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Billionaires profit during jobless recovery
The stock market is enjoying record highs, and the mainstream media is touting a recovery in the nation’s housing sector. There are more billionaires than ever around the world, but this economic boon is not being felt in all parts of the U.S. economy. While the wealthiest have seen their paychecks soar, the pain on Main Street continues as Americans struggle to find work and keep their homes.
How to Know Your Life Purpose in 5 Minutes: Adam Leipzig
Adam Leipzig has overseen more than 25 movies as a producer, executive and distributor. and has produced more than 300 stage plays and live events, and he was one of the founders of the Los Angeles Theatre Center.
Mentoring the Next Generation: Michael Benko
Featured on ABC, NBC, and Fox news affiliates Michael Benko is the co-founder of the Amazon Best Selling team the Student Success Academy. Michael’s focus is to empower the next generation of students through providing personalized education within a creative framework for students to flourish. Since the start of the Student Success Academy in 2011 Michael has consulted high school students across three different states and worked with five different universities. His vision is to maximize the potential and increase the chances of success for every individual that comes into contact with the Student Success Academy.
How Disco Taught Me About Leadership: Krystle Cobian
As a graduate of Seattle University‘s Student Development Administration program, Krystle Cobian works to address issues of access to higher education and encourages college students to explore their own identities and to make an impact in the world. As a leader, Cobian enjoys ideas, dreaming big, and building community wherever she goes.
No Limits on Dreams and No Obstacles to Achievements: Anne Levinson
Anne Levinson was one of Washington‘s first LGBTQ public officials. Through her public service, she has led efforts to create Seattle’s first self-managed transitional housing and to found one of the country’s first mental health courts. Levinson’s leadership is marked by passion, civic engagement and tenacity.
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Koch Brothers and the billionaire takeover
The Koch brothers are at it again. They’re wielding their money not in the political world, but in media. Lee Fong, contributing writer for The Nation, Zephyr Teachout, associate professor of Law at Fordham University, Errol Louis, host of NY1‘s, Inside City Hall, and former Democratic Congressman Patrick Murphy discuss reports that the Koch brothers are in a bidding war to take over the Tribune Company newspapers.
Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong
Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend — not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big accomplishments (even if that comes with big expenses). In this bold talk, he says: Let’s change the way we think about changing the world.
Everything the donating public has been taught about giving is dysfunctional, says AIDS Ride founder Dan Pallotta. He aims to transform the way society thinks about charity and giving and change.
WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO HIM?
“The nonprofit sector is critical to our dream of changing the world. Yet there is no greater injustice than the double standard that exists between the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. One gets to feast on marketing, risk-taking, capital and financial incentive, the other is sentenced to begging,” Dan Pallotta says in discussing his latest book, Charity Case. This economic starvation of our nonprofits is why he believes we are not moving the needle on great social problems. “My goal … is to fundamentally transform the way the public thinks about charity within 10 years.”
Pallotta is best known for creating the multi-day charitable event industry, and a new generation of citizen philanthropists with the AIDS Rides and Breast Cancer 3-Day events, which raised $582 million in nine years. He is president of Advertising for Humanity, which helps foundations and philanthropists transform the growth potential of their favorite grantees.
Ronald K. Mitchell, CPA, Ph.D. is a professor of entrepreneurship at the Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University. He takes the stage to speak about what he learned in his early entrepreneurial experiences. He expresses the importance of gathering and sharing the collective knowledge of entrepreneurs today.