Top Blogs for Nonprofit Professionals

I enjoy reading blogs to learn and understand various perspectives and strategies to tackle the challenges nonprofit organizations face.  If you are interested in fresh, informative and engaging blog content on nonprofit management, check out my favorite blogs of 2012!

Sarah W Mackey’s Top Ten Blogs for Nonprofit Professionals


Laramie Board Learning Project:
Dr. Debra Beck provides thoughtful analysis and information on board governance trends, research and best practices.

ChapinNonprofit Chapin:
Chapin offers a fresh perspective on what it is like to be a young professional passionate about making a difference in the nonprofit sector.

Stay on top of the latest trends in fundraising through the weekly #fundchat on twitter.  The #fundchat blog, moderated by Brendan Kenney, serves as a great resource with transcripts of past twitter chats.


Start following Rosetta Thurman’s blog because of her innovative insights on leadership for the next generation of nonprofit professionals.

Chronicle of Philanthropy:
cop-logoI really enjoy the Chronicle’s Blogroll which includes expert advice on everything from fundraising to management.

ephraim-cropfundraisin is fun:
Ephraim truly puts the “fun” in fundraising and provides practical advice and great tips to advance your nonprofit’s social media strategy.

BigDuckThe Duck Call:
The team at Big Duck Communications provides tips and information you can use to enhance your nonprofit’s communications strategies.

EmilyWeinbergNonprofit Blog Exchange:
This site is maintained by Emily Weinberg and includes a great monthly round up of nonprofit blogs and a listing of over 200 nonprofit blogs.


Allison Jones:
Young professionals who are looking for tips to advance their careers should check out Allison’s blog for practical strategies you can implement.

bethkanterBeth Kanter:
Beth literally wrote the book on how nonprofit organizations can use social media and she continues to provide thoughtful insight for nonprofit professionals.

These blogs have provided me with a plethora of information, insights and opinions with practical application for me and my career in the nonprofit sector.  Enjoy exploring their blogs, it will be time well spent!

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Putting theory into practice at nonprofit organizations.
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3 Responses to Top Blogs for Nonprofit Professionals

  1. Thank you so much for the acknowledgment! I also very much appreciate your insight and expertise about the nonprofit sector. Kudos right back to you!

  2. Meg Biallas says:

    Hi Sarah — Great list here. I also really enjoy Rebeckah Basinger’s blog because of her years of experience with nonprofit boards and fundraising. Her blog is:

  3. This is great Sarah. I appreciate it and agree! I also really enjoy Natasha Golinsky, Deirdre Maloney, Hildy Gotleib, and Front Range Source. I’m sure there are others I’m missing, but those are the ones that come to mind. Natasha has a blogger tribe for us and I often visit Alltop Nonprofit and Alltop Fundraising to see what’s trending. Thanks for sharing the resources!

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