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16 Podcasts to Check Out in 2022



Podcasts offer nonprofit professionals an easy and accessible way to stay on top of industry trends, have critical conversations, and grow skills in an industry with notoriously limited professional development resources. Below is a list of 16 podcasts covering topics ranging from nonprofit industry insights, leadership development, social change, and fundraising, to personal and career growth.


Nonprofit Leadership & Industry Insights:

Authentically Inclusive - Kellogg School Center for Nonprofit Management

The Kellogg School Center for Nonprofit Management and CCS Fundraising team up to bring you expert ideas and practical insights to support the promotion of DEI across your organizations and communities.

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The Nonprofit Lowdown

Each week, Rhea Wong reviews fundraising techniques and strategies for running a nonprofit. Joined by a series of experts and nonprofit leaders, the podcast covers a variety of different nonprofit sectors, as well as gives tips on how to stay calm under the pressure of leadership. Conversations around leadership, race, equity, and philanthropy abound.

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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!

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Nonprofit Quarterly Podcasts

Check out the podcasts presented by Nonprofit Quarterly, including Women of Color in Power and Tiny Spark.

In Women of Color in Power, NPQ’s editor-in-chief, Cyndi Suarez, produces candid, in-depth interviews with women of color to learn how they embarked on their paths to power, how their leadership styles have evolved over the years, and their visions for women of color leaders in the future.

Tiny Spark is a podcast that investigates nonprofits, international aid, and philanthropy.