Pro Bono Perspectives Podcast

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E25: Shalu Umapathy, IDEO.org

Innovation & People-Centered Design for a More Just Tomorrow
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Shalu Umapathy, Managing Director of New Ventures at IDEO.org, joins Pro Bono Perspectives host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly to share how her organization creates a more just and inclusive world through people-centered design. As the nonprofit arm of the  innovation and design firm by the same name, IDEO.org partners with organizations to pioneer new ways of working and builds tools that help millions of people learn and practice human-centered design.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E24: Edgar Villanueva, Schott Foundation

Decolonizing Wealth: Equity in Philanthropy and Beyond
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Pro Bono Perspectives Host & Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly interviews Edgar Villanueva, a Senior Vice President at the Schott Foundation and the award-winning author of Decolonizing Wealth, a bestselling book offering hopeful and compelling alternatives to the dynamics of colonization in the philanthropic and social finance sectors. Edgar was named a 2020 Atlantic Fellow for Racial Equity and is a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E23: Chris Tyson, Build Baton Rouge

Building Equitable, Resilient, and Prosperous Cities
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Chris Tyson, President & CEO of Build Baton Rouge, joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly to share about the redevelopment authority’s mission to bring together people and resources to promote equitable investment, innovative development, and thriving communities across Baton Rouge.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E22: Wendy John, Fidelity Investments

DEI for a New Era of Social & Racial Justice
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Wendy John, the new Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion at Fidelity Investments, joins Pro Bono Perspectives host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly to discuss the rapid growth in corporate DEI positions in the past several years and the added urgency these programs have taken on in 2020.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E21: Ngozi Okaro, Custom Collaborative

Fashioning a Pathway to Success and Equity
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Custom Collaborative Executive Director Ngozi Okaro joins Pro Bono Perspectives host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly to discuss nonprofit management during times of crisis.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E20: Dana Castro, HP & Justin van Fleet, GBC-Education

Closing the Digital Divide in Education
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Dana Castro, HP’s Worldwide Education Manager, and Justin van Fleet, Executive Director of GBC-Education, join Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly as we continue our exploration of the digital divide and education equity. We're in the midst of a back-to-school season where many children - over 17 million(!) - can't even participate in the new virtual education environment due to lack of access to computers or sufficient Internet.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E19: Gregg Betheil, PENCIL

Back-to-School – For Some: Virtual Education and the Deepening Digital Divide
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Gregg Betheil is President of PENCIL, a NYC-based education nonprofit that brings together business partners and educators to develop strategies that disrupt current college and career readiness outcomes and help public school students succeed. Gregg joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly for a conversation on back-to-school amidst the continuing pandemic, virtual education, and the deepening digital divide that is preventing millions of students from continuing their schooling.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E18: Ami Dar, Idealist.org

The Case for Optimism during COVID-19
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Ami Dar is the Founder & Executive Director of Idealist.org, the top resource for finding jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities with nonprofit organizations. In this episode, Ami joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly for a conversation on how COVID-19 has impacted the private and social sectors – and why not everything should go back to the way it was.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E17: Balaji Ganapathy, Tata Consultancy Services

How COVID-19 is Hurting Working Women
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Host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly is joined by Balaji Ganapathy, Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Chief Social Responsibility Officer at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), one of the largest technology firms in the world.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E16: Antony Bugg-Levine, Nonprofit Finance Fund

Fighting Harmful Paradigms in the Nonprofit Sector
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Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly to discuss the fundamental improvements that need to be made to how money is given and used in the social sector. NFF believes in the power of improved access to capital and credit to address the systemic financial challenges nonprofits face, which disproportionately affect communities of color.

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