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11 Must-Follow Nonprofits On Tumblr

October 24, 2011

Defying its name, Tumblr user growth has accelerated dramatically in 2011 (up 218% over last year) and the eleven nonprofits listed below are paving the way for early adoption in the nonprofit sector. Part-blogging, part-social networking community, Tumblr makes an interesting choice for blogs that are specific to a campaign or cause – especially if you have a lot photos and videos to share. The best Tumblr blogs tend to focus less on text, and more on visuals and re-blogging content from other Tumblr blogs.

Tumblr is free (though an upgrade to a premium theme is recommended) and they are likely to do some interesting integration with mobile technology in coming years, so it wouldn’t hurt to sign up and register your Tumblr username, such as, even if you can’t start tumbling right away. Finally, if your nonprofit is on Tumblr but not listed below, or you sign up for Tumblr, be sure to follow me at and I’ll follow you back and re-blog.

1. To Write Love On Her Arms ::

2. The Trevor Project ::

3. The Tank ::

4. Survival International ::

5. Robin Hood ::

6. PopTech ::

7. Mercy Corps ::

8. Harm Reduction Coalition ::

9. First Book ::

10. Doctors Without Borders ::

11. Cure Thrift Shop ::

Related Link:
Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits

11 Comments leave one →
  1. david permalink
    October 24, 2011 5:05 am

    this is a (mostly english-speaking) tumblr from berlin, blogging all things eco-social, lots of videos/pictures:

  2. October 24, 2011 5:57 am

    Fairtrade International has also been keeping people up to date on our trips around the world on Tumblr at Of course some work could be done on the presentation, but good updates coming from the field.

  3. October 24, 2011 1:39 pm

    All great organizations… Follow us on twitter @amor_hospital

  4. October 24, 2011 3:57 pm

    Tumblr activity has certainly been picking up and these are great examples–thanks!

  5. October 24, 2011 5:13 pm

    Greenpeace USA is now experimenting with tumblr:

    We’re still learning and thinking about the platform so thank you for this post, its super useful.

    • nonprofitorgs permalink
      October 26, 2011 7:55 am

      Now following. Nice design. 🙂

  6. October 25, 2011 11:36 am is a new blog-space for the International AIDS Conference and is targeting Youth involvment in the HIV/AIDS movement!

  7. October 26, 2011 9:54 am is a site for global HIV/AIDS advocacy from the largest global AIDS org, AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

  8. October 30, 2011 1:15 pm

    Sussex Wildlife Trust is also on tumblr

    As with all networks it is a learning curve & it takes a while to find your voice, but we have had a great reception & have meet some really interesting people too. The tumblr community is certainly worth getting to know!

  9. March 27, 2012 2:58 am

    We’re still learning and thinking about the platform so thank you for this post, its super useful.


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