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.

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Joe Rogan, true crime, and the 2nd podcasting revolution

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

In 2007 I subscribed to and became a regular listener of my first podcast, Mitch Joel’s Six Pixels of Separation. I can’t even begin to list the number of new topics, ideas, thought leaders, authors, and industries that these sort of podcasts have introduced me to.

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

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!

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.

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.

My New Engagement Fundraising Podcast: The reviews are in!


” Those were my concerns before releasing my new podcast titled Engagement Fundraising (that’s the phrase I coined half a decade ago). So I hope you’ll check out the podcast and write a review too! Thank you for launching this podcast!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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)?

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.

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 ? ?? ??

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.

Newsletter: Dr. Fauci Bobblehead Sales to Help Buy Masks ; To Succeed Head to the Bottom of the Pyramid ?? ; DIY Podcasting Advice for Nonprofits Closed by Covid-19

Selfish Giving

Hannah Hethmon at Better Lemon Creative Audio has some great advice on setting up a DIY podcast for nonprofits closed by the pandemic. I'm hitting pause on the videos I've been doing the past couple of weeks.

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? ??

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.

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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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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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.

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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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

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 |.

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 [.].

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 |.

Doing More Videos: Getting Over What’s Holding You Back

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Live Streaming Nonprofit Video and Podcasting

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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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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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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.

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 |.

Nonprofit Explainer Videos: Two Examples from Feeding America

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Video and PodcastingAn explainer video explains who you are and what you do in simple and clear yet engaging language. Explainers can also cover concepts, problems and programs.

Engagement Fundraising in Action with Jeff Giannotto and Lizzie Weiland (Season 2, Episode 1)


Season 2 of the podcast kicks off with a special episode featuring Jeff Giannotto and Lizzie Weiland. Podcast best practices for fundraising donor cultivation Fundraising major gift fundraising StrategyThis season is all about engagement fundraising in action. Learn about the power of surveys and hear some success stories about organizations that have implemented engagement fundraising.

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Donor Expectations – Episode 7


Podcast best practices for fundraising charity blog cultivation for major gifts cultivation for planned giving donor cultivation donor expectations donor retention engagement fundraising fundraising tips Philanthropy

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How It Feels To Be A Donor with Jen Willett (EF-S02-E03)


PodcastWe are joined by Jen Willett to discuss what it’s like to be a donor. Hear stories from our experiences donating to various nonprofits. Learn more about MarketSmart at [link]. The post How It Feels To Be A Donor with Jen Willett (EF-S02-E03) appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.