10 Podcasts every nonprofit leader & social entrepreneur should listen to
Podcasts are the new radio if you didn’t know that already. Except, unlike radio whose programs are filled with pop music, podcasts offer a variety of tailored content to specific audiences.
Podcasts can be an invaluable tool for your nonprofit as you work to scale your impact, grow your community of supporters, or apply new fundraising tactics to your strategy. There are so many different podcasts, it can be difficult to know where to begin or know what’s worth listening to.
To help guide, we’ve selected 5 best podcasts for social entrepreneur leaders and 5 best podcasts for nonprofit leaders. Below, you’ll get a quick brief about the podcast’s primary focus.
For social entrepreneurs
Disruptors for GOOD
Produced by Causeartist, Disruptors for GOOD takes listeners around the world to explore social entrepreneurship. The breadth of topics keeps this podcast interesting, as host Grant Trahant does one-on-one interviews with changemakers in sustainable travel, impact investing, and businesses that impact the world in a positive way.
The plus side, you can nominate a guest to feature on the podcast.
Being featured on this podcast will amplify your work to thousands of potential customers, donors and supporters.
We are for GOOD
Changing the world is hard. Today, nonprofits are faced with more challenges to accomplish their missions than ever before – along with the growing pressure to do more, raise more, and be more for the causes we hold so dear. With bootstrapped budgets and staff, we need camaraderie, a safe place to learn and grow and a robust community that fuels inspiration and good vibes.
The We Are For Good Podcast welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned. It’s a comfortable space (Jon’s nearly 100 year old house) to have raw conversations and unlock the vulnerability that leads to positive change.
Expect candid talk, dad jokes (#sorrynotsorry), impactful stories and actionable guidance to cultivate an impact uprising.
The Growth Show
Produced by HubSpot, and led by vice president of marketing Meghan Keaney Anderson, The Growth Show focuses entirely on growth. Every episode is curated to showcase inspiring stories behind how people grow businesses, ideas, or movements.
The Social Enterprise Podcast
Looking to grow your business’ bottom line and hear from other experienced entrepreneurs share tips?
The Social Enterprise Podcast is presented by the President and CEO of FINCA International, Rupert Scofield. Monthly podcasts explore different facets of the social entrepreneurship world.
Rupert explores the challenges of starting, building and running a social enterprise. Guests include other social entrepreneurs and impact investors who share their insights and experience.
What we wear matters—and host Kestrel Jenkins has created an inclusive audio space to discuss just that. This podcast holds conversations around sustainable fashion, clothing, impact, and stories.
Jenkins welcomes people from all around the world to discuss how we can create positive change in the fashion industry.
If you’re a social entrepreneur that is all about eco-friendliness, you should try and get on this pod.
Inside Social Innovation
Stanford Social Innovation Review (ssir.org) has been a well-known name in the social impact world for years. The podcast provides informative topics like human rights, impact investing and nonprofit business models.
With topics including storytelling, scaling, and strategy, this is a great source of information and insight for any changemaker.
The Nonprofit Leadership Podcast
Hosted by Dr. Rob Harter, The Nonprofit Leadership Podcast: Making Your World Better, features discussions around trends, issues, and opportunities facing nonprofit professionals and individuals embedded in the social sector. The goal of this podcast is to show you what it takes to be an effective nonprofit leader by sharing real-world stories and strategies from the people and organizations making a strong impact.
Each week, Impact Boom invites top social innovators, entrepreneurs, change-makers, designers, educators, thinkers, and doers onto their show to share their stories and inspiration. You never know who you might inspire with your story, try and get on.
The Classy Podcast
The Classy Podcast tells the stories of today’s leading founders and executives in the social sector. The aim of this pod is to help your own nonprofit level-up in areas like donor retention, marketing, growth, and more.