‘Tis the Season for Cheers & Charity: 5 Nonprofit Blogs We Love
Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, we select a topic and handful of blogs that do a great job contributing to the conversation. Since it’s the giving season, our latest roundup focuses on several standout nonprofit blogs. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tweet our writers at @BeyondBylines.
My friends, we made it! With the glistening new year only a stone’s throw away, today’s post will be my final sound-off for 2021. So before we pop some bubbly for the final countdown, let’s raise a gracious glass to these nonprofit blogs driving awareness through selfless content fueled by passion and a dedication to change.
This is a topic we love giving recognition for. Check out our roundups of nonprofit blogs from 2016 and 2019.
1. Hunger Blog | Feeding America
After nearly a half-century of fighting food insecurity, Feeding America has grown to be the largest hunger-relief organization in the U.S. With a network of 200 food banks across the country, the Hunger Blog is produced by food bank staff and guest writers to share insight into the lives of Americans in need.
Recommended Reads: How We Measure Hunger in America | Gifts that Give Back in 2021 | 5 Things to do with Holiday Leftovers
Follow @FeedingAmerica on Twitter and click here to learn how you can help end hunger in your community!
Hunger affects every community – but it doesn't affect everyone equally. Some communities face hunger at much higher rates. DYK: 1 in 3 households with an adult unable to work due to a disability is at risk of hunger. #IDPWD2021 pic.twitter.com/OUTLjEncO6
— Feeding America (@FeedingAmerica) December 3, 2021
In its 36th year, GLAAD is standing stronger than ever as the organization continues to tackle tough issues, share the LGBTQ narrative, and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. As GLAAD rewrites the script for accelerated acceptance, the blog features news, stories, and views on the latest headlines and issues facing LGBTQ people.
Recommended Posts: Victor Garber Talks About Acting On Broadway In The 80s As The Aids Crisis Unfolded | Resources for Media Covering Transgender Awareness Week | 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards – 12/7 Submission Deadline
Follow @glaad on Twitter and read the 2021 Accelerating Acceptance Report.
Looking for acclaimed LGBTQ documentaries to watch? Explore our new @letterboxd list showcasing all the winners of the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary. https://t.co/0XSBruAsey
— GLAAD (@glaad) December 1, 2021
3. The Susan G. Komen® Blog
Eleven years after the modern mammogram was invented in 1969, The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was established. As a highly celebrated nonprofit, the foundation has invested nearly $3 billion toward breast cancer research, outreach, and advocacy. And as the foundation continues its stride for a cure to end breast cancer, The Komen Blog & Real Pink Podcast share real stories, struggles, support, and strength.
Read these posts: Grandfather’s Breast Cancer Diagnosis Spurs Granddaughter into Action | Laughing in the Face of Fear | Putting Things into Perspective – The Komen Blog
Follow @SusanGKomen on Twitter and learn how you can help or get involved!
It’s often thought that #breastcancer only affects women over 40, but that’s not the case. It is rare in young women, but it does happen. Tune in to the latest episode of Real Pink to hear Hannah Hancock share her story of being diagnosed at age 22. https://t.co/jqKvhxDBiM pic.twitter.com/ybGhC5KpeV
— Susan G. Komen (@SusanGKomen) November 29, 2021
4. Red Cross Chat
A humanitarian staple, the American Red Cross provides lifesaving services and disaster relief in the U.S. and across the globe. As the organization’s official blog, Red Cross Chat is produced with the intent to inform and inspire dialogue about issues that matter. Find posts full of “valuable information – including actions you can take – about preventing, preparing for, and responding to emergencies.”
Recommended Reads: “It Never Crossed My Mind It Would Happen To Us.” – A New England Family Shares Their Home Fire Story | Military Spouses, the ‘Pillars’ of Service: Meet Leeashaa Ramoutar | Lifesaving Tips for Bleeding Emergencies: A Chat with Red Cross Bleeding Control Expert Dr. Craig Goolsby
Follow @RedCross on Twitter on Twitter and learn how you can bring help and hope to families in need.
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As you deck your halls this season with holiday decor, keep these helpful tips in mind to stay safe 👇🏽 https://t.co/N3u4C2RezV
— American Red Cross (@RedCross) November 26, 2021
5. UNICEF Blog
With staff on the ground in over 190 countries, UNICEF has spent the last 75 years protecting children everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. The UNICEF Blog goes behind the scenes of child rights issues and shares insights from the world’s leading experts and first-hand accounts from the global UNICEF team.
Check out these posts: Early Moments Matter In Co-Parenting: A Letter From A New Mother To Her Son | The Right To Be Seen And Heard | Preventing Violence Starts With Changing Discriminatory Gender Norms
Follow @UNICEF on Twitter and learn how you can make a direct impact in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children.
On this episode of 'Coping with COVID-19', Sofía shows us how she's breaking the silence around mental health in Uruguay.
While Laetitia in Chad, sets off to tackle another taboo affecting girls’ well-being: menstruation. #16Days #unicef75
— UNICEF (@UNICEF) December 6, 2021
In the last year (or two?) we’ve hunkered down, faced fears, and reclaimed an empowered sense of what matters most. We’ve explored fun [material] topics and showcased content creators contributing to progressive shifts within our societal construct (including homelessness, women’s rights, and climate change).
All of which has fortified my belief that there is power in substantive storytelling.
Until Next Year,
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Cory Max Montoya is a National Account Director focused on Agency Relations. When he’s not empowering PR professionals, he can be found on the trail, down the digital rabbit hole, or with his Niece, who continues to remind him that life is a gift to be celebrated.