Ian Fisk of Mentor Capital Network & IPAs #WineGrantsIsNowBeerGrants

Ian Fisk of Mentor Capital Network joins us in a brand new booth where he and Dave drink 4 IPAs (courtesy of Lagunitas Brewing Co.) while discussing the fundamental differences between nonprofits and for-profit social ventures. Mentor Capital Network and Unfunded List both review materials and provide feedback. Ian and his committee of mentors focus … Continued

Lilian Wang – Travive

Lilian Wang was born in Taiwan and moved to Vancouver as a girl. Many years later she would attend the Nexus Global Summit in New York City and agreed to a podcast interview with Dave Moss. As a scientist, strategist, and entrepreneur, Lilian is in pursuit of creating the highest amount of impact in the world … Continued

Noelle Francois – HeatSEEK (Unfunded List ’18)

Noelle Francois runs an unfunded organization called Heat Seek NYC. We reviewed their grant proposals and provided Noelle with a helpful and candid feedback report from a hand-selected team of experts. Noelle’s proposal is one of the most innovative and smart proposals we’ve read and also one of the best examples of the kinds of solutions … Continued

Barbara Harman – Harman Family Foundation

At first glance, it may not seem like Barbara Harman and Dave Moss have much in common. First glances can be deceiving. Like Dave, our host, Barbara inherited control of her family foundation. The Harman Family Foundation was founded by her father, Sydney Harman who was Undersecretary of Commerce under President Carter and co-founder of … Continued

Anita Zucker – InterTech Investments

  Anita Zucker is the wealthiest self-made guest we’ve interviewed on the podcast to date. She is South Carolina’s only billionaire and one of the most influential donors in the south. She funds education, health programs, Jewish causes and keeps active politically as a member of the Republican Party. Anita launched InterTech Investments with her … Continued

Mary Galeti Tecovas Foundation

Dave Moss, our host, first met Mary Galeti of the Tecovas Foundation the day before a gathering of next generation influencers at the White House in 2010. The gathering was a full day of speeches, workshops, discussions and networking for the millennial elite. The day before, a select few attended a tour of the top … Continued

Elizabeth McCormack Rockefeller Family Philanthropic Office

Elizabeth McCormack was the perfect premiere interview for Season Sh3. We were honored when she opened her doors to us. In this episode we visited her beautiful apartment in New York City. She served as a member of the Society for the Sacred Heart (a nun, for the unfamiliar) for thirty years and was President … Continued

5 Tips for Writing Successful Grant Proposals

People who are applying for grants often ask me for advice on how to write successful grant proposals.  I think grant writers should be called grantwrights just like playwrights because good grant proposals are wrought just as much as they are written. The process for writing grant proposals is messy and cumbersome and confusing. That … Continued

Melissa Jane Kronfeld, PhD – Passion for a Purpose

Melissa Jane “MJ” Kronfeld is a fixture at Nexus Summits and an old friend of Dave our host. A PhD candidate, as well as a former candidate for New York City Council, MJ is a passionate fundraiser, philanthropist and activist. Never shy to share her opinions she’s been an invaluable evaluator for the Unfunded List and an excellent podcast guest.