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29 Nonprofit Bloggers to Follow on Twitter

October 19, 2009

Last week I asked the followers of @NonprofitOrgs to nominate their favorite nonprofit bloggers. The list below is the result of that “Tweet Out”. Some on the list are very known in the nonprofit sector, and others are completely under the radar and providing some very valuable resources to the nonprofit sector.

This time around I limited the list to individuals bloggers, rather than blogs maintained by associations, publications, PR firms, etc. Of course, there are many others I am not aware of that should be on this list as well. Please feel free to post a link to their blog in the comments section. The 29 nonprofit bloggers below are posted in reverse alphabetical order, all equally valuable. Please follow:

Katrin Verclas: @Katrinskaya from New York, NY
Blog: MobileActive
Marnie Webb: @webb from San Francisco, CA
Blog: ext337
Rosetta Thurman: @rosettathurman from Washington, DC
Blog: Rosetta Thurman
Susan Tenby: @suzboop from San Francisco, CA
Blog: Nonprofit Commons: Nonprofits in Second Life
Sean Stannard-Stockton: @tactphil from San Francisco, CA
Blog: Tactical Philanthrop
Nancy Schwartz: @NancySchwartz from New York, NY
Blog: Getting Attention
Amy Sample Ward: @amyrsward from London, England
Blog: Amy Sample Ward’s Version of NPTech
Sandy Rees: @SandyRees from East Tennessee
Blog: Get Fully Funded
David J. Neff: @daveiam from Austin, TX
Kris Putnam-Walkerly: @Philanthropy411 from Cleveland, OH
Blog: Philanthropy 411
Michelle Murrain: @pearlbear from Oakland, CA
Blog: Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology
Heather Mansfield [Me]: @nonprofitorgs from Springfield, MO
Blog: Nonprofit Tech 2.0
Kivi Leroux Miller: @kivilm from Lexington, NC
Blog: Nonprofit Marketing Guide
Rebecca Leaman: @rjleaman from Atlantic Canada
Blog: Wild Apricot
Allyson Kapin @care2frogloop from Washington, DC
Blog: FrogLoop
Beth Kanter: @kanter from San Francisco, CA
Blog: Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media
John Haydon: @johnhaydon from Boston, MA
Blog: John Haydon
Trista Harris: @TristaHarris from Minneapolis, MN
Blog: New Voices of Philanthropy
Jocelyn Harmon @jocelynharmon from Washington, DC
Blog: Marketing for Nonprofits
20. Maddie Grant @maddiegrant from Washington, DC
Blog: Social Fish
Allison Fine: @Afine from New York, NY
Blog: A. Fine Blog
Sue Fidler: @SueFidler from London, England
Blog: CharityBuzz
Deborah Elizabeth Finn @deborah909 from Boston, MA
Blog: Technology for the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector
Heather Carpenter @HeatherCarpente from San Diego, CA
Blog: Nonprofit Leadership 601
Britt Bravo: @Bbravo from Oakland, CA
Blog: Have Fun • Do Good
Ivan Boothe: @rootwork from Philadelphia, PA
Blog: Rootwork
Lucy Bernholz @p2173 from San Francisco, CA
Blog: Philanthropy 2173
Debra Askanase: @askdebra from Jerusalem
Blog: Community Organizer 2.0
Katya Andresen: @katyaN4G from Washington, DC
Blog: Katya’s Nonprofit Marketing Blog
53 Comments leave one →
  1. October 19, 2009 8:27 am

    *pats myself on back*
    I am already following almost all of them!

  2. October 19, 2009 9:56 am

    Thanks so much for including me. Good company here – some nonprofit bloggers I already know, but also a couple of new folks to follow and learn from!

  3. October 19, 2009 10:09 am

    Thanks so much for including me on your list!

  4. October 19, 2009 10:51 am

    Thanks for including me on this list! Great geographical representation.

  5. October 19, 2009 10:53 am

    Wow.. many thanks for including me, honoured to be in such company.

  6. October 19, 2009 11:09 am

    Hey! Thanks so much! I’ve seen a big bump in my followers today, as a result of this nice recommendation. I am honored and happy to be included.

  7. nonprofitorgs permalink
    October 19, 2009 11:18 am

    Thanks everyone. After just a few hours of being live, this post does hold the record for most views/visits to a blog post. 2,670 thus far. I will likely Tweet it again a few times over the next month… have a good week!

  8. October 19, 2009 11:20 am

    Thanks! Quite honored and mildly embarrassed 🙂 I guess on occasion is does pay off to have a weird last name — when you reverse-alpha… 🙂 Thanks so much!

    • nonprofitorgs permalink
      October 19, 2009 11:24 am

      I am big fan of your Katrin… hence the reverse alphabetical order. You’re quite the pioneer when it comes to nonprofits and mobile tech…. for years now. Keep it up! Hopefully more nonprofits in the U.S. will start to understand where the Web is going and make that move…

  9. October 19, 2009 11:50 am

    Pleased to see that I was following almost everyone on the list already. Off to add the others. Thanks, Heather.

    ~ Maya

    The New Jew: Blogging Jewish Philanthropy & Innovation

  10. October 19, 2009 12:07 pm


    Thanks so much for including me in this rawking list!


  11. October 19, 2009 12:11 pm

    Thanks for including me!

    Heather C.

  12. October 19, 2009 12:24 pm

    Great stuff.

    I’d modestly add myself as a 2008 Mashable Open Web Award winner for:


    Shaun Dakin

  13. October 19, 2009 12:37 pm

    What a great list! I’m sure that I’ll find some rolemodels here as I may plans to start my own health equity blog sometime this winter.


  14. October 19, 2009 12:58 pm

    Cool list! Thanks for including me!

  15. October 19, 2009 1:47 pm

    Dear Heather,

    You are so kind! Thank you for including me.

    Best regards from Deborah

    Deborah Elizabeth Finn
    Strategist and Consultant
    Technology for the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector
    Boston, Massachusetts, USA

    Skype: Deborah909
    Twitter: Deborah909

    I bring resources and needs together for nonprofits and philanthropies, mostly through strategic use of information and communication technologies.

  16. October 19, 2009 2:08 pm

    Heather, what a delightful surprise! As a long-time RSS subscriber of your blog, I was so surprised to read this post as I was catching up through Google Reader. I’m pleased to find out about some other bloggers I don’t know, who are paying attention to the nonprofit space. Look forward to learning from them. Thanks for including me in this extremely respected list of fellow bloggers.

    Also, to speak to the number of your engaged followers: I suspect that this blog post has been the reason that I’ve received more followers today than on any other single day. Keep up the great blog posts yourself!


    • nonprofitorgs permalink
      October 20, 2009 5:50 am

      Great to hear about the followers! That’s the main reason I put the list together. I was lucky enough to be put on Twitter’s Suggested User List 2 weeks ago. I know there are many bloggers out there who have been doing it longer than I, so I wanted to make sure that your all at least got some of your due [followers].

  17. @Sue_Anne permalink
    October 19, 2009 7:06 pm

    Probably the one missing “must read” blog would be the work that the Blackbaud team is doing over at Netwits Think Tank – Especially when it comes to practical tips, Frank Barry is awesome.

  18. October 20, 2009 5:32 am

    Great list, thanks so much for sharing!

    Might I suggest your #30? Ben Peterson: @jhrben from Toronto, Canada
    Ben’s Blog –

    Lots of great insights and advice on nonprofit management. Plus, every Tuesday there’s a guest blog from various non-profit leaders in, but not limited to, Canada.

    Thanks again 🙂

  19. October 20, 2009 5:36 am

    Fantastic list Heather! Every single one of these bloggers has helped me do my job just that much better. 🙂 It’s wonderful to see you all in one place!

  20. October 20, 2009 5:37 am

    Whoo hoo!! Thanks so much for including me. I’m psyched to already be following almost everyone here, too… *goes to add the rest* … 🙂

  21. October 20, 2009 7:23 am

    A new organization who’s goal is to bring affordable housing back to the American people. Creating local jobs and stabilizing neighborhoods and rebuilding the housing market so people again can have the American dream of homeownership.

  22. October 20, 2009 10:51 am

    Great list. Thanks for sharing.

    I am following many with @ecoordinator.

  23. Mark Petersen permalink
    October 20, 2009 11:58 am

    Thanks for your helpful lists.

  24. David J. Neff permalink
    October 20, 2009 12:14 pm

    Hey! Thanks for the love!

  25. October 20, 2009 12:50 pm

    This explains the sudden surge in followers I noticed right before I saw this! It’s an honor to be on the list. Thanks!

  26. October 20, 2009 3:25 pm

    What a nice surprise to find this list (and to be on it). Thanks – great company

  27. October 21, 2009 4:23 am

    Very helpful list – thanks.

    I’d add Joe Waters @ on Cause Related Marketing. Great perspective in a lively combination of fact, opinion, and experience wrapped in writing style that draws me in and makes me want to shout in agreement or argument.

  28. October 21, 2009 7:16 pm

    Thanks so much for including me. What an honor to be suggested by followers!


  29. October 22, 2009 6:29 am

    What a top-notch list! I’m familiar with several of the names mentioned but not everyone yet. Looking at them is going to be educational and fun.

    My best wishes to everyone who made the list!

    Gayle D’Ambrosio-Crabtree

  30. Nipun Jethi permalink
    October 22, 2009 11:26 am

    Nice list, Heather. I created a TweepPack of it so other readers can easily follow everyone:

    Hope that works for you!

    • nonprofitorgs permalink
      October 22, 2009 11:31 am

      Cool… thanks!

  31. October 22, 2009 8:21 pm

    Thanks for including me on the list.

  32. October 22, 2009 9:31 pm

    Hey Nipun! Thats cool! I followed them. Great post. If you wanna follow me mine is

  33. October 23, 2009 4:34 am

    Now that David Neff has moved to, I’ll be picking up the reins at FI Space ( a blog devoted to futuring and innovation in the nonprofit sector.) Meanwhile, thanks for the list, it is very helpful.

  34. 2020fundraising permalink
    October 23, 2009 8:31 am

    Any list of non-profit bloggers that doesn’t include Jeff Brooks is incomplete.

    For years he blogged at donorpowerblog.

    Now you can find him at future fundraising now.

    • nonprofitorgs permalink
      October 23, 2009 8:50 am

      Hi… be sure to post his Twitter URL… this list in nonprofit bloggers on Twitter. Thanks!

  35. October 24, 2009 11:32 am

    Hey, great list! Many of these blogs I already know and love but I’ve been able to add a few goodies to my reader. I just launched a blog of my own ( – hope to add some more Canadian representation onto the list one day!

  36. October 27, 2009 11:52 am

    What a great list of goodies thanks for the share!

  37. November 1, 2009 2:29 pm

    Thanks for adding me to the list – I’m honored!! And thanks for compiling this list. I know from experience it’s a lot of work.

    Kris Putnam-Walkerly
    President, Putnam Community Investment Consulting (
    Author, Philanthropy411 blog (

  38. November 5, 2009 6:02 am

    Thanks for bringing this list to my attention. I am definitely going to look in on some of them.

  39. November 10, 2009 10:23 pm

    Great list. Glad I stumbled upon this tonight. I’ve been out of the country most of the year on humanitarian missions – most recently in the Philippines for 3 months as a Kiva Fellow, so I was battling technology in the developing world and far behind on my interaction with out nonprofit mavens.

    Love to share with you more of my reflections on philanthropy and social entrepreneurship via twitter: @sloane and through my blog:


  40. January 7, 2010 1:46 am

    I would also like to be added to the list. WVGhana is a nonprofit voluntary organisation which coordinates volunteers to Ghana to help in orphange homes, hospitals and help on a newly built Diary Farm. Our aim is to help contribute to the 2015 Millennium Development Goals set up by the United Nations.

  41. May 26, 2010 9:46 am

    This is a great list and — honestly and humbly — I’d love to join its ranks! My blog, Done by People, covers human resources and organization management in the nonprofit sector.

  42. August 3, 2010 3:00 pm

    My blog is pretty new, but is the only one to focus on consulting with nonprofits…perhaps you might consider when you make up your next list…


    Penelope Cagney, MA, CFRE

    President, The Cagney Company

    Author, Nonprofit Consulting Essentials: What Nonprofits and Consultants Need to Know

    (Jossey-Bass/Alliance of Nonprofit Management)

    3219 E. Camelback #259

    Phoenix, AZ 85019

    Phone: 480.553.7653

    Nonprofit Consulting Essentials: What Nonprofits and Consultants Need to Know

    ORDER YOURS TODAY: | Barnes & Noble | Borders

  43. August 3, 2010 3:29 pm

    Great list! Already following a number of them. Always tricky to curate these kind of lists. But yeah, I was hoping to find some reps from Australia. 🙂

  44. August 4, 2010 6:54 am

    I’ll modestly add myself to the list, as I’m followed a lot but am a category-shifter — some nonprofit and some “other” social good/tech coverage — Congrats to all on this list! Great people, terrific blogs!

  45. August 4, 2010 7:00 am

    Oops! That’s CauseGlobal —
    Feedback welcome!


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