I have been having so much fun making the rounds of social change, philanthropy and nonprofit-related podcasts. Many amazing podcast hosts have generously invited me on their shows to talk about my new book Reinventing Social Change: Embrace Abundance to Create a Healthier and More Equitable World and how the way we do social change is broken.
The podcasts have been a blast! Obviously I love talking about how social change leaders can scale the obstacles standing in your way, and I’ve been part of some amazing conversations.
If you haven’t already listened, here are a few podcast episodes that I particularly enjoyed. You can see a longer list of where I’ve been out and about at my Media page.
I hope you’ll take a listen to some of these great conversations.
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Recent Podcast Episodes
In the Nonprofit Lowdown podcast, host Rhea Wong reviews and recommends the best ideas, resources, tools, tricks and tips to run your nonprofit like a pro. In this episode, Rhea and Nell discuss how the social change sector lives under constant pressure for resources, exacerbated by the pervasive scarcity mindset that plagues us. When we live in scarcity, we are stressed with “never enough” and that mindset affects our work, our staff, our clients and our peace of mind. Listen to find out how to know if you have a scarcity mindset and how to overcome it.
Giving Thought Podcast
The Giving Thought Podcast explores trends in global philanthropy and civil society and is recognised as an insightful and influential source of philanthropic debate. In this episode, host Rhodri Davies and Nell discuss: Why does a scarcity mindset affect so many donors and funders?
- Why is the “overhead myth” so prevalent, and why is it so problematic?
- Are funders changing their behaviour during the current crisis?
- What misconceptions are there about what makes for a sustainable nonprofit?
- How many donors are willing to give away power as well as money?
- Why is the idea that nonprofits need to be “more business-like” so widespread?
- How can philanthropy transform the very systems in which wealth is created?
2 Pages with Michael Bungay Stanier
2 Pages with MBS is where brilliant people read the best two pages of a favorite book …a book that’s shaped them and changed them. In this episode, Michael talks with Nell about Tara Mohr’s book Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead and how it helped inspire Nell’s journey that resulted in her book Reinventing Social Change.
The Switch podcast illuminates talent management best practices for social impact organizations. In this episode, host Patty Hampton talks with Nell about her new book Reinventing Social Change, as well as her views & insights on the social sector as whole. Nell shares her experiences working with nonprofits & philanthropists while providing some tips, tricks, & advice for social change leaders moving forward.