When I first started working as a nonprofit consultant, I wanted to find some free resources I could recommend to my clients which would address common challenges faced by all nonprofits, regardless of their cause area and size. When I tried listening to podcasts about the nonprofit world, they seemed to be lacking in sound quality, consistency in posting, and most importantly, in guests who had actual experience working for nonprofits. So I decided to make my own!
Here's the thing--it takes roughly 8-10 hours and costs about $300-400 for me to make each episode. That adds up to about $4200 per season. Eep!
I am very fortunate to have some corporate sponsors who help me cover about half of the production costs for the podcast! But my biggest priority with the podcast is YOU -- the overworked, under appreciated nonprofit professional or board member. Because of this, I have:
- Been super picky about who is allowed to sponsor my podcast. I've only accepted advertisers who provide services or value to charitable organizations, so you don't have to hear random ads about toothpaste or fast food companies. Plus I have rejected sponsors whose products I don't personally believe in. (In fact, 100% of my sponsors this season were companies I personally asked to come on board.)
- Limited the number of ads in each episode to three so you don't feel like you're listening to one big long commercial.
Also as a thank you, I'll say it in all caps and bold and highlighted: