Five podcasts you won’t want to miss!

Tips to build mutual commitment

Do you know where your donors go on vacation? You should, says host Brad Layland of The FOCUS Group, in the first episode of this podcast. Focused on a sustainable framework for relational fundraising, hundreds of nonprofits and schools rely on Taking Donors Seriously to help them raise the funds that sustain their missions. Other topics include what salad dressing can teach us about fundraising (hint: it has to do with caring) and other insights, tips, and stories to help nonprofits serve donors. Episodes are short, around 10 minutes.

Stories of inspired leadership

This award-winning podcast, produced by Faith & Leadership at Duke Divinity, asks questions about leadership and the future of the church. Listen to a series of interviews (12 so far) hosted by the Rev. William H. Lamar IV, pastor of Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, D.C., and the Rev. Laura Everett, executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches. This insightful and moving podcast lets you eavesdrop on conversations from leaders in the church and other fields, and hear personal stories of struggle and identity.

Learning from faculty peers

The monthly podcast of the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning illuminates the teaching life. Its host, Wabash Center director Nancy Lynne Westfield, interviews a wide range of faculty from different colleges, universities, and seminaries. Recent episodes on race and culture are timely and important.


Interviews with Christian creatives

A buffet-spread of conversations about communication with the not-for- profit in mind, hosted by Joanna la Fleur, the Canadian TV interviewer and communication consultant. Episodes include filmmakers, artists, authors, songwriters, creative entrepreneurs, and others who share what they are learning about living out loud on digital platforms.

The wild, wild world of faith

Hosted by two Portland Seminary professors, Leah Payne and Brian Doak, this podcast is for “people who know religion is weird, but love it anyway” — which probably describes a lot of us. The show digs into the “wonderful weirdness of religious experience — a documentary, a television show, a Twitter scandal,” and then offers “pearly reflections.” Plus, they even have their own Etsy page to sell weird religion T-shirts and coffee mugs.

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