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HOW TO RESCUE HOMELESS SLOTHS & BUILD AN ANIMAL SANCTUARY IN SOUTH AMERICA—WITH CNN HERO MONIQUE POOL AKA “THE SLOTH LADY”

Monique Pool, Green Heritage Fund Suriname When sloths are in trouble in Suriname, people call today's guest for help. Social entrepreneur Monique Pool is a CNN Hero and the founder of Green Heritage Fund Suriname. She's rescuing homeless sloths in South America who are facing deforestation of their natural habitats. It all [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|

THE MINDSET, HABITS, & TRAITS YOU NEED TO BECOME THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF A GROWING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION–WITH KELLY PHOENIX, NOURISH INTERNATIONAL

Kelly Phoenix, Nourish International Kelly Phoenix is the former Executive Director of Nourish International, a non-profit organization that partners with communities to make a lasting impact on extreme poverty. With the fundraising efforts of their 60 campus chapters, they've invested in 113 long-term, community-based programs to fight poverty. Learn how this NGO [...]

By | September 1st, 2016|

THE MODERN-DAY THOMAS EDISON WHO INVENTED THE “HOLY GRAIL” OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE IN MALI, AFRICA–WITH CNN HERO JOCK BRANDIS

Jock Brandis, Founder of The Full Belly Project Social entrepreneur and CNN Hero Jock Brandis is the founder of The Full Belly Project. He is the winner of the MIT Ideas Award and the Purpose Prize. He is known as the modern-day Thomas Edison, having invented the "holy grail" of [...]

By | August 30th, 2016|

LIFE AS A SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR VS. LIFE WORKING FOR A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION—WITH SEBASTIAN AFRICANO

Sebastian Africano, Fuel Efficient Cook Stove Expert Sebastian Africano is the founder of ENASA, a consulting firm for fuel-efficient cooking stoves. He now works for Trees, Water & People in Colorado as their International Director. Sebastian manages TWP's clean cookstove, solar energy and reforestation programs in Central America and Haiti. TWP has planted [...]

By | August 25th, 2016|

HOW TO RUN AN INTERNATIONAL NONPROFIT-ORGANIZATION WHILE WORKING 9-5 —WITH KUNAL DOSHI, FOUNDER OF BRIGHTER CHILDREN

Kunal Doshi, Founder of Brighter Children Social entrepreneur Kunal Doshi is the founder of Brighter Children, a non-profit organization that sponsors educational costs for students around the world who couldn’t otherwise go to school. The Brighter Children team is made up of Millennials looking to make a difference while still working [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|

HOW ONE GRANDMOTHER FROM ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTED 56,000 FUEL-EFFICIENT COOKING STOVES IN CENTRAL AMERICA–WITH NANCY HUGHES

Nancy Hughes, Founder of StoveTeam International CNN Hero and social entrepreneur Nancy Hughes is a 73 year-old grandmother and the founder of Stove Team International. They have distributed more than 56,000 fuel-efficient cooking stoves in Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Honduras. Nancy Hughes was widowed at age 65. In an [...]

By | August 18th, 2016|

DON’T JUST TOUCH A CHILD’S LIFE, TRANSFORM IT WITH JACOB LIEF, FOUNDER OF UBUNTU EDUCATION FUND

Jacob Lief, Founder of Ubuntu Education Fund Photo by Vance Jacobs Social entrepreneur Jacob Lief started the non-profit organization Ubuntu Education Fund in 1999 at age 20 with the goal of transforming the lives of children in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. His interest for South Africa began on a trip that [...]

By | August 15th, 2016|

HOW A FORMER PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER SHIPPED OVER 147,000 USED BICYCLES AROUND THE WORLD–with CNN Hero David Schweidenback

CNN Hero David Schweidenback, Founder of Pedals for Progress Social entrepreneur David Schweidenback is the founder of Pedals for Progress, an NGO that collects used bicycles in the US, shipping them out to 38 developing countries. In 25 years, they’ve delivered 147,830 bicycles around the world. This man is a CNN Hero, and [...]

By | August 8th, 2016|

ARE YOUR DEVELOPMENT AID PROGRAMS TRULY PARTICIPATORY? With Rye Barcott, US Marine Corps Captain and Co-Founder of Carolina for Kibera

Rye Barcott, Co-Founder of Carolina for Kibera Social entrepreneur Rye Barcott is a captain from the US Marine Corps and the co-founder of Carolina for Kibera (CFK). This NGO leads a massive, community based youth program in Kibera (Kenya), the largest urban slum in Africa. CFK has been awarded by TIME Magazine and [...]

By | August 5th, 2016|

HOW 14 YEAR OLD YASH GUPTA COLLECTED $1.3M+ WORTH OF EYE GLASSES FOR CHILDREN

Yash Gupta, Founder of Sight Learning CNN Hero Yash Gupta was a freshman in high school when he began collecting used eye glasses to distribute to children around the world who couldn't afford them. Since then, his organization Sight Learning has collected more than 26,000 eye glasses, giving them out [...]

By | August 3rd, 2016|