So You Think You Can Give
By Stephanie Finigan
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So You Think You Can Give is a weekly conversation featuring the work of non-profits, social enterprises, and everyday changemakers. Each week the podcast aims to bring awareness to a different mission-driven organization or individual – discussing the social issues they’re addressing, their model and methods of operating, and both the successes and challenges they face in carrying out their work of serving others. Each episode will also highlight practical ways that everyday people can get involved in giving back, even on a budget.
||CleanEpisode 17: Just Take the First Step: An Interview with Bomani Perkins from Back on My Feet||This week's episode is part 2 of the Back on My Feet interviews - this time, with one of Back on My Feet's alumni members - and 2 time half marathoner - Bomani Perkins. In this episode we talk about what brought Bo to Back on My Feet, why he thinks the||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Tackling Homelessness One Mile at a Time with Back On My Feet||This episode is a special one featuring Back on My Feet, an organization using running to combat homelessness. (Yes, you read that right!). While not a natural pairing in most people's minds, the fact is running can be an incredible tool for confidence||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Reach, Rescue, Restore: Tackling Human Trafficking at Home and Abroad with NightLight||There are few topics as difficult to address as sex trafficking. From the scale of the crisis at a global level to the stigma faced by many survivors to the challenges of prosecuting perpetrators, the issue is as overwhelming as it is complex. NightLig||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Empowering You (Yes You!) to Run for Office: Introducing Empowered to Run||Think about this: most of the 520,000 elected offices nationwide are not significantly contested. There are no shortage of opportunities to get involved in politics in America - so why don't more people do it? And what would it take to get more people e||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Season 1 in Review and a Sneak Peak at Season 2||Season 1 is coming to an end! Don't worry - the party's just getting started, but before we officially move into the future we're taking one more look back at the past by chatting about the big lessons learned from Season 1 and how they apply to whateve||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Fundraising, Family Support, and Fighting the Good Fight for Kids with Special Needs: An Interview with Sarah Farkas of Friends of St. Mary's||Quite simply, its really hard to not get behind this week's featured organization, St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children. It's all too easy to take a healthy childhood for granted - until a child with special needs enters your life. For children wit||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: An Interview with Sloane Davidson, Founder of Hello Neighbor, a Mentorship Program Supporting Refugees on their Journey to Resettle in the US.||When Sloane Davidson realized there was a refugee family from Syria living down the street from her Pittsburgh, PA home she did what was just in her nature to do: she reached out. And after realizing others around her wanted to do the same for refugees||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Recommendations, Resources and even a little Real Housewives: A Solocast with Podcast Host Stephanie Finigan||Looking to learn a little more about international development, social issues, or how to be a donor on a budget? Its 2017: access to information isn't the issue, but knowing where to begin can be. So with that in mind, today's solocast will give you som||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Putting a New Spin on Philanthropy: A Conversation with Shared Nation Founder Joe McCannon||Ready to get excited about giving back? Then this is the episode for you. Shared Nation is a new kind of philanthropy - one that is addressing global problems by gathering people together and allowing them to select exactly where and how their donations||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Money Matters: A Conversation about Making Financial Literacy Accessible to Everyone with Diane Keating from High Water Women||Money. You can't escape it: no matter who you are money has an impact on your life, every single day. Whether you have more money than you need or not enough to get by, money is something we all interact with daily - and yet, so few of us ever get the||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Paying it Forward: A Conversation with Nancie Rothman, Mother and Founder of Hearts for Emma||Nancie Rothman didn't ask to be an advocate or a non-profit founder; the duties came to her as a means of paying it forward after her youngest daughter Emma went into sudden cardiac arrest at the age of 12 and received a life saving heart transplant 17||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Real Talk about Giving Back with Gail Anderson of Giving Back with Gail||Gail Anderson is a powerhouse of positivity who turned her love of volunteering and giving back into her life's work. In this episode we dive into Gail's motivation, mantras, and the movement she's building one small action at a time.||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Making an Impact One Mom at a Time: An Interview with Nadene Brunk from Midwives for Haiti||When Nadene Brunk traveled to Haiti in 2003 as a midwife working with a small medical team, she had no idea the trip would lead her into the work of her lifetime. For over a decade Midwives for Haiti has trained over 120 midwives, cared for over 94,000||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: A Backstage Pass to Serving Others: Welcome to The Theatre Lab||When Deb Gottesman and her partners opened a small theatre coaching program for striving actors 25 years ago, she couldn't imagine what The Theatre Lab would eventually become: an inclusive theatre training community with services that reach far beyond||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Breaking Barriers and Building Joy: A Conversation with Ryan Weimer of Magic Wheelchair||When Ryan Weimer took his 3-year-old son out for Halloween in a pirate ship costume, he saw for the first time people treating his son not like a child in a wheelchair, but just like every other child out trick-or-treating that night. The moment was so||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Talking Ethical Shopping for Everyday People with Megan Bahns from Consume with Love||This first interview episode of the podcast features Megan Bahns, one of the co-founders of Consume with Love, an online marketplace for sustainable, fair trade, cruelty-free clothing and accessories. A great "Ethical Shopping 101" conversation, this e||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: A Quick Hello and Podcast Introduction with Stephanie Finigan of The Broke Girls Guide to Giving Podcast||This episode is a brief hello and introduction of the The Broke Girls Guide to Giving Podcast, a weekly conversation featuring the work of non-profits, social enterprises, and mission-driven individuals, bringing awareness to the work they do, the soci||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Every episode is my favorite
Each podcast is motivating me to give. Even if it is a small amount. This is a fun and informative podcast. Thank you to "The Broke Girl's Guide to Giving" for providing the chance to look and think about different organizations!
Weekly Shot of Uplift
As a non-bleeding heart who is typically put off by the do-gooders of the world, I am constantly inspired listening to this podcast. This podcast is great for the common person who wouldn't necessarily think of themselves as a change-maker, but it shows a pathway for how people are doing incredible things. The guests are excellent, and mostly everyday people who saw an injustice in the world, and without a profound expertise or huge amount of money, were able to make an extraordinary difference. The host is fantastic with a voice that's enjoyable to listen to listen to and has an infectious charm. One of my favorite podcasts that I look forward to every week
Interesting topics and I've enjoyed all the episodes. I'd recommend this podcast to everyone.