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20 Awesome Nonprofit Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

Ongoing learning and professional development is critical for nonprofit marketers. You are expected to be knowledgeable in everything from strategy, data and digital media, to copywriting, branding and market research. Fortunately, the number of quality nonprofit marketing blogs is large and growing, offering you a constant stream of free continuing education.

Freshen up your email and RSS subscriptions with this list of 20 awesome nonprofit marketing blogs you should start reading today. And if you have any favorites that aren’t already on this list, please add them in the comments section. Happy reading!

 

1. About.com Nonprofit Charitable Orgs

This section of About.com covers all aspects of nonprofit operations but the posts on marketing – especially as it relates to fundraising – are excellent.

About.com Nonprofits 20 Awesome Nonprofit Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

 

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2. Beth’s blog

Beth Kanter is a well-known expert in nonprofit tech, social media and data with a huge following – for a reason. Your biggest challenge with Beth’s blog will be keeping up with her frequent posts!

BethsBlog 20 Awesome Nonprofit Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

 

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3. Big Duck blog

My favourite posts from Big Duck are branding related but this blog covers all aspect of smart communications for nonprofits.

Big Duck 20 Awesome Nonprofit Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

 

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4. Community Organizer 2.0

Debra Askanase understands the intersection of nonprofits, social media and community building, which is reflected in the insightful and practical articles she writes at Community Organizer 2.0.

Community Organizer 2.0 20 Awesome Nonprofit Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

 

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5. Frogloop – Care2’s nonprofit marketing blog

The focus at Frogloop is on social media and other digital engagement. You can count on them to offer nonprofit insights and perspectives on current digital marketing trends.

Frogloop 20 Awesome Nonprofit Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

 

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6. Fundraising Coach

Marc Pitman, the Fundraising Coach, knows fundraising, he knows marketing and knows social media; an awesome combination!

FundraisingCoach 20 Awesome Nonprofit Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

 

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7. Future Fundraising Now

Technically a fundraising blog, Jeff Brooks provides many nonprofit marketing hard truths and tough love at Future Fundraising Now. Subscribe to this blog if you want to prevent complacency.

FutureFundraisingNow 20 Awesome Nonprofit Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

 

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8. Getting Attention

Nancy Schwartz is the nonprofit tagline queen and her blog covers the strategic side of nonprofit marketing and messaging in particular.

Getting Attention 20 Awesome Nonprofit Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

 

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9. Idealware

Idealware’s focus is on providing an authoritative online guide to the software that allows nonprofits to be more effective and make smart software decisions. Their blog posts and resources related to marketing are worth bookmarking and downloading.

Idealware 20 Awesome Nonprofit Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

 

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10. Inspiring Generosity

Inspiring Generosity is presented by fundraising platform/company, Razoo and the blog covers social fundraising trends, news, and case studies with a focus on connecting with supporters.

InspiringGenerosity 20 Awesome Nonprofit Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

 

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11. Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog

This is possibly the most popular of all nonprofit marketing blogs. I particularly love getting Kivi Leroux Miller’s insights on the latest relevant nonprofit marketing research, including her own.

NonprofitMarketingGuide 20 Awesome Nonprofit Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

 

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12. Lightbox Collaborative blog

If you do nothing else, download Lightbox’s editorial calendar to help you plan your organization’s content – but then stick around because their blog digs deep into the topics of powerful nonprofit messaging and content.

Lightbox Collaborative 20 Awesome Nonprofit Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

 

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13. Nonprofit MarCommunity

Yes, I’ve put my own blog on the list! I work with an amazing group of guest contributors to offer practical, useful posts about all aspects of nonprofit marketing communications – the focus here is tapping into and sharing the knowledge of the community.

NonprofitMarCommunity 20 Awesome Nonprofit Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

 

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14. Nonprofit Tech for Good

A social and mobile media blog for nonprofits focused on providing information, news, and resources related to nonprofit technology, online communications, and mobile and social fundraising.

NonprofitTech for Good 20 Awesome Nonprofit Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

 

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15. npEngage

npEngage combines nine different blogs on analytics, CRM, event fundraising, fundraising, integrated marketing, interactive, nonprofit management, research and trends and technology – with

NP Engage 20 Awesome Nonprofit Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

 

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16. NTEN blog

Tech-savvy is increasingly important – essential, really – for nonprofit marketers and communicators. In addition to the pure tech information, the NTEN blog features plenty of communications-focussed content.

NTEN 20 Awesome Nonprofit Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

 

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17. Osocio

An amazing place to check out an ever-growing collection of interesting, inspiring and strange examples of nonprofit advertising and marketing for social causes.

Osocio 20 Awesome Nonprofit Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

 

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18. Seth’s Blog

Compared to the heavy focus on how-to in the other blogs listed, I think of Seth’s Blog as more of a pit stop for marketing inspiration with an occasional nonprofit-marketing specific post.

Seths Blog 20 Awesome Nonprofit Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

 

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19. Wild Apricot Blog

The folks at Wild Apricot do a lot of solid ‘rounding up’: blog posts, webinars and other useful resources bringing it all together for you!

WildApricot 20 Awesome Nonprofit Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

 

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20. Wired Impact

Produced by the web development firm by the same name, Wired Impact blog is rich with guidance on nonprofit websites – from SEO and usability to content and overall strategy.

WiredImpact 20 Awesome Nonprofit Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

 

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Questions?

Are any of these blogs already your favourites? Which other blogs would you add to the list?

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About the Author

Marlene Oliveira is a copywriter and communications consultant at moflow as well as founder of the Nonprofit MarCommunity an online guide to marketing communications for a cause. Marlene specializes in helping nonprofits to produce great content and has worked in the sector since 1999.
  • http://wiredimpact.com/ David Hartstein

    Thanks so much for including us at Wired Impact Marlene! Honored to be listed along with so many awesome blogs.

    • MarleneO

      My pleasure, David!

  • Joanne Fritz

    Marlene, I am thrilled to be part of this list! Fabulous post!

    • MarleneO

      Thank you, Joanne, and it was my pleasure to include your excellent resource!

  • Marc van Gurp

    Thanks Marlena for mentioning Osocio!
    Another great blog: http://101fundraising.org

    • MarleneO

      You are most welcome and thank you for the addition!

  • http://www.netwitsthinktank.com frank barry

    :)

  • http://GettingAttention.org Nancy Schwartz

    Honored to be included, Marlene! Such great content in our field!

  • http://www.baileyworkplay.com/ Chris Bailey

    Excellent list. Lately, I’ve been impressed with the quality of content from Bloomerang: https://bloomerang.co/blog/