I’ve recently started a new regimen that affords me the opportunity to listen to a lot more podcasts. At least that’s what I’m telling myself so I won’t notice that I’m -ugh- exercising regularly. -ish.
One great benefit is that I’m now actively hunting for – and finding – some great nonprofit podcasts to keep things interesting in my shuffle rotation.
Here are a lucky seven that I’ve enjoyed that I thought you might like, too. Feel free to add others in the comments that you think I and other nonprofiteers should be aware of! Here they are, in alpha order.
The Fundraising School at Indiana University’s Lilly School of Philanthropy publishes weekly 10-minute podcasts focusing on news and research related to philanthropy and fundraising. Recent topics include Muslim philanthropy, Giving USA highlights, and building relationships with foundation donors. Available through The Fund Raising School App, as well as iTunes and Google Play.
Randy Hawthorne, Executive Director of The Nonprofit Hub, is the host of this podcast series that interviews some of the most well-known consultants, thought leaders, and practitioners in the nonprofit sector. Guest stars include Kishshana Palmer, Tom Ahern, Amy Eisenstein, Tony Martignetti (which see, next), Beth Kanter, Vu Le, Lori Jacobwith, and Dan Pallotta, just to name a few.
Host Tony Martignetti’s weekly live internet radio show is also recorded for your podcasting convenience later. Past shows highlight a feast of practitioners, authors, and topics that are designed especially to help small nonprofits, with guests including Amy Sample Ward, CEO of the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN); Janice Chan (Johns Hopkins) & Danielle Faulkner (Baltimore Community Foundation) discussing Grants For Newbies; and Blockchain and Bitcoin 101.
She’s a consultant who left a key executive role at Showtime to position GLAAD as one of the most influential nonprofits in the early 2000s. In addition to her consulting and speaking, Joan Garry engagingly interviews nonprofit leaders and practitioners in this fortnightly podcast series.
Former Fortune 500 exec turned podcast host and keynote speaker Tony Loyd interviews social entrepreneurs bringing their business ideas and success to nonprofit-inspired missions in this weekly podcast.
You’ll feel up-to-the-minute when you listen to A-list experts like Lucy Bernholz, Reed Hastings, Rob Reich, Brittan Heller, Michael McAfee and others discuss topics related to philanthropy and technology, data privacy and security, equity, data-driven success and more.
Hosted by third-generation philanthropist Ellie Frey Zagel, Vice Chair and Trustee of her family’s foundation, the Frey Foundation, this podcast is for “people who are part of the next generation, or rising generation, of a family business, family philanthropy, and family wealth.” Fortunately, it’s informative for the rest of us as well, with topics such as giving circles, insight into the inner workings of a family office, and women and wealth.