Positive Impact Philanthropy Podcast
Positive Impact Philanthropy Podcast
Lori Kranczer
The Positive Impact Philanthropy podcast interviews women entrepreneurs that have a philanthropic component to their businesses and personal life to create great impact within their business, life, and communities. Enjoy informational and light-hearted interviews with legacy giving expert and entrepreneur, Lori Kranczer!
Episode 59: An Interview with LeiLani Quiray, Founder and CEO of Be The Change HR
Join Lori and her guest, LeiLani Quiray, as they talk about how for profit businesses can give back to the community. LeiLani is the founder and CEO of Be The Change HR, a human resources consulting firm and conscious company. As a business, how do they contribute a portion of their profits to the cause they support? Stay tuned!   Here are the things to expect in this episode: What does it mean to be a conscious company? Keeping your passion at the center of what you do. How does she incorporate philanthropy into her business? Does her team align with her purpose? And much more!   Connect with LeiLani! Website: https://bethechangehr.org/ Email: leilani@bethechangehr.org   Organizations mentioned: Working Wardrobes: https://www.workingwardrobes.org/ Rebirth Homes: https://www.rebirthhomes.com/ Free To Thrive: https://www.freetothrive.org/ Caring Works: https://www.caringworksinc.org/ Naomi’s Househttps://www.moodychurch.org/naomis-house/ The Cupcake Girls: https://thecupcakegirls.org/   Connect with Lori Kranczer! Website: https://linkphilanthropic.com Email: info@linkphilanthropic.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorikranczer/
Sep 7
18 min
Episode 58: An Interview with Susan McPherson, Founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies
Join Lori and her guest, Susan McPherson, as they talk about making an impact through effective communication. Susan is the founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, a consultancy that helps corporations with communicating the good that they’re doing. How can companies promote their philanthropy to their employees as well as external audiences? Stay tuned!   Here are the things to expect in this episode: Learning from a young age that it’s important to give back. Volunteering is a great way to connect with people and learn new things. Every single one of us can be a philanthropist! How can for-profit businesses incorporate philanthropy in their work? And much more!   About Susan McPherson: Susan McPherson is a serial connector, angel investor, and corporate responsibility expert. She is the founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, a communications consultancy focused on the intersection of brands and social impact. She is the author of The Lost Art of Connecting: The Gather, Ask, Do Method for Building Meaningful Relationships (McGraw-Hill). Susan has 25+ years of experience in marketing, public relations, and sustainability communications, speaking regularly at industry events including Massachusetts Conference for Women, BSR, DLD, Worth Women and Techonomy, and contributing to the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and Forbes. She has appeared on NPR, CNN, USA Today, The New Yorker, New York Magazine and the Los Angeles Times.   Connect with Susan! Website: https://www.mcpstrategies.com/ The Lost Art of Connecting: https://www.thelostartofconnecting.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/susanmcp1 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susanmcp1/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susanmcpherson/   Organizations mentioned: 18th News: https://19thnews.org/ UNCHR: https://www.unhcr.org/en-us/united-states-of-america.html Women’s Philanthropy Institutehttps://philanthropy.iupui.edu/institutes/womens-philanthropy-institute/index.html   Connect with Lori Kranczer! Website: https://www.linkphilanthropic.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorikranczer/  
Aug 24
16 min
Episode 57: An Interview with Katherine Miller, Founder of Table81
Join Lori and her guest, Katherine Miller, as they talk about how it’s possible to take a business approach to make an impact on global causes. Katherine works with nonprofits and emerging philanthropists and helps them strategize how to make the most of their funding activities. In this episode, she shares how she helps these organizations create the change that they want to see. Stay tuned!   Here are the things to expect in this episode: What’s the story behind Table81? Learning about socially responsible investing. What does this mean? The value of focusing on the cause you advocate for the most. And much more!   About Katherine Miller: I work with advocacy groups, corporations, non-profit organizations, policy makers, and philanthropic funders around the world to make meaningful progress on some of the world's most intractable problems (ie. vaccinations, climate change, gender-based violence, democracy reform, food justice, hunger). My approach is grounded in data and evaluation. From there I build strategies, plans, and budgets. I love introducing leaders in different communities (scientists, artists, farmers, chefs) to the tools and techniques that turn them into powerful spokespeople and build people-centered solutions. I can step in for short-term support, and manage long-term projects.   Connect with Katherine! Website: https://table81.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/table81/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/table81   Organizations mentioned: United Nations Foundation: https://unfoundation.org/ National Sexual Assault Hotline: https://www.rainn.org/resources NARAL Pro-Choice Ameria: https://www.prochoiceamerica.org/   Connect with Lori Kranczer! Website: https://www.linkphilanthropic.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorikranczer/  
Aug 10
24 min
Episode 56: An Interview with Olivia Hipkins, Manager of Gaia Global Ventures and Manager of Green Atlas Consulting
Join Lori and her guest, Olivia Hipkins, as they discuss the power of letting your values influence your day-to-day activities. Olivia has a lot of titles but she mainly works with companies who tend to have impact and sustainability at the core of their mission. What does it look like to incorporate philanthropy as part of actual investment decisions? Stay tuned!   Here are the things to expect in this episode: The importance of having board members who want to stay engaged in the organization. Aligning the values of your business to your corporate social responsibility. Being engaged in the community makes giving back more meaningful. And many more!   About Olivia Hipkins: Olivia is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Gaia Global Ventures, an ESG-oriented venture capital fund, and the Founder of Green Atlas Consulting, focused on the intersection of sustainability and financial services. She works with investors and target investment companies across venture capital and private equity to integrate sustainability in capital allocation decisions, empowering investment professionals to see sustainability as an opportunity for positive impact and returns.   Connect with Olivia! Gaia Global: https://gaiaglobal.io/ Green Atlas: https://www.greenatlas.page/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/oliviahipkins/   Organizations Mentioned: PYXERA: https://www.pyxeraglobal.org/   Connect with Lori Kranczer! Website: https://www.linkphilanthropic.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorikranczer/  
Jul 27
27 min
Episode 55: An Interview with Rosie Mangiarotti, Founder and CEO of Perkies
Join Lori and her guest, Rosie Mangiarotti, as they talk about the impact it makes when passion meets purpose. Rosie is the founder and CEO of Perkies, a company that encourages sustainability and reusability in their products. How was she able to empower women through these products? How does she incorporate philanthropy in her business? Stay tuned!   Here are the things to expect in this episode: Her reason for creating a purpose-driven business. Everyone can make a philanthropic impact regardless of background. Finding an organization that you align with. The tangible and intangible ways of donating to an organization. And much more!   Connect with Rosie Mangiarotti! Website: https://perkies.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myperkies/   Organizations Mentioned: Pencils of Promise: https://pencilsofpromise.org/ Breast Cancer Research Foundation: https://www.bcrf.org/ Meals on Wheels: https://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/ Special Olympics: https://www.specialolympics.org/ The American Friends of Jamaica: https://theafj.org/   Connect with Lori Kranczer! Website: https://www.linkphilanthropic.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorikranczer/  
Jul 13
21 min
Episode 54: An Interview with Lisa Greer, Philanthropist and Author
Join Lori and her guest, Lisa Greer, as they discuss a common issue in nonprofit management. Unfortunately, fundraisers often look at donors as a piggy bank. In this episode, Lisa shares the perspective of the donors and how it’s important to understand why they’re supporting a cause. Stay tuned!   Here are the things to expect in this episode: What’s one of the most important things to have as part of a nonprofit? Some of the common issues in nonprofits. How can it be fixed? Donors don’t often know the terms that fundraisers are talking about. And much more!   About Lisa Greer:   Lisa Zola Greer is a philanthropist, entrepreneur, convener, and the author of the bestseller "Philanthropy Revolution". Over the last decade, the Greer home in Beverly Hills has been home to nearly 200 charitable salons and events connecting nonprofits with donors and the community. In 2020, Lisa was appointed by the Speaker of the California State Assembly, Anthony Rendon, as a commissioner of the California State Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.  In addition, Lisa sits on the board of the New Israel Fund and serves on the Executive Committee of the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors. She has also served as Commissioner and Chair of the Beverly Hills Cultural Heritage Commission and Trustee of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, and as a board member of many organizations, including the L.A. District Attorney’s Crime Prevention Foundation, Make-a-Wish of Greater Los Angeles, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, and others. Earlier in her career, Lisa was a studio executive at NBC and Universal Studios, and she founded and led several companies, including a management consulting and strategic advisory firm specializing in digital media and entertainment businesses.   Connect with Lisa! Website: https://www.lisagreer.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/lisazgreer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisazgreer LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisazgreer/   Connect with Lori Kranczer! Website: https://www.linkphilanthropic.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorikranczer/  
Jun 29
24 min
Episode 53: An Interview with Elise Schuster, Co-Founder and Executive Director of OkaySo
Join Lori and her guest, Elise Schuster, in this discussion about using digital products to reach more young people. Elise is the co-founder and executive director of OkaySo. They share how their platform provides a safe space for the youth to ask questions they may be too scared to ask in other places. Stay tuned!   Here are the things to expect in this episode: Creating an app that provides youth with resources on sexual education. What kind of nonprofits are they partnered with? The different topics that are covered in the app. And much more!   About Elise Schuster: Elise Schuster, MPH (they/them), is a sexuality educator with 15 years of experience in youth development and pleasure-based sex education. Elise has a masters in public health from Columbia University with a specialization in sexuality and health. Elise began their work in public health at Physicians for Reproductive Health, training doctors to provide adolescent-friendly reproductive health care. Elise also spent many years teaching workshops at Babeland and having thousands of one-on-one educational pleasure-based sexual health conversations. After their MPH, Elise spent almost a decade at a premiere NYC youth development center serving over 11,000 marginalized young people every year. Elise had several roles here including running intake and assessment for over 30 new young people every day, overseeing capacity building work, managing 30 student volunteers, starting a professional training institute, and a youth council, and overseeing a $6.5 million wraparound services grant with twelve subgrantee partners.   Connect with Elise! Website: https://okayso.org/ Instagram: ​​https://www.instagram.com/heyokayso/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heyokayso Twitter: https://twitter.com/heyokayso LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/okayso/   Connect with Lori Kranczer! Website: https://www.linkphilanthropic.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorikranczer/  
Jun 15
27 min
Episode 52: An Interview with Deepali Vyas, Founder and CEO of Fearless+ and Senior Partner of Korn Ferry
Join Lori and her guest, Deepali Vyas, as they talk about democratizing access to education for the next generation. Deepali is the founder and CEO of Fearless+ and also a Senior Partner at Korn Ferry. She shares how her extensive experience in executive search has helped a passion project turn into reality. What’s the story behind her wanting to give back to the next generation? Stay tuned!   Here are the things to expect in this episode: What is Fearless+? Who is their target market? What makes great leaders great? Giving back to underserved students in particular communities. And many more!   About Deepali Vyas: With over 20 years of diverse experience, my work includes executive search for strategic AI, Data, Advanced Analytics leaders across industry sectors, with a particular expertise in private-equity backed organizations and financial services firms. I provide executive assessment and coaching services of C-Suite leaders and team assessment and team coaching services for top teams. I have my professional certifications in executive assessment, a range of psychometric tools, executive coaching and team coaching services. My leadership consulting work includes succession planning, talent management advisory, and organization consulting. In the area of Diversity and Inclusion, I advise my clients on best practices particularly with respect to women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields.   Connect with Deepali! Website: https://fearlessplus.com   Connect with Lori Kranczer! Website: https://www.linkphilanthropic.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorikranczer/  
Jun 1
21 min
Episode 51: An Interview with Megan Rein Co-Founder of SIIA Cosmetics
Join Lori and her guest, Megan Rein as they talk about making a big positive impact through business. Megan is a co-founder of SIIA Cosmetics which promotes inclusivity and gives back to the community. Stay tuned as she shares how she has extended her humanitarian efforts through business! Here are the things to expect in this episode: Creating a business that helps solve inequality in the beauty industry. Hiring immigrants who have historically been overlooked by the job market. What are beauty deserts? And much more!   Connect with Megan! Website: https://siiacosmetics.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/siiacosmetics Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meganerein/?utm_medium=copy_lin TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@siiacosmetics?is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1&lang=en   Discount code: POSITIVE15   Connect with Lori Kranczer! Website: https://www.linkphilanthropic.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorikranczer/  
May 18
25 min
Episode 50: An Interview with Elizabeth Abel Senior VP of CCS Fundraising
Join Lori and her guest, Elizabeth Abel as they discuss how it’s like to work with nonprofit leaders and their teams in raising the money they need. In what ways does she support these organizations in making a greater impact on the communities they serve? Stay tuned! Here are the things to expect in this episode: What are the causes very close to her heart? The types of campaigns she runs to help nonprofits. The importance of having the right leaders and a strong campaign vision. Incorporating legacy as part of the campaign process. Philanthropy is an expression of one’s values. And much more!   Connect with Elizabeth! Website: https://www.ccsfundraising.com/people/elizabeth-abel LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethabel Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elizabethberniabel/   Free resources: Philanthropic Landscape Report. This report, published each summer and grounded in the annual Giving USA data, offers an overview of the philanthropic landscape and key trends in giving. This year's edition also includes actionable insights on the impact of the pandemic and racial and social injustice on fundraising. It’s one of my favorite data sets! Philanthropy Pulse Survey. CCS launched the Philanthropy Pulse Survey in late 2021 to understand how nonprofits are approaching and reimagining their development efforts. Released last month, the report summarizes responses from over 870 participating organizations and offers valuable data and insights to navigate the year ahead   Connect with Lori Kranczer! Website: https://www.linkphilanthropic.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorikranczer/  
May 4
21 min
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