October 18, 2017

Ava Kaufman

Episode 602: Live in the moment, with Ava Kaufman

Ava Kaufman has the heart of a 17-year-old boy…literally. Just a few years ago, she was a successful businesswoman in Los Angeles, but after being diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder, life changed dramatically. She lost everything. After going through a heart transplant, Ava founded a nonprofit called “Ava’s Heart Foundation” which provides resources and case management to organ transplant patients and their families – filling a critical void in the healthcare system.

What you’ll learn about in this episode

  • The importance of living in the moment
  • Why it’s important to celebrate all the stakeholders in a project
  • Why donors and recipients have two different sets of emotions
  • How Ava’s Heart is meeting a financial gap for organ recipients
  • How Ava’s Heart provides education and resources to both donors and recipients
  • The goal of Ava’s Heart: to become the go-to foundation for both donor and recipient families
  • How sometimes businesses are formed out of great tragedy and then go on to serve a great purpose
  • The importance of setting goals within your organization
  • Why marketing and strategy are vital to a nonprofit’s success
  • When forming a nonprofit, treating it as a business to ensure an easier path to success

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