Devin Hibbard is the CEO of Street Business School, an entrepreneurial training program that helps women living in poverty go from an average of $1.35 to $4.19 per day by starting their small businesses. Through a social franchise scaling model, Street Business School is active in 21 countries worldwide and will reach a million women by 2027. 

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Devin Hibbard talks about what creating real change means when helping women in poverty
  • Creating authentic relationships and why it matters
  • The most important lesson organizations must learn: how to build authentic relationships with program recipients 
  • How Devin measures the impact of the Street Business School program 
  • Devin talks about why you need to foster authentic relationships when creating real change 
  • How donors assess the impact of Street Business School initiatives 
  • Devin talks about how Street Business School uses the social franchise scaling model 
  • How Devin, her team, and their partner organizations are responding to the impending doom of extreme poverty in the Global South 

In this episode…

The overarching purpose of philanthropy is to create real change in the world for and on behalf of donors. For that to happen, Devin Hibbard says not-for-profits need to help people claim that sense of value and contribution to create the change that’s needed. Devin has seen firsthand the power of fostering these authentic relationships that uphold the dignity of program beneficiaries to the task of creating real change. 

Through her Street Business School program in Uganda, and across many other countries, Devin helps women living in extreme poverty go from an average of $1.35 to $4.19 per day by starting their small businesses. She attributes her success to the power of dignity and authentic relationships. 

Listen to this episode of the Philanthropy212 Podcast with Penny Cowden to hear from Devin Hibbard, the CEO of Street Business School as she discusses topical issues on creating real change. Devin chats with Penny about the Street Business School, their process, the impact they are making, and how they are scaling using the social franchise model.

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This episode is brought to you by Philanthropy212,  a fundraising consulting company focused on helping not-for-profit organizations build sustainable practices and programs that raise more than just money. 

Philanthropy212’s founder, Penny Cowden, has 25 years of experience in the industry and has helped raise more than $100 million for non-profits such as PeaceHealth, Sisters of Charity, Inova Health System, Banner Health System, and Sun Health.