Newsmakers

Brett Jenks, Rare Conservation
September 23, 2010

PND spoke with Jenks, president and CEO of Rare Conservation, a U.S.-based conservation group, about the organization's work, the significance of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and the dynamics of societal behavior change....

Diane Kaplan, President, Rasmuson Foundation
May 13, 2010

PND spoke with Kaplan about the effects of the economic downturn on Alaska nonprofits and what the state's largest private funder is doing to address recession-related challenges there....

Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder/CEO, Acumen Fund
April 23, 2010

PND spoke with Novogratz about the problems with traditional development aid, the importance of moral imagination, and the opportunities for change created by the global financial crisis....

Albert Ruesga, President/CEO, Greater New Orleans Foundation
August 26, 2009

PND spoke with Ruesga about the post-Katrina recovery effort in his adopted city, the role of foundations in that recovery, social justice philanthropy in an imperfect America, and his hopes for the "Venice of the Gulf Coast"....

Ruby Lerner, Executive Director, Creative Capital
October 8, 2007

Lerner spoke with PND about the bold step her organization took in applying a venture capital lens to arts funding, treating artists like businesses, and creating a "culture of opportunity" within the arts community....

Nancy Brinker, Founder, and Hala Moddelmog, President/CEO, Susan G. Komen for the Cure: Twenty-Five Years at the Forefront of the Breast Cancer Move...
June 1, 2007

When 33-year-old Susan Goodman Komen was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1977, her first reaction was fear. At the time, the disease stigmatized women and was rarely mentioned in public. Komen wanted to avoid surgery at all costs and remained a passive participant in her treatment until she became a Stage IV cancer patient. She died three years after her initial diagnosis, but her younger sister, Nancy Goodman Brinker, carried on her fight. PND spoke with Brinker and Hala Moddelmog — both cancer survivors — about Komen for the Cure's accomplishments and plans for the future....