Have you ever gone in search of inspiration only to stare at a blinking cursor, unsure where to start? Maybe you’re new to the nonprofit world and just looking to learn more. Or maybe you’re a nonprofit veteran looking to catch up on the latest trends. Because we know having solid resources is essential to finding the tips and insights you need, we asked a group of real nonprofit professionals to share the best nonprofit blogs with us.
We got 1,118 responses. But can you guess what the #1 answer was? Hint: It wasn’t actually a resource. Most people responded with some version of not sure, don’t have one, or still looking.
If you’re among those who don’t know where to find the best nonprofit and fundraising resources, you’re not alone. In this post, we’ll help you find new resources based 1,118 nonprofits professionals’ favorite blogs. Make sure you keep reading for the full breakdown.
- The Chronicle of Philanthropy
- Joan Garry
- Nonprofit AF
- Nonprofit Quarterly
- Nonprofit Hub
Who they are: AFP (the Association of Fundraising Professionals) is an international network of fundraisers and thought leaders that provides insights on fundraising and best practices through education, networking, research, and advocacy.
Visit them for: fundraising advice, nonprofit research, and industry news.
Who they are: Our friends at Classy power online fundraising software for nonprofits with features that support peer-to-peer fundraising, crowdfunding, events, and more.
Visit them for: fundraising advice, industry news, and nonprofit research.
3. The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Who they are: The Chronicle of Philanthropy is a journal for anyone connected to the nonprofit world, providing information and advice to keep organizations doing good.
Visit them for: industry news, nonprofit research, giving, nonprofit leadership, and nonprofit management.
4. Joan Garry
Who they are: Joan Garry is a nonprofit consultant, author, and blogger with over 8 years of experience as an Executive Director and many more as a consultant and thought leader.
Visit them for: nonprofit leadership, board leadership, and fundraising advice.
5. Nonprofit AF
Who they are: Vu Le is the mastermind behind Nonprofit AF, formerly known as Nonprofit With Balls. He was a long-time Executive Director of a Seattle-based nonprofit and now is a full-time thought leader for nonprofit professionals
Visit them for: equity/diversity/inclusion in the nonprofit industry, donor relations, and fresh perspectives on the nonprofit sector.
6. Nonprofit Quarterly
Who they are: Nonprofit Quarterly is a publication that brings together a variety of voices about nonprofit policy and practice.
Visit them for: equity/diversity/inclusion in the nonprofit industry, industry news, nonprofit management, philanthropy, and policy.
7. Nonprofit Hub
Who they are: Nonprofit Hub is an online educational community that provides actionable blogs, webinars, podcasts, guides, and more for nonprofit professionals.
Visit them for: starting a nonprofit, nonprofit marketing, donor retention, and nonprofit technology tools.
Who they are: NextAfter is a cause-based organization that researches why donors give. Their mission is to help nonprofits reach more people, acquire more donors, and generate more dollars.
Visit them for: donor and fundraising research, email marketing, online fundraising, industry insights
Now that you have these recommendations, it’s time to start bookmarking! No more typing “fundraising nonprofit help” in Google and hoping the perfect article is on the first page.
Not sure where to start? You can also check out the blogs, ebooks, and webinars in the Kindful resource center with up-to-date information on fundraising, donor relations, nonprofit software, and more.
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