Dan Cardinali Reflects on 2017 Conference on Social Enterprise Podcast

Last October, we were fortunate to be joined at Our Common Future by folks who know Detroit’s social enterprise scene as well as anybody. During our three-day conference with the Council of Michigan Foundations and Michigan Nonprofit Association, members of the Bonfires of Social Enterprise podcast team dropped by the GM Renaissance Center to see what the event was all about.

Bonfires hosts Jennifer Davis-Papa and Natalie Hazen divvied up interviews with a number of high-profile conference speakers and participants and picked their top ten interviews to share in a two-part special. Of the ten featured interviews, the first was a 17-minute conversation with Independent Sector President and CEO Dan Cardinali. Check out the full list of featured guests and links to each episode recorded at Our Common Future.

S3: Our Common Future Conference – Oct. 27, 2017 – PART ONE #91


  • Dan Cardinali, Independent Sector
  • Joyce Cade-Hitchye, Of Impact
  • Angela Barbash, Revalue
  • Aaron Seybert, The Kresge Foundation
  • Angela Rogensues, Playworks Michigan


S3: Our Common Future Conference – Oct. 27, 2017 – PART TWO #92


  • Melanie Audette, Missions Investors Exchange
  • Brenda Hunt, Battle Creek Community Foundation
  • Amy Peterson, Rebel Nell
  • David Contorer, International Association of Jewish Free Loans
  • Jason Paulateer, PNC



About Bonfires of Social Enterprise
The Bonfires of Social Enterprise podcast was launched by Romy Kochan in March 2015 to document the development of social enterprise in Detroit. Learn more.

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