Podcasts for Social Sector Organizations – Fundamentals, Formats and Execution: A Virtual Masterclass

Podcasts for Social Sector Organizations – Fundamentals, Formats and Execution: A Virtual Masterclass

Organization: Impact Academy by CSRBOX

Event Duration: 26 Aug. 2020 - 28 Aug. 2020

Apply By: 20 Aug 2020

Inviting NGO & CSR professionals and representatives from Social Enterprises for a Virtual Masterclass on Podcasts for Social Sector Organizations- Fundamentals, Formats and Execution by India’s most experienced podcaster, Chhavi Sachdev, founder of Sonologue.

Dates: 26th – 28th August, 2020 (online) 

Time: 2:30 PM- 4:00 PM/ Day

Duration: 1.5 Hrs./day (Total 4.5 Hrs)


Registrations Open 

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Podcasts have been gaining popularity with audiences in India and across the globe over the last few years. They have emerged as a novel way of bringing impactful stories to life and engaging with audiences in a conversational manner. It is no surprise that more and more organizations are adopting this engaging audio format to connect with the world and give a voice to their work and spread awareness.

By producing your own podcasts, you can bring together interesting content, tell stories, debate on crucial issues, share information, have conversations around your core topics etc. However, despite the amazing upsides to podcasting, you may ask, is this audio content channel right for your NGO? What are the right formats for you? And how would you even get started? What kind of content would connect well with your audience?

If your communications team wants to explore and design podcasts, and take the plunge into this massively growing audio content channel, we have the solution right here.

CSRBOX, in association with Sonologue, has created a bespoke virtual masterclass for you to learn the ABCs of Podcasting. Join us for the three-day virtual masterclass on ‘Podcasts for Social Sector Organizations- Fundamentals, Formats and Execution’ to start your own podcast series and amplify your reach.


The Masterclass

This short course is designed for communications teams and case workers who want to explore and design podcasts in the development sector setting. The three-day masterclass will provide practical training on getting an engaging podcast season off the ground for professionals in the social development sector. This training will focus on best practices to create an engaging podcast season from start to finish – from set up to recording, scripting to editing, as well as distributing episodes online. Participants will leave with handouts and templates to get their podcast started. 

Certificate of Participation

Participants will receive an e-certificate on behalf of Sonologue and Impact Academy on successful completion of the 3-day masterclass.

Topics Covered

  •  Formats that work:
    • Importance of Podcasting for NGOs
    • Different formats and genres for different kinds of storytelling.
    • Behind the scenes- Roles and responsibilities
    • Roadmap for planning
  • Content
    • Conducting interviews and gathering audio in the field/office/studio/remotely
    • Setup equipment: Hardware & software 
    • Best practices
  • Distribution
    • Formatting & packaging for maximum engagement
    • Audio editing overview
    • Hosting, distribution, dissemination and analytics
    • Improving visibility for internal & external audiences
    • Outreach and promotion

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will-

  1. Have basic understanding of the steps involved in strategically designing, producing and distributing successful podcast series. 
  2. Be exposed to, and gain an introductory understanding of the concepts of appropriate formats & channels, curating engaging content and ways to reaching the audiences.

For Whom

  1. Communication teams working in NGOs and CSR departments
  2. Social Enterprises

Fee (inclusive of taxes)

Early Bird: INR 1,062 (till 10th August 2020)

Standard: INR 1,416 (from 11th August onwards)

Registration Deadline: 21st August, 2020 (subject to availability of the seats)

Registration Process (Limited Seats)

Online Payment

Please click here for registration page and online payment 

NEFT/ Bank Transfer

To download the offline form, click here, and fill your details. Once completed please send the same along with payment receipt to rakhi@csrbox.org. All bank details are given in the downloadable offline form.

Key Trainer:

Chhavi Sachdev

Chhavi Sachdev is a radio and podcast producer, consultant, and coach. She is also the most experienced podcaster in India -- she has been making podcasts since 2008 – and is one of few radio reporters and producers in the country. Her features have been broadcast on the BBC World Service, National Public Radio, Deutsche Welle, Radio Netherlands, and Public Radio International. She has produced podcasts for Sonologue, Tall Tales, Tata Sons, Bound, The Canadian Consulate General and others. 

Since 2011, Chhavi has been conducting regular workshops (www.sonologue.com/workshops) for individuals, colleges, corporates, as well as NGOs.

Over the years, she has done hands-on workshops for media organizations like The Quint, specialized day-long workshops on making audio features and narrative podcasts for cultural organization like the Goethe Zentrum, full day workshops on writing for the ear (since podcast scripting is vastly different from web or video copy) as well as the basics of editing and even feature and documentary podcast creation for working journalists and activists through organizations like Malayala Manorama and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.

Chhavi has a master’s degree in journalism from Northeastern University, and is a lifetime member of the South Asian Journalists Association and the Podcast Academy. 

For any queries regarding the Masterclass, contact

Rakhi Lakhwani


Mobile: 8866796113

For any immediate escalations or to know more about the Impact Academy, please feel free to write to pooja@csrbox.org

Terms & Conditions:

  1. Registration fee is non-refundable; however, nominee name can be changed.
  2. Once you submit the registration form along with the payment (online), you will receive the confirmation email within 2 working days. You will receive the details to access the online masterclass along with reading material latest by 24th August, 2020.


About the Impact Academy by CSRBOX

Housed in the Impact Experience Centre and Academy (Impact XPA), Impact Academy is a learning and knowledge centre for impact sector professionals including CSR Heads, CSR Managers, Impact Investors, Philanthropists, Non-Profit leaders, Fund-Raising teams etc. The academy hosts periodic boot camps, meet-ups, networking sessions and exclusive courses for the impact sector professionals. With a motto to collaborate, capacitate and create impact, the Academy bring to you some of the best innovators, professionals and change makers from the Social Sector to share knowledge and insights regarding the latest trends, and help you build your capacities and stay abreast in a fast changing world.

About Sonologue

Sonologue is a full-service podcast production house and consultancy practice uniquely poised to shape and deliver world class quality audio content. If you’ve got a story, knowledge or even an opinion, we can amplify your voice. 

At Sonologue, we work on everything editorial — conceptualizing a podcast, choosing a format, figuring out the right tone and host — and technical — from recording to production and post production with sound design, editing, and mixing — as well as all the painful logistics of creating meta data and uploading it to a dedicated host to distribute your podcast and maximize its reach. 

Started by an Indian multimedia journalist who moved back to India after more than a decade in the US, Sonologue aims to support clear, entertaining, evocative, and balanced multimedia content for a variety of outlets — national and international media houses, corporates, journalists, communications professionals, not-for-profits, and cultural organizations — to tap these stories of economy, culture, development, science, and people … stories that reveal our shared humanity, not only crossing boundaries but bridging, transcending, and transforming them.


CSRBOX is India’s leading CSR knowledge and impact intelligence driven collaboration platform for the development community. It serves as an enabler, encouraging partnerships between CSR stakeholders. At CSRBOX, we are committed to the idea of advancing social impact and change. Whether you are a Donor agency looking to invest in transformative and sustainable projects or an implementation leader dedicated to accomplish your organization’s goals, CSRBOX can help you achieve your objectives. With years of experience in working on social development projects with nonprofits, corporate and social enterprises, we excel in catalyzing the vibrant social transformation movement in India by driving collaborations and partnerships for good. With research, strategy and designing tailored programs in the CSR ecosystem, we help our clients solve their most challenging issues.





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