The Ones Who Make It All Possible
How could we get stellar content into your ears without the hard work of FIP Ambassadors? They’re involved in every part of the FIP content creation process, from researching new topics and having ‘pre-interview calls’ with potential guests, to audio editing and posting to this website. They take part because they believe in the power of social enterprise, and because they want to learn valuable new skills for the future economy. Want to join the team? Click the link below.
Satya volunteers his time for Finding Impact as a podcast editor and finds podcasting a highly effective tool in dissemination of honest and powerful insights through heartfelt conversations. He has a diverse background in technology, the development sector and impact investing. The work he likes to do most beyond his regular job is to actively mentor and guide budding social entrepreneurs - by helping design and test their business models, supporting in fund-raising efforts, and advising entrepreneurs to maximize the social outcomes of their ventures. He has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and is also a fellow alumnus of the MIT Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship.
Sam has been with Finding Impact since Winter 2019 where he writes articles for publication in leading social entrepreneurship outlets. After receiving a Master of International Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sam moved to Washington, D.C. to pursue a career in public service. He currently works as a public sector consultant for Grant Thornton. When he is not in business attire, Sam enjoys stand-up comedy, playing soccer, and trying to learn things about things.
Keesler has been volunteering with the Finding Impact podcast since December 2018 where she is an editor and helps undertake research for new episodes. Concurrently she is a Senior Research Associate at The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where she assists in J-PAL‘s Research Transparency and Reproducibility Initiative, and manages the American Economic Association’s (AEA) randomized controlled trial (RCT) registry. Prior to joining J-PAL, she received her MA in International Development from The New School in New York, and conducted fieldwork in Kathmandu, Nepal during her studies.
Jolleen coordinates social media and previously researched new episodes, including those about challenges facing young founders. She is an undergraduate at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania majoring in Architectural Studies and minoring in Global Studies. She is from Kenya and she is interested in combining her love for architecture and social entrepreneurship to find out how to address the housing needs of low income households in Kenya.
Become A FIP Ambassador
As a FIP Ambassador, you can be anywhere in the world. You just need a relentless curiosity and a passion for social impact. We expect a minimum of three hours a week, but there’s so much more to do if you’re keen to learn and want to accelerate your career.
Core tasks we need help with include:
- Research topic areas to come up with creative and interesting questions;
- Research and contact new guests based on selected topics;
- Follow simple production steps to edit high quality podcast episodes;
- Work with WordPress and podcast hosting platform;
- Create social media cards for Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter using insightful quotes from interviews.
In return we offer:
- Training in everything to do with podcast creation, including preparation, research, production, editing, and distribution;
- The opportunity to develop your social sector skills and knowledge;
- Feedback and tips on improving your writing for web;
- Training and coaching on how to grow your network and create lasting contacts;
- Training on how to create social media cards using free online graphic design tools;
- Share tips on personal branding and help you take action on yours.
Details on how to apply:
- Click the button below to go to the contact form, and send us a note outlining relevant qualifications or experience and tell us something about you, what you’re most interested in learning about (podcasting or social enterprise) and what unique value addition you could bring to Finding Impact.
We’ll contact you straight back and ask you to share a CV. We’ll then arrange a short chat and dig into your motivation a bit deeper and what you can offer. If successful, we’ll ask you to commit for a minimum of three months. Please note, this is an unpaid role.
Past FIP Ambassadors
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In 2018, Ashlee led production on more than 20 episodes, built strategic partnerships, and operationalized management dashboards and content research protocol for FIP. She has been active in the East and West African social enterprise ecosystem since 2012, focusing in agriculture value chains with cross-collaboration with agtech, fintech and impact evaluation firms. Ashlee is a human-centered design (HCD) practitioner who’s obsessed with user-centricity, challenging (even her own) assumptions and rapid prototyping. She is currently based in The Netherlands, leading IDH - The Sustainable Trade Initiative’s Coffee Program in Africa. She has an MA in International Development from The New School in New York and a BS in International Business from Chapman University in California.
Elizabeth has worked in the non-profits and impact investment space executing and managing projects in emerging markets for six years. While at Finding Impact, she researched new topic series and edited podcasts. She even featured in Episode 69 on being investment ready.
Farah joined Finding Impact as researcher and guest coordinator. In her day job, she was a project manager based in Berlin, Germany. She graduated as an Industrial Engineer from the German Jordanian University in her hometown of Amman, but eager to try out a new path, Farah pursued a postgraduate certificate program in Social Innovation Management in Bangalore, India in 2018.
Lauren undertook research for new episodes and coordinated with guests. Lauren was based in Kampala, Uganda working at SHONA (formerly Unreasonable East Africa), a business accelerator supporting the growth of impact-driven East African startups. Prior to her work at SHONA, she lead several women’s health projects in Kabale, Uganda as a fellow at the Global Livingston Institute. Lauren received her BA in International Studies from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.