Category : Nonprofit Leadership Podcasts

Nonprofit Leadership Podcasts

Whatever happened to the Muscular Dystrophy Association after Jerry Lewis?

Lynn O’Connor Vos – President and CEO of the MDA

Ever wondered what happened to the Muscular Dystrophy Association after Jerry Lewis?Years after the annual telethons hosted by the famous Jerry Lewis, who served as the national chairman, the MDA is still going strong. In fact my guest on the show today is the new President and CEO of the MDA, Lynn O’Connor Vos.

MDA continues to raise millions of dollars for neuromuscular research and care, and remains the largest non-government funder of research on muscular dystrophy, ALS and other neuromuscular diseases. Find out about the latest, exciting news from the MDA. Enjoy today’s show!

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Ending Tropical Diseases

Ellen Agler

Today’s guest will give us some incredibly inspiring stories about how her organization is ending tropical diseases. My guest is Ellen Agler who serves as the CEO of the END Fund, a private philanthropic initiative working to end five neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affecting 1.5 billion people—1 in 5 people alive today. She is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Health Security Advisory Board.

Ellen holds graduate degrees in International Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and in Development Studies from the London School of Economics. She is also the author of a new book entitled: Under the Big Tree: Extraordinary stories from the Movement to end neglected tropical diseases. Enjoy today’s show.

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Jean Case Inspires Us to Be Fearless

Jean Case

All of us have people who inspire us. We need people in our lives who inspire us. My guest today will not only inspire you, but has written a book about people who will inspire us all. My guest today is Jean Case. Jean is the Chairman of the National Geographic Society and CEO of the Case Foundation. She is a philanthropist, investor and an internet/impact investing pioneer who advocates for the importance of embracing a more fearless approach to innovate and bring about transformational breakthroughs. 

She has just written a new book entitled: Be Fearless. Jean set out to investigate the core qualities of great change makers, past and present, from inventors to revolutionaries, she found five surprising traits all had in common. Enjoy today’s show.

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The power of a clear vision

Justin Narducci – CEO of Lifewater International

The power of a clear vision. We talk a lot about vision on this show. My guest today leads an organization that has really sought to create a clear vision for not only their work, but for helping to foster a holistic, healthy village. My guest today is Justin Narducci who is the CEO of Lifewater International a faith-based clean water organization.

Justin left his job at Boeing and took over at Lifewater when its financial viability was in doubt. Now, it has grown 3x over the last five years and has launched a bold initiative to revolutionize the ways donors track the impact of their gifts. Enjoy today’s show.




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PGA TOUR generates millions of dollars to nonprofits every year…

Tom Alter current official PGA TOUR staff headshot. (Photo by Jennifer Perez/PGA TOUR)

Did you know that the PGA TOUR generated $190 million for more than 3,000 nonprofit charities last year alone? I think that will come as a surprise to most of us, who probably wouldn’t put the PGA TOUR and Charity in the same sentence without knowing that fact. 

My guest today is Tom Alter and he is Vice President of Editorial Development for the PGA TOUR. He is going to share with us about the remarkable amount of charitable dollars the PGA TOUR generates and how this process works. I think you will be surprised.


Enjoy today’s show!

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