Pro Bono Perspectives Podcast

S3E13: Yusuf George, JUST Capital

Managing Director of Programs and Strategic Engagement, JUST Capital
Jun 29, 2021

JUST Capital is the only independent nonprofit that tracks, analyzes, and engages with large corporations and their investors on how they perform on the public’s priorities. Its research, rankings,

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S3E12: The Trevor Project & Google.org

Jun 22, 2021

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization in the U.S. providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ youth. Google.org brings the best of Google to

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S3E11: Julia Turshen, Simply Julia

Chef, Author, "Simply Julia"
Jun 1, 2021

Julia Turshen is a New York Times bestselling cookbook author. Her latest cookbook, Simply Julia, already a National Bestseller, is available wherever books are sold. Julia is also the author

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S3E10: Caroline Barlerin, Platypus Advisors

Founder , Platypus Advisors
May 18, 2021

Platypus Advisors is a diverse team of social impact practitioners with experience and expertise in accelerating social good through philanthropy, impact investing, collective impact, social innovation, and cross-sector collaboration.

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S3E8: Dave Smith, Californians for All

Director, Californians for All
Apr 20, 2021

#CaliforniansForAll is a California Volunteers service initiative launched in response to COVID-19 to establish a volunteer corps to support the state’s response to emergencies and disasters.

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S3E7: Judy Samuelson, The Aspen Institute

Vice President, The Aspen Institute
Apr 6, 2021

The Aspen Institute has earned a reputation for gathering diverse, nonpartisan thought leaders, creatives, scholars, and members of the public to address some of the world’s most complex problems.

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S3E6: Anusha Venkataraman, NYC Service

NYC Chief Service Officer, NYC Service
Mar 23, 2021

NYC Service builds partnerships to deepen and expand civic engagement through volunteer and service programs, creating sustainable change for our city's greatest needs.

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S3E5: Sally Holmes, Marie Claire

Editor-in-Chief, Marie Claire
Mar 9, 2021

Marie Claire is the global women’s leadership brand that connects confident, influential, and successful women. Fueling her discovery of fashion, beauty and career, and delivering the social conscious journalism

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S3E4: Jerome Tennille, Marriott International

Manager of Social Impact & Volunteerism, Marriott International
Feb 23, 2021

Guided by its sustainability and social impact platform, Serve 360: Doing Good in Every Direction, Marriott International commits to creating positive and sustainable impact wherever it does business.

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S3E3: Delores Morton, Step Up

CEO, Step Up
Feb 9, 2021

Step Up propels girls living or going to school in under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound, career-focused, and ready to join the next

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S3E2: Mei Cobb, United Way Worldwide

Senior Director, Volunteer & Employee Engagement, United Way Worldwide
Jan 26, 2021

United Way is the world's largest privately funded nonprofit, supporting the health, education, and financial stability of 48 million people each year.

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S3E1: Vu Le, NonprofitAF

Writer, NonprofitAF
Jan 12, 2021

NonprofitAF is a blog featuring news, trends, commentary, and constructive criticism on the nonprofit sector, philanthropy, and CSR.

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S2E26: Tom Crohan, John Hancock

Vice President & Counsel, Corporate Responsibility & Government Relations, John Hancock
Dec 8, 2020

John Hancock is dedicated to providing innovative life insurance, investment, retirement & advice to help customers reach their goals.

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S2E25: Shalu Umapathy, IDEO.org

Managing Director of New Ventures, IDEO.org
Nov 24, 2020

IDEO.org designs products and services alongside organizations that are committed to creating a more just and inclusive world.

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S2E24: Edgar Villanueva, Schott Foundation

Senior Vice President, Schott Foundation
Nov 10, 2020

The Schott Foundation for Public Education is a grantmaking, educational advocacy organization that aims to address disparities amongst lower income students and students of color.

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S2E23: Chris Tyson, Build Baton Rouge

President & CEO, Build Baton Rouge
Oct 27, 2020

Build Baton Rouge, the Redevelopment Authority of East Baton Rouge Parish, brings together people and resources to promote equitable investment, innovative development, and thriving communities across all of Baton Rouge.

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S2E22: Wendy John, Fidelity Investments

Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion, Fidelity Investments
Oct 13, 2020

Fidelity Investments helps over 32 million people feel more confident in their most important financial goals, manages employee benefit programs for over 22,000 businesses, and supports more than 13,000 financial institutions with innovative

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S2E21: Ngozi Okaro, Custom Collaborative

Executive Director, Custom Collaborative
Sep 29, 2020

Custom Collaborative is a New York City-based entrepreneurship and workforce development program that trains and supports women from low-income and immigrant communities to launch fashion careers and businesses.

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S2E19: Gregg Betheil, PENCIL

President, PENCIL
Sep 1, 2020

PENCIL is a non-profit connecting students to success by engaging a thriving network of business professionals and educators in tailored, hands-on programs that make a real difference. PENCIL matches talent

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S2E18: Ami Dar, Idealist.org

Founder & Executive Director, Idealist.org
Aug 17, 2020

Idealist is a nonprofit organization based in New York. Working with others, in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect, Idealist strives to build a world where all people can

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S2E17: Balaji Ganapathy, Tata Consultancy Services

Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Chief Social Responsibility Officer, Tata Consultancy Services
Aug 4, 2020

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is a global leader in IT services, consulting and business solutions with 149 locations across 46 countries.

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S2E15: Derrick Feldmann, Ad Council Edge & INFLUENCE|SG

Managing Director, Ad Council Edge & INFLUENCE|SG
Jul 7, 2020

Ad Council Edge is a strategic consultancy that designs purpose-driven marketing campaigns that inspire action and engage the public on today's most pressing social issues. INFLUENCE|SG is a movement

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S2E14: Lacy Caruthers, Google.org

Director of Global Employee Programs, Google.org
Jun 23, 2020

Google.org brings the best of Google to help solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges - combining funding, innovation and technical expertise to support under-served communities and provide opportunity

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S2E13: Natalye Paquin, Points of Light

President & CEO, Points of Light
Jun 9, 2020

Points of Light is an international, nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to engaging more people and resources in solving serious social problems through volunteer service.

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S2E12: Jim Alvey, Good360

Director of Partnerships, Disaster Recovery, Good360
Jun 2, 2020

The global leader in product philanthropy and purposeful giving, Good360 partners with socially responsible companies to source highly needed goods and distribute them through its network of diverse nonprofits that

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S2E11: Chris Ide, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation

Vice President of Corporate & Community Partnerships, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation
May 19, 2020

CAMH is Canada's largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world's leading research centers in its field. The Foundation drives change for mental health by inspiring philanthropy that

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S2E7: Cheryl Timoney, Salesforce.org

Senior Director of Tech for Social Impact, Salesforce.org
Apr 6, 2020

Salesforce.org is the social impact center of Salesforce dedicated to creating solutions for nonprofit, educational and philanthropic organizations so they can have greater impact.

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S2E5: Cecily Joseph, Net Impact

Chair, Board of Directors, Net Impact
Mar 9, 2020

Net Impact is a nonprofit membership organization for students and professionals interested in using business skills in support of various social and environmental causes. It serves both a professional organization

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S2E4: Jeff Senne, PwC

Responsible Business Lead, PwC
Feb 24, 2020

With offices in 157 countries and more than 276,000 employees, PwC is among the leading professional services networks in the world. PwC helps organizations and individuals create the value they’re looking

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S2E3: Rita Houston, WFUV

Program Director, WFUV
Feb 10, 2020

WFUV (90.7 FM), New York’s source for music discovery, is a non-commercial, member-supported public media service of Fordham University that has received national recognition for its unique weekday format of

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S2E2 Bea Boccalandro, VeraWorks

President & Founder, VeraWorks
Jan 27, 2020

VeraWorks is a global consulting firm that helps managers and companies implement "job purposing," a practice that enables employees to do societal good through their everyday jobs.

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S2E1: David Shapiro, MENTOR

CEO, MENTOR
Jan 13, 2020

With the vision that every young person must have the supportive relationships they need to grow and develop into thriving, productive and engaged adults, MENTOR’s mission is to fuel

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Welcome to Season 2 of Pro Bono Perspectives

Danielle Holly, CEO, Common Impact
Jan 13, 2020

Danielle Holly is the CEO of Common Impact and the host of Pro Bono Perspectives, the podcast that explores the lives and careers of social impact leaders across sectors, industries

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Episode 37: Robert Lee

Co-Founder & CEO, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine
Nov 26, 2019

Rescuing Leftover Cuisine strives to become the leading source for food waste solutions, using methods to curb hunger and make unused food available to all.

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Episode 36: Myung Lee

Executive Director, Cities of Service
Nov 11, 2019

Cities of Service is a nonprofit organization that helps mayors build stronger cities by changing the way local government and citizens work together.

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Episode 35: Sarah Beaulieu

Founder, The Uncomfortable Conversation
Oct 28, 2019

The Uncomfortable Conversation is a nonprofit that produces short-form videos that normalize conversations about consent and healthy relationships in an effort to engage men in conversations about sexual harassment and

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Pro Bono Week Bonus Episode: Gary Levante

Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility & Culture, Berkshire Bank
Oct 23, 2019

Berkshire Bank is a regional bank headquartered in Boston that operates 132 branches in New England and the Mid-Atlantic. Berkshire Bank is driven to build a successful and meaningful culture by

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Pro Bono Week Bonus Episode: Amy Smith

Chief Giving Officer, TOMS
Oct 21, 2019

Through its One for One model and other giving programs, TOMS helps provide shoes, sight, water, safe birth and bullying prevention services to people in need.

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Episode 32: Rachel Hutchisson

Vice President of Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy, Blackbaud
Oct 15, 2019

Blackbaud is the world's leading cloud software company powering social good for the entire social good community: nonprofits, foundations, companies, education institutions, healthcare organizations and individual change agents.

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Episode 30: Amy Smith

Chief Giving Officer, TOMS
Sep 16, 2019

Through its One for One model and other giving programs, TOMS helps provide shoes, sight, water, safe birth and bullying prevention services to people in need.

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Episode 29: Marcy Scott Lynn

Director, Global Impact Partnerships, Facebook
Sep 3, 2019

Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover

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Episode 28: Gary Bagley

Executive Director, New York Cares
Aug 20, 2019

New York Cares is the largest volunteer network in NYC offering thousands of volunteer opportunities with nonprofits and schools in all five boroughs.

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Episode 27: Kathleen LaValle

President & CEO, Dallas CASA
Aug 6, 2019

Dallas CASA is a non-profit organization of volunteers who are voices for abused children in court in Dallas county.

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Episode 26: Martin Cominsky

President & CEO, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston
Jul 23, 2019

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration and service, as a demonstration of our shared beliefs.

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Episode 25: May Malik

Deputy Commissioner, NYC Office of Immigrant Affairs
Jul 9, 2019

The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs promotes the wellbeing of immigrant communities by recommending policies and programs that facilitate the successful integration of immigrant New Yorkers into the civic,

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Episode 24: Erica Tavares

Senior Director of Institutional Advancement, International Medical Corps
Jun 25, 2019

International Medical Corps is a global, nonprofit, humanitarian aid organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering by providing emergency medical services, as well as healthcare training and development programs,

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Episode 23: Marcy Scott Lynn

Director, Global Impact Partnerships , Facebook
Jun 11, 2019

Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family,

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Episode 22: Susan Portugal

SVP and ESG Director, Bank of America
May 28, 2019

Bank of America provides people, companies and institutional investors the financial products and services they need to help achieve their financial goals at every stage of their lives.

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Episode 21: Rachael Weiss Riley

Director, Two Sigma Data Clinic
May 14, 2019

Two Sigma Data Clinic harnesses the power of data and technology to help nonprofits, government agencies and academic institutions have a greater impact on the communities they serve.

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Episode 20: Farron Levy

Founder & CEO, True Impact
Apr 30, 2019

True Impact promotes more - and more successful - social investment by enabling donors and service providers to determine what works and how to do things better through shared measurement

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Episode 19: Colleen Olphert

Director of Membership and Member Services, Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship
Apr 16, 2019

Since 1985, BCCCC has been helping companies align corporate citizenship objectives and business goals to create a more sustainable and prosperous future for all.

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Episode 18: Greg Baldwin

CEO, VolunteerMatch
Apr 2, 2019

VolunteerMatch matches inspired people with inspiring causes. It's how volunteers and nonprofits connect to achieve remarkable outcomes.

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Episode 17: Syretta Hill

Executive Director, StepUp Durham
Mar 19, 2019

StepUp Durham empowers adults and children to transform their lives through employment and life skills training.

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Episode 16: Sarah Beaulieu

Founder, The Uncomfortable Conversation
Mar 5, 2019

The Uncomfortable Conversation is a nonprofit that produces short-form videos that normalize conversations about consent, healthy relationships, and advocacy.

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Episode 15: Leigh Phillips

CEO, EARN
Feb 19, 2019

At EARN, a national, award-winning nonprofit, Leigh helps low-income Americans achieve financial security through innovative technology and community-driven savings programs.

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Episode 14: Daniel Horgan

Senior Director, Corporate Engagement, MENTOR
Feb 5, 2019

Daniel uses his experience in the private and social sector to develop unique and impactful partnerships that engage corporate volunteers as mentors and champions of the mentorship movement.

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Episode 13: Krista Canellakis

Chief Innovation Officer, City & County of SF
Jan 29, 2019

In her role, Krista connects creative people to projects that make cities more livable, inclusive and responsive. One of her signature programs is Civic Bridge, which recruits private sector professionals

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Episode 12: Whitney Hampton

Senior Manager, Gap Foundation
Jan 29, 2019

Whitney brings a unique cross-sector perspective to this conversation and is particularly excited about ways in which businesses and nonprofits can work together to create social change.

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Thanksgiving Special! Episode 9: Robert Lee

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer , Rescuing Leftover Cuisine
Nov 20, 2018

As a child of Korean immigrant parents who once struggled to provide food security, Robert learned the importance of food waste prevention early on in life.

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Episode 8: Evan Goldberg

Founder and Executive Vice President of Development, NetSuite
Nov 13, 2018

Since NetSuite's inception, Evan has made sure to integrate social impact into the company's DNA and it remains a huge focus on the business, even 20 years later.

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Episode 7: Tim Smith

Senior Director, The Boston Foundation and Head of Pledge 1% Boston
Oct 30, 2018

In his day-to-day work with The Boston Foundation, Tim advises individuals and companies in the region on a variety of philanthropic offerings including Donor Advised Funds.

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Episode 6: Rachel Hutchisson

Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy, Blackbaud
Oct 23, 2018

In her day to day role, Rachel is responsible for global corporate social responsibility, leading the company’s 3,300 associates in efforts to serve and give professionally and personally.

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Episode 5: Harriet Harral

Executive Director, Leadership Fort Worth
Oct 16, 2018

Under Harriet’s leadership, LFW’s programs develop promising and diverse people for leadership roles, enabling the community to plan for the future.

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Episode 4: Dave Armon

CMO, 3BL Media and Publisher, CR Magazine
Oct 2, 2018

Dave is a digital media executive who is known for partnering with progressive brands dedicated to making a positive difference through their environmental, social, and governance initiatives.

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Episode 3 - Emily McCann

CEO, Citizen Schools
Sep 17, 2018

Emily leads Citizen Schools, a national education nonprofit that works primarily in low-income communities that need additional support and resources.

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Episode 2: Gary Levante

Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Berkshire Bank
Sep 17, 2018

Gary leads community engagement and sustainability for Berkshire Bank and under his leadership, Berkshire has earned more than two dozen accolades for its work, recently highlighted by a 100% participation rate

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Episode 1: Carol Cone

Founder, Carol Cone ON PURPOSE
Sep 17, 2018

Carol Cone, a name many of you may recognize as she has been called "arguably the most powerful and visible figure in the world of Cause Branding."

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Welcome to Pro Bono Perspectives

Sep 13, 2018

Join Common Impact CEO, Danielle Holly as she interviews everyday leaders who are using their skills to support their communities and get inspired to use your own talents for good.

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