Podcast

The Mission Forward podcast, hosted by Carrie Fox, explores how big ideas in social change take hold. Each episode features insights from innovative thinkers, makers and doers in social change. Listen in as we explore how foundations, philanthropists, corporate and community leaders are challenging the way “things get done” in order to move missions forward, in meaningful and memorable ways.

Episode 6: Breaking Bias in Storytelling

Recently, I wrote an article about building equity and breaking bias in storytelling, in which I featured the story by The Atlantic’s award-winning journalist Ed Yong, who spent two years trying to fix the gender imbalance in his stories. Ed’s heartbreakingly honest revelation, and several others like it, spurred our desire to dig in deeper on ways that all communicators can build equity and break bias in their storytelling.  Part of digging deeper was for us to bring Ed Yong and his partner Liz Neeley of the Story Collider to speak at our Mission Forward Spring Reception.  This podcast episode brings you back to that conversation, on building equity through storytelling, and what we can all learn from Ed’s powerful experience. Conversation moderated by Carrie Fox

Episode 5: Re-imagining the College-to-Career Experience

Across the country, as the need for diverse and highly educated talent continues to rise, community colleges have stepped into an essential role of preparing students for high-growth industries, with affordable and accessible pathways to degrees and certificates. One such program, The Reynolds Advance College Academies (ACA) in Virginia, provides outstanding high school students the opportunity to earn an Associate degree while completing the requirements for their high school diploma.

In this episode of the Mission Forward podcast, we explore Reynolds’ unique high school-to-career experience through the eyes of Logan Brown, a graduate of the early college high school program, and a fellow at Mission Partners.  Conversation moderated by Carolyn Berkowitz.

Episode 4: The Art of Collaboration

Survival of the fittest” is out. “Survival of the connected” is in. Organizations of all sizes are now seeking out collaborations across geographies and in real time, with the aim of finding more partners with complementary assets to execute a shared vision.  Have a listen to this edition of the podcast with Art Taylor, president and CEO of BBB’s Give.org, and inspired by our current series in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Episode 3: The Language of Equity

The second half of our conversation with Mauricio Lim Miller of the Family Independence Initiative and Natalie S. Burke of CommonHealth ACTION, recorded live at our April Mission Forward convening.

Episode 2: The Alternative

The first half of our conversation with Mauricio Lim Miller of the Family Independence Initiative and Natalie S. Burke of CommonHealth ACTION, recorded live at our April Mission Forward convening.