The Social Change Diaries podcast is dedicated to exploring pivotal aspects of the social change sector, from the perspective of the experts who live and breathe the work of changing our world for the better. The show is hosted by Wakeman Agency CEO, Vanessa Wakeman. Each season is dedicated to a specific theme that is at the forefront of the sector. 

We look forward to providing you with authentic and important insights, through the experiences of change agents around the country.

Season 2 of the Social Change Diaries podcast takes a deep dive into the Philanthropy eco-system. We see this season as a way to highlight the shifts in giving, address opportunities and challenges faced by the sector and familiarize the audience with the new giving code. We are including key foundations, individual donors, advisors, CEOs and development officers in this conversation, to glean what’s happening now, what’s on the horizon and how nonprofits can best position themselves to garner more financial support.

In 2017, we kicked off the first season of the Social Changes Diaries with the topic of Women and Thought Leadership. It was a phenomenal season, with deep insights from some powerhouse leaders in the sector today: Melissa Harris-Perry, Ai-jen Poo, Abigail Disney, Jacki Zehner, Ana Oliveira, Saru Jayaraman, Marianne Schnall, Erica Payne and Rinku Sen. From personal experiences to expert observations, we immersed in the topic, encouraging listeners to think about their own evolution into thought leadership.