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42 Sam Fankuchen - Changing the way we volunteer

42 Sam Fankuchen - Changing the way we volunteer

Sam Fankuchen is the founder of Golden, a company that makes it easy to volunteer as well as helps non-profits manage their volunteers. Golden now has an app you can download directly to your phone where you can work for a non-profit that is aligned with your mission and purpose. Sam says that 25% of Americans volunteer every year, but the impact could be much greater if there was an easier way to manage the gap between non-profits and volunteers. Find out more about Sam's story in today's episode.    Key Takeaways: [0:30] Connor and Roger welcome Sam on to the show, the founder of Golden. [0:35] What is Golden? An app that helps to make volunteering effortless. [2:10] Why is Golden so important? We all want to give back. [2:50] What was a defining moment for Sam? [5:10] Sam explains what Golden is. [6:25] Why would a non-profit need this? [6:45] Staffing is the most costly expense for a non-profit. [8:05] There's only a few core things that help drive our happiness. Volunteering is in