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Doing Good Podcast - Amra Naidoo

The Doing Good Podcast is your guide to doing good, whether you’re a seasoned do-gooder or just starting out on your journey. Each episode we dive into different social challenges, interviewing leading experts and change makers driving results on-the-ground to expose the issues and deconstruct how to make REAL impact.
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Dec 22, 2016

The silly season is in full swing! And although, I love this time of year because of the special time I get to spend at home with my family and friends, I can't quite wrap my head around the craziness in the shopping malls and supermarkets. Apart from being absolute chaos, are you noticing the consumerism and materialism? #guilty This is a quick episode about how you can do good over the Christmas season with 3 simple and EASY-PEASY tips to make this time of year truly the GIVING time of year. 

 

I really do believe that you can still have a great time celebrating AND if everyone makes small conscious changes, the impact can be huge. 

 

Big impact doesn’t have to be hard. It starts with small changes. I’m not even saying that you have to radically modify your lifestyle. But if everyone makes small conscious changes to their lifestyle, collectively the impact will be huge. These a just a few quick things that I’ve identified, but I’d love to hear from you about what things small things are you doing this year to create social impact? Happy holidays everyone! 

 

People/ items mentioned in this episode:

carbonfootprint.com

B Corporation Certification

Alter Eco

ETSY

Ben & Jerry’s

Tristram Stuart, Founder, Feedback

Feedback

Agenda, World Economic Forum

Tristram Stuart World Economic Forum article on food supply

USDA data on food loss in the American retail food supply chain

USDA data on food loss in American restaurants & kitchens

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

United Nations

Livestock impact on:

 

What was your favorite quote or lesson from this episode? Let me know in the comments!

Dec 11, 2016

Episode 9 & 10 of the Doing Good Podcast are interviews with Founder of Chuffed, Prashan Paramanthan. In this episode, Prashan shares a ton of wisdom from his journey raising VC funds, how others can learn from their fundraising process and general advice for social entrepreneurs who are looking at securing investment from other non-traditional sources. Prashan also talks about Chuffed’s company structure and why they made the decisions they did to set it up that way.  If you don’t already know much about Chuffed, I recommend listening to episode 9 before tuning in to episode 10. Looking forward to your thoughts!

 

Favourite quote from episode:

“Start with only enough that you need to figure out what people actually want [24:13]

 

People/ items mentioned in this episode:

Chuffed

Chuffed’s blog

Chuffed’s Public Benefit Structure

Chuffed Seed Funding Round

 

 

Get in contact with Prashan on Twitter

 

Show notes

  • What was the path that Chuffed took to raising venture capital funding as a social enterprise? [2:20]
  • Prashan shares the 3 common responses by commercial investors to social enterprises looking to raise funding [06:10]
  • More on Chuffed’s public benefit company structure [10:00]
  • Prashan shares useful advice he’s been given [20:30]

 

What was your favorite quote or lesson from this episode? Let me know in the comments!

Dec 11, 2016

Episode 9 & 10 of the Doing Good Podcast are interviews with Founder of Chuffed, Prashan Paramanthan. In episode 9, we talk all things tech for good, crowdfunding for social good and more. You get a better understand of what exactly crowdfunding is and how it can be used to create huge impact. Chuffed is a unique social enterprise in its structure and is the first of its kind to receive venture capital funding. If you would like to hear more about the business side of things for Chuffed from Prashan, you can check out episode 10 with his advice on getting started, how to fundraise and more. Enjoy!

 

Favourite quote from episode:

“Pitch them the big bold idea of how you’re going to change the world” [24:00]

 

People/ items mentioned in this episode:

Chuffed

Chuffed’s blog

Telstra Foundation

Chuffed Seed Funding Round

 

Get in contact with Prashan on Twitter

 

Show notes

  • What exactly is crowdfunding and how is it transforming the charity sector? [02:30]
  • What makes Chuffed different to other crowdfunding platforms out there? [04:00]
  • Prashan takes us on the journey of how Chuffed started [11:45]
  • How did you come up with the name for your social enterprise? [24:41]
  • How does Chuffed measure impact? [31:38]
  • Prashan gives advice on how to get started/ get involved in creating your own social impact [44:10]
  • Three Things [55:00]

 

What was your favorite quote or lesson from this episode? Let me know in the comments!

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