50 Must-Read Fundraising Blogs You Should Be Reading

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Here are fifty blogs you’d be wise to follow this year if you’re looking to bolster your fundraising efforts. Read these, and you’ll have a good fundraising year!

If you’d like to keep up with new updates from these blogs, you might want to add Fundraising Blogs folder to your Feedspot RSS Reader.

  1. Philantopic – Opinion and commentary on the changing world of philanthropy
  2. Future Fundraising Now – This blog is about donors. If you need to raise funds from donors, you need to study them, respect them, and build everything you do around them.
  3. The Agitator – Non-profit Fundraising and Marketing Strategies. Trends, Tips… with an edge.
  4. 101fundraising – 101fundraising is a crowdblog on fundraising. A free resource. A volunteer initiative. By fundraisers, for fundraisers.
  5. Get Fully Funded – fundraising tips and inspiration for the passionate nonprofit leader
  6. Queer Ideas – a bloody good fundraising blog by Mark Phillips, the founder and CEO of Bluefrog.
  7. Achieve –  Derrick Feldmann’s research and campaigns agency is a great place for data-driven thoughts on nonprofit tech and millennial behavior.
  8. ARTFUL FUND RAISER – Musings on arts fundraising, sponsorship and cultural entrepreneurship
  9. Beth’s Blog -A place to capture and share ideas, experiment with and publish links about nonprofit technology, educational technology, adoption challenges, information.
  10. Network for Good : The Non-profit Marketing blog – Get More Visitors to Donate with Less Effort. Online fundraising and donation tools to support your nonprofit through our leading giving platform.

  11. FundraisingCoach.com – Fundraising seminars & training from The Fundraising Coach, Marc A. Pitman
  12. Pamela Grow | Fundraising Coaching for Small Nonprofits – Fundraising for the one-person nonprofit development shop. Need to do it all – faster, smarter, better? Everything the small nonprofit needs to develop
  13. Clairification – Motivate your board. Raise major gifts. Attract and retain donors. Create sustainable fundraising plans. Fix problems. That’s what Clairification helps you do.
  14. Critical Fundraising | Blogging with Plymouth University – This blog from Plymouth University is the best place to read Adrian Sargeant, Ian MacQuillin and Adrian Salmon, among many other researchers and academics.
  15. Fearless Fundraising – Master the inner game of deeper relationships and bigger gifts
  16. Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership – Nonprofits are messy. Not enough money. Too many cooks. An abundance of passion. Leading nonprofits isn’t easy. I’m here to help.
  17. Ann Green’s Nonprofit Blog – Advice and Resources to Help Nonprofit Organizations and Professionals Succeed (by Ann Green)
  18. Bullock Consulting, Inc. – Helping nonprofit leaders develop stronger nonprofits with healthy fundraising programs.
  19. Amy Eisenstein | Empowering Your Nonprofit And You – Discover the smartest ways to raise funds and manage your nonprofit. Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, offers fundraising consulting to simplify nonprofit development.
  20. Ruffalo Noel Levitz | Fundraising Management – Be sure to check this blog often for the latest news and updates on fundraising and development topics from Ruffalo Noel Levitz.
  21. WeDidIt Fundraising Blog – Tips, tricks, how-to’s, and stories for nonprofit workers and fundraisers.
  22. Veritus Group — Building Authentic Donor Relationships
  23. Michael Rosen Says… – Thoughts from the author of “Donor-Centered Planned Gift Marketing”
  24. Julia Campbell Social Marketing – Learn social media and digital marketing from nonprofit experts
  25. Social Media For Nonprofits – Social Media for Nonprofits provides social media training to help nonprofits leverage social media for cause awareness, engagement with stakeholders, fundraising and advocacy.
  26. Idealware – Helping Nonprofits Make Smart Software Decisions
  27. Good Works | Fundraising solutions for Canadian charities – Whether you’re writing copy or meeting with donors, here are 8 words to use (and 8 to avoid!) to make your legacy communications stand out.
  28. What Gives??? – A blog dedicated to philanthropy & fundraising
  29. Agents of Good – John Lepp and have set the bar for quality in direct mail, print and design. They write all about how to show love to donors
  30. John Haydon – Helping nonprofits change the world with smarter marketing and fundraising.
  31. Ignited Fundraising – Ignited Fundraising brings you positive disruptions that cause a fundraising culture shift for your staff and board members.
  32. Communicate! – Dennis Fischman will help you win loyal donors through better communication
  33. Pursuant | The Intelligent Fundraiser Blog – Pursuant fundraising strategies & products provide nonprofit leaders with transformational ideas to reach their goals and technological tools to achieve them.
  34. ThirdSectorLabs – Covers a variety of data-related and fundraising issues for nonprofits, hoping to provide unique insights and share best practices.
  35. Simone Joyaux – Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, Adv Dip, consultant for nonprofits and NGOs, specializes in fund development, fundraising, board development and strategic planning.
  36. Colludo – Occasionally personal, often irreverent and always poignant thoughts from Sheena Greer and husband Phil will help you not suck.
  37. The Storytelling Non-Profit – Ready to learn how to tell great non-profit stories
  38. Fundraiser Grrl – One grrl’s cheeky observations about life in fundraising.
  39. Gail Perry’s Fired-Up Fundraising – Motivate your board, cultivate donors and learn effective fundraising strategies for nonprofits. Gail Perry is a speaker, consultant, board trainer & coach.
  40. changefundraising – Helping Good Charities Do Better Fundraising
  41. Bloomerang – The Bloomerang blog publishes Insights, updates, and articles for nonprofits and fundraising professionals.
  42. Nonprofit Hub – An online educational community dedicated to giving nonprofits everything they need to better their organizations and communities.
  43. npENGAGE – The go to resource for nonprofits looking to advance their mission through fundraising, marketing, social media, management, technology and more.
  44. Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog – Advisor to Non-profit Marketing and fundraising professionals
  45. Social VELOCITY – Accelerating Social Innovation
  46. DonorDreams Blog – An expert on Boys & Girls Clubs, Erik Anderson is just a super smart, funny and all-around nice person.
  47. Wild Woman Fundraising – Helping You Make Fundraising Fun
  48. GuideStar Blog – Covers wide range of topics relating to the nonprofit sector and its supporters, including: charitable giving trends, donor and volunteer management, financial management, the latest thoughts from the land of academia, fundraising, board development and other foundation-related content, and social media, PR and marketing strategies.
  49. Know Your Own Bone – A resource for creative engagement in museums and cultural centers
  50. Brady Josephson re: charity (netTuesday) – Helping companies and causes raise capital.

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