As the President and Founder of the D.C. Central Kitchen, Robert Egger knows nonprofit organizations cannot operate in isolation. His D.C. Central Kitchen, the country's first community kitchen, uses food donated by hospitality businesses and farms to fuel a nationally-recognized culinary arts job training program.
Egger expanded his efforts to bring nonprofit organizations together in 2006 when he became the co-convener of the first Nonprofit Congress. As the author of the book "Begging for Change: The Dollars and Sense of Making Nonprofits Responsive, Efficient and Rewarding for All," Egger challenges other nonprofit groups to find audacious, courageous and compassionate ways to work together.
Joan Cartan-Hansen talks with Egger about his work on hunger, sustainability, nonprofit political engagement, and social enterprise. Egger came to Idaho as the keynote speaker for the Idaho Nonprofit Centers 2011 Nonprofit Conference.