Podcasting is an incredible medium that was catapulted into mainstream audiences with the success of Spotify buying top podcasts and growth of podcast companies like Gimlet Media. This renaissance of the medium presents a fantastic opportunity for deeper content to be created and consumed by people interested in the nonprofit world.
While it is easy to create a podcast, the difficulty comes with the ongoing work needed to maintain a podcast month after month. This leads to a rather large podcast graveyard in the iTunes library making it very hard to find current podcasts.
This is a curated podcast list is composed of a variety of podcasts concerning technology, management in the nonprofit sector, grant writing, fundraising, and many cause issues ranging from mitigation of climate change to human rights. These podcasts are related through their focus on social change and are still active as of Q1 2021. We hope that you enjoy this summary of great nonprofit podcasts and please let us know if we left some off!
Explore the Nonprofit Podcast List
Tracking podcast downloads can be difficult and a bit messy. We took the time to create an advanced guide on podcast analytics based on how we do it for the Whole Whale podcast.
|A Sustainable Mind||A Sustainable Mind by Environmental Activist Marjorie Alexander interviews change-makers in Sustainability | Ecology | Food Waste | Intentional and Resilient Community | Conservation|
|Cause Talk Radio: The Cause Marketing Podcast||Cause Talk Radio: The Cause Marketing Podcast by Rash Pixel|
|Center Stage||Center Stage by Tom Flynn and Lauren Becker on iTunes|
|Changing the World, One Story at a Time||Changing the World, One Story at a Time by Visionaries on iTunes|
|Congress for the New Urbanism||Congress for the New Urbanism by Congress for the New Urbanism on iTunes|
|Convenience Matters||Convenience Matters by National Association of Convenience Stores on iTunes|
|Democracy That Delivers||Democracy That Delivers by Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) on iTunes|
|Environmental Change and Security Program||Friday Podcasts From ECSP and MHI by Environmental Change and Security Program on iTunes|
|Face 2 Face with David Peck|
Face 2 Face with David Peck by David Peck on iTunes
|FAITHFACTOR IMPACT||FAITHFACTOR IMPACT by JESSIE EVERLINE|
|Farm Commons||Farm Commons by Rachel Armstrong on iTunes|
|Free as in Freedom||Free as in Freedom by Free as in Freedom on iTunes|
|Fundraiser Solutions Hosted by John John Genovese||Fundraiser Solutions Hosted by John John Genovese by John John Genovese – Benefit Auctioneer Specialist, Fundraiser Consultant and industry innovator, interviewing best non profit fundraising 501c3 experts and charity gala professionals|
|Fundraising Voices from Ruffalo Noel Levitz||Fundraising Voices from Ruffalo Noel Levitz by Ruffalo Noel Levitz on iTunes|
|Green Energy Futures’s CKUA Radio podcast||Green Energy Futures’s CKUA Radio podcast by David Dodge on iTunes|
Hacking Hunger by World Food Program USA on iTunes
|Making Change||Making Change by The Chronicle of Philanthropy on iTunes|
|Migration Policy Institute Podcasts||Migration Policy Institute Podcasts by Migration Policy Institute on iTunes|
|Next in Nonprofits||Next in Nonprofits by Steve Boland on iTunes|
|Nonprofit Leadership Podcast||Nonprofit Leadership Podcast by Rob Harter on iTunes|
|Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications||Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications by Joan Garry: Nonprofit Leader and former Executive Director of GLAAD helps fellow CEOs, Boards and Board Chairs, Fundraisers, and Nonprofit Marketers on iTunes|
|OLS: Humanitarian Law and Policy||OLS: Humanitarian Law and Policy by PHAP on iTunes|
|Raise & Engage: A Filters-Off Podcast Series for Nonprofits||Raise & Engage: A Filters-Off Podcast Series for Nonprofits by Blackbaud, Inc. on iTunes|
|Stay Calm Don’t Panic|
Stay Calm Don’t Panic by Teen Lifeline on iTunes
|Stories From Skid Row||Stories From Skid Row by Union Rescue Mission on iTunes|
|The Center for Court Innovation – Podcasts||The Center for Court Innovation – Podcasts by Center for Court Innovation on iTunes|
|The Nonprofit Exchange: Leadership Tools & Strategies||The Nonprofit Exchange: Leadership Tools & Strategies by SynerVision Leadership Foundation on iTunes|
|The Nonprofit Exchange: Leadership Tools & Strategies||The Nonprofit Exchange: Leadership Tools & Strategies | Podbean|
|The Nonprofit Optimist||1. Encourage the development of small organizations by sharing lessons learned.|
2. Increase the awareness of good that is occurring in the world.
3. Provide a platform to showcase awesome nonprofits.
|The Nonprofit Ready Podcast||The Nonprofit Ready Podcast by The Nonprofit Ready Podcast by Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation on iTunes|
|Through the Noise||Through the Noise by TTN on iTunes|
|Tiny Spark||We investigate philanthropy, nonprofits and international aid. In-depth interviews and shoe leather reporting from across the globe|
|Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio||Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio by Tony Martignetti on iTunes|
|Top Nonprofits||Tips for Nonprofits from the field|
|Using the Whole Whale||Stories from nonprofit leaders about marketing, strategy and news from the social impact sector.|
|Words of Peace Global – Featured Webcasts||Words of Peace Global – Featured Webcasts by Prem Rawat on iTunes|
|Nonprofit SNAPCAST||Data = Donors, Aligning Your Business Goals with Your Digital Strategies|
|Nonprofit News Feed Podcast||Nonprofit news summaries|
Listen to The Hope With Answers: Living With Lung Cancer to hear how LFCA approaches its nonprofit podcast.