Sinopse

Catalyst 4 Change, a podcast created by Tom Raffa and Rich Tafel, is meant to help bridge good intentions to real impact. Theyll be speaking about the obstacles to success in the social sector; the common problems we all see that dont get discussed, or addressed. They plan to go where most others are afraid to go.

Episódios

  • What One Social Impact Leader is Doing to End Racism and Promote Wellness For All

    What One Social Impact Leader is Doing to End Racism and Promote Wellness For All

    13/10/2020 Duração: 38min

    In this episode, Tom and Rich explore the important topic of racial equity and what social impact leaders can do to end racism. Their guest, Abner Mason brings a deep perspective on the subject; sharing his personal experiences and thoughts on racism in the system and particularly how it affects healthcare. As CEO of ConsejoSano, a company founded on the issue of discrimination around healthcare, Abner has been a fierce advocate of wellness for all and equitable investment practices, providing tangible action steps to bridge good intentions to results.Resources: www.bigthink.com

  • Beyond Bracing for the Worst to Aspiring Higher

    Beyond Bracing for the Worst to Aspiring Higher

    17/06/2020 Duração: 37min

    In this episode Rich interviews Tom to get his thoughts on how nonprofits can leverage their natural strengths and optimize their ability to think long-term, rising above a “survival mentality” to come out better following the current pandemic and economic crisis.

  • Learning the Dance Moves to Create Change in the World

    Learning the Dance Moves to Create Change in the World

    31/05/2020 Duração: 35min

    In this episode, Tom interviews Aaron Hurst, creator of Taproot Foundation and founder of Imperative to unpack the essence of psychological safety, purpose and fulfillment in the workplace and beyond. https://www.imperative.com/post/aaron-hurst-on-the-purpose-economy

  • How Listening Is the Key to Changing Hearts and Minds

    How Listening Is the Key to Changing Hearts and Minds

    30/03/2020 Duração: 34min

    In this episode, Tom interviews Doug Hattaway, President of Hattaway Communications, to explore how Aspirational Communication can be used to transform public attitudes and help visionary leaders and organizations achieve ambitious goals for people and the planet. 

  • When Your Best Mentors Look Like You

    When Your Best Mentors Look Like You

    17/03/2020 Duração: 40min

    In this episode, Rich explores Social Impact 360 (SI360) the first and largest mentorship based training organization for social entrepreneurs on college campuses nationwide, gleaning perspective from a founding board member ( Tom Raffa) , its Executive Director ( Allison Alt) and three alumni who have put what they learned as members to work in order to change the world. Allison Alt, Executive Director, Social Impact 360 - https://socialimpact360.orgGio Sordoni, Chief Operating Officer, XOS Trucks – https://xostrucks.comKyrah Altman, President and Co-Founder, Let's Empower, Advocate, and Do, Inc. (LEAD) - https://www.leadnow.orgDiego Mariscal, Founder & CEO, 2Gether-International - http://www.2gether-international.orgThe Shift Series conference mentioned in this podcast has been postponed due to concerns about the Covid-19 virus. 

  • The Kenneth Cole Brand - Where Passion for Fashion and Social Conscious Merge for Good

    The Kenneth Cole Brand - Where Passion for Fashion and Social Conscious Merge for Good

    11/03/2020 Duração: 28min

    In this episode Tom interviews iconic fashion designer and social activist pioneer, Kenneth Cole, to uncover how enduring brand success is built more on what you stand for than what you stand in. The Shift Series conference mentioned in this podcast has been postponed due to concerns about the Covid-19 virus. 

  • Paving the Road to Goodness and How Out of Crisis Comes Great Opportunity!

    Paving the Road to Goodness and How Out of Crisis Comes Great Opportunity!

    14/01/2020 Duração: 46min

    In this episode, Tom goes deep with Tom Sheridan, the top progressive white hat lobbyist in Washington and author of a new book, HELPLING THE GOOD DO BETTER. This interview illuminates why great work without great policy is not enough and serves as a roadmap and inspiration for both nonprofits and for profits who are serious about solving problems and catalyzing meaningful positive change. https://www.sheridangroupdc.com

  • To Change the World for Better – Be at the Table, Not on the Menu!

    To Change the World for Better – Be at the Table, Not on the Menu!

    02/01/2020 Duração: 30min

    In this episode, Rich interviews Tom to explore the role nonprofits can play and the tactics they can use to change the rules in the public policy arena, including clarifying the rules of the game surrounding the H election and C4 decision making.https://nonprofitquarterly.org/advocacy-lobbying-501c3-charitable

  • Betting On How Underdogs in Underdog Places will Change the World

    Betting On How Underdogs in Underdog Places will Change the World

    06/11/2019 Duração: 36min

    Bitwise uses three tools to activate human potential and the technology industry in cities the world has forgotten about.  In this fascinating episode, Tom interviews founder, Irma Olguin, to learn how Bitwise Industries is providing individuals in distressed communities the tools to change their own lives, and in the process fix their city.

  • On Becoming the Largest Socially Responsible Bank

    On Becoming the Largest Socially Responsible Bank

    30/09/2019 Duração: 30min

    In this episode, Tom interviews Amalgamated Bank’s CEO, Keith Mestrich, to explore what embracing a stakeholder-first business model really means. Meet a leader and a bank who walk the talk; using business as a force for good. 

  • Measuring Impact at TechnoServe

    Measuring Impact at TechnoServe

    12/09/2019 Duração: 08min

    In this mini episode, Jason digs into the metrics that TechnoServe uses to assess their work and results toward alleviating global poverty.https://www.technoserve.org

  • The Secret Sauce of Social Impact Investing: Keeping It Real!

    The Secret Sauce of Social Impact Investing: Keeping It Real!

    07/08/2019 Duração: 31min

    In this episode, Rich interviews Tom around the topic of social impact investing to explore how and why it’s becoming so popular, the metrics investors expect and value, and how philanthropy and investment is blending to effect social change.

  • FOCUS ON Upswing to End College Attrition

    FOCUS ON Upswing to End College Attrition

    19/07/2019 Duração: 07min

    In this mini-episode, Jason Henham calls out Upswing’s effectiveness in program design and measurement of outcomes. Upswing was referenced in a previous interview with Elizabeth Garlow as an organization doing great work to end college attrition. For more information visit www.upswing.io

  • Investing for Impact in “Hire” Education

    Investing for Impact in “Hire” Education

    16/07/2019 Duração: 35min

    In this episode, Tom interviews Elizabeth Garlow, Impact Investment Officer for Lumina Foundation to explore Lumina’s vision and strategy to help prepare and transition America’s future workforce for the global economy. How must the narrative change to meet the nation’s demand for talent in coming decades? Don’t miss this insightful conversation!

  • Meet our newest co-host Jason Henham!

    Meet our newest co-host Jason Henham!

    24/06/2019 Duração: 22min

    In this episode, Tom interviews Jason Henham who joins the team of co-hosts every other week to highlight case studies which illustrate the topics explored; giving people practical examples of the good work nonprofits/social enterprises are doing from around the world.

  • Hybrid Models for Social Impact

    Hybrid Models for Social Impact

    03/06/2019 Duração: 24min

    As the wall separating purpose from profit becomes a thing of the past, more nuanced organizational models are combining mission with market returns. In this episode, Tom and Rich take a dive into hybrids which aim to blend the best of both worlds for social impact and return.

  • Legal and Corporate Structures to Change the World

    Legal and Corporate Structures to Change the World

    21/05/2019 Duração: 34min

    In this episode, Rich taps Tom’s expertise around legal structures for social impact organizations. Whether charitable, social enterprise or a combination of both, there are many factors to consider in deciding which legal type entity makes most sense for your mission, your people, and those who will support your work. https://nonprofitquarterly.org

  • Savvy Strategies for Social Impact Investing Success

    Savvy Strategies for Social Impact Investing Success

    20/05/2019 Duração: 27min

    In this episode, Tom interviews Jenna Nicholas, Founder/CEO of Impact Experience to explore collaborative strategies and business models that today’s sophisticated investors are tending toward to achieve social impact. www.impact-experience.com

  • How Talent Begets Diversity

    How Talent Begets Diversity

    26/04/2019 Duração: 10min

    Managing diversity in organizations is one of the defining issues of our time. In this episode, Tom shares his insights and experience around the process of organically growing a diverse enterprise by paying less attention to diversity per se and focusing exclusively on talent and contribution.

  • The Truth About Money  Talent

    The Truth About Money & Talent

    15/03/2019 Duração: 12min

    In this episode, Tom and Rich discuss both the financial and hiring challenges facing Social Sector Organizations. How do non-profits attract both the funding and the talent to execute their vision for change? What do impact investors look for as they target their funding to areas of critical need that align their vision? What do these influencers look for in organizations they fund? Likewise, the social sector is challenged with bringing top talent into their organizations? How can non-profits communicate potential and vision to attract today’s future leaders?

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