Best fundraising blogs for 2019

I follow a lot of blogs — around 250. Almost all have some connection with fundraising, though some rather distantly.

These are the blogs I most often find inspiration, good ideas, or smart thinking. If you want a great education in fundraising, these are the top blogs to follow:

There are a lot of other really excellent blogs I’ve not listed here. If you are the author (or big fan) of a fundraising/marketing blog that’s not on this list, let us know in the comments!


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20 responses to “Best fundraising blogs for 2019”

  1. Hi Jeff – great list! I’m a long time reader, and always enjoy your posts. I write about fundraising weekly, and one of my favourite themes is big gifts for smaller shops – I’d love it if you had a minute to check it out: http://www.blueskyphilanthropy.com/blog. Thanks for all the great value you share, and happy new year!

  2. Hi Jeff – great list! I’m a long time reader, and always enjoy your posts. I write about fundraising weekly, and one of my favourite themes is big gifts for smaller shops – I’d love it if you had a minute to check it out: http://www.blueskyphilanthropy.com/blog. Thanks for all the great value you share, and happy new year!

  3. I’d like to cheekily mention my own blog http://www.scepticalfundraiser.com – the name says it all really 🙂 thanks for the list!

  4. I’d like to cheekily mention my own blog http://www.scepticalfundraiser.com – the name says it all really 🙂 thanks for the list!

  5. Shameless self-promotion for my Funding Change Blog: https://fundingchangeconsulting.com/blog/

  6. Shameless self-promotion for my Funding Change Blog: https://fundingchangeconsulting.com/blog/

  7. Hey Jeff, I love your blog. I blog on fundraising in a church setting at http://www.thealmoner.com. I also just published a book on fundraising in church called Letters from the Almoner, which you can find on Amazon. Thanks!

  8. Hey Jeff, I love your blog. I blog on fundraising in a church setting at http://www.thealmoner.com. I also just published a book on fundraising in church called Letters from the Almoner, which you can find on Amazon. Thanks!

  9. Yes, more shameless self-promotion to my “How To” Blog: https://developmentconsultingsolutions.com/blog/

  10. Yes, more shameless self-promotion to my “How To” Blog: https://developmentconsultingsolutions.com/blog/

  11. Very honored to be included! I don’t see many blogs on the list by people of color. I hope that’s an oversight and you can update the list.

  12. Very honored to be included! I don’t see many blogs on the list by people of color. I hope that’s an oversight and you can update the list.

  13. Jeff, love your blog. I’d love your feedback on the articles were
    re publishing on our online fundraising blog – https://4agoodcause.com/blog/.

  14. Jeff, love your blog. I’d love your feedback on the articles were
    re publishing on our online fundraising blog – https://4agoodcause.com/blog/.

  15. Love this list! We’d love for you to check out our blogs too.
    The Catholic Fundraiser
    https://blog.ncdc.org/thecatholicfundraiser
    The Fundraiser’s Outlook
    https://blog.ncdc.org/thefundraisersoutlook

  16. Love this list! We’d love for you to check out our blogs too.
    The Catholic Fundraiser
    https://blog.ncdc.org/thecatholicfundraiser
    The Fundraiser’s Outlook
    https://blog.ncdc.org/thefundraisersoutlook

  17. Hi Jeff – your blog is actually my favorite one. Seriously – great tone, brutal honesty. I also produce my own blog on fundraising copywriting and strategic planning.
    Scroll through recent topics here, including 5 bedrock email fundraising principles, and why social media fundraising expertise is so hard to find:
    https://proactivecontent.net/copywriting-marketing-blog/

  18. Hi Jeff – your blog is actually my favorite one. Seriously – great tone, brutal honesty. I also produce my own blog on fundraising copywriting and strategic planning.
    Scroll through recent topics here, including 5 bedrock email fundraising principles, and why social media fundraising expertise is so hard to find:
    https://proactivecontent.net/copywriting-marketing-blog/

  19. Jeff,
    Solid list, as always. I believe I too am following most, if not all, of those.
    A little shameless plug for our fundraising blog, The Stelter Insights Blog https://blog.stelter.com, as readership grew a ton this year. It’s no surprise that we focus on planned giving, but also cover quite a bit of other real life fundraising challenges and provide general, practical ideas for fundraisers to become better at their jobs. Enjoy!

  20. Jeff,
    Solid list, as always. I believe I too am following most, if not all, of those.
    A little shameless plug for our fundraising blog, The Stelter Insights Blog https://blog.stelter.com, as readership grew a ton this year. It’s no surprise that we focus on planned giving, but also cover quite a bit of other real life fundraising challenges and provide general, practical ideas for fundraisers to become better at their jobs. Enjoy!

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