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Inspirit CEO on the Power of Narrative, Impact Investing, and Reshaping Philanthropy


Inspirit CEO Sadia Zaman speaks about the power of storytelling and Inspirit’s work in making the media and arts, impact investing, and philanthropy sectors more equitable and inclusive on the Impact Conversations podcast.

Sadia talks to host Lynn Fergusson about several Inspirit initiatives, including the inaugural Narrative Change Lab. The 2021 theme is focused on amplifying Muslim voices. Read all about the Lab here.

She also highlights Inspirit’s significant milestone of meeting 100% of its impact investing goals over five years.

Sadia and Lynn discuss the need to update rules governing the charitable sector, around non-qualified donees and challenges in funding grassroots organizations that aren’t registered charities.

Impact Conversations is a podcast hosted by Sally Fazal and Lynn Fergusson of Social Impact Advisors. They speak with changemakers including philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, and environmental innovators about their goals. Learn more about the show here.

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