Nonprofit Management & Leadership

This podcast covers general management practices that apply to all types of organizations as well as practices unique to nonprofits.

5.0 stars from 58 ratings

This podcast/course provides an overview of general management practices (e.g. marketing, strategic planning, inter-organizational relations, human resources, ethics, and financial management) that apply to all types of organizations (nonprofit, public, and private) as well as practices unique to nonprofits (e.g. boards and governance, volunteer management, legal responsibilities, fundraising, performance measurement, etc.). This course provides opportunities to apply textbook material to real world situations.

Lecture slides and additional course material can be obtained by emailing bradrfulton@gmail.com

Podcast Reviews
So happy I found this podcast!

“I am starting a nonprofit organization, and because I have no background in nonprofits, I started listening to this podcast. I am learning so much from Professor Fulton through his podcast/course. We just got our 501c3 status this week and I am so excited to begin helping people. Thank you!”

JasmineGabrielle via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/08/24
Super helpful Podcast for Starting and Running a NonProfit

“I am starting two non-profits and am so grateful to have found this series lead by Dr. Brad Fulton. He is easy to listen to, his lectures are easy to follow, and the lessons are easy to grasp and translate into real world scenarios. I look forward to listening to the entire podcast.”

SterlingDC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/01/24
Calling All Practitioners—seasoned or emerging; listen up!

“Many practitioners enter the field with little knowledge of the sector; much of the learning is practice based built upon best practices. Few have time or ability to enter the academy to take courses with renowned scholars once they become invested in their career. In this case, Dr. Fullerton allows each of us to be a fly on the wall as he instructs a real course with his students. We get to learn the theories and constructs of the field that inform actual practices of social sector leaders, fundraisers, and entrepreneurs. Whether on lunch break or the drive to and from the office, this is an easy, must-listen podcast that allows you to “sit” in a real classroom to acquire foundational knowledge. Whether seasoned or emerging, each of us in the field benefits from Brad’s insights that, when applied, shape and form the actions we take to make our shared world better.”


R. Plasters via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/27/23
So much information

“I co-founded a nonprofit without knowing anything about how to run one. This has given me great insights to help with the growth it will take to accomplish our mission. (One thing I felt was missing was discussion about why foreign governments sometimes get a bad taste in their mouths about outside nonprofits. Check out the book When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor and Yourself.) Overall, a fantastic podcast with a ton of great information. Thank you!!”

BrittaJo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/25/23
This course is a Non-Profit Power Tool!!

“If you care enough about something to want to start a non-profit in order to support it, then you care enough to want to do it right. What you don’t know can not only hurt your efforts, it can cripple them. This course gives you the knowledge you need to build a strong organization that is able to accomplish great things. Even if you are working with a strong, well organized Non-Profit, this course will give you tools to make it even better.”

Diamond Rene via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/23
Loved this Class!

“I took this course as a way to really dive into the nonprofit sector and see how I felt about it and I absolutely loved it. Professor Fulton was great and made this new information engaging and easy to understand and relate to as a college student who was unfamiliar with the topic. Couldn’t recommend it more!”

Amjogold via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/13/23
Great for people looking to get into the nonprofit sector and those already involved

“Loved this course!”

1369486 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/11/23
Excellent and Insightful

“I am a sociology student and my professor suggested this pdocast. This particular course offers an excellent introduction into leading and managing organizations situated in the nonprofit sector. I have found value in the considerable overlap that occurs between the nonprofit sector and what I am learning in sociology.”

Orleana P. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/23/22

“Very thought provoking”

Oh great app via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/15/22
A must-listen podcast for any new nonprofit ED

“Whether you’re looking for insights into how nonprofits work, how to be an effective leader or Board member, or simply for knowledge that can help strengthen your organization, this podcast covers it all. As a first-time Executive Director, this podcast was a valuable resource that I’d recommend to anyone stepping in to a similar role. Thanks for putting out there for everyone, Dr. Fulton!”

luxicon via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/23/21
Very Informative

“These lectures are super engaging and interesting, especially if you are interested in the nonprofit sector. My favorite lectures were the ones about truly valuing diversity which led to great in class discussions. Definitely recommend”

Janie Voris via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/21
Very Helpful

“Gives a very educated take on what goes into making a great manager and leader. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to learn more about nonprofit organizations!”

La'Carpetron Dukemarriot via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/06/21

“Very informative and well-spoken. I have learned a lot from these podcasts which has further my interest in the non-profit business.”

Julia Lester via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/23/20

“Like his other podcast, this is an edited audio recording of Prof. Fulton’s class on non-profit management. The class covers a lot of ground, and is full of interesting examples and thoughtful student input. I’d recommend this for anyone who wants to improve their understanding of management techniques, especially for the non-profit sector.”

Jake_Fisher via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/17/20
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Related Awards

2023 Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award

2023 Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching | Innovate Award Finalist

2021 Nonprofit Management & Leadership | Editors’ Prize for Best Article

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