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. Nonprofit Charitable Orgs

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

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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!


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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

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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.

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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.



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6. Fundraising Coach

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


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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.


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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

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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.


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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.


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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.



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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

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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.


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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

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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


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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.


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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.


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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.

Seth's Blog

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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!


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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.


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

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About Marlene Oliveira

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.