Big Vision Podcast (philanthropy)
Interviews with individuals creating positive change. For seven years (2006-2013), Britt Bravo interviewed over 70 people with big visions for a better world.
Creating Your Generosity Plan: Kathy LeMay, Raising Change

Kathy LeMay is the author of The Generosity Plan: Sharing Your Time, Treasure and Talent to Shape the World.  She's also the Founder and CEO of Raising Change.  Raising Change helps organizations raise capital to advance social change agendas and helps individuals create Generosity Plans to help change the world. She has been a social change fundraiser for 15 years, raising more than $150 million dollars in the fields of women's human rights, hunger and poverty relief, and movement-building.

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Music: "Mango Delight," by Kenya Masala.  Connect with Kenya through CD Baby and Source Consulting Group.

Direct download: Creating_Your_Generosity_Plan__Kathy_LeMay_Raising_Change.mp3
Category:philanthropy -- posted at: 5:00pm PST

Funny and Fun Fundraising with Crowdrise: Conversation with Co-Founder, Robert Wolfe

Robert Wolfe is the co-founder of Crowdrise, an online fundraising website with the tagline, "If you don't give back, no one will like you."  They're all about, "raising money for charity and having the most fun in the world while doing it."

Robert co-founded Crowdrise with his brother, Jeffrey Wolfe. Before creating Crowdrise, they started and built Moosejaw, a successful multi-channel retailer that combined humor, crowdsourcing, social commerce and creative marketing.

Crowdrise's two other co-founders are Shauna Robertson, who has produced comedies like Suberbad, Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Anchorman, and Edward Norton (pictured here with Robert), who you  know from his roles in films like Fight Club, American History X, and 25th Hour, but who is also a committed social and environmental activist. He has personally raised over 100 million dollars for charitable causes over the last 20 years.

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Dinner Giving Circles: Marsha Wallace, Dining for Women

Marsha Wallace is the founder of Dining for Women.  Dining for Women is a network of dinner giving circles.  The donations collected from the circles goes towards a different program each month that supports and empowers self-sufficiency for women and girls who live in extreme poverty in developing coutnries. Dining for Women's vision is to create a new paradigm for giving - collective giving on an immense scale while maintaining the intimacy of small groups with a focus on education and enaged giving.

A transcript of this show is available on my blog, Have Fun, Do Good.

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Music: "Mango Delight," by Kenya Masala.

Direct download: Dinner_Giving_Circles__Marsha_Wallace_Dining_for_Women.mp3
Category:philanthropy -- posted at: 6:54pm PST

29-Day Giving Challenge: An Interview with Cami Walker Cami Walker is the founder of the 29 Day Giving Challenge, a global giving movement where participants give away one thing away each day for 29 days.  You can read a transcript of this interview on my blog, Have Fun * Do Good.

Cami is writing a book about the 29-Day Giving Challenge.  She is looking for personal stories about the healing power of giving from people who have completed the Challenge.  The deadline to submit your story is November 29, 2008.  
  

Direct download: 29-Day_Giving_Challenge__An_Interview_with_Cami_Walker.mp3
Category:philanthropy -- posted at: 2:16pm PST

The Global Fund for Women: An Interview with Kavita Ramdas This month's interview is with Kavita Ramdas, the President and CEO of the Global Fund for Women The Global Fund for Women is an international network of women and men committed to a world of equality and social justice. They advocate for and defend women's human rights by making grants to support women's groups around the world.  Ramdas has been the recipient of many awards including Fast Company's 2007 Social Capitalist Award, and the League of Women Voters’ Women Who Could Be President Award.

You can read a transcript of this interview on my blog, Have Fun * Do Good.


Direct download: The_Global_Fund_for_Women__An_Interview_with_Kavita_Ramdas.mp3
Category:philanthropy -- posted at: 8:27pm PST

The Power of Giving Circles: An Interview with Marsha Wallace of Dining for Women Marsha Wallace is the founder of Dining for Women.  Dining for Women's mission is to empower women and children living in extreme poverty by funding programs that foster good health, education, and economic self-sufficiency and to cultivate educational giving circles inspiring individuals to make a difference through the power of collective giving.

You can read a transcript of this interview on my blog, Have Fun * Do Good.
Direct download: The_Power_of_Giving_Circles__Marsha_Wallace_of_Dining_for_Women_1.mp3
Category:philanthropy -- posted at: 12:14pm PST