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How One Nonprofit Startup is Putting a Face on Giving

Entrepreneur Podcast Network Interview with Benevolent.net Founder & CEO Megan Kashner

PRLog - Aug. 3, 2012 - EVANSTON, Ill. -- Megan Kashner the Founder & CEO of Benevolent, fostering individual giving to meet individual needs joins Enterprise Radio. Megan has spent her career leading organizations and programs dedicated to bringing innovation to the nonprofit sector and to improving social service support for individuals and families living in poverty and at risk. She was recently named one of the top 100 innovators at 2012 Techweek in Chicago.

Click here to go to podcast: http://epodcastnetwork.com/benevolent-fostering-individual-giving-to-meet-individual-needs

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Megan Kashner discuss the following:

  *  What will we see if we visit benevolent.net?
  *  What makes you think that people want to give in this way?
  *  How do we know that our gift is going to someone who’s for real and that the money really goes where we think it’s going?
  *  Why does helping low-income families over these small hurdles actually help?
  *  What are Benevolent’s plans for expansion and growth?

Duration: 10:26

Megan is Benevolent’s founder, CEO, tea-kettle refiller, blogger and overall chatterer. She is also a seasoned nonprofit leader with over 20 years of strategic management, community partnership building and organizational planning experience.

Megan has spent her career leading organizations and programs dedicated to bringing innovation to the nonprofit sector and to improving social service support for women and families living in poverty and at risk. She has served as Executive Director for the Taproot Foundation and earlier for the Infant Welfare Society of Evanston, Chief Development Officer for Chicago’s Deborah’s Place and Program Director for organizations including the Howard Area Community Center, Methodist Youth Services and the Heartland Alliance.

Megan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a BA in Public Policy and American Civilization from Brown University, a master’s degree from University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. A frequent panelist and presenter at conferences, Megan most recently presented a session introducing Benevolent at the Independent Sector conference, on a panel about achieving scale at Kellogg’s Innovating Social Change Conference, at the Axelson Symposium presenting a new approach to service enterprise for nonprofits and on a panel about corporate commitments to skilled volunteerism at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service. Megan was also named one of the top 100 local innovators at Techweek 2012 in Chicago.

A New York to Chicago transplant, Megan and her partner live in Evanston, IL where they raise their two children, attend more than their fill of soccer games and play frequent games of Mario Kart before bedtime.

For more information about http://www.Benevolent.net, or to schedule an interview with founder and CEO Megan Kashner, please contact Paul J. Crossey: 872.216.3401 / paul@benevolent.net.  

Related Web Site: http://www.benevolent.net

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