Michael Chatman

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Michael Chatman

Program Overview


The Michael Chatman Giving Show features today’s most active private donors, public foundations, corporate funders, individual philanthropists, and government funders who are committed to creating a more generous world.

This informative, fast-paced, and high-energy show celebrates the joy of giving and highlights humanitarian heroes. Private and corporate donors will share their personal stories about what it means to give their time, talent, and treasure.

Those desiring to live a more generous life will be energized by the modern-day miracles that occur when we make giving a lifestyle. Giving is living!


The ideas and opinions expressed on this program do not necessarily reflect the teachings of Unity.

Program Archives
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  • Original air date: Thursday, July 27, 2017
    Episode Description:
    What is Rotary? What is the mission of Rotary? Phil Deems, Joe Cerino, and Dylan Zsebe, members of the Rotary Club Gold Coast of Cape Coral talk with Michael Chatman and  explain why Rotary exists and the impact the organization is having to transform communities around the world.
  • Original air date: Thursday, July 13, 2017
    Episode Description:
    Carolyn Johnson, vice president of marketing for Goodwill Industries in Southwest Florida, discusses her work helping people with disabilities and veterans. In addition, she will discuss how their outreach to help military veterans get back on their feet is transforming lives from the inside out.
  • Original air date: Thursday, June 15, 2017
    Episode Description:
    Dr. Salvatore Alimo is an associate producer at Grand Valley State University. He discusses his new documentary, What Is Philanthropy? 
  • Original air date: Thursday, June 08, 2017
    Episode Description:
    R. Trent Thompson shares innovative tips and insights about nonprofit branding, marketing, and generational engagement. He doesn’t just “tell” you what you should do—he “shows” you what the end results should look like. Trent shares tried-and-proven examples that will not only strengthen your brand but help improve donor communications, acquisition, retention, and fund-raising results. 
  • Original air date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
    Episode Description:
    Todd DeKruyter, author of Navigating Life With More Than Enough, tells listeners success without contribution is success with significance.
  • Original air date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
    Episode Description:
    Celebrity make-up artist and philanthropist, Rory Lee, talks about her nonprofit, Our Girls Enrichment Program. She explains how there is a difference between being pretty versus being beautiful.
  • Episode: Overcoming Pain
    Original air date: Thursday, March 09, 2017
    Episode Description:
    Actress and singer Carolyn Daughtry shares her story about finding the courage to love herself and overcome disappointment.
  • Original air date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
    Episode Description:
    Anna Henderson, executive director of Westside Infant-Family Network, explains how families can deal with early childhood trauma, solutions for treatment, and recovery.
  • Original air date: Thursday, February 09, 2017
    Episode Description:
    Ian Adair, fund-raising expert, shares tips on how to win donor attention in a very competitive and communication-focused nonprofit environment. He shares his knowledge based on 20 years of fund-raising and nonprofit management.
  • Original air date: Thursday, January 26, 2017
    Episode Description:
    Ross Rosenberg, author of The Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People Who Hurt Us, discusses how to develop good relationships and break the cycle of codependency or lack of self-love.
  • Original air date: Thursday, January 19, 2017
    Episode Description:
    Marnie Grundman is the author of Missing: A True Story of a Childhood Lost. She shares her personal story of survival and success. It is a story about suffering, rising up against all odds, and discovering an appreciation for life.
  • Original air date: Thursday, December 15, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Mary Tomlinson, founder of On-Purpose Partners, shares how to discover your purpose. She helps people find joy and meaning in life.
  • Original air date: Thursday, December 08, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Author and motivational speaker Monica Johnson shares her powerful personal story about overcoming adversity. Her eye-opening story will shock, challenge, and inspire you to not be defined by your setbacks.
  • Original air date: Thursday, December 01, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Mary Freyre and Jessica MacDonald, leaders at Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center in Fort Myers, Florida, provide hope to families coping with loved ones impacted by Alzheimer's disease. 
  • Original air date: Thursday, November 17, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Sean Milliken, head of social innovation at PayPal, shares pertinent information on how to raise more money through online donations. 
  • Original air date: Thursday, November 10, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Christine Kobie, domestic abuse specialist, talks about finding help for people affected by domestic abuse and sexual assault. She shares how to have conversations with people you suspect need help.
  • Original air date: Thursday, November 03, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Susan Holman, president & CEO of Literacy Council Golf Coast in Bonita Springs, Florida, shares how her organization is making a difference through literacy. She strives to reach a person's entire life cycle to maximize the opportunity to help them to improve their language and educational goals.
  • Original air date: Thursday, October 20, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Katherine Morris ( aka "The Gratitude Champion") shares how nonprofit organizations can boost donations by loving on their donors. The more nonprofit organizations express their gratitude, the more money they raise to support their charitable mission.
  • Episode: Barbara Wells
    Original air date: Thursday, October 13, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Barbara Wells, development director at Southwest Florida Symphony, shares her story of generosity as a grantmaker and fund-raising professional.
  • Original air date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Jim Shapiro is a fund-raising expert. He is the cocreator of the donor-centered fund-raising rhythm known as Ask, Thank, Report, Repeat. He is also the cofounder of the Better Fund-Raising blog. 
  • Episode: Radical Giving
    Original air date: Thursday, September 22, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Natalie Parrague is a writer, missionary, and philanthropist. She shares her thoughts on generosity and inspiring people to become radical givers.
  • Original air date: Thursday, September 15, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Mike Cowart, a leader in values-based planned giving, shares tips on how to engage donors in conversations about fund-raising and leaving a legacy through estate gifts.
  • Original air date: Thursday, September 08, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Jacque Lawson, author of 112 Days: A Story of Holding on and Letting Go, shares a powerful account of losing her husband to cancer—and finding joy in the midst of loss and tragedy.
  • Original air date: Thursday, September 01, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Pamela Hawley is the founder and CEO of Universal Giving, an award-winning nonprofit that helps people give and volunteer with vetted, quality opportunities all over the world. Hear her story about how she promotes generosity through helping nonprofits build resources and financial capacity.
  • Original air date: Thursday, August 25, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Wendy Steele, founder of Impact 100, America's largest network of women philanthropists, shares her personal journey of generosity—and sheds light on a women-giving network that donates $5.4 million per year.
  • Original air date: Thursday, August 18, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Wendy Steele, founder of Impact 100, America's largest network of women philanthropists, shares her personal journey of generosity—and sheds light on a women-giving network that donates $5.4 million per year.
  • Episode: Lumbie Mlambo
    Original air date: Thursday, July 21, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Special guest Lumbie Mlambo, CEO of Equanimity magazine, seen on Bloomberg, Market Watch, and Forbes, reveals her love for living generously. She believes generosity is the path to prosperity and happiness.
     
  • Original air date: Thursday, July 14, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Special guest Tammy Zonker shares her strategy for cultivating meaningful relationships with donors. She lays to bare a plan for fund-raising and generating dollars to fund your organization.
     
  • Episode: Brittany Miller
    Original air date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Special guest Brittany Miller, founder of the Be Women movement, shares her love for helping women through generous living. Her work with young women will inspire you!
  • Original air date: Thursday, June 02, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Teana Woolcock is founder/president of Love Unlimited Foundation, a program aimed at encouraging kids in rural Jamaica to live satisfying and productive lives. Her message is to promote generosity and greater love through education.
     
  • Episode: Don Macke
    Original air date: Thursday, May 26, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Special guest Don Macke has been working with communities across North America for more than 40 years from Los Angeles to rural Iowa. He is a cofounder and codirector of the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship. Don and the team help communities find their pathways to prosperity. One area of work Don is engaged with is community development philanthropy.
  • Episode: Art Taylor
    Original air date: Thursday, May 19, 2016
    Episode Description:
    The president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance shares how nonprofits and ministries can have more impact through collaboration.
  • Original air date: Thursday, May 05, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Natalie Parrague, missionary and humanitarian, shares her personal story of generosity and giving back to create a more generous world. 
  • Original air date: Thursday, April 21, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Kimberly Archie is a consumer advocate who works tirelessly to be the voice for injured athletes. She founded the National Cheer Safety Foundation. She has been the driving advocacy force behind the historical brain damage case against the National Football League and Riddell. She is considered in the legal arena to be the nation’s top expert on cheerleading safety and athlete abuse. 
  • Original air date: Thursday, April 14, 2016
    Episode Description:
    This show shares the story of one woman's journey to discovering the joy of giving.
     
  • Original air date: Thursday, April 07, 2016
    Episode Description:
    This show shares the story of one woman's journey to finding happiness through generous living.

Host Bio

Michael  Chatman
Michael Chatman has been voted one of the most influential philanthropic leaders in America by NonProfit Times magazine. He is one of America’s leading navigators in the field of philanthropy and charitable giving. Michael is all about working together, sharing networks and resources to solve problems. He is also an accomplished author and speaker. Visit him online at http://michaelchatman.com/.

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