians across the military and Veteran communities.Producer and Host Duane France is a retired Army Noncommissioned Officer, combat veteran, and clinical mental health counselor for service members, veterans, and their families. You can find more about the work that he is doing at www.veteranmentalhealth.com
Welcome to episode #71My guest Leigh HearlLeigh is a fiercely determined, energetic woman, author, TEDx Speaker, wife and mother. Like many others, Leigh lived through some trauma. She found a pivotal moment in her life to break the silence, which started with saying these six little words to a friend. "I need to tell you something." This was the very beginning of her healing journey. Now she is on a mission to help others break their silence, start their healing journey, and share their secrets safely in a truly unique way.Laws silence some people. Some wish to protect the privacy of the ones they love. Others cannot bear the pressure and judgement of public life. For many, an echo of their fear, doubt or shame silences them. Leigh founded Meg Heart, a Social Enterprise committed to giving a voice to those who have been silenced and shedding light on critical societal issues. The voice of Meg Heart speaks for them. Leigh is sharing her story with us. It's about a secret she kept hidden for many years for fear of judgment and to protect her children. Leigh believes in the power of real stories' ability to change the world. I couldn't agree more. This is another powerful story. Let's enjoy She lives in Australia with her family. Meg Heart's first book, Carbon Under Pressure, is a real and raw story about Rose. A mother wakes to a nightmare and is thrust into a race to save three lives. Let's enjoy Leigh's story.Send Audience To: https://megheart.com/books/@leighhearl
On Episode 343 of Impact Boom, Tara Anderson of Social Traders discusses her diverse experience in social enterprise, key lessons for social entrepreneurs and her perspective on the Australian social enterprise landscape.
This is the second of our two part series on the relationship between flourishing and flow - in particular about flourishing at work. Our guests for this episode are Dr Jared Weintraub and Dr Gerrit McGowan. Dr Jared Weintraub is the founder of The Flow Group, LLC., an organizational and business development firm that works with individuals and companies to create and maintain happy, healthy, and productive workplaces. Jared holds a Ph.D. from Hofstra University, a Master's degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and a certification as a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR). He has worked with start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, and organizations across various industries, providing internal and external consulting, coaching, and managing marketing and sales teams. He recently received his Ph.D. in Applied Organizational Psychology from Hofstra University, where he researched Flow Theory - how, when, and why individuals, teams, and organizations can get into “the Zone.” Most recently, this research has explored how we can use technology-based solutions to "nudge" behavior change in order to develop key competencies for flourishing at work. His over ten years of experience include: teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, designing and implementing training programs, employee engagement, performance management, needs assessment, employment law compliance, administration of benefits... Dr Gerrit McGowan is a 4x startup founder, angel investor, and peak performance coach. He is the founder of the Syntegrity Group, Kula.com, Effectuate Apps, ICELab, the Most Awesome Founder Podcast, the WHU Accelerator, and numerous other short-lived ventures. But he is perhaps most recognised for inventing the concept of Cause-Related Loyalty Marketing and its SaaS implementations such as MyCoke Rewards Donate to Schools, Kellogg's Points with Purpose, Red Robin Eat Up-Give Back Rewards, and JetBlue's TrueGiving. When not building ventures, Gerrit is helping others build theirs - having coached over 1000 founders and nascent entrepreneurs across five continents. He is a All-Star Mentor for Techstars, CEO Coach for Alchemist Accelerator, mentor for APX, Founder Institute, Earlybird VisionLab, and advisor/investor/shareholder in numerous high-growth ventures. Throughout his career, Gerrit has led the development of over a dozen technology products; raised over $10m in funding; and supported startups that have raised over $100m in venture capital. His work has been honoured with two Canadian Institute of Planners Awards for Excellence; as a finalist for the Guardian's Social Enterprise of the Year Award; and a SXSW Startup Showcase selection. Key takeaways are: 1. Spend time on goal setting and strategies for execution 2. Prioritize recovery to sustain performance and avoid longer term burnout 3. Make sure your workplace allows space for your recovery 4. Find the right balance of challenge in the things you take on www.flourishfmpodcast.com
September 15, 2022 Sarah Kaplan is a Partner at Cutting Edge Counsel, a California-based firm that specializes in open public capital-raising strategies that allow community members to participate in supporting local businesses. During her interview, she shares examples of how Cutting Edge Counsel has provided legal services that has impacted and empowered social enterprises. Sarah is a corporate and securities lawyer working to support economic community empowerment. Sarah has ten years of experience serving a wide range of cooperatives, including worker, consumer, agricultural, platform, investment, and multi-stakeholder cooperatives, including limited cooperative associations. Sarah's experience includes structuring new legal entities, advising on private and public capital-raise campaigns, structuring community investment funds, and co-op conversion transactions. Sarah has been part of the Fellows program at the Sustainable Economies Law Center since 2013. She graduated magna cum laude from Chicago-Kent College of Law and has an A.B. in Ecology from Princeton University. Cutting Edge Counsel provides a full range of legal services exclusively to social enterprises. From formation through financing to ongoing operations and succession planning. Cutting Edge works with clients in every phase of business development and specializes in innovative capital raise structuring and design. Implementing sustainable business practices in every possible way, helps Cutting Edge and its clients, become driving forces toward a more democratic economy.
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This week on the Plywood Podcast, we dive into the entrepreneurial journey of Heath Wilson, an entrepreneur and the Co-Founder of Aro, which is working to make it easy to put down our phones so we can focus on the things that really matter. When someone enters Plywood with an idea, one of the questions we always ask is: "Why are you the person to solve this problem?" Heath answers this question during our interview with a vulnerable story that we can all relate to. Tune in to find ways we can better our technology habits and experience more real life.Learn More:GoAro.com---Welcome to the Plywood Podcast: Real talk for social entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders.Plywood is a nonprofit in Atlanta leading a community of startups doing good. Over the past 12 years, we have worked with over 1000 startup founders and nonprofit leaders wrestling with the tensions of starting, growing, and sustaining.Think of The Plywood Podcast as a kitchen table conversation debating the pros and woes of running a business and sustaining a nonprofit. We dive into building business plans, sustaining relationships (personal and professional), diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, forming values while being a part of true cultural change for good, and so much more.Learn more about Plywood at PlywoodPeople.comPlywood is a non-profit in Atlanta leading a community of start-ups doing good. www.plywoodpeople.com
When a former boss said, “Having all the success in the world isn't important unless it has a significant impact on others”, it led to an existential crisis about work and life for Jonathan Salib. The result? He left a well-paying corporate job and chose to dedicate his time to leading and building something that truly impacts communities. Jonathan is now the General Manager of Koéna Skincare - a social enterprise of which the basis of the company is about 'Giving Balance Back' to the community. All profits made from the sale of product goes directly back to charity, Empower Overseas Aid. In this episode, we explore Jonathan's life, decisions and the choices he now makes and why. Enjoy If you LOVE the episode please LET US KNOW on your preferred social channel by taking a screenshot of the episode and sharing it on your feed or story with your biggest takeaway.
Show SummaryOn this episode, we feature a conversation with Army veteran and military spouse Meg O'Grady, Senior Vice President for Military and Government Programs for the National University System. About Today's GuestMeg O'Grady has more than 25 years of experience creating outreach, transition, education, entrepreneur, and employment programs that engage the military community, transitioning service members, employers and federal agencies. She is the Senior Vice President for Military and Government Programs for the National University System where she leads a team that helps service members, military spouses and government organizations reach important milestones in their education and careers. She has led programs, campaigns and strategic partnerships across the highest levels of the armed forces, government, and corporate America. As a senior leader in the U.S. Department of Defense, she was instrumental in creating the Spouse Education and Career Program which included launching the Military Spouse Employment Partnership with the White House Joining Forces Program in 2012. As an executive at First Data Corporation, she worked together with Syracuse University's Institute for Veterans and Military Families to develop and launch the Coalition for Veteran Owned Business, a coalition of Fortune 500 industry leaders committed to providing innovative solutions and thought leadership to grow and support veteran owned businesses in communities throughout the nation. Most recently at the U.S. Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS), she supported the Office of Strategic Outreach as the National Veterans' Employment Manager. Meg holds a Master of Education degree from National Louis University and was a member of the Class of 1990 at the United States Military Academy where she was an All-American swimmer. She has contributed to numerous articles and publications.Links Mentioned In This EpisodeNational University System Web siteNU Military and Veteran ProgramsPsychArmor Resource of the WeekThe PsychArmor Resource of the Week is the PsychArmor course Advising military students on higher education. In this course, you'll take a brief look at higher education and transition information for military students and be able to help them understand their higher education options. You can find a link to the resource here: https://learn.psycharmor.org/courses/Advising-Military-Students-on-Higher-Education This Episode Sponsored By: This episode is sponsored by PsychArmor, the premier education and learning ecosystem specializing in military culture content. PsychArmor offers an online e-learning laboratory with custom training options for organizations.Contact Us and Join Us on Social Media Email PsychArmorPsychArmor on TwitterPsychArmor on FacebookPsychArmor on YouTubePsychArmor on LinkedInPsychArmor on InstagramTheme MusicOur theme music Don't Kill the Messenger was written and performed by Navy Veteran Jerry Maniscalco, in cooperation with Operation Encore, a non profit committed to supporting singer/songwriter and musicians across the military and Veteran communities.Producer and Host Duane France is a retired Army Noncommissioned Officer, combat veteran, and clinical mental health counselor for service members, veterans, and their families. You can find more about the work that he is doing at www.veteranmentalhealth.com
This was my first live stream and I will now try to take a shot at turning up on Fridays at 10am on YouTube. Please do check out my Patreon. This is a new platform for me. I will be using this community to find out what topics people want to hear about. I am happy to consider anything as the social enterprise world is vast. Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/teaandtoast Twitter - https://twitter.com/teaandtoast Web - https://teaandtoast.org.uk/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGvrlg4nQjy5GefpyLdbqgQ Podcasts - https://anchor.fm/teaandtoast Links mentioned in the video www.myrevue.co www.remove.bg www.quillbot.com www.HemmingwayApp.com Loom.com www.app.jenni.ai temp-mail.org Tinywow.com www.microcopy.me Time Stamps 0.00 Intro 00.55 Reaching out to social enterprise 02:00 Why I am LIVE streaming 03:44 Opposing social enterprise needs 05:25 Isolated social entrepreneurs 07:20 Every Friday at 10am 08:12 - My Patreon and up coming workshops 09:06 - Patreon alternatives 10:03 - Substack Vs Patreon 11:00 Revue 12:25 - Royaly free image banks - Pexels, Pixabay, Unsplash 13:35 - use local photographers 14:16 - photography rough pricing guide 14:27 - Canva 17:09 - Otter.ai & Bradford Impact Hub 19:28 - Remove BG 20.56 - QuillBot 22:33 - Hemmingway 23:24 - Loom 24:36 - Jenni AI 26:43 - Temporary Email 28:00 - Helps your files - Tiny WOW 29:10 - Microcopy - short text idea 30:52 - Wrapping up --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teaandtoast/message
Rachel Connors is the Co-Founder and CEO (Chief Enthusiasm Officer) of Yellow Leaf Hammocks, a social enterprise dedicated to defeating global poverty through sustainable artisan job creation. Yellow Leaf was born after Rachel's husband met a group of women in a small village in Thailand making what he dubbed the world's most comfortable hammocks. It then became their mission to share those hammocks with the world—and help those women and their families overcome poverty through artisan work. In this episode of the Building While Flying podcast, Rachel joins Katie Hankinson, SVP at The Sasha Group, to dive into what it means to be a social enterprise. Rachel says, “You can't only be focused on doing good, because if you aren't running a sustainable business, the opportunity goes away.” Rachel also talks about how microfinance organizations like Kiva.org are helping businesses like Yellow Leaf make a difference for women around the world. In their conversation, Rachel and Katie discuss: Yellow Leaf's origin story Scaling an early-stage business Defining a “social enterprise” Balancing messaging in content Product innovation at scale Diversifying marketing channels Balancing strengths among leadership Connect with Rachel and Yellow Leaf Hammocks: Yellow Leaf Hammocks website: https://www.yellowleafhammocks.com/ Yellow Leaf on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yellowleafhammocks/ Rachel on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelconnors/
Welcome to the Plywood Podcast: Real talk for social entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders.Plywood is a nonprofit in Atlanta leading a community of startups doing good. Over the past 12 years, we have worked with over 1000 startup founders and nonprofit leaders wrestling with the tensions of starting, growing, and sustaining.Think of The Plywood Podcast as a kitchen table conversation debating the pros and woes of running a business and sustaining a nonprofit. We dive into building business plans, sustaining relationships (personal and professional), diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, forming values while being a part of true cultural change for good, and so much more.Learn more about Plywood at PlywoodPeople.comPlywood is a non-profit in Atlanta leading a community of start-ups doing good. www.plywoodpeople.com
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About Today's GuestColonel (R) Sean Ryan is the Director of Communications for the Army Emergency Relief, theArmy's only nonprofit organization serving active duty Soldiers, retirees and their families. Sean retired from service after nearly 30 years of active duty military experience and was theofficial military spokesman for the Combined Joint Task Force-Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) inBaghdad, Iraq, including four other combat tours in the Middle East. He worked extensively in the public affairs and international communications field informing the public on combat operations and how to defeat international terrorism. Sean was the public affairs officer for Space Command, 1st Infantry Division, and 10th SpecialForces among other positions. He was an Army Fellow at Google in Mountain View, California,working in Corporate Communications and is a recipient of the General Douglas MacArthurLeadership award representing Unites States Europe. Links Mentioned In This EpisodeArmy Emergency Relief WebsitePsychArmor Resource of the WeekThe PsychArmor Resource of the Week is the PsychArmor course Budgeting, Debt Management, and Investing. PsychArmor provides a number of different courses releated to financial literacy, and this course provides learners with steps to help them budget accordingly and manage debt as they progress towards financial wellness. You can find a link to the resource here: https://learn.psycharmor.org/courses/Budgeting-Debt-Management-and-Investing This Episode Sponsored By: This episode is sponsored by PsychArmor, the premier education and learning ecosystem specializing in military culture content. PsychArmor offers an online e-learning laboratory with custom training options for organizations.Contact Us and Join Us on Social Media Email PsychArmorPsychArmor on TwitterPsychArmor on FacebookPsychArmor on YouTubePsychArmor on LinkedInPsychArmor on InstagramTheme MusicOur theme music Don't Kill the Messenger was written and performed by Navy Veteran Jerry Maniscalco, in cooperation with Operation Encore, a non profit committed to supporting singer/songwriter and musicians across the military and Veteran communities.Producer and Host Duane France is a retired Army Noncommissioned Officer, combat veteran, and clinical mental health counselor for service members, veterans, and their families. You can find more about the work that he is doing at www.veteranmentalhealth.com