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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Alberta Cancer Foundation With Wendy Beauchesne

Do you strive to make a difference in the world? Wendy Beauschesne is the CEO of the Alberta Cancer Foundation, which aims to help cancer patients face their situation. She has been in the healthcare industry most of her career but decided to be a philanthropist when...

MedicAlert Foundation Of Canada With Leslie McGill

Health information is important, especially for first responders. MedicAlert is in charge of all this info. They make sure that first responders get all the health information they need. MedicAlert Foundation Canada is one of the nation’s longstanding health...

Debra Pozega Osburn

As a leader, your decisions affect everybody. Leadership is not about you getting where you're going. It's about bringing other people along to get where they're going. You have to bring everyone together for a common cause. But at the same time, you need to know when...

Sally Ginter

A leader doesn't just sit at the top but works as the center of the organization. A great example of this is Sally Ginter. Sally is the CEO of the South Okanagan Similkameen (SOS) Medical Foundation, an organization that fundraises for different interior...

Ahmad Zbib

As a leader, we are handed with situations where we find ourselves helpless, challenged, and overwhelmed. What do we do in those scenarios? How do we overcome adversities and deal with the unfamiliar? Ahmad Zbib is the CEO of the Canadian Rheumatology...

Season 6 Premiere: Sofia Janmohamed

There have been many changes to the world of fundraisers, with many opportunities in the field. Along with opportunities, of course, are new challenges to face. In this episode, Douglas Nelson interviews Sofia Janmohamed, President of the AFP Greater Vancouver...

NorQuest College With Carolyn Campbell

NorQuest College continues to grow more into an institution that helps show the way on solving problems together. Douglas Nelson introduces Carolyn Campbell, the President and CEO of the institution. Carolyn explains that the deep purpose of NorQuest is to be a...

Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon with Richard Pass

The Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families who have a child being treated at the BC Children's Hospital. This house has created a culture of care and support for one another that even long-time families welcome the new families in. Learn that you...

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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. 

Season 7 Preview

The Discovery Pod is now on Season 7! Douglas Nelson shares what the show has in store with the new Director of Communications at The Discovery Group, Alex Wilson. They give us a sneak peek at episodes featuring leaders in the social profit sector, prominent authors...

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