In Episode 78 of the Charity Charge Show, Stephen talks with Brandolon Barnett, Author of Dreams Deferred and Director of Corporate Social Responsibility Industry Solutions for the Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud. They discuss Brandolon’s new book, the Great Resignation, and breaking down existing silos of work and social responsibility.
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Brandolon is also the Founder of Democratize Ventures, a project which helps entrepreneurs of color in DC & New York through mentorship, product advice, and annual angel investments.
He also holds an MA in International Studies with a specialization in International Economics from the University of London SOAS.
Previous roles include NGO and foundation work managing programs in the realm of environmental sustainability, cultural heritage, and economic development in major US markets and on the ground in 5 countries.
Brandolon Barnett on the impacts of COVID-19 and the Great Resignation:
I think it’s more important than ever to infuse purpose in work because so many people are wondering what’s the purpose of the work that they’re doing.
Why are they devoting their time to come to companies and organizations that haven’t caught up to how you need to operate in the modern world, how you need to respect the well-being of your employees, your stakeholders? Whole industries are just now waking up to how important it is to do that.
I think that’s the one enduring change that’s going to come out of this last year and a half. People’s relationship to work is going to be different, not just because we’re working from home, but because we really want to know, what’s the purpose.
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