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17 Nonprofit Podcasts You Need to Listen To

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Updated 8/18/2017: This piece has been updated to reflect podcast suggestions from our readers and offers additional resources at the conclusion.

If I’m not listening to music or an audiobook while mowing my lawn or cleaning my house, I am most likely enjoying one of my favorite podcasts. Rather than watch talk shows on television, I enjoy listening to podcasts from some of my favorite political and economic commentators.

Podcasts are a great way to find new views, news, and trends on-the-go for all sorts of interests, from hobbies to sports.

When philanthropy is your life—but you don’t have enough time to scour the internet for all of the fundraising news and nonprofit software trendspodcasts are the perfect solution to getting that information while busy with other tasks. There are tons of nonprofit podcasts out there which cover a wide variety of topics, such as fundraising, social media, volunteer trends, leadership, and much more.

Here are the top 17 nonprofit podcasts you ought to be listening to. To be included, podcasts had to have at least ten episodes, and thoroughly cover the fundamentals of their topic. Podcasts are organized by subject matter.

Fundraising

The very first key to success for any nonprofit is making sure you have enough funding to accomplish your goals and enact the changes you seek. These podcasts feature fundraising industry experts with all of the tips, trends, and know-how to make your fundraising efforts worth their while.

Social media

There is one thing that all successful nonprofits have in common: a solid social media marketing campaign.

With new social media opportunities presenting themselves every day, from Facebook to Snapchat, it is pretty hard to keep up with it all on your own. These five podcasts will help you stay on top of social media game.

Nonprofit leadership

If leading others were an easy task, anyone could do it. However, when you are managing day-to-day nonprofit operations, rounding up volunteers, keeping the board of directors at bay, and planning out the future, strong leadership skills are required to stay on top of it all.

These podcasts have the information and provide the motivation you need to stay on a solid leadership course so that your nonprofit will succeed in its missions.

General

If you are looking for general trends and news regarding nonprofits, causes, and big industry moves, these podcasts will keep you informed on all things happening in the world of philanthropy.

Other resources for nonprofits

Were there any quality podcasts that we missed in our list? Have you listened to any of these podcasts? Let us know in the comments below!

Here at the Capterra nonprofit technology blog, we keep up with new trends, software, and other technology in the philanthropic industry in order to make your efforts that much easier.

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Nick Morpus

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Nick Morpus is a Content Writer for Capterra, a free resource that matches buyers and sellers of business software. He has a background in politics, economics, and journalism, which he dedicates his off-time to contributing his thoughts to other political sites. In his free-time he enjoys reading, drawing, photography, playing guitar, writing, and cooking.

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It’s brand new, but I just launched a podcast called Successful Nonprofits, which includes a featured conversation with nonprofit thought leaders each week. This weeks interview is with Clarence Paton of the Pipeline Project and discusses how to promote more inclusive and diverse boards and staff in the nonprofit sector. http://www.successfulnonprofits.com.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/successful-nonprofits-podcast/id1130791158

Love this list! We wanted to put in a good word for One Billion – a podcast that shares an inside peek at one organization’s journey to create positive impact in the lives of one billion people. Season One follows the ups and downs as they assemble their very first $100 Million idea. Stories are captures in real time and shared out weekly – much like StartUp by Gimlet Media. Would love to have you all along for the ride!

You can listen/subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/001-pilot-episode-one-billion/id1125835566?i=1000371012496mt=2

Or follow along online: http://www.civilla.com/onebillion

Many thanks for including the two podcasts I host–Nonprofit Radio & Fundraising Fundamentals!

This is a great list and we are honored to be on it. Thanks much for making this resource.

Steve @ Nonprofit Ally

Nick, thank you so much for listing my Nonprofit Leadership Podcast as one of the top podcasts to listen to!
Much appreciated!
Sincerely,
Rob

A great list! Will check some of these out for sure. Maybe next year, my podcast, TheGoodJourneyPod.com, will make such a wonderful list. Thanks for curating the pod world for us.

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