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The Charity Charge Show

80 EpisodesProduced by Charity ChargeWebsite

The founder of Charity Charge, Stephen Garten chats with nonprofit and social impact leaders from around the country about social good, fundraising, and everything in between.

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EP 75 Stephanie Gripne | Founder & Executive Director, Impact Finance Center

September 29th, 2021

33:51

In Episode 75 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen talks with Stephanie Gripne, Founder and Executive Director of the Impact Finance Center. The IFC …

Ep 74 Kenzie Ferguson | VP, Foundation & Corporate Social Responsibility, Delta Dental of California

September 15th, 2021

34:27

In Episode 74 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen talks about corporate social responsibility and thinking like a VC with Kenzie Ferguson, Vice President, Foundation and Corporate Social Responsibility for Delta Dental …

Ep 73: Marc Pollick | Founder & President, The Giving Back Fund

September 1st, 2021

44:18

In Episode 73 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen talks with Marc Pollick, Founder & President of the Giving Back Fund. The Giving Back Fund …

Ep 72 Ken Tsunoda | VP of Development & Network, TechSoup

August 19th, 2021

33:43

In Episode 72 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen talks with Ken Tsunoda, Vice President of Development and Network for TechSoup. TechSoup equips …

Ep 71 Jonathon Nevett | President & CEO, Public Interest Registry

August 5th, 2021

30:19

In Episode 71 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen talks with Jonathon Nevett, President & CEO of the Public Interest Registry (PIR), with the mission to empower, through the Internet, those who are dedicated to …

EP 70: Baron Jay Littleton | Founder & President of the Baron Jay Foundation

June 30th, 2021

35:28

In Episode 70 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen talks with Baron Jay Littleton, President and Founder of the Baron Jay Foundation, with the mission to motivate and empower economically disadvantaged individuals — …

Ep 69: Daniella Genas | Founder of She’s The Boss

June 24th, 2021

39:19

In Episode 69 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen talks with Daniella Genas, Founder of She’s The Boss, a business advisory service that equips …

EP 68 Lisa Newcomb | Executive Director, Quest Therapeutic Services

June 16th, 2021

36:13

In Episode 68 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen talks with Lisa Newcomb, Executive Director of Quest Therapeutic Services, whose mission is to provide exceptional pediatric therapy services to enhance the lives of …

EP 67 Claas Ehlers | CEO, Family Promise

June 7th, 2021

47:58

In Episode 67 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen talks with Claas Ehlers, CEO of Family Promise, whose mission is to help families experiencing homelessness and low-income families achieve sustainable independence …

EP 66 Tim Kachuriak | Founder and Chief Innovation and Optimization Officer for NextAfter

June 1st, 2021

35:40

In Episode 66 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen talks with Tim Kachuriak, Founder and Chief Innovation and Optimization Officer for NextAfter, whose mission is to decode what works in digital fundraising and then …

EP 65 Marc Rand | Executive Director, American Nonprofits

May 26th, 2021

39:33

In Episode 65 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen talks with Marc Rand, Managing Partner of Community Capital Advisors and Executive Director of American Nonprofits. Their discussion covers a range of issues in …

EP 64 Gabrielle Magid | Founder & CEO, Stronger Than Stigma

May 18th, 2021

54:47

In episode 64 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen speaks with Gabrielle Magid, Founder and CEO of Stronger Than Stigma, with a mission to empower, inspire, and support those struggling with mental health issues and the …

EP 63 Rachel Hand | Executive Director, Family Promise North Shore Boston

May 11th, 2021

59:33

In episode 63 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen speaks with Rachel Hand, Executive Director at Family Promise North Shore Boston, one of more than 200 affiliates of Family Promise with the mission of housing families …

EP 62 Julia Warren | Founder & Executive Director at Celebrate RVA

April 28th, 2021

39:07

In episode 62 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen speaks with Julia Warren, Founder & Executive Director at Celebrate RVA, with the mission to …

EP 61 Chad Hickey | Founder & CEO at Givsly

February 25th, 2021

24:04

In episode 61 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen speaks with Chad Hickey, Founder & CEO of Givsly, whose mission is to inspire and develop new ways professionals can give back by connecting for-profits.

EP 60 Brian Davis | President at BryteBridge.

February 25th, 2021

29:40

In episode 60 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen speaks with Brian Davis, President of BryteBridge, which also runs Charity Net USA.

After a 20-year career in financial services, Brian Davis took over as President of

EP 59 Matthew Connelly | Chief Executive Officer at Good360

February 18th, 2021

52:17

In episode 59 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen interviews Matthew Connelly, Chief Executive Officer at Good360 whose mission is to transform lives by providing hope, dignity, and a sense of renewed possibility to …

EP 58 Lauren Isbell | CEO at Nevus Outreach

February 4th, 2021

26:56

In episode 58 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen interviews Lauren Isbell, CEO of Nevus Outreach, whose mission is dedicated to bringing awareness, providing support, and finding cures for people affected by congenital …

EP 57: Charles Thomas | Executive Director of Outward Bound Adventures

January 14th, 2021

29:21

In episode 57 of The Charity Charge Show Stephen speaks with Charles Thomas, Executive Director of Outward Bound Adventures whose vision is to ensure that youth from diverse communities will have access to nature, …

EP 56: Beverly Hamilton | Interim CEO at 3 Day Startup

December 14th, 2020

39:10

In episode 56 of The Charity Charge Show Stephen speaks with Beverly Hamilton, Interim CEO of 3 Day Startup, whose mission is to make entrepreneurship accessible. Beverly brings over twenty years of leadership …

EP: 55 Joe Waters | Founder of Selfish Giving

December 2nd, 2020

44:24

In episode 55 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen speaks with Joe Waters, Founder of Selfish Giving whose mission is to help others find success in their cause-related goals. Joe Waters shows businesses and nonprofits …

EP: 54 Andrew Glantz | Founder and CEO of GiftAMeal

November 20th, 2020

29:31

In episode 54 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen speaks with Andrew Glantz, Founder, and CEO of GiftAMeal, whose mission seeks to empower people to fight hunger in their community while supporting local businesses. In …

EP: 53 Don Wettrick | CEO and Co-founder of StartEdUp

November 13th, 2020

24:36

In episode 53 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten speaks with Don Wettrick, CEO and Co-Founder of StartEdUp, whose mission is to empower students and teachers to actively change education through employing …

EP: 52: Ron Klabunde | Founder and CEO of Replenish Foundation

November 2nd, 2020

44:22

In episode 52 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten speaks with Ron Klabunde, Founder, and CEO of the Replenish Foundation, whose mission is to replenish the economy of families and communities across America. …

EP 51: Olivia Hayden | Senior Digital Fundraising Specialist at Whole Planet Foundation

October 20th, 2020

31:10

In episode 51 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen interviews Olivia Hayden, Senior Digital Fundraising Specialist for Whole Planet Foundation. …

EP 50: Lisa Rodman | CEO of Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation

October 8th, 2020

32:22

In episode 50 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen interviews Lisa Rodman, CEO of Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation. Lisa Rodman has been a part of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation team for 10 years. The Agua Hedionda …

EP 49: Cory Ames | CEO and Co Founder of Grow Ensemble

October 4th, 2020

42:00

In episode 49 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen interviews Cory Ames, Grow Ensemble's Co-Founder and CEO. Cory previously worked as the CEO of Firegang Dental Marketing. Cory then founded Grow Ensemble. Grow Ensemble …

EP 48: Suzanne Stone | Chief Strategic Solutions and Programs Officer of Livestrong

October 1st, 2020

1:04:32

In episode 48 of the Charity Charge Show Stephen interviews Suzanne Stone, Livestrong’s Chief Strategic Solutions and Programs Officer. Suzanne has …

EP 47: Beasley Reece | CEO at NFL Alumni

June 23rd, 2020

35:22

In episode 47 of the Charity Charge show, Beasly Reece, CEO at NFL Alumni, shares a bit on his journey as well as his passion for supporting the youth as well as retired NFL players transitioning out of the sport. …

EP 46: John Lehr | CEO at Parkinson's Foundation

June 3rd, 2020

33:13

In episode 46 of The Charity Charge Show John L. Lehr, CEO of the Parkinson's Foundation shares the insight he has gained after more than two decades of nonprofit fundraising and management experience. John played a …

EP 45: Ian Adair | Executive Director at Gracepoint Foundation

May 29th, 2020

43:06

In episode 45 of the Charity Charge Show Ian Adair addresses the mental health crisis and why so many people struggle to ask for help. Ian is a three-time nonprofit CEO; a recognized expert in leadership, fundraising, …

EP 44: Cassandra Vieten | Executive Director at the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation

May 19th, 2020

16:37

In episode 44 of the Charity Charge Show, Cassandra Vieten shares a bit on the background of the John W Brick Foundation as well as their upcoming …

EP 43: Margaret Myers Senior Editor at Atlantic 57

May 14th, 2020

32:14

Margaret Myers - Senior Editor at Atlantic 57

Margaret is an editor, storyteller, and digital media strategist with a passion for teasing out the big idea from the smallest nugget. With over a decade of experience as a …

EP 42: Matt Prindiville | Executive Director of UPSTREAM

April 22nd, 2020

36:28

In episode 42 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with Matt Prindiville, the Executive Director of UPSTREAM.

Matt is a recognized …

EP 41: Selene Benavides | Chief Financial Officer | Association of Latino Professionals For America and Consero Global

April 15th, 2020

37:03

In episode 41 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with Selene Benavides, Chief Financial Officer at The Association of Latino Professionals For America and Consero Global.

Selene Benavides is Client Finance …

EP 40: John Eyth | Chief Financial Officer | Arc Human Services

April 9th, 2020

27:44

In episode 40 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with John Eyth, Chief Financial Officer at Arc Human Services.

John has been associated with Arc Human Services/Arc of Washington County since 2018, serving …

EP 39: Jye Turk | Founder of SolvED | Young Nonprofit Professional Network Austin

April 1st, 2020

17:17

Nonprofits vs. COVID-19: Adapting to a virtual environment while remaining mission driven

Thoughts from Jye Turk, Founder of SolvED and Board member …

EP 38: COVID-19 & Nonprofits | Scott Jackson - President and CEO of Global Impact

March 25th, 2020

21:46

In Episode 38 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with Scott Jackson, President and CEO of Global Impact.

Learning from Past Crisis: Advice from Scott Jackson on leading a nonprofit amidst COVID-19.

In this …

EP 37: COVID-19 & Nonprofits - Jeff Rum - Co-founder of Yearly

March 19th, 2020

15:36

In episode 37 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats about COVID-19 and its impact on nonprofits with with Jeff Rum, the co-founder of Yearly.

Jeff is Co-Founder of Yearly and is Founder & CEO of ignite: …

A Message To Our Cardholders And Nonprofits

March 18th, 2020

5:12

I want to thank all of our cardholders that have been using Charity Charge to donate their cash back to fund the nonprofits of their choice.  We …

EP 36: Dave Armon - CEO of 3BL Media

March 11th, 2020

31:13

In episode 36 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with Dave Armon, the CEO of 3BL Media.

Dave joined 3BL Media in 2014, serving first as CMO and a member of our board. A former journalist, he spent 20 years …

EP 35: Tamra Ryan - CEO of Women's Bean Project and Interim CEO for the Social Enterprise Alliance

March 4th, 2020

33:35

In episode 35 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with Tamra Ryan, CEO of Women's Bean Project and Interim CEO for the Social Enterprise Alliance.

Tamra Ryan Tamra Ryan is the CEO of Women's Bean Project, a …

EP 34: Ray Wezik - Director of Public Policy and Advocacy - International Myeloma Foundation

February 26th, 2020

34:21

In episode 34 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with Ray Wezik, the Director of Public Policy and Advocacy at the International …

EP 33: Jeff Rum - Co-founder of Yearly

February 19th, 2020

13:22

In episode 33 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with Jeff Rum, the co-founder of Yearly.

Jeff is Co-Founder of Yearly and is Founder & CEO of ignite: action An award-winning creative director and …

EP 32: Sam Porritt - Founder of Falling Forward

February 12th, 2020

33:56

In episode 32 of The Charity Charge Show, our founder Stephen Garten chats with Sam Porritt, founder of the organization Falling Forward.

In August …

EP 31: Phyllis Everette - CEO and Founder of Saffron Trust Women's Foundation

February 5th, 2020

33:48

In episode 31 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with Phyllis Everette, the CEO and Founder of Saffron Trust Women's Foundation. 

Phyllis is a woman of passion, vision, and purpose is the Founder of the …

EP: 30 Sally Blue - Consultant and Interim Executive Director of TAME

January 29th, 2020

30:34

In episode 30 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with Sally Blue, social change consultant and Interim Executive Director of The Texas …

EP: 29 AJ Garcia-Rameau - Director of Ventanna Ballet

January 22nd, 2020

18:19

In episode 29 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats AJ Garcia-Rameau, Director of Ventana Ballet.

Ventana Ballet is a professional dance company based in Austin, TX, specializing in contemporary ballet dance …

EP 28: Rob Lowe - Creator of The Giving Back Podcast

January 15th, 2020

51:21

In episode 28 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with Rob Lowe, the creator of the influential Giving Back Podcast.

The Giving Back podcast celebrates the great work of the charities, both the problem they …

EP 27: Preston L. James, II - CEO of Divinc

January 8th, 2020

39:21

In episode 27 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with Preston L. James, II,  CEO of Divinc. 

DivInc transforms the existing entrepreneur tech ecosystem into a more authentically inclusive environment. …

EP 26: Erinn Wright - Director of Development at Well Aware

December 18th, 2019

29:49

In episode 26 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with Erinn Wright, the Director of Development, at Well Aware.

Erinn graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Marketing and a …

EP 25: Michelle Monroe - Executive Director of the Abundant Life Foundation

December 11th, 2019

20:30

In episode 25 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with Michelle Monroe, the Executive Director of the Abundant Life Foundation.

The Abundant Life Foundation is a philanthropic organization fueled by passion …

EP 24: Andra Liemandt - Founder of The Kindness Campaign

December 4th, 2019

41:10

In episode 24 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with Andra Liemandt, the founder and CEO of The Kindness Campaign.

Andra Liemandt is the founder and CEO of The Kindness Campaign, a national nonprofit …

EP 23: Joe Iannello Executive Fellow through Leadership Austin Fellows Program working with One Voice

November 27th, 2019

29:58

In episode 23 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with Joe Iannello, Leadership Austin Executive Fellow at One Voice Central Texas.

Joe is an IT Executive Leader with extensive cross-industry and global …

EP 22: Caroline Page - Development Director at Friends of the Children Austin

November 20th, 2019

44:14

In episode 22 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with Caroline Page, Development Director at Friends of the Children Austin.

Friends of …

EP 21: Terri Broussard Williams - Chief Inspiration Officer at Movement Maker Tribe

November 13th, 2019

24:26

In episode 21 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with Terri Broussard Williams, Chief Inspiration Officer at Movement Maker Tribe.

Terri Broussard Williams is an award-winning lobbyist, philanthropist, …

EP 20: Kathryn Engelhardt Cronk - Founder & CEO at MissionBox

November 6th, 2019

29:55

In episode 20 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with Kathryn Engelhardt Cronk, Founder & CEO at MissionBox.

Kathryn has over 25 years in the nonprofit service arena. First, as a direct service …

EP 19: Jessica Reeves - Entrepreneur and former COO of Voto Latino

October 30th, 2019

26:12

In episode 19 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with Jessica Reeves, Entrepreneur and former COO of Voto Latino.

Jessica is an …

EP 18: Steve Wanta - Co-Founder and CEO - JUST

October 23rd, 2019

27:31

In episode 18 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with Steve Wanta, Co-founder and CEO of JUST.

JUST invest in female entrepreneurs with access to capital and coaching within a supportive community of …

EP 17: Shannon Meyer - Executive Director - Response

October 16th, 2019

37:07

In Episode 17 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with Shannon Meyer, the Executive Director of Response.

Response is an Aspen-based …

EP 16: Matt Stephenson - Co-founder of Code2College

October 9th, 2019

27:07

In Episode 16 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with Matt Stephenson, the Co-founder of Code2College.

Central Texas is facing a …

EP 15: Shayna Dunitz - 3 DAY Startup

October 2nd, 2019

51:16

In Episode 15 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with Shayna Dunitz, the former Director of Operations at 3 Day Startup and the current Chief Operations Officer at Central Athlete. 

3 Day Startup (“3DS”) …

EP:14 Eugene Sepulveda - CEO of Entrepreneurs Foundation and Partner, Director, at Capital Factory

September 25th, 2019

29:33

Eugene Sepulveda is the CEO of the Entrepreneurs Foundation, a director and partner in Capital Factory. He also serves as a senior advisor & the …

Testimonial Tuesdays - United Way of Blount County

September 24th, 2019

2:32

This weeks Testimonial Tuesday comes from Alyssa Ikner, the Finance & Administration Manager at United Way of Blount County.

“Our previous credit card was severely outdated. There were no rewards, rebates, points, …

EP 13: Kate Williams - CEO of One Percent for the Planet

September 18th, 2019

22:18

In Episode 13 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with Kate Williams, the CEO of One Percent for the Planet.

1% for the Planet is a …

Testimonial Tuesdays - Villa Montessori School

September 17th, 2019

2:02

This weeks Testimonial Tuesday comes from Jill Zimmerman, the Chief Financial Officer at Villa Montessori School.

I wanted to drop you a quick note …

EP 12: Tim Scott - UT Professor Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations

September 11th, 2019

30:51

In Episode 12 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with EP 12: Tim Scott – the founder of Mitscoots and UT Professor Stan Richards School …

Testimonial Tuesdays - Association of Latino Professionals for America

September 10th, 2019

1:51

This is a brand new segment we will be doing each and every Tuesday. Our founder, Stephen Garten will be reading testimonials from nonprofits who have shared their excitement and thoughts about working with Charity …

EP 11: Scott McAninch, Executive Director, The Nonprofit Council

September 4th, 2019

33:55

In Episode 11 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with Scott McAninch, the Executive Director of The Nonprofit Council.

The Nonprofit Council is a membership organization comprised of the Executive …

EP 10: Kathy Terry - CEO and Founder of InLieu

August 28th, 2019

50:41

In Episode 10 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with Kathy Terry, CEO and Founder, InLieu

inLieu allows users to make donations in lieu of purchasing material gifts and at the same time makes donating …

EO9: Katie Russell - SAFE Alliance

August 14th, 2019

29:41

In Episode 9 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with Katie Russell, the Demand Generation Manager at SAFE Alliance.

The SAFE Alliance (SAFE) is a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace, and is …

E08: Jye Turk - Founder & Executive Director of SolvED

August 7th, 2019

22:12

In Episode 8 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with Jye Turk, the Founder & Executive Director of SolvED.

SolvED serves …

EO7: Zane Wilemon - Founder of Ubuntu Life

July 30th, 2019

29:59

In Episode 7 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with Zane Wilemon, the Founder of Ubuntu Life.

Ubuntu Life grew out of a friendship between Jeremiah Kuria and Zane Wilemon, pastors from Kenya and Texas. …

E06: Don Wettrick - Founder of StartEdUp

July 24th, 2019

38:58

In Episode 6 of the Charity Charge Show, the founder of Charity Charge chats with Don Wettrick, the Founder of StartEdUp and the STARTedUP Foundation.

StartEdUp is a global network of the most renowned innovators, …

E05: Page Whalen - We Are No Alamo

July 16th, 2019

40:21

In Episode 05 of the Charity Charge Show, the founder of Charity Charge chats with Page Whalen, Founder of We Are No Alamo

Today, people living with serious mental health concerns still experience social stigmas and …

E04: Dan Leal - Executive Director of Seedling

June 19th, 2019

30:12

Across Central Texas, children live with the shame and stigma that often comes with being challenged by parental incarceration. When a child loses a parent to incarceration, they lose possibly the most significant …

E03: Morgan Hurley - Texas Stars Foundation

May 20th, 2019

29:58

In Episode 03 of the Charity Charge Show, the founder of Charity Charge chats with Morgan Hurley, Director of the Texas Stars Foundation.

The Texas Stars Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to enhancing …

E02: Bob Pearson - Medic Alert Foundation

May 20th, 2019

29:39

In Episode 02 of the Charity Charge Show, the founder of Charity Charge chats with Bob Pearson, the CEO of the Medic Alert Foundation.

For more than 55 years, the foundation has worked with leading emergency and …

E01: Cami Hawkins - Marathon Kids

May 20th, 2019

29:20

In Episode 01 of the Charity Charge Show, the founder of Charity Charge chats with Cami Hawkins, the CEO of Marathon Kids.

Marathon Kids works for any kid, at any fitness level. Kids set their goals and track their …

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