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Our Top Ten Charity Podcasts

As a digital fundraising platform we love podcasts that help charities become more digital.

Podcasts are hugely popular and a great space to open up discussions across a number of fundraising topics, from workplace volunteering to diversity in charities. 

The past few months has seen many charities and charitable organisations look at new ways to keep their audiences engaged and their staff in the know with updates in the sector.

We’ve compiled a list of ten charity podcasts that can offer you insight across the board:

1.For those looking for the latest news:

Third Sector is a leading charity publication that keeps charity professionals up to date with the latest news in the sector. Their popular podcasts series covers a variety of topics, from online fundraising to diversity in charities. Great for smaller charities looking to grow. Their most recent podcast, Manifesto for the Future, looks at the changes that have been made across the charity sector to ensure recovery. 

2. For those looking for more on the intricate details of fundraising:

The What Donors Want podcast comes from I.G. Advisors and offers a behind the scenes look into foundations and decision making. They also look at workplace volunteering and philanthropy, with their latest podcast looking at streaming platform Twitch and how much it has raised for charity. 

3. For those looking for learn from leaders:

Hosted by sector expert Beth Crackles, Cracking Charity Chat, showcases thought leaders who have inspired good practise at charities and charitable organisations. The podcast aims to inspire and provides brilliant top tips for listeners to put into practise at their organisation. The most recent episode looked at organisational and funding strategies post Covid. A great listen.

4. For those looking to go digital:

The podcast series from charity news platform Charity Digital focuses on becoming more digital with your fundraising. Recent podcasts look at ‘How to be a more digitally secure charity’ and tackling inclusion. They also hosted a popular COVID-19 series which offered charities and charitable organisations advice on how to adapt to digital fundraising and planning for the new long-term, with the latest episode looking at ‘How to make digital advertising more relevant’.

5. For those looking for leadership insight:

Fixing Fundraising looks at how to resolve issues that arise within the sector, offering insight and advice. Recent episodes look at re-inventing fundraising for the arts and the journey of a furloughed fundraiser. A great podcast for learning about the way the sector works.

6. For those looking to make an impact:

The Extra Mile podcast series opens up conversations about making an impact whilst on the go. Recent episodes featured DONATE with recent episodes looking at ‘Wellbeing at work’ and ‘The Everyday Philanthropist’

7. For those after proactive change:

The Charity Chat podcasts come from the not-for-profit forum for learning, commentary and contribution to creating a more robust, transparent and efficient charity sector. These are the unmissable, real conversations about how to better the sector focusing on relevant topics today, with the latest episode focusing on transitioning back to work.

8. For those looking to celebrate the good:

The independently run Do More Good podcast series offers listeners current news and celebrates individuals that are Doing More Good. The positive podcast covers leadership and innovation too, with the most recent episode looking at talented fundraisers affected by Covid. Great for those looking to celebrate the best of the sector.

9. For those after insight on corporate giving and new technologies: 

The Giving Thought podcast series from the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and recently explored ‘trends in global philanthropy and civil society’ with focuses on individual and corporate giving and introductions to technologies – ideal for those looking to build up their expertise. 

10. For those charities inspired to host their own podcast:

The self-titled Dodcast comes from the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation which has run many successful fundraisers on DONATE. The podcast series aims to be a helpful resource tool for those living with Motor Neurone Disease and is a great way of raising awareness of the charity, with the latest episode looking at an inspiring 16 year old’s sponsored 24-hour cycle marathon.