Blog Profiles: (More) Nonprofit Blogs
Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, we select a topic and handful of blogs that do a great job contributing to the conversation. This week’s roundup features a few of our favorite nonprofit blogs. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tweet our writers at @BeyondBylines.
It’s officially fall, which means that nonprofit fundraising season has fallen upon us. I’m sure you’ve heard of the phrase “donor procrastination.” Eager volunteers and donors have deliberately saved their time and money to give what they can to nonprofits at the year’s end.
Nevertheless, fall doesn’t have to be the only season of giving. These nonprofit sites don’t miss out on opportunities or connections — they use their online presence to communicate effectively with their audience all year round.
(Note: Check out our roundups of nonprofit blogs from 2016 and 2021 for even more content.)
1. Charity Navigator
Are you looking for the right direction in volunteer work? Charity Navigator is my personal go-to website to find local organizations that I want to volunteer with and donate to.
Charity Navigator is “the nation’s largest independent charity evaluator and leading donor advocate, shares their thoughts on emerging nonprofit-sector issues and offers tips to better inform your intelligent giving decisions.”
Interesting reads: The Do’s an Don’ts of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising; Your Quick Guide to Crisis Giving; and When is the best time to donate your clothes?
Follow @CharityNav on Twitter.
Today, and all year long, we're celebrating & recognizing the incredible women who have fought fearlessly for a better and more equal future. #WomensEqualityDay https://t.co/ZUBBGF04UU pic.twitter.com/5S1m0gkyUN
— Charity Navigator (@CharityNav) August 27, 2019
Let’s face it. You have to use technological resources to sustain a successful nonprofit in 2019. As TechSoup puts it, “Social good needs great technology.”
TechSoup “provides the connections, expertise, and resources to unlock the power of tech for social good.”
I recommend reading 5 Steps to Address Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Concerns; Office 365 and G Suite: Understanding the Cloud Productivity Tools Available to Nonprofits; and Set Up Successful Giving Tuesday and End-of-Year Fundraising Campaigns.
Follow @TechSoup on Twitter.
3. Bill Gates
Who doesn’t like good news? I think we all could use a little piece of optimism in between bad news stories.
Bill Gates’ blog does just that — he combats the bad with the good. “Bill and Melinda Gates co-chair the charitable foundation bearing their names and are working together to give their wealth back to society.”
What’s it like to live on less than $2 a day?; Good news in the fight to stop one of the world’s oldest diseases; and How You Can Be a More Effective Donor are great posts.
Follow @BillGates on Twitter.
4. John Haydon
John Haydon is a nonprofit fundraising guru. Haydon is “one of the most sought-after digital marketing experts for nonprofits and charities. He has helped thousands of nonprofits realize their best marketing and fundraising results.”
Note: John Haydon passed away on Feb. 9, 2020. While his blog is no longer active, you can find some of his archived stories on the Social Media Today and Socialbrite websites.
Transparency in fundraising. 😂 pic.twitter.com/2Uv9880N69
— John Haydon👨🏼💻 (@johnhaydon) August 16, 2019
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