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Crazy Good Turns

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Jun 6, 2022

Donor Advised Funds are savings tools that had been reserved for the ultra-wealthy until now. Nash, a former LinkedIn exec, brings them to the masses. 

May 9, 2022
Todd’s nonprofit 80,000 Hours helps new grads and experienced pros alike have greater impact by helping solve the world’s most urgent but neglected problems. 
Apr 8, 2022
David Perell and Write of Passage graduates explain techniques for blocking out noise and nonsense and using the internet to improve lives.
Mar 11, 2022

The poet, author and philosopher takes questions from Frank and listeners, and offers some thought-provoking questions of his own for you to consider.

Feb 4, 2022

Must we face death to appreciate life? Survivor Kristi Nelson says there’s a better way. Learn how to reduce regret and live a life of authentic gratitude.

Jan 7, 2022

Her study The Giving Code found a glaring discrepancy between the ultra-wealthy and needs within their own communities. Now this advisor is using her philanthropic expertise to help donors and nonprofits alike.

Dec 10, 2021

A top filmmaker and podcaster explains how storytelling helps us develop more awareness and appreciation of one another.

Nov 11, 2021

Frank Blake looks back on a leadership lesson and discovers a new meaning. How can you show gratitude when you don’t know who to thank?

Oct 4, 2021

Outcomes over outputs: two fundraising consultants, Ted Grossnickle And Laura MacDonald, shed light on last year’s charitable giving statistics and offer advice for the wide world of philanthropy.

Aug 29, 2021

After receiving her own “heartbreak in a box,” a Navy sailor founded an innovative service to easily send high quality care packages to deployed troops.

Aug 2, 2021

Sean Doherty is a leading venture philanthropist who helped create the T1D Fund, which makes equity investments in companies developing life-changing therapies to cure his son – and millions of others – of Type 1 Diabetes.

Jun 28, 2021

Fewer than half of states require financial literacy classes. Tyrone Ross Jr. is passionate about changing that, and expanding opportunities.

Jun 7, 2021

Karl Zinsmeister - a researcher, journalist, author, Domestic Policy Advisor to a president, and vice president of the Philanthropy Roundtable, shares some of the incredible history of philanthropy in America, and why our passion for generosity and freedom defines our country.  

May 3, 2021

Entrepreneur David Perell is teaching others to write online, share ideas, and build an internet audience to get ahead.

Apr 8, 2021

Morgan Housel is a partner and financial writer at Collaborative Fund and a former columnist at The Wall Street Journal as well as The Motley Fool. 

This financial writer has unique takes on money, risk, greed, opportunity, and how decisions in the business world can be applied to so much more.

Mar 5, 2021

We need literature to understand life and feel our humanity. Dana Gioia, an award-winning poet, is dedicated to teaching and sharing the value of words.

Jan 28, 2021

Half a million people per day use his website, working toward a computer programming certification. Find out why he’s offering it for free.

Jan 10, 2021

Recognized as a global thinker, Tyler Cowen is a brilliant economics professor who wants to learn as much as possible -- and teach it to you, too.

Dec 14, 2020

These seven reflections on thankfulness from former guests and listeners, and the people they’ve helped, will remind you of the joy thanks brings.

Nov 5, 2020

Adrienne Bankert,  an Emmy-award winning journalist and anchor for ABC News, knows the most valuable hidden force is kindness. She built her career on it, and she’s showing you how to use it too.

Oct 2, 2020

Tim Kachuriak is the founder and Chief Innovation and Optimization Officer for NextAfter, a fundraising research lab and consulting firm that works with businesses, nonprofits, and NGOs to help them grow their resource capacity. He's using the internet to figure out what makes people give and leveraging that knowledge to help nonprofits reach farther.

Sep 8, 2020

The author and columnist describes how an intentional and systematic approach to kindness changed her life, and how it can change yours.

Aug 10, 2020

Millions turn to the Optimal Living Daily podcast for advice. Co-founder Lee Rankinen shares lessons from 6,000+ hours of personal development study. 

Jul 6, 2020

The former CEO built YUM! Brands into a global powerhouse by emphasizing recognition. Now he’s on a mission to redefine leadership.

Jun 15, 2020

Kids are innately helpful. Meet the organization helping children cultivate that desire while raising money for charity.

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