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The Finding Impact Podcast

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Non-Profit
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Welcome the Finding Impact Podcast, hosted by Andy Narracott. On this podcast, you'll hear interviews with strategies, tactics and tips from guests who have out-sized knowledge or experience on a particular challenge facing social entrepreneurs. That's everything from raising capital and creating successful partnerships, to training a workforce and engaging with government. Also, customer service systems, assessing credit worthiness, revenue collection strategies, talent recruitment, reaching the next level of scale whilst maintaining quality, in-country manufacturing for your next product, prioritizing fundraising vs. competing demands, investing in staff and employee retention, and finally, strategy development. Join the community of social entrepreneurs helping each other to create a better world for our children.

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Welcome the Finding Impact Podcast, hosted by Andy Narracott. On this podcast, you'll hear interviews with strategies, tactics and tips from guests who have out-sized knowledge or experience on a particular challenge facing social entrepreneurs. That's everything from raising capital and creating successful partnerships, to training a workforce and engaging with government. Also, customer service systems, assessing credit worthiness, revenue collection strategies, talent recruitment, reaching the next level of scale whilst maintaining quality, in-country manufacturing for your next product, prioritizing fundraising vs. competing demands, investing in staff and employee retention, and finally, strategy development. Join the community of social entrepreneurs helping each other to create a better world for our children.

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Invaluable Insights

By kengelly - Oct 27 2018
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Social enterprises, like many startups are often charting new territory, which can be an isolating experience. And yet, so many others have paved similar paths and have invaluable insights to share, if only asked. Finding Impact creates a platform for an honest exchange of lessons learned, tales of failure, and of success. Andy has thoughtfully drawn out the stories and in doing so, created a home for a top-notch community, no matter how far along they are on the social enterprise journey.

Amazing organizations

By Donzo! - Aug 10 2018
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The show constantly has amazing organizations that do phenomenal work. It has opened my eyes of all the different ways to have social impact and how to it can be done. It’s one of the more interesting podcast out there, highlighting people who are creating real change. Keep it up Andy!!

iTunes Ratings

8 Ratings
Average Ratings
8
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0
0
0

Invaluable Insights

By kengelly - Oct 27 2018
Read more

Social enterprises, like many startups are often charting new territory, which can be an isolating experience. And yet, so many others have paved similar paths and have invaluable insights to share, if only asked. Finding Impact creates a platform for an honest exchange of lessons learned, tales of failure, and of success. Andy has thoughtfully drawn out the stories and in doing so, created a home for a top-notch community, no matter how far along they are on the social enterprise journey.

Amazing organizations

By Donzo! - Aug 10 2018
Read more

The show constantly has amazing organizations that do phenomenal work. It has opened my eyes of all the different ways to have social impact and how to it can be done. It’s one of the more interesting podcast out there, highlighting people who are creating real change. Keep it up Andy!!

Cover image of The Finding Impact Podcast

The Finding Impact Podcast

Updated 19 days ago

Read more

Welcome the Finding Impact Podcast, hosted by Andy Narracott. On this podcast, you'll hear interviews with strategies, tactics and tips from guests who have out-sized knowledge or experience on a particular challenge facing social entrepreneurs. That's everything from raising capital and creating successful partnerships, to training a workforce and engaging with government. Also, customer service systems, assessing credit worthiness, revenue collection strategies, talent recruitment, reaching the next level of scale whilst maintaining quality, in-country manufacturing for your next product, prioritizing fundraising vs. competing demands, investing in staff and employee retention, and finally, strategy development. Join the community of social entrepreneurs helping each other to create a better world for our children.

Rank #1: FIP 73: Men Who Champion Women with Isaac Fokuo

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Today we begin our new podcast takeover series with Tamsin Jones of The Boardroom Africa. Her first guest is Isaac Fokuo of Botho Emerging Markets Group who shares his thoughts on how men can be champions for women. On this episode you’ll learn: The tools and tactics for building gender diversity from a male perspective, […]

Jun 26 2018
45 mins
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Rank #2: FIP 002: Using Human-Centered Design to Create Solutions with Jocelyn Wyatt

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In this episode, we talk to Jocelyn Wyatt about using human centered design to solve problems faced by social entrepreneurs. Specifically, on this episode you’ll learn: How you can use HCD early on in your business to figure out what resonates with the customer, what the most appropriate business model is likely to be, the […]

Feb 19 2017
36 mins
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Rank #3: FIP 67: Profit vs. Impact 3/3 – with Arielle Molino of Intellecap

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Today we hear from Arielle Molino of Intellecap, which is a firm that supports business solutions to poverty through consulting, impact investing activities, and the Sankalp conferences in India and East Africa. On this episode you’ll learn: Why Arielle doesn’t like to say “profit versus impact” but instead “profit and impact” and her viewpoint that […]

May 15 2018
27 mins
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Rank #4: FIP 79: Lessons from a data driven social enterprise with Mina Shahid

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This is our first in an episode series on data and social enterprises. Today’s guest is Mina Shahid of Numida who shares his thoughts on how to effectively incorporate data into social enterprises. On this episode you’ll learn: How Mina and Numida started to incorporate customer-provided data to both develop digital tools that their customers […]

Aug 07 2018
36 mins
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Rank #5: FIP 003: Transforming Your Sales Capability with Scott Roy

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In this episode, I talk to Scott Roy who talks to the importance of sales in every social enterprise. You’ll learn about his unique formula he developed over 30 years ago and how he now applies the same foundational sales process to social enterprises in emerging markets around the world. You’ll learn about: Using the […]

Feb 21 2017
52 mins
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Rank #6: FIP 83: Marketing in Emerging Markets with Amanda Arch of Kasha

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Today, we speak with Amanda Arch of Kasha on how it uses online and mobile platforms to market and deliver health products to middle class and BOP consumers in Rwanda. On this episode: Amanda explains Kasha’s development in Rwanda, which began with building out an MVP of the technology and then working with different customer […]

Sep 04 2018
30 mins
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Rank #7: FIP 37: The Key to Success is Knowing Your Why with Ken Njoroge

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This is the second part of my interview with Ken – co-founder of one of Africa’s’s exciting homegrown multinationals – Cellulant. In this episode, he shares some of his hard learned lessons, including how he got through one of the darkest times in his career. Listening to this interview will make you ready for what’s […]

Oct 18 2017
32 mins
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Rank #8: FIP 40: Cash Flow Fundamentals with Alex Eaton

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Growing up on a small farm in the US, Alex Eaton was raised with a sensitivity to the reality of smallholder farming. It’s no surprise that after 8 years of leading the International Renewable Resources Institute, Alex, a serial entrepreneur, built Sistema Biobolsa in Mexico in 2010 to enable farmers to use biogas solutions to […]

Nov 08 2017
29 mins
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Rank #9: FIP 33: Charity Revenue via Consulting with David Goldberg of Founders Pledge

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Founders Pledge asks tech entrepreneurs to make a commitment early on in their journey, that when they come into some liquidity, be that an exit or payout, they will give a portion to their favourite charity. David shares stories of what happens when the charity and tech startup world collide. He’s a charity founder on […]

Sep 20 2017
30 mins
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Rank #10: FIP 89: High Tech Bio Tech for Development with Eddy Agbo of Fyodor Biotech

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For the second episode in our high tech for development episode, I’m speaking to Eddy Agbo of Fyodor Biotech. We speak about early diagnostic methods that are changing the game for global health and the opportunities these represent for social enterprise. Eddy is the CEO of Fyodor Biotech, he's a PHD from Utrecht University in the Netherlands in molecular genetics and has a post-doctoral fellowship in medicine and infectious diseases at John Hopkins.

Oct 17 2018
37 mins
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Rank #11: FIP 96: Burnout in Social Entrepreneurs with Ilaina Rabbat of Amani Institute

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Today, we speak with Ilaina Rabbat (co-founder of Amani Institute) on burnout in social entrepreneurs--why it happens, what can be done to protect yourself from it, signs it’s happening, safety measure to put in place--which is so critically important when you’re doing this sort of work. She recently published a thesis on how to thrive in the social sector.

Feb 20 2019
35 mins
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Rank #12: FIP 91: Alexandra Fiorillo on behavioral science and social impact

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Today, we speak with Alexandra Fiorillo of GRID Impact on how to incorporate behavioral design elements into social enterprises to maximize impact.

Oct 30 2018
35 mins
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Rank #13: FIP 99: How local founders can attract foreign impact capital with Andreas Zeller

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We’re talking about how local founders can attract foreign impact capital, with Andreas Zeller of Open Capital Advisors

Mar 13 2019
30 mins
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Rank #14: FIP 34: Avoiding Burnout, Maximum Employee Output and Hiring with a Dog, with David Goldberg

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Founders Pledge asks tech entrepreneurs to make a commitment early on in their journey, that when they come into some liquidity, be that an exit or payout, they will give a portion of that to their favourite charity. This is an honest conversation and David opens up to some of his own confrontation with burnout […]

Sep 27 2017
26 mins
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Rank #15: FIP 35: Optimising business models for impact entrepreneurs, with Jon Shepard

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After leaving the army in his late twenties, Jon’s work with the Prince’s Trust set him on a path of finding purpose in his life. Later, Jon worked with Gib Bulloch at Accenture Development Partners in 2003 on a model that became the influence for setting up Enterprise Growth Services at EY. After that experience, […]

Oct 04 2017
24 mins
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Rank #16: FIP 32: Designing an Organisation that People Love to Work For with Jim Taylor

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Proximity Designs started in 2004 in Myanmar as a social enterprise focusing on the rural sector. Starting out with smallholder farmers, they first introduced a simple pump that dramatically improve water use and boosted productivity and incomes. They’ve since moved on to launching many products and services that can touch thousands of villages and millions […]

Sep 13 2017
42 mins
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Rank #17: FIP 69: Funding 1/4 – Are you ready to raise money? With Elizabeth West of iGravity

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Today we hear from Elizabeth West of iGravity on the subject of investment readiness and the first steps in fundraising as the first episode in our fundraising series. On this episode you’ll learn: What it means to be “investment ready” and what are some preparation steps that enterprises should consider taking before engaging with investors, […]

May 29 2018
34 mins
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Rank #18: FIP 76: KPIs, Cohesion, and Driving Performance with Gayatri Datar of EarthEnable

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Gayatri is co-founder of EarthEnable, a social enterprise with a mission to improve the health of low-income communities by replacing dirt floors with affordable and sanitary floors. She is incredibly passionate about scaling simple technologies that can have a positive impact across the world. Gayatri shares some tips and tricks on KPIs, building team cohesion […]

Jul 18 2018
37 mins
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Rank #19: FIP 102: Why donor money is distorting the entrepreneurship ecosystem in East Africa, with Fiona Mungai of Endeavor

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What entrepreneurs in East Africa need to know about foreign impact investors, and why donor money may be holding back entrepreneurship, with Fiona Mungai of Endeavor

Apr 03 2019
32 mins
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Rank #20: FIP 098 Mental stress and isolation with Bedriye Hulya

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This week on the Finding Impact Podcast, we are talking about burnout in the social sector, the third in our interview series, and we talk about Bedriye Hulya’s own experience, and how it took a very unique project that aims to promote the inner wellbeing for changemakers to help her get unstuck and make drastic changes in her life. Bedriye is founder of b-fit, which is a chain of women-only sport and health centers in Turkey, and uses a unique franchising model which empowers women.   On this podcast, you will learn: More about her b-fit model. Profit versus social good: how Bedriye maintained the thin line / keeping the balance between focusing on maintaining a profit so you’re sustainable, but also keeping in mind that the social good is more important than the profit. When Bedriye started to feel symptoms of burnout. She felt trapped, started getting angry at people, started to resent the company and her work, and started to feel an injustice of trying to do social good, but not feeling good herself. About her experience with the Wellbeing Project, an intensive 18-month program for creating and supporting a culture of inner wellbeing for changemakers. Bedriye particularly benefited from Gestalt Practice which made her realize she lost touch with herself and her feelings by burying things that she should have lived through. How Bedriye loved founding the company but hated management and felt like she was forcing herself to fit into the role. Her advice to other social entrepreneurs stuck in the hamster wheel: take a sabbatical (if possible), do inner work (ie. Gestalt Practice, going to therapy, etc.) - anything looking into yourself to understand what processes are manifesting in your altered behaviors or thoughts or feelings. Afterwards you will learn your strengths and weaknesses and I recommend that people do their inner work. Links to Resources: The b-fit website https://b-fit.com.tr/en The b-fit model description https://www.ashoka.org/en-US/fellow/bedriye-hulya The Wellbeing Project http://wellbeing-project.org/ Gestalt Practice https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gestalt_Practice   Connect with Bedriye: E-mail: BedriyeHulya@b-fit.com.tr

Mar 06 2019
24 mins
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