A little over two years ago, Wendy Davis founded Deeds Not Words in response to the millennial population's strong desire for political change. The organization encourage this motivated population to lead the conversation and take action to implement change by increasing voter turnout, getting involved in the political process, and demanding change from our political leaders. Listen now!
On Episode 16 of Change the Rules, we sit down with Raj Patel, a British born American academic, journalist and award-winning author. His impressive career also includes a fierce passion for activism, which is where we begin today's conversation. Listen now, as we dive into what it really means to devote your life to advocating for a better tomorrow.
This week we sit down with Josh Jones-Dilworth, Founder and CEO of Jones-Dilworth, Inc. and Dave Shaw, President of Arrow. We explore the specific branding, marketing, and public relations needs of nonprofits and social enterprises. Amplifying signal through the noise is a real challenge for impact organizations who are often operating with limited marketing dollars. Listen to these marketing expert's advice on how to increase and engage your organization’s audience!
On this Episode of Change the Rules, we meet with David Smith CEO of the United Way of Greater Austin to discuss how our local chapter is innovating and generating impact. United Way of Greater Austin's mission is to bring people, ideas, and resources together in order to fight systematic poverty. They do this by continually evolving their practices, partnerships, and programming.
We also talk about Click for the Cause, a new initiative that brings together 5 nonprofits who are answering one simple question.
What would you attempt to do if you had an influx of donor dollars?
Each week the Click for the Cause contestants are battling for votes to get themselves to the Philanthropitch stage on May 8th. Vote now to support your favorite Click for the Cause organization.
On today’s podcast we welcome self-made movie theatre mogul and beloved local philanthropist, Tim League, the CEO and Founder of Alamo Drafthouse.
Tim’s vision of a unique, new movie experience took Austin by storm and has since expanded to cities nationwide. Tim now spends his time helping people with more than just a fun night out. He is heavily involved in local philanthropy, supporting organizations like Mobile Loaves and Fishes to help curb homelessness in Austin. Listen to how Tim League has built a sustainable business while also remaining dedicated to serving his community.
Anna Robinson joins us in a conversation about her organization CERESA, a platform that connects women leaders for radically better mentorship. The organization's goal is to foster genuinely beneficial relationships between mentor and mentee that help bridge the gap in women's leadership across the world. In this episode, we speak with Anna about the global women's leadership gap, why women often find it difficult to be mentored by men, and how more women than ever today are actively seeking out mentors. Listen to how this Austin organization is changing the rules of women's mentorship.
Today we're excited to bring Andi Scull Cheathman, Founder and Executive Producer of HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere) Events, to the studio. HOPE Events is a nonprofit production company where artists and makers donate their time and talents to giving back. HOPE is also the founding organization behind the HOPE Campaign, HOPE Farmers Market, and the HOPE Outdoor Gallery.
Alan Graham's philosophy, "Just Say Yes" has lead him down many interesting roads and a number of incredible philanthropic projects. Mobile Loaves and Fishes, of which Graham is the CEO, began with the idea to use a catering truck as a distribution vehicle to support the homeless population. It was this entrepreneurial mindset that then propelled the success of that project and many others.
What happens when two progressive former congressional staffers draft a google doc with instructions on how to incite local activism? In this episode of Change the Rules we sit down with Leah Greenberg and Ezra Levine to chat about the tactics we must take in response to the current political climate.
Meredith Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Amy Poehler Smart Girls, grew up in the journalism and comedy industry, working to tell the stories of young people whose voices often weren't getting heard. Amy Poehler's Smart Girls is a digital media library helping girls around the world find and form their identity.
We speak today with Michael Hsu Principle at Hsu Office of Architecture and Ryan Steglich, Principal of Steglich Consulting join us to share their excitement about the Springdale General Development. When you embark on a project of this magnitude it is critical that you develop a team who shares the vision, but can also add their expertise to the mix.
Remaining operational as a nonprofit while focusing on innovation takes the commitment of many stakeholder groups. You need a good business model, scaleability, creative funding, and willing board members. Both EcoRise and College Forward have worked through the same problems that many nonprofits face early on, today they share their stories.
Office culture is more than just ping pong tables and team building. Creating a RAD office culture begins with design. Today we talk with Royal Frasier, a founder of RAD Office Tour about how Austin businesses are leading the charge by developing unique office spaces that support and encourage unique company cultures.