All Episodes

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 Conscious Merge for Good
Episode 17 March 11, 2020 Hosts: Thomas Raffa

The Kenneth Cole Brand – Where Passion for Fashion and Social Conscious 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.

To Change the World for Better – Be at the Table, Not on the Menu!
Episode 15 January 2, 2020 Hosts: Thomas Raffa and Rich Tafel

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

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.

Betting On How Underdogs in Underdog Places will Change the World
Episode 14 November 6, 2019 Hosts: Thomas Raffa

Betting On How Underdogs in Underdog Places will Change the World

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
Episode 13 September 30, 2019 Hosts: Thomas Raffa

On Becoming the Largest Socially Responsible Bank

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
Episode 12 September 12, 2019 Hosts: Jason Henham

Measuring Impact at TechnoServe

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

The Secret Sauce of Social Impact Investing: Keeping It Real!
Episode 11 August 7, 2019 Hosts: Thomas Raffa and Rich Tafel

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

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
Episode 10 July 19, 2019 Hosts: Jason Henham

FOCUS ON Upswing to End College Attrition

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.