As many of you are writing up lists of resolutions or “to-do” lists for your nonprofit work in 2017, we at TopNonprofits wanted to create a comprehensive list that includes the most popular and useful lists published in 2016, to provide our audience with a little “cheat sheet” of sorts. We certainly welcome the New Year, but we also want to learn from the year that just passed!

TopNonprofits’ editorial mission is to learn from the most amazing organizations and nonprofit leaders.  We like to see what they are doing, evaluate, and share so that others can learn from the best, too.

Whether you are considering refreshing your nonprofit’s website, mission statement, logo, or social media strategy– there are great examples for you to check out in each of these lists.

With the end of the year within reach, we thought a good place to start preparing for 2017 might be a look back at some of our most popular lists of 2016. With more than 3 MILLION PAGE VIEWS in 2016, to date, we wanted to examine those with the greatest appeal in terms of those most visited or with the most time spent.

We hope that this list of our most popular lists will bring you inspiration, clarity, and useful frameworks for your work in the coming year (and shorten your “to-do” list today and get you out the door a little early!)

Our Comprehensive Top Nonprofits List of 2016 Lists:

Top Nonprofits on Facebook

See who gets the most “Likes” and look at their feed to see how they do it!

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Top 100 Nonprofits on Social Media

Use this list to inspire your own Social Media Strategy for 2017 (and an added bonus, download the handy, one-page posting guide!)

Social Media Posting Guide

Top 20 Books on Fundraising

We asked some of the top nonprofit fundraising bloggers to vote for their favorite books on the subject. See which you should add to your reading list over holiday break!

Top 150 Nonprofit Blogs

Which blogs are the “TOPS” when it comes to the nonprofit sector? You are certain to find one that speaks to you on our extensive list!


50 Best Nonprofit Logos

A logo goes a long way in branding your organization; this list of the 50 best logos is great for inspiration!

20 Best Nonprofit Websites

Don’t even think about a website refresh without seeing these excellent examples and the most common elements and characteristics of the best websites.

Top 100 Nonprofits on the Web

With nearly 700,000 unique pageviews in 2016 and an average time spent of more than 13 minutes..this list is a winner! Ranked by a number of metrics that measure engagement and traffic, this robust list is a great example for anyone looking to improve upon their site.

50 Examples of Nonprofit Mission Statements

A perennial favorite: Examples of great mission statements— See these stellar statements and let them inspire you, should you care to improve upon yours. Watch our short video which helps to break it down and make it easier to do!