Cause & Purpose Podcast

Cause

[kawz]

A principle, aim, or movement that, because of a deep commitment, one is prepared to defend or advocate.

Purpose

[pur-puhs]

A person's sense of resolve or determination. The reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.

Moonshot.co is home to Cause & Purpose, a podcast that highlights leaders in the social impact sector. Hear their stories, successes, failures, and lessons-learned from lives spent in the trenches, tackling the world’s most important social challenges.

Caroline Spears

Solving Climate Change By Empowering Campaigns with Climate Cabinet Executive Director Caroline Spears

Caroline Spears is the Executive Director at Climate Cabinet, which began as a volunteer-based team in 2018, when a Texas state legislature candidate asked for climate talking points and policy solutions that were relevant to her district. They realized that this need was not unique: many candidates want to run on strong climate platforms but don’t have the time to simultaneously run a full-time campaign and do cutting-edge policy analysis. Thus, Climate Cabinet Action was born. Climate Cabinet Action has supported candidates and pushed climate on the campaign trail in four campaign cycles, including 2018 state legislature races, 2019 presidential primaries, 2020 state and congressional races, and 2021 Virginia House of Delegates elections. In 2020, they worked with 100 campaigns.

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Michael Edmonson

Guiding the LGBTQ+ Community Through Coming Out with Co-Founder and CEO of Worthy Mentoring Michael Edmonson

Michael Edmonson is the co-founder and CEO of Worthy Mentoring, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that connects mentors and mentees in the LGBTQ+ Community through a mobile iOS and Android App. The Worthy Mentoring App offers a safe platform for our community to seek personal guidance, professional advice, support, and friendship.

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Amy Guterman

Training Teams to Independently Innovate with Senior Director of Community Innovation, Impact Labs & Open Source Commons at Salesforce Amy Guterman

Amy Guterman is a human-centered designer and innovator, with a focus on leveraging tech for social impact. She is the Senior Director of Community Innovation, Impact Labs & Open Source Commons at Salesforce. At Salesforce, her team leads Impact Labs and Open Source Commons to foster community collaboration and inspire innovation on the world's most pressing challenges. Amy's work includes designing interventions to address issues in equity in education, housing and homelessness, and global health information systems. Her work has been featured in publications such as Forbes, FastCo, Wired, and The Verge and recognized internationally by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The White House.

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Mari Galloway and Tennisha Martin

Creating a Legacy for Female Hackers with Womens Society of Cyberjutsu CEO Mari Galloway and Black Girls Hack Founder Tennisha Martin

Mari Galloway is the CEO and a founding board member of The Women's Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC), a Northern Virginia-based non-profit organization passionate about helping and empowering women to succeed in the cybersecurity field. Their primary mission is to advance women in cybersecurity by providing programs and partnerships that promote networking, education, mentoring, resource-sharing, and opportunities. Tennisha Martin is the founder and Executive Director of BlackGirlsHack (BGH Foundation), a national cybersecurity nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education and resources to underserved communities and increasing the diversity in cyber. BlackGirlsHack provides black women and girls with resources, mentorship, direction, and training required to enter and excel in the Cybersecurity field.

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Alex Wilson

Changing the Nonprofit World Through Cryptocurrency with The Giving Block Co-Founder Alex Wilson

Alex Wilson is the co-founder of The Giving Block, a platform that makes Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency fundraising easy for nonprofits, empowering mission-driven organizations, charities, universities, and faith-based organizations of all sizes to leverage crypto technology to achieve their mission. Alex’s background is in management consulting where he worked with Fortune 500 companies to develop strategies around emerging technologies like AI, IoT, blockchain and cryptocurrency. As he went down the cryptocurrency rabbit hole, he and his co-founder discovered a need for nonprofits to be able to tap into the new and growing crypto donor demographic. Now, he’s turned his attention to the nonprofit world where he equips nonprofits to accept cryptocurrency donations and build fundraising programs.

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