6 Podcasts that are a Must Listen for Any Nonprofit Professional

Our Charity Charge Team has composed a list of 6 must listen to podcasts for any nonprofit founder and social entrepreneur that is looking to expand their impact. 

Nonprofits are Messy 

Joan Garry is head of Joan Garry consulting firm. She provides guidance on developing a strong leadership team within your nonprofit. In her podcast, Nonprofits are Messy, Joan and her expert guests discuss important components of nonprofit success ranging including fundraising, leadership, corporate sponsorships, building support, and cultivating a strong board of directors. Whether your nonprofit is just starting out or you are a seasoned professional in the industry, we are sure that Nonprofits are Messy will provide some tips on how to take your nonprofit to the next level!

Charity Charge Choice Episode: Ep 108: Starting a New CEO Job in the Heat of a Pandemic

In the episode Starting a New CEO Job in the Heat of a Pandemic, Joan discusses how we are learning to adjust to the new normal brought on by COVID-19 in our professional life. Joan explores this topic with her guest Ellen LaPointe, CEO of Fenway Health. Here at Charity Charge, we definitely think this episode is a must-listen. 

Social Entrepreneur 

In this podcast, leadership development expert Tony Loyd discusses the underrated voices in the nonprofit sector. Loyd and his guests explore a variety of topics ranging from cultivating startups and social entrepreneurship. In this season (Season 2) of Social Entrepreneur, Loyd meets with guests who are leaders in the field of transitioning the world to clean energy sources. These nonprofit professionals represent the underrepresented in their fields such as women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. This podcast is a great resource for any nonprofit professional that is looking to expand their horizons. 

Charity Charge Choice Episode: Kickoff, Season Two, Social Entrepreneur

In this episode Kickoff, Season Two, Social Entrepreneur Loyd outlines the premise of this season of the podcast. This episode is an excellent taste as to what this podcast has to offer, and it is sure to get all of its listeners excited for episodes to come.  

The Growth Show 

The Growth Show explores the stories behind growing businesses, ideas, and movements. Host Megahan Keaney Anderson is the vice president of marketing for the marketing, sales, and service software company HubSpot. In her podcast, Anderson interviews guests that are innovators in the fields of social entrepreneurship, business, and activism. The discussions on The Growth Show are sure to inspire anyone with a desire to change the world. 

Charity Charge Choice Episode: How Piera Gelardi is Refining 29Rooms  

In the episode How Piera Gelardi is Refining 29Rooms Megahan Keaney Anderson interviews the founder of Refinery 29, Piera Gelardi. The two discuss the ideas of women’s empowerment behind the founding of Refinery 29, the importance of customer interaction in the media empire’s success, and the impact being a new mother has had on Gelardi’s creativity. This episode is great for any of our boss lady followers, as well as anyone looking to hear from a widely successful digital entrepreneur at the top of her field. 

Business with Purpose

In her podcast Business with Purpose, blogger Molly Stillman shines a light on people genuinely trying to make the world a better place. Her guests include CEOs of mission-driven brands as well as founders of smaller nonprofits that support their local communities. These individuals have dedicated their professional lives to making a positive impact. The Business with Purpose podcast is sure to inspire its listeners to want to go out and change the world.  

Charity Charge Choice Episode: EP 191: Eric Erdman, Give a Child a Voice Foundation

In the episode Using a Terminal Diagnosis to Leave a Legacy of Impact, Molly interviews Eric Erdman who is the founder of the Give a Child a Voice Foundation. In July 2016, Eric was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. He did not allow this diagnosis to ruin his life, but rather he channeled these feelings into founding Give a Child a Voice. This foundation works to give children facing both medical issues as well as social issues such as bullying the same outstanding community support that Eric received during his times of need. This episode is sure to put a smile on the face of anyone who listens to it, as it is truly an embodiment of the resilience of the human spirit. 

The New Activist

The New Activist is a podcast created by the International Justice Mission in order to highlight individuals who have made it their life’s work to battle injustice and inequity in our world. The host of this podcast, Eddie Kaufholz, interviews activists, social innovators, and nonprofit professionals like yourselves. These inspiring individuals work at the forefront of humanitarian issues ranging from COVID-19 and Poverty to Political Reform. This podcast is the perfect listen for anyone wanting to hear from those working on the frontlines, fighting to make this world a better place. 

Charity Charge Choice Episode: Branden Harvey, Good in the Midst of COVID-19

In the episode, Braden Harvey, Good in the Midst of COVID – 19 Eddie interviews Braden Harvey, the founder, and CEO of Good Good Good media company. The goal of this media company is to provide an escape for those of us feeling overwhelmed by the state of the world amidst a global pandemic. This podcast episode is sure to leave you fulfilled as it is a reminder that there is still plenty of good to go around in the world today.  

Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio   

For anyone searching for an opportunity to develop their professional skills in the nonprofit sector, Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio is the podcast for you. Tony Martignetti is an airforce veteran that has now dedicated his professional life to helping nonprofits grow and develop. In his podcast, Tony and his guest discuss all of the components that make up a successful nonprofit. These topics include fundraising, volunteer management, social media marketing, donor relations, legal issues, and accounting. The goal of this podcast is to provide a free alternative to hiring expensive consulting firms, and we at Charity Charge think that is definitely worth the listen!

Charity Charge Choice Episode: 483a: Special Episode: Nonprofits & CARES Act

In the episode Nonprofits and the CARES Act, Tony goes over the provisions available to nonprofits allocated under the recently passed CARES Act. Considering the financially difficult times we are facing today, this podcast is a fantastic resource for any nonprofit professional that is looking to get a leg up and take advantage of the resources the government is providing. 


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