Looking for a Great Nonprofit Podcast? Meet 7 of PMA's Favorite Hosts

February 2021

Podcasts provide a great source of professional development content and are delivered in the perfect format to consume knowledge on the go.  Curating effective podcast resources will help you on your path to nonprofit leadership, and quite possibly position you for your next nonprofit job!

As PMA approaches 100 episodes this Spring of its podcast Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership, we have also benefitted from great resources and knowledge shared by other top podcasters in the nonprofit space.  Looking for other valuable content as you take advantage of podcasting as a resource? Check out our recommendations of some other fantastic shows below.

Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications PodcastNonprofits Are Messy (Joan Garry)
Joan is known as the "Dear Abby" of the nonprofit world, and her podcast is a discussion of the most pressing issues faced by nonprofit leadership. She and her guests tackle topics like the overhead myth, the best way to run special events, how to make a big fundraising ask, board-staff relations, and much more. 

Successful Nonprofits Podcast (Dolph Goldenburg
Goldenburg's podcast comes from the Atlanta-based organization Successful Nonprofits, a consulting firm grounded in progressive ideals, a bolstering of nonprofit organizations' missions, and a focus on thought leadership. The podcast offers tips, best practices, and life lessons from a plethora of nonprofit professionals. 

Check out Patton's appearance on Successful Nonprofits here.  You can find Dolph's appearance on Your Path to Nonprofit leadership here. 

Album Art.pngNonprofit Jenni Show (Jenni Hargrove)
Jenni's podcast is dedicated to addressing nonprofit challenges, with an emphasis on communication and discussion (roundtables, reader submitted questions, etc). In each episode, she invites professionals from nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, and government agencies to share their experiences related to a particular challenge. 

Check out Patton's appearance on the Nonprofit Jenni Show here, and Jenni's appearance on Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership here. 

Nonprofit Leadership Podcast (Rob Harter)
Rob features discussions covering the most critical issues, trends and opportunities facing nonprofit leaders and those engaged in social innovation. He and his guests discuss organizations that inspire change, industry successes, and offer advice to nonprofit professionals everywhere. 

Inspired Nonprofit Leadership (Mary Hiland)
Mary is a long-time nonprofit expert with an understanding of people, leadership, boards and nonprofit dynamics to tackle challenges and unleash the full potential of boards. She just reached the 100 episode mark, and her guests are nonprofit professionals offering advice as well as highly experienced professionals from other fields weighing in on relevant subjects.

fundraising talent podcast logo.pngThe Fundraising Talent Podcast (Jason Lewis)
Jason's show is devoted to improved fundraising, and redefining what he calls "arms length fundraising" to become "responsive" and encouraging a more dynamic and genuine fundraising process. The podcast covers fundraising's history, research into recent trends, and advice from fundraising experts to promote healthy, productive, and sustainable fundraising. 

Check out Patton's appearance on The Fundraising Talent Podcast here and Jason's appearance on Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership here

Let's Take This Offline 
Kishshana brings her highly-anticipated podcast to the audio scene in 2021.  Let's Take This Offline will offer topics for everyday nonprofit leaders.  As she puts it, getting started is hard in the nonprofit sector, but doing it well can be even harder. 

Check out Kishshana's appearance on Your Path to Nonprofit Leadership here.