Time for a Podcast? Here are Our Best Picks for Small Businesses and NonProfits

Listening to Podcasts is a great way to expand your knowledge base when you are strapped for time, which so many of us are in the business community. Spending 20, 40, or 60 minutes listening while driving or relaxing can reap all kinds of benefits for you, your company or nonprofit.

Below we’ve listed our Top 4 Podcasts for Small Businesses and Nonprofits, with explanation on why we think they, in particular, are beneficial.

1) How I Built This with Guy Raz (NPR): https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510313/how-i-built-this

This podcast will give confidence to anyone who listens. Journalist Guy Raz speaks with CEOs of a huge array of companies – many very familiar to us…Uber, Toms, Burt’s Bees, Instagram, etc. Many tell rags to riches stories, rags to rags to riches, riches to rags and back…you get the idea! Most of these stories are incredible testimonies of real people who had great ideas and their journeys to bring them to life, successfully. Guy has a very likeable way of talking with his guests and all episodes include a lot of laughter.

2) Nonprofits Are Messy, the Podcast – Lessons in Leadership with Joan Garry: https://blog.joangarry.com/nonprofits-are-messy-podcast/

Joan has an interesting past. She began her career as part of the management team that launched MTV and eventually made her way to the non-profit sector when becoming executive director of GLAAD, one of the largest gay rights organizations in the US. She’s seen all sides of the business and non-profit world and holds a wealth of information. Her manner of speaking is quite engaging and the team of experts that she calls upon in her broadcasts share extremely useful information on the many roadblocks that non-profits face.

3) Marketing Over Coffee, with Christopher Penn & John Wall: https://www.marketingovercoffee.com/

This podcast provides a nice mix of company talk and research-based strategy. John Wall has been in marketing, sales and technology for years and Christopher Penn is a professor of Advanced Social Media and Internet Marketing at the University of San Francisco. They discuss classic techniques and new marketing practices with high powered members of the marketing world and provide great tips on how to stay on the cutting edge within the business community.

4) Nonprofit Leadership Podcast: Making Your World Better, hosted by Dr. Rob Harter: https://nonprofitleadershippodcast.org/

Rob is an inspirational & motivational speaker and is considered a nonprofit executive professional. He’s been a member of many nonprofits tied to human rights and faith-based causes, just to name a few. Covered topics are those that are standard issues effecting every kind of nonprofit. Some of the best selections: Positioning to Receive Major Philanthropic Gifts, How to Become more Inclusive and Equitable, Self-Leadership and What the Harvard Business Review has to say about Leadership.

Why not try listening to one (or all) of these podcasts? We feel that you’ll be inspired by what you hear. We encourage you to take the time and to take advantage of the opportunity to be informed and learn from these great resources!

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