All Episodes

A Look at America’s Higher Ed Time of Reckoning & Transformation
Episode 24 March 28, 2021 Hosts: Thomas Raffa

A Look at America’s Higher Ed Time of Reckoning & Transformation

In this episode, Tom talks to Lyn Chamberlin, a respected communications and reputation advisor to higher education colleges and universities, to explore how, in this ever changing landscape of seismic disruption, they are rising to the challenge of moving their institutions and brand promise to higher ground.

Beyond the Pivot – What Nonprofits Can Do To Move Mission Forward
Episode 23 December 8, 2020 Hosts: Thomas Raffa

Beyond the Pivot – What Nonprofits Can Do To Move Mission Forward

In this episode, Tom interviews Dr. Rob Sheehan, a leading nonprofit consultant, blogger and academic director/advisor to the Robert H Smith School of Business at University of Maryland to explore what nonprofits can do in these challenging times to stay strong in the moment and also future focused.

What One Social Impact Leader is Doing to End Racism and Promote Wellness For All
Episode 22 October 13, 2020 Hosts: Thomas Raffa and Rich Tafel

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

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 actions steps to bridge intentions to results.

Beyond Bracing for the Worst to Aspiring Higher
Episode 21 June 17, 2020 Hosts: Thomas Raffa and Rich Tafel

Beyond Bracing for the Worst to Aspiring Higher

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
Episode 20 June 1, 2020 Hosts: Thomas Raffa

Learning the Dance Moves to Create Change in the World

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.

How Listening Is the Key to Changing Hearts and Minds
Episode 19 March 30, 2020 Hosts: Thomas Raffa

How Listening Is the Key to Changing Hearts and Minds

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
Episode 18 March 17, 2020 Hosts: Rich Taffel

When Your Best Mentors Look Like You

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.

The Kenneth Cole Brand – Where Passion for Fashion and Social Conscience Merge for Good
Episode 17 March 11, 2020 Hosts: Thomas Raffa

The Kenneth Cole Brand – Where Passion for Fashion and Social Conscience Merge for Good

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.

Paving the Road to Goodness and How Out of Crisis Comes Great Opportunity!
Episode 16 January 13, 2020 Hosts: Thomas Raffa

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

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.