The Charity Impact podcast is hosted by Alex Blake, strategic consultant to charities and non-profits in the UK.

My goal is to help charities to maximise their social impact, or put another way, to be as effective as possible in delivering their charitable objectives. I do this on a one-to-one basis through strategic consulting and while I enjoy the day job hugely, there are only so many charities I can work with in this way. So, I am also keen to explore ways of helping much larger numbers of charities and individuals working to deliver social change or impact.

I really enjoyed the online events we ran in 2020 and 2021, which aimed to help charities responding during the first stages of the Covid-19 pandemic. These live events took the format of having two or three guest speakers giving a 10-15 minute talk to share their insights before all engaging in a Q&A session with the live audience.

We had some great feedback from people who attended or watched the recordings but the reason I’ve decided to try out the podcast format next is that I’d like to have longer and more in-depth conversations with our guests and I think podcasting lends itself more to this approach. 

I’ve given this quite a lot of thought and sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and give it a go. My hope is that the podcast will be of value to you; both as an interesting, enjoyable show to listen to and as a resource that provides ideas and resources that you can use in your work.

At the moment, I’m not sure how popular it will be or how much time it will take to produce each episode. My plan is to produce a series of say six to 10 episodes and then review whether to continue or not.

With that in mind, I have a favour to ask:

Please listen to a couple of the first episodes and leave a review on Apple Podcasts (add link when ready) or the podcast platform you use; or if you’d prefer to share constructive feedback by e-mail please do. I would really appreciate any feedback so I can get a sense of whether the podcast is adding value for you, whether there are some improvements I could make or whether I should really just stop!

I really do hope to hear from you. A description of the podcast is below and links to the episodes are in the top right of the page.


The purpose of the Charity Impact podcast is to learn more about how effective charities and individuals achieve social change or social impact. Each episode, I ask a guest working in this field about their approach so that you and I can gain insights to maximise the impact of our own work. These 1-2-1 interviews will cover a variety of areas, including strategy, tactics, resources, motivations, learning and more.

This podcast is for anyone who wants to make a difference, but particularly those who are working for social change / impact; including charity trustees, CEOs, staff, volunteers, advisors, philanthropists and public service professionals.

You can find episode notes and links to any resources, organisations etc mentioned in episodes on the web page for that episode (links in the box, top right of the page).

If you enjoy the podcast, please do follow us and leave a review on your podcast provider.

If you have any questions, feedback or enquiries regarding the podcast, you can e-mail or tweet @alexblake_KEDA

You can subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, RSS feed, YouTube, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Audible or wherever you listen to podcasts.




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This Podcast is brought to you by KEDA Consulting, which provides strategic consultancy support to charities.

KEDA is led by Alex Blake who works as a management consultant, specifically for charities and non-profits in the UK, with the aim of maximising social impact. We help charities to be as effective as possible in delivering their charitable objectives through developing strategy and plans; securing funding; undertaking reviews; and a range of other consulting projects involving research, analysis, facilitation and reporting.