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What Is Generation Z Doing to Make a Difference in Today’s World?

The newest feature of the show aims to highlight young leaders making a difference in their world. Rob’s guest shares what inspired her to launch a nonprofit focused on neurodiversity and a social enterprise centered on children with autism—all while being a high school student! 

Isabella He, founder and president of the nonprofit SN Inclusion

Rob’s guest today is Isabella He, a junior at Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California. She’s an entrepreneur and the founder and president of the nonprofit SN Inclusion, and also helped establish AUsome LLC with her fellow high school students Anshul Gupta, Andrew Kim, and Arnavs Gurudatt. Isabella also volunteers with the nonprofit Friends of Children with Special Needs (FCSN) and dedicates her time and energy to her passion for neurodiversity.

Isabella explains how she discovered the need for more inclusion and employment training for people with a neurodiversity such as Autism Spectrum Disorder. She discusses how collaboration with local businesses led to offering direct employment opportunities to SN Inclusion students and breaks down how AUesome is able to provide at home therapy kits for children with autism. Isabella shares why excellent market research and having a supportive team are key to starting a nonprofit and why it’s important for leaders to understand their team’s strengths and struggles, and how to reframe rejection to build confidence and stay motivated.

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SN Inclusion

AUesome

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What’s Behind the “Red Nose Day” Campaign and Why Should You Be Interested?

In 2015, Comic Relief US launched the Red Nose Day campaign to raise awareness and end child poverty. Rob’s guest explains how COVID impacted Red Nose Day and how Comic Relief’s team adjusted its strategy while staying true to its mission of keeping children safe, healthy, and educated.  

Alison Moore, CEO of Comic Relief US

Rob’s guest today is Alison Moore, CEO of Comic Relief US. Though the Red Nose Day campaign started in the UK, the US branch of Comic Relief has raised over $230 million and positively impacted over 25 million children over the past 6 years. Alison shares her leadership insights gained from working in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. 

Alison discusses how her experience in brand and marketing allowed her to transition to the nonprofit world where she is focused on social justice and the fundamentals of finding authentic partnerships. Alison details why nonprofits must be mindful of the deluge donors feel because of COVID and why it’s key for organizations to consistently and clearly communicate their goals, objectives, and story. She reminds leaders to have a North Star mentality and give your team, and yourself, the grace and space needed to keep moving forward with perseverance, perspective, and patience!

Links to Resources:

Red Nose Day: Website | TikTok | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Comic Relief US

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Why Did This Emerging Leader Within a Prominent Wine Family Put All of Her Efforts Into This Nonprofit?

Nonprofits are sometimes created in celebration while others are caused by grief. Rob’s guest shares the aha moment that led her to leave her family’s successful wine business to go all-in as a nonprofit leader with a mission to literally change the world. 

Julia Jackson, founder of Grounded.org

Rob’s guest is Julia Jackson, who is fiercely committed to bringing together the brightest minds in order to foster greater collaboration, drive mass awareness and scale game-changing  solutions to urgently address the climate crisis. Born into the family business Jackson Family Wines, Julia has always had a deep connection to nature. After her father’s cancer diagnosis, followed by the massive fire in 2017 that forced her to evacuate her home, she decided to transition her energy from the family business, to climate-centered work. In  2018, Julia founded Grounded.org, a philanthropic initiative that convenes scientists,  policymakers, investors, executives, activists and front-line organizations to elevate  solutions that create systemic change. In 2019, Julia was honored by Travel & Leisure as a recipient of the publication’s Global Vision Award. 

Julia believes it’s time for more nonprofits to forge relationships and work together to have the global impact our planet needs to survive. She explains why the environment needs immediate attention and the aggressive approach necessary to make progress in fighting the climate crisis. Julia breaks down how philanthropic giving can help address the urgency of the climate crisis and why protecting biodiversity should be any organization’s top priority.

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Julia K Jackson 

Grounded

One Earth—Global Safety Net

Echelon Insights

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How Has COVID-19 Impacted Giving to Nonprofits?

Even before the Pandemic, fundraising presented a challenge to most nonprofits. Thankfully, Rob’s guest shares tools and resources to help your organization improve your digital presence and fundraising efforts.  

Justin Wheeler, CEO and cofounder at Funraise

Rob’s guest is Justin Wheeler, CEO and cofounder at Funraise. As a social entrepreneur, Justin helped launch two nonprofits which became multi-million dollar organizations. He brings over 10 years of experience to the nonprofit world and was an early team member of Invisible Children, which raised over $50 million in its first 8 years of operations.

Justin understands fundraising is critical for nonprofits and shares valuable insights to how leveraging technology can save your organization time, money, and stress. He explains why it’s important to reevaluate your approach to fundraising and consider innovative solutions to truly understand your donor base and their capacity to give. Justin also reminds us we live in a digital savvy world and it’s time for nonprofits to adjust and create an online experience that truly shares your organization’s story in order to inspire others to support your mission.

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Funraise

Justin Wheeler

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Is It Time to Completely Rethink How We Lead and Manage Nonprofits?

The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly forced most nonprofit leaders to reexamine their infrastructure and future viability. Rob’s guest in this episode will explain how nonprofits can navigate through these current turbulent challenges facing us all.

Matthew Zachary, “Cancer Rebel” and founder of the nonprofit Stupid Cancer

Rob’s guest is Matthew Zachary, “Cancer Rebel” and founder of the nonprofit Stupid Cancer, who also created the world’s first health podcast that gave voice to millions. As a brain cancer survivor, Matthew understands today’s healthcare conversations are too polite and works to build community while ending isolation for patients and caregivers through his network Offscrip Media.

Matthew doesn’t hold back as he breaks down why more people need to think twice before starting a charity or nonprofit, sharing why business acuity and preliminary research should guide someone wanting to start a nonprofit, more than mere emotional motivation. He explains why you must understand and stand by the value of your nonprofit and not devalue your team or your work. Matthew also believes the culture of nonprofits are heading towards a big change. Tune in to find out why.

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Matthew Zachary 

Out of Patients Podcast

OffScrip Media

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