Wednesday, July 30, 2008

3 Podcasts For Social Entrepreneurs

If you're a social entrepreneur, or you aspire to be one, below are three podcasts you should listen to:

World Vision Report

Funded in part by nonprofit World Vision, the World Vision Report does not shamelessly promote its funder. Instead, the podcast highlights "stories about the world's most vulnerable people, and those who make a difference in their lives," whether the stories come from World Vision or from other nonprofits such as Kiva or Room to Read. Hosted by former ABC World News Tonight correspondent Peggy Wehmeyer, the World Vision Report is of professional quality. Listen to it to get ideas on who to help, or how to help them.

Craigslist Foundation Nonprofit Boot Camp
Whether you're starting a nonprofit or need tips on marketing, fundraising, social entrepreneurship, or leadership, you can learn the ropes from experts who presented at one of the Craiglist Foundation's Nonprofit Boot Camps. In 2006, Nonprofit Boot Camps in the San Francisco Bay Area and in New York City attracted over 2,500 emerging and established nonprofit leaders for a day of workshops, keynotes, one-on-one coaching and professional development. The event earned a 97% approval rating and was the largest nonprofit gathering in Bay Area history. Full-length speeches from the event are available via podcast, and presentations, handouts, and session notes are available online.

Nonprofit Law Podcast
Don't let the name fool you -- the Nonprofit Law Podcast is actually quite engaging. Nonprofit lawyer Tim Mooney keeps his podcasts under 10 minutes, providing bite-size, helpful tips on how to navigate the legal hurdles related to nonprofit formation and operation.

Feel free to leave other high-quality podcast suggestions in the comments section.


Dave Dawes said...

Great list Ryan and I would also suggest our podcasts at which cover specific topics around setting up and developing social enterprises, including:
- the pros and cons of CICs (podcasts 7 & 8)
- creating a nurse-led social enterprise in health (podcasts 10-14)
- going from grant-funding to contract-funding (podcast 5)

bluesky said...

A great supporter of World Vision is is a dual-purpose site for building an English
vocabulary and raising money for under privileged children in the most
impoverished places around the world.

Check it out at

Tim Mooney said...

Thanks for the mention Ryan! I'm a huge supporter of social entrepreneurship, so I'm very happy to be listed as a resource.

lill said...

Thanks for the suggestions :)

I know you posted this awhile ago, but I just saw it and subscribed to these podcasts. I just listened to the World Vision Report, and really enjoyed it!