Rachel Gerrol: Nexus, The World of Philanthropy, and How to Create Your Network
In this episode of the Smarter Not Harder Podcast, our guest Rachel Gerrol joins our host Dr. Scott Sherr to give one-cent solutions to life’s $64,000 questions that include:
- What is Nexus, and how has it evolved over the many years since it started?
- How do the members of Nexus work together to do amazing things all over the world?
- What are three ways to make your life smarter, not harder?
WHO IS RACHEL GERROL?
Rachel Gerrol is widely recognized for her work on millennial philanthropy and community building and has been featured in The New York Times, Financial Times, The Atlantic, Forbes, Vanity Fair, and more. She helped organize the “White House Conference on Next Gen Philanthropy & Impact Investing” for the Obama administration and worked closely with Vice President Biden to develop the “It's On Us” campaign to address sexual assault on campus, which she continues to be an advisor for today. Rachel has received multiple awards and was named in the “Top 99 Foreign Policy Leaders Under 33” by the Diplomatic Courier.
WHAT DID WE TALK ABOUT WITH RACHEL GERROL?
[00:00] Nexus CEO Rachel Gerald discusses philanthropy and community building
[05:46] How Philanthropy can change the world
[11:20] Hosting an event under the international year of Youth to bring together next generation members of influential families to discuss philanthropy and social innovation.
[16:41] Nexus builds trust between wealthy families and social innovators through a non-solicitation policy.
[20:00] Nexus has 6,000 members in 70 countries with a combined family net worth of $750 billion.
[26:34] Nexus members provide aid during natural disasters and crises
[31:52] Nexus focuses on trust-building and collaboration, differentiating it from other organizations.
[36:58] Deep and meaningful connections are more important than transactional ones.
[41:41] How Nexus is reevaluating how to make the biggest impact by helping individuals accelerate their impact journey.
[46:34] Rachel’s three ways to live Smarter Not Harder
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