Ask the Expert: Starting and Hosting a Podcast

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Podcasts are growing and can be wonderful communications tools for nonprofits. Some causes are using podcasts to share advocacy information with members and supporters, others are repurposing educational and informational content to reach wider audiences.

Three Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Podcast in 2019

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Some people will find it hard to believe that one of my favorite podcasts is produced by AARP. Twenty-five intriguing episodes of The Perfect Scam podcast series can be found on the nonprofit’s website, and I binge listened to EVERY SINGLE ONE of them over the holidays. Their podcast is hosted by Frank Abagnale (Yes, the book and film Catch Me If You Can was based on THIS Frank) and Will Johnson. First, rest assured that a good podcast doesn’t have to last an hour.

Podcasts for Nonprofit Communications Directors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Is podcasting making a big comeback? As an Android user, I’m also excited about new apps that make following podcasts without iTunes much easier. It seems like every year, I read an article saying Yes.

This week on the podcasts


If you didn’t know yesterday MarketSmart’s Engagement Fundraising podcast released a brand new episode all about how you as a fundraiser can create the Disney experience. If you have any feedback or topic suggestions for the podcasts please email

Engagement Fundraising Podcast: The reviews are in!


Podcasting is pretty new for me. But I’m thrilled to see the reviews for the Engagement Fundraising Podcast have been positive. Thank you for launching this podcast! This podcast offers lots of substance. So, please check out my podcast here or on iTunes.

Introducing the Engagement Fundraising Podcast – Now Available!


I’m so excited to tell you about a brand new weekly podcast that I’m on all about engagement fundraising! Now available on Apple Podcasts is MarketSmart’s new podcast, Engagement Fundraising! The show features myself and our new podcast producer, Tim Chaten. The podcast launches with three episodes discussing the 8 Core Components of Engagement Fundraising, the 7 Principles of Engagement Fundraising and Donor Surveys. Today is a great day!

Authenticity and Building an Online Community [PODCAST]

J Campbell Social Marketing

I am pleased to have been featured on my friend Jeannine O’Neil’s super social media podcast, Social Eyes ! See more up at Jeannine’s blog , and listen to the podcast here: The post Authenticity and Building an Online Community [PODCAST] appeared first on JCSM.

Podcasting: Unicorn or Real Opportunity?

The Agitator

It’s about the founding of the real-life podcast Startup which covers the founding and early days of Gimlet Media. Gimlet produces podcasts that are downloaded 12 million times a month. I’m an unabashed podcast junkie. A new TV series, Alex, Inc. debuted this week.

How to Use Social Media for Fundraising [PODCAST + FREE WEBINAR]

J Campbell Social Marketing

In addition to this free webinar , I am pleased to have been featured on Causevox’s social media for nonprofits podcast, Rally & Engage ! The post How to Use Social Media for Fundraising [PODCAST + FREE WEBINAR] appeared first on JCSM.

18 takeaways from my recent appearance on the Giving Back Podcast


This was a super-fun interview on The Giving Back Podcast. The post 18 takeaways from my recent appearance on the Giving Back Podcast appeared first on MarketSmart. But if you don’t have time to listen to it, here are some notes my staff wrote down after listening.

InspirED Podcast: Independent School Branding Illuminated

Mission Minded

I was recently invited to InspirED’s Sparkcast Podcast to chat about independent school branding, and the impact it can have on your school’s enrollment and development efforts. The post InspirED Podcast: Independent School Branding Illuminated appeared first on Mission Minded.

Why I Have a Podcast and You Should Too

Selfish Giving

Source: Content Marketing Institute After starting my blog, getting on Twitter and starting an email newsletter, the next best thing I ever did for my business was to start a podcast, which many of you know is CauseTalk Radio. The podcast gives me a chance to do that.

Newsletter: Warm Leads from Your Homepage; Bridgestone Raises $2.8M for BGCA ; Museum Launches ‘How to be an American’ Podcast

Selfish Giving

The Tenement Museum in NYC has launched an interesting new podcast I'll be listening to. Everyone wants more hot leads (direct inquiries from potential partners). But what about warm leads (someone who shows interest in your organization)?

Newsletter: Watch All the Super Bowl Cause Ads ; Become a ‘Poptivist’ ; How to Pitch Yourself as a Podcast Guest

Selfish Giving

Content marketing for your nonprofit can take many forms (and not just a blog, vlog, podcast, email newsletter, etc.). Should you launch your own podcast and join the over 660,000 podcasts already out there? OR should you pitch yourself as a podcast guest ? ?? ??

Free fundraising tips and ideas in 3 podcasts!

Fundraising Coach

In the past week, I was privileged to be the guest on three terrific podcasts! I Can Haz Podcast. And I got to be a guest of Sue Murphy and Stefan Haller on the I Can Haz Podcast. In each I was asked various aspects of fundraising. Ted Hart’s Nonprofit Radio.

Social Good Podcast 2.0

A. Fine Blog

I’m about to celebrate my third anniversary of hosting the Social Good podcast at the Chronicle of Philanthropy. ” The Social Good podcast needs to keep up with this transition. Peter Panepento , my smart, colleague at the Chronicle, and I began to discuss the next iteration of the podcast. Here’s our thinking to date for a new format for the podcast beginning in January 2012.

Newsletter: 10 Commandments of Cause Marketing ?? ; Podcasting is the New Blogging ; Companies to the Rescue

Selfish Giving

How about this instead: podcasting is the new blogging. 8 podcasts every nonprofit professional needs to listen to. I think we can all agree that it's been one heck of a year! Massive hurricanes, the #MeToo movement, celebrity suicides, school shootings. Crazy, right? ??

Hear Me Out: 3 Quick Steps to Potent Podcasting

Getting Attention

A podcast is audio content that can be downloaded automatically as a one-off or on ongoing, as a series, so listeners can view or listen offline. In most cases, the term “podcast” refers to audio content. Whatever you call it, podcasting is a great communications tool and one that's easy to produce. Turn to the the We are Media Podcasting Toolbox for ongoing models, guidelines and ideas on podcasting.

Why You Should Hire a Fundraising Consultant – Episode 15


Check out the How I Built My Fundraising Consultancy Podcast on Apple Podcasts , Google Play , Stitcher and other podcast directories. On today’s episode we discuss fundraising consultants and why you as a fundraiser should consider hiring one.

Free “Twitter success” podcast

Fundraising Coach

Share and Enjoy: Other Possibly Related posts: Free podcast: Fundraising in a Recession Fundraising Success #32: Don’t go it alone More Twitter for Nonprofits. Last week, I had the privilege of being a panelist on a Twitter seminar hosted by Helping Hands for Coaches. What a spirited conversation! We had people from all over the United States, including the media person for the Phoenix Suns, and a media coach from the UK.

Podcast: Why Social Media Myths Abound in Public Health

Social Marketing and Social Change

The 10 minute podcast is devoted to an in-depth discussion of my recent post, 5 Fictions About Social Media for Public Health and Healthcare. Podcasting Social MediaThe first installment of what is described as an 'intriguing and provocative interview series with one of the world's most respected social marketing experts ' is featured at fyi:health marcomms at the Path of the Blue Eye Project.

Social Media Crash Course in 25 Minutes (Podcast)

Getting Attention

Click here to listen now or download for later listening (Right click on a PC or cntrl click on a Mac, and "save file as" to your Desktop) : I had the pleasure of interviewing Dave Evans, author of Social Media Marketing: An Hour a Day, for a social media intensive I taught recently at the Academy for Nonprofit Excellence. Dave is a social media maven and well-practiced at breaking down what often seems like a mass of confusion into clear, logical steps.

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My podcast with WOR: Listen here

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

I wanted to share the Podcast. I was recently interviewed by WOR in New York on cause branding and nonprofit marketing. You can listen here

Want to hear an example of why I absolutely LOVE my employees?


Recently, he was interviewed by Rob Harter at the Nonprofit Leadership Podcast. Fundraising can a podcast be a nonprofit charity blog fundraising board development communications how to start a nonprofit podcast marketsmart nonprofit ally nonprofits are messy lessons in leadership nonprofits are messy podcast podcast nonprofit management top nonprofit leadersI love my employees. Seriously! They are amazing people. But don’t take my word for it.

What’s Next for Engagement Fundraising?


A quick announcement about what’s next for the Engagement Fundraising Podcast. PodcastLearn more about MarketSmart at [link]. The post What’s Next for Engagement Fundraising? appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

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Engagement Fundraising in Action with Erin Troia (EF-S03-E03)


PodcastGreg interviews Erin Troia about her “Engagement Fundraising” experiences. Erin recently finished reading an advanced copy of Engagement Fundraising and tried out some of the concepts she read about in the book. Learn more about MarketSmart at [link].

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Chronicle Launches New Podcast for Nonprofits

Marketing for Nonprofits

My esteemed frolleague Allison Fine has partnered with the Chronicle of Philanthropy on a new podcast series called - Social Good to run every Thursday. Podcasting is a great way to showcase your mission. Not sure what a podcast is? And check out Britt Bravo's Big Vision Podcast. Tags: podcasts Can you say, "jealous?!")

Social Good Podcast: The Delicious Debacle

A. Fine Blog

Social Media Allyson Kapin Delicious Michele Martin Social good podcast Yahoo In mid December an ex-employee of Yahoo!, the owner of Delicious, released a slide from an internal presentation that indicated that Yahoo might close Delicious. Here is a copy of that slide showing which sites Yahoo! might shut down. He tweeted the news that Delicious was shutting down and a picture of this slide, which [.].

To Fundraise is Human (EF-S03-E02)


PodcastGreg interviews Tim about his “Engagement Fundraising” experiences at MarketSmart. Learn more about MarketSmart at [link]. Learn more about the Engagement Fundraising Book at [link]. The post To Fundraise is Human (EF-S03-E02) appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

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Podcast: Interview with Mal Warwick

Donor Power Blog

Don't miss this interview with fundraising legend Mal Warwick, author of the recent book Fundraising When Money Is Tight (as well as many other books on fundraising). Find out how to survive the recession -- including the biggest mistake you can make.

LinkedIn for Fundraisers (EF-0019)


PodcastOn today’s episode we discuss how fundraisers can utilize LinkedIn. Learn more about MarketSmart at [link]. The post LinkedIn for Fundraisers (EF-0019) appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

Useful trainings, podcasts and games

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

My podcast with the Charlotte American Marketing Association about my book and nonprofit marketing. Trainings from the Society for Nonprofit Organizations - not free but worth it. Get strategies on assessing 2009 and jump starting 2010: Kim Klein (Fundraising, Oct 7): This one is over but you can get the recording. Kim is the BEST. Hannah Brazee Gregory (Communications/PR, Oct 28). Katya Andresen (Marketing, Nov 18 and yes this is self-promotion). Susan Ellis (Volunteers, Dec 2).

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Tight Budgets and Schedules: How Nonprofits Can Use Pinterest

J Campbell Social Marketing

I had the distinct pleasure of being interviewed by Cynthia Sanchez of the Oh So Pinteresting podcast and blog – the topic: Tight Budgets and Schedules: How Nonprofits Can Use Pinterest.

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Creating the Disney Experience (EF-0018)


PodcastOn today’s episode we discuss creating the Disney experience for your donors. Visit [link] for more information about MarketSmart. The post Creating the Disney Experience (EF-0018) appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

What Everyone Is Missing About The Giving USA 2018 Annual Report (EF-S03-E01)


PodcastLearn what everyone is missing about the 410 billion dollars in giving as reported by Giving USA’s 2018 annual report. Learn more about MarketSmart at [link]. The post What Everyone Is Missing About The Giving USA 2018 Annual Report (EF-S03-E01) appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

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Free podcast: Fundraising in a Recession

Fundraising Coach

My grad school, Regent University’s School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship invited me to do the latest in their Leadership Talks series. The topic? Fundraising in a recession of course! If you have 12 minutes, take a listen! Fundraising in a Recession. (c) c) Marc A. Pitman, Learn how you can raise serious money in a full-day fundraising seminar you can download right to your desk!

Free Podcast About Raising Money In A Tough Economy

Seeking Grant Money Today

Kathryn Masterson, writer for The Chronicle of Philanthropy published in The Chronicle's "Prospecting" section of its site, on July 10, 2009, "Raising Money in Tough Times" , a free podcast. In the podcast, "Judith M. If you have any reactions, questions, or thoughts after listening to the podcast, please share them via "Comments", below.

2nd Social Good Podcast is Posted

A. Fine Blog

The second edition of the Social Good podcast that I host for the Chronicle of Philanthropy has just been posted. Tags: Social Media Social good podcast Lucy Bernholz Katya Andreeson Chronicle of Philanthropy The topic this month is whether and how the nonprofits and foundations can take advantage of social capital in light of our reduced financial capital. Lucy Bernholz and Katya Andresen are my guests and they’re just [.].

5 Simple Tips to Get More Visibility for Your Nonprofit

J Campbell Social Marketing

3) Get interviewed on podcasts. Podcasts are exploding in popularity, and they often have dedicated audiences that listen every single week. Often podcast hosts are looking for unique and interesting guests that would appeal to their audience.

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7 Core Principles of Engagement Fundraising – Episode 1


PodcastLearn about the 7 core principles that make up engagement fundraising. Learn more at [link]. The post 7 Core Principles of Engagement Fundraising – Episode 1 appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

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Fundraising Climate Change (EF-S02-E09)


PodcastThe climate has changed for donors, nonprofits, and fundraising. Learn about this change and how to adapt to meet these new donor expectations. Learn more about MarketSmart at [link]. The post Fundraising Climate Change (EF-S02-E09) appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

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A truth about major gift fundraising

Fundraising Coach

You can listen to the entire podcast here: The interview with Bill is part of the new Concord Leaders Podcast. Ask bill littlejohn concord leaders podcast major gift fundraising major giftsMajor gift fundraising can be a wonderful experience for donors and for the nonprofit.

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Handling Negative Metrics, The One Metric To Track, and In Tribute Donation Metrics (Season 2, Episode 4)

Fundraising Report Card

Have your question answered on the podcast by calling in to (575) 815-4573 or by emailing Podcast podcastZach and Tim answer questions about handling negative metrics, what the one monthly or weekly metric every fundraiser should monitor is, and benchmarking in tribute donations. Click here to listen on YouTube!