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Number 1 Podcast And 2 In The Top 5

'One' courtesy of HundredNorth on Flickr
'One' courtesy of HundredNorth on Flickr
Blogger Cheryl McCormick, principal of Ascend Nonprofit Consulting, named her Top 5 nonprofit podcasts.

The two I host–Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio and Fundraising Fundamentals–are each in there.

Nonprofit Radio is #1!

Cheryl says Nonprofit Radio’s guests:

include the most credible, highly-regarded doers and thought leaders in the field of nonprofit work.

I agree. I’m grateful to each guest for sharing their expertise. They’re a very generous bunch.

She approves of Jargon Jail to keep the credible, highly-regarded guest explanations simple and easy-to-follow for listeners. That’s critical. There’s no value in technical fog when you’re trying to put strategies into practice. Transgressing guests are thrown in Jargon Jail, but easily paroled when they define their terms.

Of the host:

it’s his wit, sense of fun with his guests, self-deprecating humor that gets me. His passion for his work and the nonprofit sector really comes through.

I want guests to be comfortable, so their passion reaches listeners. I strive for a conversation listeners want to be part of.

Listeners, since you can’t be in the studio I’m channeling you. You’re whispering questions to me, even though 99% of you 9,000+ won’t listen until days or weeks later on iTunes.

That doesn’t matter. I hear you.

Cheryl’s only negative is that I put out one show a week. She wants more.

Fundraising Fundamentals, which I host for The Chronicle of Philanthropy, is her #3.

In Cheryl’s words, the 10-minute monthly is:

Great for busy nonprofit professionals on the go!

And she wishes I’d do them more often.

Credit for the #3 ranking goes to the folks at The Chronicle. Assistant Managing Editor Peter Panepento has been a strident supporter from the outset. Web Editor Cody Switzer makes the show sound great.

Regina Walton is the social media manager for my podcasts, consulting and everything else I’ve got my hand in. She promotes all the stuff I create with an enthusiasm and professionalism that is exhausting. You rock, Regina!

Cheryl McCormick, thank you so much! Each show is a true labor of love. Your recognition of my work is much appreciated.