57 episodes

Causepods is a passion project of The Podcast Consultant, Mathew Passy. The aim is to interview folks who are using podcasts to raise awareness for a good cause. Whether that’s a non-profit, charity, medical cause, social justice movement, or anyone looking to create a positive impact in the world, from the local level to the global population. One unique feature to Causepods is that we are going to use this platform to raise money for a 501(c)3 non-profit of your choosing through GoFundMe. If you think you’re a podcaster making a difference in the world, please take a few moments to fill out the Causepods Form and we can’t wait to have you on Causepods.

Causepods The Podcast Consultant

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    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Causepods is a passion project of The Podcast Consultant, Mathew Passy. The aim is to interview folks who are using podcasts to raise awareness for a good cause. Whether that’s a non-profit, charity, medical cause, social justice movement, or anyone looking to create a positive impact in the world, from the local level to the global population. One unique feature to Causepods is that we are going to use this platform to raise money for a 501(c)3 non-profit of your choosing through GoFundMe. If you think you’re a podcaster making a difference in the world, please take a few moments to fill out the Causepods Form and we can’t wait to have you on Causepods.

    Leading a Fight with Jordan McConnell of the Crohn’s Veteran Podcast

    Leading a Fight with Jordan McConnell of the Crohn’s Veteran Podcast

    Today we chat with Jordan McConnell who is the co-host and founder of the Crohn's Veteran Podcast. 
    Like many of our guests who start a cause-based podcast, it is a calling they feel to lead, and he understands that his and the other co-hosts story can help others.  The premise for the podcast is to simply bring awareness and bring like hearted stories of others who live with Crohn’s diseases and other irritable bowel syndromes related illness.  
    The podcast is just getting started with fifteen episodes published and Jordan opens up about the lessons learned already and why Twitch and YouTube was the right platform to branch out on. 
    Community around his cause is something they are closely working on creating with each new episode and bringing people together.  
    Like many foundations fundraising during a COVID-19 area has changed and evolved, and he talks about how the Cure for Colitis foundation has had to evolve to keep the mission alive. 
    Key Topics:
    ·      Why start a podcast about Crohn’s Disease?  (1:24)
    ·      Why doing a co-host model made sense for them? (3:20)
    ·      What does it mean to be a Crohn’s Veteran?  ( 5:22)
    ·      Benefits of being on Twitch and YouTube as a podcaster? (8:50)
    ·      What struggles were faced when first getting started? (10:57)
    ·      As a cause based podcast, what problems are you currently working through? (12:00)
    ·       Who is the Crohn’s Foundation and how are they raising money during COVID-19? (14:44)
    ·      What is the biggest lesson you would share for someone who about to start their own causepod? (17:42)
    ·      A simple method to raise awareness of the cause and the podcast (18:52)
    Website link: www.crohnsveteran.com
    Podcast Links:
    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/crohns-veteran-podcast/id1515327063?uo=4 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/crohns-veteran-podcast/id1515327063?uo=4)
    Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8yMDlkMjRkYy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== (https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8yMDlkMjRkYy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==)
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5Nrg39heAdODkBFIzD5B1j (https://open.spotify.com/show/5Nrg39heAdODkBFIzD5B1j)
    Social Links
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordan-b-mcconnell-a153b24/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordan-b-mcconnell-a153b24/)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/CrohnV (https://twitter.com/CrohnV)
    Twitch: https://twitter.com/CrohnV (https://twitter.com/CrohnV)
    Twitch: https://m.twitch.tv/crohnsveteran/profile (https://m.twitch.tv/crohnsveteran/profile)
    https://m.twitch.tv/chillghost/profile (https://m.twitch.tv/chillghost/profile)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crohnsveteran-102179724661589/ (https://www.facebook.com/crohnsveteran-102179724661589/)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crohnsveteran/ (https://www.instagram.com/crohnsveteran/)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/papuro/ (https://www.instagram.com/papuro/)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crohns_and_sexxy/ (https://www.instagram.com/crohns_and_sexxy/)
     
    Charity Link
    Website: http://www.curecrohnscolitis.org/ (http://www.curecrohnscolitis.org/)
    Donation: http://www.curecrohnscolitis.org/donate/ (http://www.curecrohnscolitis.org/donate/)
    Personal Donating Link: http://online.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/goto/ (http://online.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/goto/)
    Thanks for Listening!
    Be sure to subscribe on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3hmQQrfFDPznEqEAEeRVm8), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@causepods.org.
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    • 21 min
    The Rise of Social Entrepreneurship with Paul Zelizer of Awarepreneurs

    The Rise of Social Entrepreneurship with Paul Zelizer of Awarepreneurs

    Today on the show we have Paul Zelizer, the creator of The Awarepreneurs Podcast. Paul is committed to be a social entrepreneur, encouraging others to create for profit business that help foster social change. 
    Paul worked with the Tewa Women United Organization for 15 years and saw a pattern of for-profit business thriving and non-profits struggling and wondered if there was a better way. 
    Taking what he has learned running a non-profit and now multiple businesses, he now runs a small mastermind community of social entrepreneurs helping them grow businesses that make real social impact in communities around the world. 
    He points to a current members story and highlights how Nokiva is able to reimagine selling hand-crafted items from around the world.
    Our conversation transitions into how leveraging a podcast as his featured marketing channel was the right approach to scale his community and ultimately lead to his ability to help and serve more people. 
    Paul like most podcasters getting started didn’t know a lot about the medium, tools, or strategies, but trusting the process allowed him to find his footing and voice. The podcast now publishes two episodes per week enabling them to tell more stories and inspire more social entrepreneurs to make an impact.
    Key Topics:
     Paul’s realization on how to affect change withing a community (1:46)
    What is social entrepreneur ship (3:04)
    What is Awarepreneurs (4:00) 
    Case Study of a social impact Entrepreneur https://www.novica.com/ (https://www.novica.com/)) (5:47) 
    Why launching a podcast was the right idea to spread the message (7:52)
    How to make sure your podcast guesting has impact on your business (10:45)
    Where did Paul’s story begin and how did it lead to Awareprenuerus (12:20)
    What were the biggest hurdles Paul faced getting his podcast started (13:08)
    What advice Paul would give for someone considering starting a cause-based podcast (14:10)
    Why having a featured marketing channel is a key must for any entrepreneur running a business today (18:40)
    Website link: https://www.awarepreneurs.com/podcast (https://www.awarepreneurs.com/podcast)
    Podcast Links:
    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/awarepreneurs/id1232306106 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/awarepreneurs/id1232306106?mt=2&app=podcast)
    Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hd2FyZXByZW5ldXJzLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz (https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hd2FyZXByZW5ldXJzLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz)
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4MZcSXtqDGENW1RNUJntWD?si=V7nsgZk6SmaadpiAZg9TQg


    Social Links
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulzelizer
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/PaulZelizer
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/awarepreneurs/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paulzelizer/


    Charity Link
               Website: http://tewawomenunited.org/
               Donation: https://www.networkforgood.org/donation/ExpressDonation.aspx?ORGID2=85-0480836&vlrStratCode=dy%2bCxT%2bjF%2fLLfHHW73zR4VYsdY2yuR71wy5Q%2bKwp8ZVZgip7oFdp13mU3B%2flRHwm (https://www.networkforgood.org/donation/ExpressDonation.aspx?ORGID2=85-0480836&vlrStratCode=dy%2bCxT%2bjF%2fLLfHHW73zR4VYsdY2yuR71wy5Q%2bKwp8ZVZgip7oFdp13mU3B%2flRHwm)


    Thanks for Listening!
    Be sure to subscribe on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3hmQQrfFDPznEqEAEeRVm8), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@causepods.org.
    Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Causepods - LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathewpassy/)
    For help, resources, and community support, please join the Causepods Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2073354376260768) if you are already producing podcasts for a cause or are thinking about launching one.
    And if you would like to be a guest on...

    • 21 min
    Reframing Human Relationships with Nature with Elliot Connor of the Human Nature Podcast

    Reframing Human Relationships with Nature with Elliot Connor of the Human Nature Podcast

    I am joined today by Elliot Connor, host of the Human Nature Podcast and Founder and CEO of Human Nature Projects in Sydney Australia. Elliot’s life goal is to reframe our human relationship with nature, promoting compassion, respect, and appreciation for other lifeforms. His charity, Human Nature Projects promotes environmental volunteering and provides an entry point for anyone who has a desire to make an impact in the field.
    Elliot also discusses why he started his podcast, how it relates to his charity, and shares some advice for those looking to start their passion project podcast.
    Website: https://www.elliotconnor.com/podcast (https://www.elliotconnor.com/podcast)
    Subscribe:
    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1519036318 (https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1519036318)
    Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8yM2Y4MzcyMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw?sa=X&ved=0CBUQ27cFahcKEwjAoI_jvu3qAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAQ (https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8yM2Y4MzcyMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw?sa=X&ved=0CBUQ27cFahcKEwjAoI_jvu3qAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAQ)
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0IHfwFef5OH9AMAKJGs2At (https://open.spotify.com/show/0IHfwFef5OH9AMAKJGs2At)
    Charity:
    Human Nature - https://humannatureprojects.org/ (https://humannatureprojects.org/)
    Donate: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/humannatureprojects?locale.x=en_AU (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/humannatureprojects?locale.x=en_AU)
    Social Media:
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/elliot-connor/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/elliot-connor/%20)
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/elliot.connor.eco (https://www.facebook.com/elliot.connor.eco)
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/eco_elliot (https://twitter.com/eco_elliot)
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/elliotconnor.eco/ (https://www.instagram.com/elliotconnor.eco/)
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD6fsKTuRiOfW1L2cbXM_HQ (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD6fsKTuRiOfW1L2cbXM_HQ)
    Thanks for Listening!
    Be sure to subscribe on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3hmQQrfFDPznEqEAEeRVm8), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@causepods.org.
    Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Causepods - LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathewpassy/)
    For help, resources, and community support, please join the Causepods Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2073354376260768) if you are already producing podcasts for a cause or are thinking about launching one.
    And if you would like to be a guest on Causepods, please fill out this form and schedule your chat here (https://bookme.name/thepodcastconsultant/lite/causecast-podcast-booking).

    • 13 min
    Born 2 Battle with Chris Beckette and Nathaniel Palone

    Born 2 Battle with Chris Beckette and Nathaniel Palone

    Prepare to be inspired by today’s episode. Chris Beckette and Nathaniel Palone join me to talk about their podcast, Born 2 Battle. In 2018 Chris was diagnosed with ALS. They started the podcast in an effort to share their life experiences and the battles of life with ALS. Despite facing such a crippling disease, Chris demonstrates an amazing positivity and perseverance, inspiring others to keep a positive outlook no matter what battle they may face.
    We also discuss why they chose to take the podcast route, tips on starting your own podcast, and what you can do to help Chris to make sure he has the proper long term care that will allow him to live a full life. 
    **There is explicit language in this podcast***
    Website: https://born2battle.buzzsprout.com/ (https://born2battle.buzzsprout.com/)
    Subscribe:
    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/born-2-battle/id1523363903? (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/born-2-battle/id1523363903?ignmpt=uo%3D4https://open.spotify.com/show/7AQ70Be7fDjU8BAwnKFrv0)
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7AQ70Be7fDjU8BAwnKFrv0 (https://open.spotify.com/show/7AQ70Be7fDjU8BAwnKFrv0)
    Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMjA4Njg0LnJzcw== (https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMjA4Njg0LnJzcw==)
    Charity:
    Beckette’s Battle - https://www.gofundme.com/f/beckette (https://www.gofundme.com/f/beckette)
    Social Media:
    Instagram –
    ·     https://www.instagram.com/beckettesbattle/ (https://www.instagram.com/beckettesbattle/)
    ·     https://www.instagram.com/nathaniel.palone/ (https://www.instagram.com/nathaniel.palone/)
    ·     https://www.instagram.com/chrisbeckette/ (https://www.instagram.com/chrisbeckette/ )
    Thanks for Listening!
    Be sure to subscribe on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3hmQQrfFDPznEqEAEeRVm8), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@causepods.org.
    Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Causepods - LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathewpassy/)
    For help, resources, and community support, please join the Causepods Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2073354376260768) if you are already producing podcasts for a cause or are thinking about launching one.
    And if you would like to be a guest on Causepods, please fill out this form and schedule your chat here (https://bookme.name/thepodcastconsultant/lite/causecast-podcast-booking).

    • 32 min
    Fighting Addition with Matt Shedd of the Stories of Recovery podcast

    Fighting Addition with Matt Shedd of the Stories of Recovery podcast

    Matt Shedd joins me today from Marr Addiction Treatment Centers. Matt is the host of their podcast, Stories of Recovery | Alcoholism, Addiction & Twelve Step Spirituality. They share personal experiences of dealing with substance abuse from the perspective of a client in a treatment center, a family member, or a counselor.
    Matt talks about why they chose podcasting as a medium to get these stories out there as well as advice for others looking to start a podcast. We also discuss how you can donate to Marr’s scholarship fund to help those who need assistance getting the treatment they need.
    Website: www.marrinc.org (http://www.marrinc.org)
    Subscribe:
    Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-marr-experience/id1362158810 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-marr-experience/id1362158810)?
    Google: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5tYXJyaW5jLm9yZy9mZWVkL3BvZGNhc3Qv (https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5tYXJyaW5jLm9yZy9mZWVkL3BvZGNhc3Qv)
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4yLQfLagl7gZ0fbwI7wEoM
    Charity:
    MARR Addiction Treatment Center  
    Donate - https://www.classy.org/give/273739/#!/donation/checkout (https://www.classy.org/give/273739/#!/donation/checkout)
    New Meanings Magazine - https://www.marrinc.org/new-meanings-magazine/ (https://www.marrinc.org/new-meanings-magazine/)
    Social Media:
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/marrinc/ (https://www.facebook.com/marrinc/)
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/marrincrecovery (https://twitter.com/marrincrecovery)
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/marraddictiontreatmentcenters/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/marraddictiontreatmentcenters/)
    Thanks for Listening!
    Be sure to subscribe on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3hmQQrfFDPznEqEAEeRVm8), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@causepods.org.
    Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Causepods - LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathewpassy/)
    For help, resources, and community support, please join the Causepods Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2073354376260768) if you are already producing podcasts for a cause or are thinking about launching one.
    And if you would like to be a guest on Causepods, please fill out this form and schedule your chat here (https://bookme.name/thepodcastconsultant/lite/causecast-podcast-booking).

    • 23 min
    Getting Happy by Getting Sober with Gillian Tietz of the Sober Powered Podcast

    Getting Happy by Getting Sober with Gillian Tietz of the Sober Powered Podcast

    I am joined this week by Gillian Tietz, host of the Sober Powered Podcast. Gillian created her podcast after conquering her addiction and feeling genuinely happy for the first time in her life. Now, it’s her mission to pass on the knowledge she’s gained about the science and psychology of addiction, helping others break the chains of alcohol abuse.
    She shares the story about why she started drinking and the effects it had on her mental health. Gillian also tells us why she decided to start learning, writing, and eventually launching a podcast about addiction. 
    We wrap up our discussion talking about the cause Gillian is supporting, To Write Love on Her Arms. TWLOHA is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.
    Website: https://soberpowered.com (https://soberpowered.com)
    Subscribe:
    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/feed/id1520426877 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/feed/id1520426877)
    Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMTgwMjE3LnJzcw (https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMTgwMjE3LnJzcw)
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6vtGToNOqNxRTLGnBg5l5f (https://open.spotify.com/show/6vtGToNOqNxRTLGnBg5l5f)
    Charity:
    To Write Love on Her Arms - https://twloha.com/ (https://twloha.com/)  
    Donate: https://twloha.com/donate/ (https://twloha.com/donate/)
    Social Media:
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sober.powered/ (https://www.instagram.com/sober.powered/)


    Thanks for Listening!
    Be sure to subscribe on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/3hmQQrfFDPznEqEAEeRVm8), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@causepods.org.
    Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Causepods - LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathewpassy/)
    For help, resources, and community support, please join the Causepods Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2073354376260768) if you are already producing podcasts for a cause or are thinking about launching one.
    And if you would like to be a guest on Causepods, please fill out this form and schedule your chat here (https://bookme.name/thepodcastconsultant/lite/causecast-podcast-booking).

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Effielyn ,

Making a difference

Host, Mathew Passey, is so engaging and empathetic. It is refreshing to listen to podcasts that are on a mission. This podcast is educational with a drive to raise awareness, spread positive messages and connect us to each other.

CakesonFire451 ,

Powerful platform for “good”

Love learning about all these great causes! Thanks for the “good” work.

Rwasieleski ,

A ‘good news’ podcast!

Thank you for highlighting positive causes and the people behind them. This show is a fit for people interested in podcasting, human interest stories, and learning about the good in the world.

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