Wednesday, May 30, 2012

INTERVIEW: Steve Wanta - Purpose, Collaboration, and the Journey of Poverty

"[Working with families in poverty] is a journey... there is not one loan that will lift a family out of poverty!" -Steve Wanta 

Welcome To Aunt Bertha's Blog

Aunt Bertha is a website that helps struggling individuals and families find programs based on need(food, health, education, etc) in seconds. Think: 911 meets Google meets the Aunt that keeps it real at Thanksgiving and is always willing to give you a hand when you're in need.

Interview Series

Aunt Bertha is still organizing all the need-based programs in the United States, but we also realize the need for real conversations. We want to talk to people who care, who want to make a difference, and who have been where we want to go. 3 other important reasons:

-We want to share our journey with other non-profit, government, and other social good organizations!

-We want our readers to have strategies to keep going on their projects in Social Enterprise and Social Work.

-We want to break down the process of building something bigger than all of us for social good.

Interviewee: Steve Wanta

Why are we interviewing Steve Wanta?

-He has led a MAJOR micro-finance team for over 6 years for the Whole Planet Foundation.

-He has a keen understanding of collaboration and innovation.

-He manages grassroots projects in over 50+ countries.

-He recently started a local co-working space for social entrepreneurs and non-profits.

Who is this interview for?

-Human service providers: I specifically ask question about potentially harming the people we want to help and how to trust other service providers.

-Anyone who wants to learn by doing!

-Innovators who are focused on a business plans and not taking action!

-Professionals who want first hand accounts of what it takes to thrive as an international social good organization. 

-Young social entrepreneurs who want to know the best business plan strategy

Press play to listen to the interview!

Check out Steve's Adventures 

Check out the Soundcheck Music Festival June 2nd in Austin, TX.

Check out Center 61 a co-working space for Social enterprises and Non-profits

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