50 Must-Read Fundraising Blogs You Should Be Reading


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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