This post is a compilation of my favorite online resources for nonprofits. They offer “how to” advice on everything from traditional fundraising to board management to the latest trends and tools in social media.
Let’s start with Joanne Fritz.
Joanne is an incredible mentor to nonprofits. I originally found her on Ask.com through a standard Google search, and now follow her on Twitter and receive her very valuable email newsletter. Her articles are the first place I look for ideas about how to do anything in the nonprofit world.
You also need to meet Mal Warwick.
If you’ve been in fundraising for a number of years, you’ve probably heard of Mal. He and his team are seasoned consultants who have been teaching and writing about fundraising and direct marketing for decades.
Here are additional nonprofit blogs I recommend.
Last but not least, check out these resources for social media and technology.
I can advise you with social media and help you develop content, but getting your own education is very important, too. Fortunately, there are many good organizations that blog and provide free or low-cost webinars, e-books, and other helpful resources.
- Beth’s Blog: Beth Kanter was named by Fast Company Magazine as one of the most influential women in technology, and her blog is one of the longest running and most popular for nonprofits. (I can’t wait to hear her speak on July 15 at the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County about her new book, The Networked Nonprofit.)
- Charity How To: Experts who teach about social media and online fundraising, with most webinars under $100.
- Idealware: Dedicated to researching and teaching about technology for nonprofits. They can help you find free or low-cost software to help run your organization and fundraising. (They are also a nonprofit.)
- DIOSA Communications: Another great source of training for social media and mobile technology. Heather travels around the world and is always up on the latest tools and techniques.
- John Haydon: John is definitely the Facebook expert for nonprofits. He offers great tips and tutorials about all of Facebook’s often confusing features.
- SocialBrite: This group also focuses on technology tools and has a thoughtful blog.
What other web-based resources do you like? Share your ideas here.
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