The ConceptLink team is always on the lookout for good resources to assist nonprofit leaders in achieving sustainable social impact.
This time we shine the spotlight on the blogosphere and reviewed blogs that are engaging and offer superb content for the nonprofit sector. Considering the limited time that global nonprofit leaders have to read and research, we pulled together a top ten list of blogs that we follow. They provide inspiration, insights, tips, tricks and best practices.
Here is our list of Top Ten Blogs for the Nonprofit Sector, with special focus on resources for Africa-interest social good organizations:
The Chronicle of Philanthropy site plays host to a number of blogs including those on prospecting, candid conversations about nonprofit boards, international philanthropy and social media for nonprofits. It is an excellent news source for charity leaders, fundraisers, grant makers, and others involved in philanthropic enterprises.
Stanford Social Innovation Review is an award-winning magazine and website that covers cross-sector solutions to global problems. SSIR covers a wide range of subjects, from microfinance and green businesses to social networks and human rights. Its aim is both to inform and to inspire.
3) Beth’s Blog
Beth Kanter is the author of Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media, one of the longest running and most popular blogs for nonprofits. The blog is packed with resources, and the writing style is very accessible with links to scholarly studies and other references that you need to know about.
The NGO Pulse Portal (first established as the SANGONeT NGO Portal in 2005) is the weekly NGO Pulse e-newsletter that provides a gateway to the South African NGO sector. The portal provides NGOs with a mechanism to air their views, while also creating the opportunity for other stakeholders to critique and evaluate the sector.
Based in South Africa, Tshikululu provides insights into best practices and practical engagement around social development. Tshikululu Insights fosters knowledge-sharing in the social investment sector and provides input into policy and corporate social investment.
Inyathelo is a great source of articles and news around organizational sustainability and advancement issues affecting non-governmental organizations and non-profit organizations, specifically in South Africa. These articles include information, tools and current news related to the sustainability of NGO and NPOs.
Katya Andresen is an author of “Robin Hood Marketing” and chief operating officer and chief strategy officer of Network for Good. The Nonprofit Marketing Blog is a rich resource of information on nonprofit marketing, fundraising, social media and more.
Jeff Brooks, creative director at TrueSense Marketing and author of Future Fundraising Now, has been serving the nonprofit community for more than 20 years and blogging about it since 2005. The future of fundraising is not about social media, online video, or SEM. According to Jeff, the blog is about donors. “If you need to raise funds from donors, you need to study them, respect them, and build everything you do around them.”
9) Frog Loop
Care2 is a online social action network that empowers people to lead a healthy, sustainable lifestyle and support socially responsible causes. Frog Loop is Care2’s nonprofit marketing blog providing insightful information on recruiting donors, online advocacy campaigns, social networking and other nonprofit studies.
10) Nonprofit Quarterly (NPQ)
Online NPQ is a collaborative journalism site using information contributed by numerous individuals and organizations to build news stories and analysis. The site provides great content on philanthropy, government-nonprofit relations, innovation, communication and engagement, fundraising, and social enterprise.
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We hope that you find this resource on Top Ten Blogs for Nonprofits useful. If you are aware of other blogs that could be beneficial to nonprofit leaders, feel free to share with us.
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