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The Best Nonprofit Podcasts — Find One Today

by Eric Burgess

Podcast Listenership

Ah, podcasts. Popular again. According to survey data from Edison Research, a growing minority of Americans are listening to podcasts. As of 2016, 21% of Americans age 12 or older say they have listened to a podcast in the past month. This reflects steady incremental growth since 2013, when that share was 12%.

I recently rediscovered podcasts myself for topics like marketing, self-help, marriage and relationships, and more. Today, while looking for nonprofit podcasts, I found them all spread out over the web. It took some time to locate the best ones, so I decided to pull together a solid list for you to have as a resource. Also, I made sure to only include regularly updated podcasts. Enjoy!


Rally & Engage
Rally & Engage by CauseVox, is a podcast about online fundraising for nonprofit fundraisers and marketers. Each week they uncover stories, insights, and ideas while talking with someone serving in the trenches with a nonprofit.

The Fundraising Authority Podcast
Learn new tips, tools, and strategies for fundraising by listening to The Fundraising Authority Podcast. Episodes include conversations with the best authors, consultants, and leaders in nonprofit fundraising. All episodes are short, action-oriented, and designed to help you raise more money than ever before.

General Nonprofit Podcasts That Cover It All

Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio
In this podcast, Tony interviews the best in the nonprofit space on every topic from board relations, fundraising, social media and compliance, to technology, accounting, volunteer management, finance, marketing, and beyond—always with you in mind.

Successful Nonprofits Podcast
Every week, Successful Nonprofits Podcast brings you fresh ideas and featured conversations with nonprofit thought leaders. The Goldenburg Group produces the Successful Nonprofits Podcast. It’s part of their mission to provide board development, strategic planning, and interim leadership to help nonprofits thrive in a competitive environment.

Next in Nonprofits
Next in Nonprofits is a weekly podcast that features tools, technologies and trends for nonprofit growth. Each episode features a different guest with host Steve Boland.

Nonprofit Ally Podcast
Nonprofit Ally Podcast presents practical advice and applicable tools for hands-on management and development of your nonprofit. Podcast topics will help you run a better nonprofit, grow your programs, and build your capacity, while keeping you inspired about your mission.

Raise & Engage
Hosted by Blackbaud, this is a filters-off series for nonprofit professionals hosted by straight-shooting expert Danielle Johnson Vermenton.

Tiny Spark
Tiny Spark is an independent, nonprofit news program and podcast that reports deeply and constructively on philanthropy, nonprofits, international aid, and social good initiatives.

Through the Noise
Through the Noise brings you the hottest, sexiest, and most cutting-edge thought leadership out there in the nonprofit, association, and charity organization arena. No topic is too controversial.

Nonprofit Leadership

Nonprofit Hub is dedicated to bringing you the best content in all forms. The Hubcast podcast series gives you the opportunity to experience a new way to not only learn, but to be inspired. From breaking down content posted in article form on nphub.org and recapping webinars, to having conversations with the industry’s most influential thought leaders, CEO Randy Hawthorne will narrate the way into transforming your organization for good.

Nonprofit Leaders Network
Each episode focuses on one aspect of leading a nonprofit. In the past, this has included stages of nonprofit growth, collaborations, finding your why, and the first year, just to name a few.

The Nonprofit Leadership Podcast
The Nonprofit Leadership Podcast: Making Your World Better features discussions covering the most critical issues, trends and opportunities facing nonprofit leaders and those engaged in social innovation. Hosted by Dr. Rob Harter, this podcast shares real stories from experienced leaders about strategies and practices that have made them successful.

Nonprofits Are Messy
This is Joan Gary’s podcast. If a nonprofit leader cares about it, the Nonprofits Are Messy podcast discusses it. Topics include getting over your fear of fundraising, strategic and development planning, staff motivation, successful CEO/board relations, “Founder’s Syndrome,” and more.

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Dolph Goldenburg January 13, 2017 - 7:37 am

Thanks for including the Successful Nonprofits Podcast among The Best Nonprofit Podcasts, Eric. The podcast is truly a labor of love for us, and we’re grateful that you took the time to profile our podcast and the other great NP podcasts that are making our sector stronger.

Eric Burgess January 13, 2017 - 9:52 am

Our pleasure, Dolph! It’s a great resource to share!

Rob April 23, 2017 - 8:24 am

Thanks for the shoutout for The Nonprofit Leadership Podcast!
Dr Rob Harter

Eric Burgess April 24, 2017 - 3:13 pm

You’re welcome, Dr. Rob! Happy to include you on the list!

Fake News versus Real News: A Nonprofit Perspective June 28, 2017 - 10:44 am

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Claudine November 21, 2017 - 10:01 pm

Hi Eric! Thanks for putting up this list. Denver Frederick of The Business of Giving podcast might be a great addition too. He has a weekly radio show on AM970 The Answer New York where he interviews CEOs and leaders of nonprofit organizations such as The Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, American Heart Association, XPrize and more. You can find more details here: http://www.denver-frederick.com/
He releases weekly podcasts which include transcripts on the website too. 🙂

Happy writing! 🙂


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