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Positive Impact Philanthropy Podcast

The Positive Impact Philanthropy podcast interviews women entrepreneurs that have a philanthropic component to their businesses and personal life to create great impact within their business, life, and communities. Enjoy informational and light-hearted interviews with legacy giving expert and entrepreneur, Lori Kranczer!

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Episode 18: An interview with Agatha Kulaga Co-founder and CEO of Ovenly

Join Lori and Agatha Kulaga as they discuss how it’s possible to build a socially responsible business while still being profitable. Selling amazing baked goods is the core of what she does, but her focus is also on creating opportunities for people from marginalized communities. Stay tuned as she shares how her values made an impact on the success of her business! Here are the things to expect in this episode: Agatha shares how she came from a social work background before starting her business. How did she use her business as a tool for social change? The various communities and nonprofits she works with. Entering a program for entrepreneurs who wanted to incorporate impact into their business. The impact of openly communicating your values to customers and clients. And more! About Agatha: Agatha Kulaga is the CEO & Co-founder of Ovenly. A lifelong baker turned entrepreneur, with a background in social work research and advocacy, she firmly believes in the power of business for social change. She continues to build a bakery empire while focusing on scaling progressive business practices and leading the company's retail and wholesale growth and expansion. It’s no surprise she’s been recognized as one of New York’s most “badass” leaders in food by Zagat and as one of the Cherry Bombe 100. You can find her in Food & Wine, New York Magazine, Food 52, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Vogue, to name a few. She also co-authored Ovenly: Sweet & Salty Recipes from New York’s Most Creative Bakery. Kulaga is an avid speaker for ethical entrepreneurship, mentor, consultant, and advisory member for Women in Hospitality United and The Center for Employment Opportunities. Her favorite color is butter yellow and her favorite treat is the Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie. Connect with Agatha! Website: https://www.oven.ly/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ovenly/ Foundations mentioned: GOSO: https://www.gosonyc.org/ Connect with Lori Kranczer! Website: https://www.everydayplannedgiving.com/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/positiveimpactphilanthropy LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorikranczer/

30mins

21 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Episode 17: An interview with Broghanne Jessamine Founder of Elemental Women Productions

Join Lori and Broghanne Jessamine as they talk about how art has the power to help change the world. Broghanne is the founder and owner of Elemental Women Productions, a woman-focused production company that focuses on themes exploring different issues. Stay tuned as she shares how they incorporate philanthropic initiatives through their art! Here are the things to expect in this episode: Giving back comes from our upbringing and the experiences that we have in our life. How does she choose the organizations she wants to give proceeds to? The value of working with smaller organizations. What are some ways to look for them? And more! About Broghanne Jessamine: Broghanne Jessamine is the Founder and Owner of Elemental Women Productions and originally from Scotland. Since emigrating to New York City, Broghanne has worked in Theater, Voice over and Film. Prior to moving to New York, Broghanne participated in  numerous  performing arts cultural festivals throughout Scotland and in Germany to  bring  theater and performance that explores social issues to a wider  audience. In her work in acting Broghanne found a passion and need to form a company that truly focused on developing and producing women's work. Creating a community of women artists joined in their want to share the stories and lessons they wanted growing up and so EWP was born. Connect with Broghanne! Website: https://elementalwomenproductions.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elementalwomenproductions/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elementalwomen Twitter: https://twitter.com/elemental_women A Series on Surviving: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/aseriesonsurviving/410462074 Foundations mentioned: RAINN: https://www.rainn.org/ New Women New Yorkers: https://www.nywomenimmigrants.org/ WIN: https://winnyc.org/ Stonewall: https://www.stonewall.org.uk/ Black Women’s Health Imperative: https://bwhi.org/ Connect with Lori Kranczer! Website: https://www.everydayplannedgiving.com/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/positiveimpactphilanthropy LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorikranczer/

31mins

14 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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Episode 16: An interview with Kimberley Bueno-Schonig Founder of Bueno-Schonig Consulting and Women Entrepreneurs International

Join Lori and Kimberley Bueno-Schonig in this conversation about having a nonprofit that’s related to your business. In this episode, Kimberley shares the journey of how her own experiences led her to inspire and support other aspiring entrepreneurs with their businesses. Stay tuned! Here’s what to expect in this episode: Kimberley shares the story of how she started a business without a background in entrepreneurship. How did this inspire her nonprofit? Why did she go the nonprofit route instead of a for-profit business that offers the same entrepreneurial resources? The importance of having core values to move forward with any goal. The value of working together with a team. It takes a village to make huge missions happen! And more! About Kimberley: Kimberley is the CEO and founder of BuenoSchonig Consulting, which is a business and career consulting firm that strives to help people who are making positive impacts on the world achieve their business and or career goals. Connect with Kimberley! Website: https://www.buenoschonigconsulting.com/ Foundations mentioned: WE of Hudson County: https://www.womenentrepreneursofhudsoncounty.org/ Women Entrepreneurs International: https://womenentrepreneursinternational.org/ Connect with Lori Kranczer! Website: https://www.everydayplannedgiving.com/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/positiveimpactphilanthropy LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorikranczer/

27mins

7 Jul 2021

Rank #3

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Episode 15: An Interview with Diana Gaitiria Founder of Rough Love Jewelry

Join Lori and Diana Gaitira in this conversation about helping people through the things that inspire us. Diana is the founder of Rough Love Jewelry, her business that started out of her jewelry-making hobby. Having come from a different line of career, how was she able to grow her business so quickly? What is the role of her philanthropic journey in her success? Stay tuned! Here are the things to expect in this episode: How inspiring yourself can lead to inspiring other people. What difference does it make when your personal values align with your business? The value of having a cause that you identify with. Taking action doesn’t always have to be a big event. Even the smallest act of kindness can have a big impact on people. And more! ~ About Diana: I'm a first-generation born American with immigrant parents from Haiti. I am a Gallaudet University Alumni (class of 2007),I was accepted into their exclusive program called H.U.G.s (Hearing Undergraduate Students), and I graduated with a B.A. degree in Deaf Studies. I am also a certified Sign Language Interpreter, SAG-AFTRA actor, IATSE 871 film crew member and more. What started out as a Covid-19 lockdown hobby of jewelry making turned into an amazing business venture and dream come true!  May you find pleasure, joy, inspiration, and strength through my products! Connect with Diana! Website: https://roughlovejewelry.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/roughlove.jewels/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RoughLove.Jewels Foundations mentioned: Pazapa: https://pazapa.org/ No Kids In Cages: https://nokidsincages.com/ National Black Deaf Advocates: https://www.nbda.org/ Deaf Queer: http://dqrc.org/

28mins

30 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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Episode 14: An interview with Jamie Wolf founder of Million Dollar Story Agency

Join Lori and Jamie Wolf in this conversation about how it’s never too hard to give back. Jamie is the founder of Million Dollar Story Agency. She came from a family and community where participating in fundraisers and charities are encouraged. Stay tuned as she shares her definition of philanthropy. How did she discover which philanthropic issues to support? Stay tuned! Here are the things to expect in this episode: Jamie shares how her daughter is one reason she started her philanthropic initiative. The value of focusing on causes important to you. It’s okay to say no to charities you don’t connect with! The more you give, the more your business grows. Teaching children small acts of giving back. What impact will it have on the community? How networking can open doors to people who need access to any kind of support. And more! ~ Connect with Jamie! Website: https://www.milliondollarstory.co/expert-brand-authority Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/influencercircle.milliondollarstory?fbclid=IwAR2l0Jy5DnnqR8-fOGAcdCaTSgSyd24g3XYRWijcD-9ZYE9tfeu7WnA9GUA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jamie.wolf.581 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamieclausswolf/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamieclausswolf/ Connect with Lori Kranczer! Website: https://www.everydayplannedgiving.com/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/positiveimpactphilanthropy LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorikranczer/

36mins

23 Jun 2021

Rank #5

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Episode 13: An interview with Katie Spellman CEO of Revel & Grow

Join Lori and Katie Spellman in today’s episode of Positive Impact Philanthropy. Katie is the founder of Revel & Grow, a Facebook and Instagram advertising agency. She works mainly with clients who have various philanthropic causes. She’s also part of a foundation that funds charitable projects in her local community. Find out how she shares how you don’t have to be a millionaire to support any cause. Stay tuned! Here are the things to expect in this episode: Integrating a philanthropic cause into your business. What impact does it have on people? Making philanthropy a part of the business marketing strategy. How do you know where to start your philanthropic journey? There’s no perfect way to take action in contributing to the community. Just take one small step and see the big difference it makes! And more! ~ About Katie: Facebook and Instagram ads strategist. Foodie. Boy-mom. Obsessed with helping you scale your course, program, or coaching expertise with customized, strategic ads. Connect with Katie! Website: https://www.revelandgrow.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katie.spellman/ Foundations mentioned: BLK and Bold Specialty Coffee: https://blkandbold.com/ Dallas County Foundation: https://www.dallascountyfoundation.org/ Connect with Lori Kranczer! Website: https://www.everydayplannedgiving.com/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/positiveimpactphilanthropy LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorikranczer/

34mins

16 Jun 2021

Rank #6

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Episode 12: An interview with Sonia Lakshman & Aimee Higgins co-founders of EveryoneofUs

Lori is joined by two special guests on today’s episode of Positive Impact Philanthropy! Sonia Lakshman and Aimee Higgins are the founders of Every One of Us, a nonprofit organization that funds projects dedicated to climate solutions. As we continue to face a global crisis on climate change, find out how their cause has impacted multiple communities. How did they make it as easy as possible for people to take action? Stay tuned! What does The Every One Club do? What key environmental issues are they focusing on? The reality that people are too busy with their lives to take action in saving the environment. Investing in purpose-driven businesses that align with their goals as an organization. The value of having the members decide on their projects and funding activities. And much more! ~ Connect with Sonia & Aimee! Website: https://everyoneofus.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_everyoneofus/ Book mentioned: Losing Earth by Nathaniel Rich - https://www.amazon.com/Losing-Earth-History-Nathaniel-Rich/dp/0374191336 Company mentioned: https://www.beebombs.com/how-to-beebomb Connect with Lori Kranczer! Website: https://www.everydayplannedgiving.com/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/positiveimpactphilanthropy LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorikranczer/

30mins

9 Jun 2021

Rank #7

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Episode 11: An Interview with Mary Lou Andre, Founder and President of Dressing Well

Join Lori and Mary Lou Andre on this episode as they discuss the success in growing a business fueled by passion and commitment for a cause. Mary Lou is the founder and president of Dressing Well, a wardrobe management business that initially started with no clients and no capital. How was her philanthropic journey like, and how was she able to make an impact on the different communities she supported? Stay tuned! Here’s what to expect in this episode: Having a strong sense of philanthropic advocacy since the very beginning. The company started as a nonprofit! The importance of connecting clients with organizations that need their donations. The power of personal presentation. How does the way you dress affect the way you’re living? Developing the Karma of Clothing project. What is it about? What makes her brand stand out? And much more! ~ Connect with Mary Lou! Website: https://www.dressingwell.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/beyonddressingwell Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dressingwellboston/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-lou-andre/ Foundations Mentioned: The Karma of Clothing: https://www.dressingwell.com/the-karma-of-clothing-project Caring Partners: https://caringpartnersinc.org/ Dress For Success Boston: https://boston.dressforsuccess.org/ Connect with Lori Kranczer! Website: https://www.everydayplannedgiving.com/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/positiveimpactphilanthropy LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorikranczer/

34mins

2 Jun 2021

Rank #8

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Episode 10: An Interview with Laura Maiurano, CEO of Fivefoottwo Marketing

Join Lori and Laura Maiurano as they discuss how philanthropy can be incorporated into the marketing and branding of any business. Laura is a co-founder at Five-Foot-Two Marketing, which started a nonprofit mentorship program that serves as a support system for female business owners. How was Laura able to create this safe community for women? Stay tuned! Here's what to expect in the episode: What was the idea behind Fierce Founders? Who are they? Deciding between making a group a nonprofit from a for profit.  Mentorship is an essential aspect of their nonprofit program. Sometimes it takes a little help and guidance to achieve great things! How do you take action in starting a nonprofit and making it work? And much more! About Fivefoottwo Marketing: We’re not an agency. Our co-founders directly manage teams of specialized contractors dedicated specifically to each client. Combined with a network of freelancers from every industry and partners in all areas of marketing, our collective can deliver a quality marketing team for less than the cost of your first marketing hire. Connect with Laura! Website: https://www.fivefoottwomarketing.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fiercefounders/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauramaiurano/ Foundations Mentioned: Fierce Founders: https://www.fivefoottwomarketing.com/fierce-founders Connect with Lori Kranczer! Website: https://www.everydayplannedgiving.com/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/positiveimpactphilanthropy LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorikranczer/

30mins

26 May 2021

Rank #9

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Episode 9: An Interview with Nancy Gale, CEO, Founder of Ambition and JAMAH

Lori is joined by Nancy Gale on this episode, where they talk about how it’s possible to be a brand that connects cause and commerce. Nancy is the founder and designer of a luxury handbag brand called JAMAH and also the founder of Ambition, a nonprofit deeply integrated into the roots of JAMAH (and other organizations). How has her philanthropic journey led her to make an impact on disadvantaged youth? Stay tuned! She started her luxury brand with a belief in capitalism with consciousness. What does this mean? Investors telling her to make money first and worry about giving later. Finally launching Ambition, her nonprofit program. What is the idea behind Ambition? What is the impact of mentorship on the kids in the programs? Nancy shares about some inspiring stories of the kids from their programs. And many more! ~ About Nancy Gale: Nancy Gale is an inspiring individual with a fascinating story of overcoming hardship and creating something beautiful out of the pieces. Not only is she a powerful force in the entrepreneurial world as a luxury handbag designer, she is also a passionate activist, advocate, mentor, teacher and skydiver. Her generous heart and outgoing personality radiate positivity that is spread to everyone she meets despite the challenges she has faced throughout her lifetime. It’s no wonder why she has such an impact on empowering others with the force of resiliency. Foundations Mentioned: Ambition: https://www.ambition.org/ JAMAH: https://www.jamah.com/ Connect with Lori Kranczer! Website: https://www.everydayplannedgiving.com/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/positiveimpactphilanthropy LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorikranczer/

31mins

19 May 2021

Rank #10