Nonprofit blogging, etc.

So I am working on some ideas for ways in which nonprofits, one in particular with whom I am working, can use blogging and the web. Obviously there are tons of places out there that make that possible, but I thought I would post some links here of various articles and resources I have found so far. I haven’t yet crystalized any thoughts around them, but I am reading all of this and coming up with ideas.

Sites of interest:
Non Profit Web Marketing
Internet Marketing for Non-profit Organizations
Nonprofit Blogging and Content Aggregation
Blogs for .orgs
Social Entrepeneurship and Project Management
BloggerCorps
Virtual Volunteering Guidebook
CivicSpace

Let me know if you have any other ideas of places I should look. I am particularly interested in the idea of creating online communities and using those communities for the purposes of fundraising, information sharing, and overall mission promotion.

3 Responses to Nonprofit blogging, etc.

  1. Mike Dorn January 26, 2005 at 3:00 pm #

    Hi Jamie!
    This is also a topic that fascinates me. I created my first blog as part of the organizing for Philadelphia and Chicago-based NGO Edu-Tourism’s initiatives in Jamaica http://edu-tourism.blogspot.com. What I would like to do is create a Philadelphia-regional blogging community to share resources and ideas on not only disaster relief, but also sustainable development practices. Feel free to get in touch with me if you want to discuss this idea further. Mike

  2. oso March 3, 2005 at 1:30 pm #

    Mike, check out Emergency Action Blog.
    I can’t recommend blogging to non-profits enough. Not only as a news outlet, but also as an internal means of communication, and as a way to keep in touch with underwriters and help them monitor progress.

  3. Natalie March 4, 2005 at 2:48 pm #

    There’s a magazine called Fundraising Success (based in Philadelphia) that sometimes broaches the subject of non-profits using the web for raising additional money. You can search archives here:
    http://www.fundraisingsuccessmag.com