Small & Gutsy

Small & Gutsy

Small & Gutsy offers our listeners the opportunity to learn about the smaller, less known nonprofits and social impact organizations with revenues under $10 M. Our aim is to bring their stories to life, celebrate them and further build their client, potential employee, volunteer and funding networks. The goal for the Small & Gutsy podcast is to raise the visibility of this Big little social impact sector. Tune in every week as we interview a different organization so you can learn about them, maybe find a job, volunteer, or donate.

Episodes

December 22, 2022 39 min

Today’s podcast is featuring an organization that is doing something significant to fight this catastrophic fentanyl poisoning epidemic.

Stop The VOID was formed to bring to the public’s attention, through education, awareness and legislative advocacy, the immediate danger of sudden death associated with the use of illicit drugs laced with deadly fentanyl.

Their purpose is to educate youth about the danger of sudden deaths associat...

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My incredible guests today are a combination of parent and peer - incredible parents, Jeff and Kathy Long who saw their daughter suffering and felt helpfless to do something about it - although they tried everything and found that there were resources that were not accessible in one place or not accessible at all or if they were, they were adults sharing their professional and sometimes personal expertise with youth - they even wro...

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Ever wonder why people come into your lives at certain times? Ever wonder in hindsight, why you neglected to trust your gut or second guessed yourself? Well, this podcast, we hope will renew your faith in whatever it is that you believe..G-D, karma, luck, spirit or power animals, humanity, faith, signs, really amazing friends, the list is endless; I am here on Podcast 61 of Small & Gutsy to remind you that no matter how small or in...

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Points For Patriots provides the foundation for Patriot Fellows to build an athletic fundraiser in their community alongside Veteran Mentors to raise money for military families in need. AND, Along the way, Fellows and Mentors learn lifelong lessons in Wellness, Social Entrepreneurship, and Connectedness. Their long-term vision is to engage young people with Veteran mentors in all 50 states. Points For Patriots is bridging the mili...

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Rainforest Flow is a nonprofit that delivers clean water, sanitation, and hygiene programs to indigenous people in Manu Biosphere Reserve in Peru’s Amazon rainforest. 

Their collaborative, integrated, and sustainable WASH  (water,  - sanitation - health) programs empower indigenous people to become stewards of their own health, their environment and their resources which ultimately provides them a sustainable future. 

Since 2003, R...

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The horse spirit animal represents freedom, adventurousness, mobility, independence, friendship and endurance. This majestic animal known for its beauty and stature has also endured pain, neglect and abuse through domestication and mistreatment for use in gambling, entertainment and sometimes, just pure gluttony. Esta Bernstein is the Founder of Saffyre Sanctuary, a horse rescue and rehabilitation program in the Los Angeles area th...

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Today’s episode highlights an incredible organization that is affiliated with JNF, Jewish National Fund, and yes, JNF doesn’t fit our criteria of being under 10 million dollars, but the affiliate organization, The Lauder Employment Center, known as the LEC certainly does - I chose to not only highlight them for this episode, but ask you to please consider a donation for my April 1st./April Fool's birt...

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Threads Worldwide, a fair profit ( notice I didn’t say for-profit), social impact organization, was founded in 2011 by three women exemplifying Margaret Mead's words,“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”  These women are, in fact, ch...

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February 28, 2022 53 min

Visionary Women is built on the belief that women do and should empower one another through inspiration, mentorship, leadership and yes, resources; They create opportunities through multiple channels to offer engaging conversations with innovative female leaders, and fund high impact initiatives to lift up women and girls.

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February 7, 2022 58 min

Theater is one of those experiences that is enhanced by the audience around us - by the reaction, by the community interaction, by the sheer feeling of having others witness what we ourselves are experiencing - it makes it all that much more real, sometimes, magical, sometimes, devastating…but always human….and always leads to a conversation about the topic of the theater production on so many levels....

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The Survivor Mitzvah Project’s  goal is that no Holocaust survivor who has experienced the darkest days of human history will ever be cold, hungry, or neglected again. 100% of every dollar donated for survivors goes directly into the hands of a Holocaust survivor in need. As Founder, Executive Director and Awakened Humanitarian, Zane  Buzby shares, "we cannot do a...

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How many of us as children had dreams of what we’d like to be, what our work might be when we grow up. Some of us knew quite early that we’d like to be doctors, nurses, firefighters, police officers, teachers, park rangers, pilots, chefs, builders; maybe some of us were involved in family businesses and imagined continuing that legacy, the list of options is vast, but few of us perhaps imagined that our life’s work and ambition...

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January 3, 2022 43 min

SparkShare’s goal is to empower young people to be the change agents in their own communities as well as in their own lives.Their 3 driving principles that guide their work are:

Listening to young people articulate what holds them and their peers back from opportunity, connecting youth with the resources and organizations they need, so they can solve the problems they identify, and Building partnerships that enable youth and adults...

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December 27, 2021 45 min

StartOut is a community of LGBTQ+ founders, professionals and  their Allies with a national membership of over 17K. StartOut began in 2009 and has been the champion for LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs, promoting the successes of the LGBTQ community, as well as researching the economic impact of LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs.

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Recognizing the many challenges older adults face when beginning to experience declining physical and cognitive abilities, Michelle Puzzo and M.D. Birmingham decided to take action and founded UR Community Cares in 2019 in their home state of Connecticut. They built the UR Community Cares digital platform as a way to match those in need with those in the same community who are eager to help. UR Community Cares is dedicated to helpi...

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December 13, 2021 49 min

Bright Invention, the genius output of creator, founder and Executive Director, Benjamin Lloyd uses a scenario-based technique as the foundation of this flexible and dynamic performing arts nonprofit which does three things: improvisation, corporate training, and creative work with marginalized communities. Bright Invention has become the epitome of a growth mindset by using improvisation to empower pe...

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For Land and People, the responsibility is in thinking about the here and now with a clear vision for the future. With an incredible team of experts leading this effort; For Land and People is determined to change the way we engage with each other, the Earth and the next generation of potential stewards, including and focusing on our disenfranchised and marginalized youth. What better way to engage young folks lost in our system of...

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November 29, 2021 41 min

The Wish Project’s goal is to provide local people in need with basic furniture, home goods and baby items, while helping the planet by recycling used goods. In this way, individuals in pain can focus on getting the social services they need and the Wish Project is reducing our collective waste - a win-win!

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November 22, 2021 49 min

Rise, Recover and Live is the mantra of a movement started by Scott Strode and a core group of team members to be a safe, sober active community of peers who support each other every day on the journey to recovery. This peer-driven movement is called the Phoenix, clearly for a reason...the beautiful image of an immortal bird that cyclically renews and rises to become a stronger, better self is an impressive and guiding symbol. Thei...

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November 15, 2021 42 min

What do you get when, during COVID-19, you cross a group of students studying business who need internships, and small businesses who are struggling to survive with 1 really smart, hard-working entrepreneur who knows how to leverage learning with sustainability? REM and Company is a social impact initiative that is becoming an information hub!

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