Non Profit

75. “I'm Not Here To Live In A Utopia” with John Carroll

My guest this week is John Carroll. Lately, I’ve wondered how do you confidently promote a city with significant issues. John is behind the highly successful grassroots nonprofit Choose 901 and City Leadership out of Memphis, TN.

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72. We Were Built For This with Pat Lawler
October 26, 2022

My guest, today for the 2nd time, is Youth Villages CEO Pat Lawler.

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51. Serve By Principle, Not By Politics with Scott Sauls
September 2, 2021

My Guest today is Scott Sauls from Nashville, TN. Scott is the Senior Pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville. Prior to moving to Nashville, Scott served on staff under Tim Keller in New York City at Redeemer Church.

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50. Stubbornness, Persistence, and The Dignity Of All Mankind with Steve Nash
August 19, 2021

My guest today is Steve Nash. Steve is the founder of Advance Memphis. Advance Memphis was founded over 20 years ago when Steve had it on his heart to help men and women find financial stability through work.

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43. “A Relentless Drive To Make Life Better For Others” with Pat Lawler
April 8, 2021

My guest this week is Pat Lawler. Pat is the CEO of Youth Villages. Founded in 1986 with the merger of two Memphis-based residential campuses, Youth Villages is now a nationally recognized leader in the field of children’s mental and behavioral health.

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37. "Why Your Pain Can Be Used For Good” with David Jordan
February 11, 2021

My guest this week is David Jordan. For close to 26 years, David has been leading Agape Child Services out of Memphis, TN. Agape serves approximately 3000 children and families each year by loving families and fighting poverty.

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34. Did You Think Covid-19 Would Triple the Need For Food Relief? with Cathy Pope [Re-air]
January 21, 2021

Mid-South Food Bank based out of Memphis, TN. Mid-South Food Bank is a part of Feeding America, a nation wide network of more than 200 food banks that feed more than 46 million people through food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other community based organizations.

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23. Dead Or Alive, You’re Coming Home. Why We All Want Closure with Justin LeHew from History Flight
October 22, 2020

Did you know that there are currently over 81,900 missing American Service Members around the world? Why does this matter? Why is this important? What does it take to identify and bring home Service Members? Why is closure essential, and how do these experiences affect us today? We cover all of this and much more. These service members served our country, sacrificed their lives, and they haven’t yet come home. Today’s episode is about a group of men and women from all over the world that dedicate their work to finding these service members and bringing them back home to their families and much more. My guest today is Justin LeHew, who is Chief Operations Officer of History Flight. If you missed last week’s episode, go back to last week’s episode, and hear my first conversation with Justin LeHew, Retired Sergeant Major with the United States Marine Corps. I hope this episode impacts you as much as it did to me. If you want to learn more about History Flight and to support them go to

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Twists and Turns of Life & Changing Lives by Attacking Educational Inequality with David Montague
October 1, 2020

As of 2019, the gap is increasing between rich and poor children with the quality of education that they receive in America. This week’s episode features what it takes to make a positive impact on this problem. A couple of the top leading factors of crime are education levels and family structure. It’s been discussed on this podcast on previous episodes. Go back to episode three with City of Memphis police director Michael Rallings. This episode is with David Montague, who led the effort in 2009 starting the Memphis Teacher Residency Program out of Memphis, TN, where he is still executive director today. In this episode, we’re going to talk about the initial need for this work, how it came together, challenges faced along the way, what types of teachers succeed in this work, successes experienced, the job still to be done, and more. I hope you enjoy this week’s episode.

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Peter Abell | The X-Factors That Transform a Non-Profit Organization
September 3, 2020

My guest this week is Peter Abell, the CEO of Memphis Symphony Orchestra. I’ve heard about how much transformation MSO had undergone over the last few years. Today we’re talking about deeper reasons that push you into your interests, how to transform a struggling non-profit, the X-factors that create a significant impact, how a symphony drives the classical music within a city, how to step back and look at challenges differently, how to adjust when COVID-19 affects your organization, how to address your need for control, the feeling when you know it’s going to be hard, and more. I hope you enjoy this week’s episode.

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Refuge Empowerment Program | What It Takes To Go 'All In'
August 20, 2020

Can you imagine having to flee your country and walk over 200 miles? Can you imagine staying in a refugee camp for 5 years in horrible conditions, spending all your money to get to the United States and then starting a refugee empowerment program? In fact, you care so much about this work that you work the first 6 months without pay. That’s what this organization is about. Today we have the directors of Refugee Empowerment Program, Sara Babb and Cam Echols with me on my show.

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Dr. Scott Morris | Where Growth Happens, Dealing With the Word No, Today’s Challenges Create a Better Tomorrow, The Importance of Community, Focus, Finding Joy, and More
July 9, 2020

Dr. Scott Morris, Founder and Executive Director of Church Health Center, discusses the early days of starting Church Health Center, how to find joy, how challenges lead to growth, why being alone is the quickest path to fear, how to maximize your abilities, how to think about fear, and more.

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Cathy Pope | Fulfillment, Endurance, Relationships, and Adapting to Change
May 28, 2020

Cathy Pope, CEO of Mid-South Food Bank, discusses her diverse career, the importance of family, work ethic, relationships, leadership, adversity, and much more.

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