One of the best ways to learn more about an industry is to listen to a podcast. Anyone can make a podcast and it’s possible to learn what people from all walks of life think about a topic. When it comes to philanthropy, charity, and nonprofits there are a rather large number of different shows to check out, each one giving tips and tricks as well as just letting you learn more about how different people approach philanthropy. Read on for a few great podcasts that are all about the world of philanthropy.


Hosted by Randy Hawthorne and part of the Nonprofit Hub community, Hubcast is dedicated to sharing information and providing tools to nonprofits in need. Randy discusses data obtained from industry reports as well as chatting with the top thought leaders in the world of philanthropy and charity in order to not only share their knowledge of the industry with listeners but also help nonprofit organizations grow into something bigger and better.

First Day Podcast

If you’re looking for something more bite-sized then you can’t go wrong with First Day Podcast. This show is run by Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and every episode is only around 10 minutes long. You may wonder how a 10-minute episode is supposed to teach you anything but they somehow manage to cram loads of information about current news into every episode. Topics covered include capital campaigns, donors from generation Z, and many others.

The Nonprofit Leadership Podcast

Dr. Rob Harter has over 25 years of experience in the world of nonprofits and what better way to discuss what he knows than to host a podcast about the topic? Each episode involves Rob discussing the latest trends, issues, and opportunities that exist for nonprofits and the professionals that work in the field. Rob’s main aspiration in hosting this show is to spread his knowledge and make sure that people can learn what it takes to be an effective leader in the world of nonprofits while listening to inspiring stories about how individuals and organizations are making a positive impact on our world.