Last month marked the 1-year anniversary of the interview show Creating the Future produces in conjunction with the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The program is called Making Change.
For over a year, changemakers have been invited to engage in a conversation around just one question: “When you see significant community change going on, what factors are creating that change?” Their answers have often surprised us!
Every week this summer, we will be sharing those interviews with you, right here. Whether you are heading out on vacation or working through the summer, these conversations will re-energize you! Each guest speaks about real changes they have seen happen in real communities – the results we all sense are possible.
And so, without further ado…
We thought we’d kick off this Summer of Change with the 1-Year Anniversary Special Edition of the program. For that celebration, I invited 3 of my prior guests to join me for a free-wheeling conversation about creating the future we all want for our world. True confession: We had a blast!
Robert has worn many hats in his decades at the forefront of this sector’s work. He is founder of the DC Central Kitchen, where they use food “as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds and build communities.” Robert’s book, Begging for Change
Kathleen is the CEO of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO). Understanding that grantmakers are successful only to the extent that their grantees achieve meaningful results, GEO (and Kathleen as its CEO) is a strong advocate for making funders as effective as possible in creating the ultimate change they strive to create.
Margaret is the founder of Harmony Project, an organization that promotes the healthy growth and development of children through the study, practice and performance of orchestral music. Harmony Project currently works in the gang reduction zones of Los Angeles, and is in the initial stages of expanding into a national program.
This 1-hour discussion is wide-ranging, and I know you’ll be jotting down notes and sparking ideas as you listen to these brilliant minds consider all angles of the question, “What creates social change?” Enjoy!
You can listen by clicking the player below or by following this link to iTunes, where you can download all the Making Change interviews to your MP3 player.
We hope you get as much out of listening to this conversation as we got out of being part of it!
Photo Credit: “Schnäggli” per Wikimedia Commons