The quest is on to find the best nonprofit blogs.
With apologies to amazing voices such as Vu Le and Beth Kanter (and the founder of Nonprofit Marketing Guide, Kivi Leroux Miller), this search doesn’t include those who write blogs about nonprofits.
This is an effort to find great blogs produced by nonprofits themselves.
Blogs have long been an important tool for nonprofits and foundations that are looking to engage their supporters, spread the word about their cause, spotlight supporters, and reach new audiences.
And as I work and speak with nonprofit communicators, they’re often looking for examples of how their peers are using blogs.
But, somewhat surprisingly, it’s not easy to find a list of great nonprofit blogs.
So I’ve endeavored to create one — with your help.
Over the years, I’ve compiled a personal list of favorites (some of which I’ll reveal shortly).
But there are a LOT of nonprofits out there — and there are undoubtedly some excellent blogs that have flown under the radar.
If you have a favorite — or if your nonprofit has a blog that you’re proud of — I hope you’ll tell us what makes it special and provide a link in the comments. You can also email me directly.
For added inspiration, here are five excellent blogs that I’ve found:
To Write Love on Her Arms — This powerful blog captures first-person accounts of what it’s like to live with addiction, depression, and other mental-health challenges. It connects clearly with the organization’s mission — providing advice to those who are helped by To Write Love on Her Arms and offering those who support the organization a window into its work.
Feeding America’s Hunger Blog — Feeding America serves up regular insights about hunger and advice on how to help in bite-sized, easy-to-digest morsels that are perfect for sharing on social media.
One — One uses great images and regular contributions to offer a window into its work and encourage its supporters to take action.
Greenpeace Australia — Our search for great nonprofit blogs takes us to all corners of the globe. Down Under in Australia, Greenpeace shows how a strong nonprofit blog can sometimes take a fun approach to serious topics. Its recent post showcasing the best signs from a recent climate protest offers a great guide for nonprofits on how to spotlight supporters and their creativity.
Ford Foundation — Foundations often get a bad rap for being stodgy and inaccessible. The Ford Foundation is trying to combat that by offering a window into its grantmaking, sharing insights from its leaders, and encouraging readers to take action on important issues.
What are your favorites?
Share them below!