(April 30, 2021) The Charity Report launched its podcast offering today, Talking UP. It's an interview show dedicated to writers, journalists and authors working on issues of social justice, equity and the nonprofit sector. Guests talk about their reporting and research, what drives their work, and what’s important to them. Listeners will have the opportunity to widen their lens, develop their understanding and figure out where we might go from here.
"With increased online buying, especially in a COVID environment, we want to give authors, writers and journalists another place to be discovered," says editor in chief Gail Picco, who will host the show.
"Talking UP is an effort to get behind the 30-second sound bite and talk to the people who are taking deep dives into the tough and intriguing issues that involve the charity sector today. I love the podcast format, know that younger listeners especially enjoy the portability of the podcast. Our aim is to make podcasts equal to the best of what's out there, and there's a lot of good material being produced, so our aims are high."
The Charity Report has been deeply involved with authors and writers since its inception and its Literary Circle review reviews more than 100 books a year.
This week's interview is with veteran environmental fundraiser David Love, whose new book Green Green: Reflections on 51 Years of Raising Money for Nature has just been released. Next week's interview will be with Métis writer Katherena Vermette.
"To be able to do our first Talking UP interview with David Love who is a fellow traveller, someone I've known for a long time--and have a lot of admiration for-- is a special gift. We laughed a lot. And I'm excited about next week too. Katherena Vermette is a fabulous writer who is working hard to engage us all in Métis history, which she does is such a captivating way."
Talking UP will be available to subscribers only after May 10.
David Love: Thoughts of an Environmental Fundraiser April 30, 2021