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Each month Nell Edgington talks with a leading thinker and doer in the social innovation space. These are people who are shaping this emerging movement by taking risks, suggesting new approaches, starting new organizations, creating new territory, or otherwise being “unreasonable.” They are fascinating, thought-provoking, radical and, ultimately, idealists who are charting a better way.

Past interviews are with:

Eric Weinheimer: Forefront
Grant Oliphant: The Heinz Endowments
David Grant: Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Michael Etzel: The Bridgespan Group
Jen Ratay: Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund
Kathy Reich: Ford Foundation
Hilda Polanco: FMA – Fiscal Strength for Nonprofits
Linda Baker: David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ruth McCambridge: Nonprofit Quarterly
Jane Wei-Skillern: Center for Social Sector Leadership at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business
Aaron Dorfman: National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)
Dan Cardinali: Independent Sector
Melinda Tuan: Fund for Shared Insight
Isaac Castillo: Performance Management for Every Nonprofit
Sean Thomas-Breitfeld: Understanding Movements for Social Change
Anna Muoio: The Network As Social Change Tool
Michael Crawford: Freedom to Marry
HistPhil Blog
Tim Delaney: National Council of Nonprofits
Jay Geneske: The Rockefeller Foundation
Tris Lumley: New Philanthropy Capital (NPC)
Mary Winkler: Urban Institute
Linda Wood: Haas Leadership Initiative
Lowell Weiss: Cascade Philanthropy Advisors
Josh Silver: Represent.US
Albert Ruesga: Greater New Orleans Foundation
Ann Goggins Gregory: Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco
Kathleen Enright: Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO)
Rick Moyers: Meyer Foundation
Jacob Harold: Guidestar
Amy Sample Ward: Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN)
Kathy Reich: David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Fay Twersky: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Cindy Gibson: Cynthesis Consulting
Pat Lawler: Youth Villages
Daniel Stid: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Denise Zeman: Saint Luke’s Foundation
Katherine Lorenz: Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation
Bill Shore: Share Our Strength
Hope Neighbor: Hope Consulting
Geeta Goel: Dell Foundation
Ted Levinson: RSF Social Finance
Laura Zumdahl: Donors Forum
Brian Sasscer: The Case Foundation
Perla Ni: GreatNonprofits
Monisha Kapila: ProInspire
Wendy Harman: American Red Cross
Jim Canales: The James Irvine Foundation
Mark Hecker: Reach Incorporated
Phil Buchanan: The Center for Effective Philanthropy
Erine Gray: Aunt Bertha
Chris Earthman: Austin Ventures
Robert Egger: CForward
Lucy Bernholz: Blueprint Research & Design
Antony Bugg-Levine: Nonprofit Finance Fund
Mario Morino: Venture Philanthropy Partners
Lara Galinksy: Echoing Green
George Overholser: Nonprofit Finance Fund, Part 1
George Overholser: Nonprofit Finance Fund, Part 2
Kevin Jones: SoCap Conference
Paul Tarini: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Craig Newmark: craigslist
Beth Kanter: Beth’s Blog
Jeff Raderstrong: UnSectored
Adin Miller: Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
Dennis Morrow: Janus Youth Programs
Kate Barr: Nonprofits Assistance Fund
Aria Finger:
Karina Mangu-Ward: EmcArts
David Neff: Lights. Camera. Help.
Jim Gibbons: Goodwill Industries International
Jessamyn Lau: Peery Foundation
David Henderson: Idealistics Inc.
Carol Thompson Cole: Venture Philanthropy Partners
Rebecca Thomas: Nonprofit Finance Fund
Susan Comfort: KaBOOM!
Dennis Cavner: Innovation+
Laura Tomasko: Public-Philanthropic Partnerships
Rene Cabral-Daniels: Council on Foundations
Ted Howard: Evergreen Cooperatives
Anna Land: Heart House
Sean Stannard-Stockton: Tactical Philanthropy Advisors
Clara Miller: Nonprofit Finance Fund