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Top Podcasts For Nonprofit Professionals

Top Podcasts For Nonprofit Professionals

Podcast growth is huge. There are currently over 750,000 podcasts in the world with 30 million episodes, that's a lot of content. Podcasts can be a useful tool to either communicate your nonprofit message, or to take wisdom and career advice from other pods. 

Here is our run down of some of the best nonprofit podcasts that you should learn from!


1. After the Fact

After the Fact is a podcast from The Pew Charitable Trusts that brings you data and analysis on the issues that matter to you—from our environment and the sciences, to larger economic trends and public health. Experts from Pew and other special guests discuss the numbers and trends shaping some of society’s biggest challenges with host Dan LeDuc, then go behind the facts with nonpartisan analysis and stories. Each podcast is around 20 minutes.


2. Jay Sekulow Live Radio Show

Listen to our daily radio program, Jay Sekulow Live! for issues that matter most to you - national security, protecting America's families, and protecting human life. The reports are brought to you by the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ), a nonprofit organization specializing constitutional law and based in Washington, D.C.  Each episode is around 1 hour.


3. 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, in this podcast you will hear real stories from experienced leaders about what strategies and practices have made them successful. It is our hope that through this audio series, people can learn not only what it takes to be an effective non-profit leader but to hear inspiring stories about people and organizations that are successfully making a positive impact in their communities. Enjoy the show!

A must for all of those wanting to know how to drive their non-profit forwards – each pod lasts around 20-30 minutes.

4. Successful Nonprofits

Successful Nonprofits Podcast brings you fresh ideas and featured conversations with nonprofit thought leaders.


5. Stanford Social Innovation Review Podcast

The Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) is popular across the social sector for their strong print articles, digital posts, and webinars. Their podcast also contributes to the sterling reputation SSIR has for providing informative content created by, and for, leaders across topics like human rights, impact investing, and nonprofit business models. Co-hosted by Eric Nee, editor in chief of SSIR, the podcast is designed as a TED-style talk that seeks to educate and inspire its listeners.


6. Hubcast

Nonprofit Hub is dedicated to bringing you the best content in all forms. Hubcast 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 and recapping webinars, to having conversations with the industries most influential thought leaders, CEO Randy Hawthorne will narrate the way into transforming your organization for good.

This monthly podcast lasts around 20-30 minutes and is a great piece of free knowledge every month.


7. Nonprofit Optimist

The Nonprofit Optimist podcast showcases positive change agents and talks through lessons that their small nonprofits have learned. With interviews of executive directors, founders, board members and staff leaders, we share practical advice based on real experiences working in the non-profit sector. Since most nonprofit professionals wear many hats, this is a great opportunity to learn how to grow your small nonprofit without needing to re-invent the wheel!

Whilst there aren’t as many recent podcasts, there are plenty from before sure to provide you with plenty of wisdom!


8. First Day Podcast

Each episode is about 10 minutes long, but jam packed with the most current news and research for nonprofit professionals to take their fundraising to the next level.



What's your favourite podcast and where do you listen?