9 Social Impact and Nonprofit Podcasts That Inspire to Give Back

Nonprofit podcasts are a great way to stay up-to-date on the latest news and events in the nonprofit sector. They can also be a valuable resource for networking and building relationships with other professionals in the field. There are a number of great nonprofit podcasts out there, so you’re sure to find one that’s right for you.

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

The Nonprofit Leadership Podcast: Making Your World Better

This nonprofit podcast features discussions covering the most critical issues, trends and opportunities facing nonprofit leaders and those engaged in social innovation. Hosted by Dr. Rob Harter, in this nonprofit podcast you will hear real stories from experienced leaders about what strategies and practices have made them successful. The hope is that through this audio series, people can learn not only what it takes to be an effective nonprofit leader but to hear inspiring stories about people and organizations that are successfully making a positive impact in their communities.

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 nonprofit 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.

The Charity Charge Show

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Produced and hosted by our founder, Stephen Garten, The Charity Charge Show is a nonprofit podcast featuring nonprofit and social impact leaders from across the country discussing social good, fundraising, innovating, and much more! Is your nonprofit interested in being featured on The Charity Charge Show? Please email us at podcast@charitycharge.com.

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.

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.

Disruptors for GOOD

The Disruptors for GOOD social impact and nonprofit podcast explores social entrepreneurs around the world who have dedicated their lives to ethical fashion, impact investing, sustainable travel, nonprofits, and businesses that impact the world in a positive way. The founder of Causeartist, Grant Trahant, does one-on-one interviews with some of the most creative and impactful startups and brands around the world.

Business with Purpose

In her social impact and nonprofit 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.  

The New Activist

The New Activist is a nonprofit 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 nonprofit podcast is the perfect listen for anyone wanting to hear from those working on the frontlines, fighting to make this world a better place.

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!


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