Dori Kreiger is the Executive Director at CTIA Wireless Foundation, a foundation that advances social impact fueled by innovative wireless technology in American communities. Dori brings vast experience as a philanthropic strategist specializing in the intersection of not-for-profit and business. 

For more than 20 years, she’s developed innovative programming and engagement opportunities to make philanthropy more impactful and rewarding for donors of all types, individuals, families, and corporations. 

She created and hosted Forward Thinking, a podcast series exploring the future of philanthropy, and has given countless presentations on trends, family philanthropy, and funder networks. 

Dori has held leadership positions at The Pew Charitable Trusts Foundation and the Council on Foundations. She began her philanthropic career at the Community Foundation, serving Richmond and Central Virginia.

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

  • Dori Kreiger shares what CTIA Wireless Foundation is all about 
  • How CTIA Wireless Foundation is helping social entrepreneurs to do good through their flagship program, Catalyst 
  • The top three winners of the Catalyst grant and the social problem their startup is addressing 
  • Dori shares how they came up with the idea for the Catalyst program 
  • How Dori got social entrepreneurs to participate in the Catalyst program 
  • The Catalyst grant screening process
  • What’s next for CTIA Wireless Foundation

In this episode…

Wireless technology is at the heart of our modern lives. It’s redefining how we connect, work, and communicate. The CTIA Wireless Foundation recognizes the power of wireless technology and supports social entrepreneurs who come up with innovative ways to achieve good in this world using wireless. Through their flagship competitive grants program, Catalyst, CTIA helps to support wireless innovations from early-stage social entrepreneurs.

In this episode of the Philanthropy212 Podcast, Penny Cowden sits down with Dori Kreiger to discuss how wireless technology is helping provide solutions to social problems and CTIA Wireless Foundation’s contributions to American Communities. Listen to learn more.  

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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.