The Discovery Pod

The Discovery Pod features conversations with leaders in the social profit sector. Join former CEO Doug Nelson as he talks with CEOs, Board Chairs, Founders and other senior leaders about how they got started in the sector, how they work with their boards, and what remains to be done. As Managing Director of The Discovery Group, Doug understands the complexity of leading organizations and institutions and the challenges of aligning governance and philanthropic performance. Doug has been called a ‘fundraising phenom’ by the Vancouver Sun and ‘a true innovator for a sector that can do so much more.’ Learn from the brightest and the best in the industry so you can accomplish what is most important by tuning in to The Discovery Pod today, whether here or on your preferred streaming platform such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, and more.

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Surrey Board Of Trade With Anita Huberman

The Surrey Board of Trade attracts and supports businesses in Surrey. They believe that transportation and education are the two economic foundations of building our city. In today's episode, social profit leader Anita Huberman, the President of Surrey Board Of...

In Defence Of Philanthropy With Dr. Beth Breeze

It is widely acknowledged that philanthropy has played a critical role in both developed and developing societies. However, today philanthropic acts or so-called “do-gooders” are being criticized, mocked, and even attacked by journalists and academics. Where are all...

AFP Outstanding Youth Philanthropist With Ryan Tattle

Sports undeniably bring people together. Ryan Tattle knows this, and it inspired him to start a fundraising campaign through hockey games – which surprisingly did well than he expected. He joins Douglas Nelson to share the story behind Score for Cancer, a project that...

Opportunity Spotlight: BabyGoRound With Sam Drier

Welcoming a baby into the world is a blessing. However, raising them can pose some challenges if you're struggling to fulfill their needs. That is why having a foundation in a community that supports parents in raising their babies in different ways is very valuable...

Freestyle BC With Josh Dueck

Do you love skiing and look forward to competing in this sport? Then immerse yourself in an organization with a culture of excellence. Freestyle BC offers freestyle skiing programs in British Columbia, focusing on delivering ski programs that enable the athlete...

First West Foundation With Susan Byrom

  Taking the philanthropic road can be challenging, especially when finding the resources to support your mission. One of those is the power imbalance between a funder and the charitable sector. Our guest in this episode found a way around it through trust-based...

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Join former CEO Douglas Nelson as he talks with CEOs, Board Chairs, Founders and other senior leaders about how they got started in the sector, how they work with their boards, and what remains to be done. 

Surrey Board Of Trade With Anita Huberman

The Surrey Board of Trade attracts and supports businesses in Surrey. They believe that transportation and education are the two economic foundations of building our city. In today's episode, social profit leader Anita Huberman, the President of Surrey Board Of...

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