There are hundreds of nonprofit related blogs out there, but do you ever wonder which ones everyone else is reading? We do, which is why we have compiled a list of the world’s most popular nonprofit blogs.

What we measure.

Note: Google Pagerank has been discontinued. As of May 2016, Google removed public visibility to their Pagerank metric.

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Scroll down past the list to learn how the rankings are computed and what the metrics mean as well as the answers to many more commonly asked questions.

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Top Nonprofits Blogs (Summer 16)

RankBlog NameAlexaMoz PRMoz RDTwitter Followers
1 Huffpost Impact 157 88 220 @HuffPostImpact - 115K
2 Chronicle of Philanthropy 61,149 85 2,047 @philanthropy - 187K
3 Nonprofit Quarterly 81,461 73 2,267 @npquarterly - 99.4K
4 The Nonprofit Times 185,788 81 382 @nonprofittimes - 101K
5 Beth's Blog 279,811 76 799 @KANTER - 404K
6 Breaking News From Third Sector 127,819 71 289 @ThirdSector - 71.3K
7 Shareable 124,987 79 874 @shareable - 26.7K
8 JustGiving 10,086 63 51 @JustGiving - 112K
9 PND - Philanthropy News Digest 99,024 72 105 @pndblog - 43.1K
10 Nonprofit Tech for Good 196,879 63 137 @nonprofitorgs - 829K
11 John Haydon 212,269 65 212 @johnhaydon - 48.6K
12 GuideStar Blog 16,735 63 38 @guidestarusa - 65.7K
13 Culture of Health (RWJF) 91,228 80 35 @rwjf - 83.2K
14 NTEN Connect Blog 192,415 75 82 @ntenorg - 27.3K
15 About.com Nonprofit Charitable Orgs 268 73 169 @joannefritz - 8347
16 Charity Navigator Blog 24,688 59 40 @CharityNav - 56.1K
17 Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog 206,744 66 214 @kivilm - 16.6K
18 Techsoup Blogs 22,549 64 31 @TechSoup - 42K
19 SocialBrite 219,167 63 211 @socialbrite - 15.3K
20 Urban Wire (Urban Institute) 75,344 76 13 @urbaninstitute - 79.8K
21 EJewish Philanthropy 283,188 67 137 @eJPhil - 14.6K
22 Classy 44,061 66 36 @classy - 12.6K
23 Knight Foundation 159,867 67 13 @knightfdn - 115K
24 What We're Learning (MacArthur Foundation) 168,080 57 19 @macfound - 100K
25 Getting Attention 562,571 64 252 @nancyschwartz - 12.4K
26 Nonprofit Hub 122,155 63 89 @NPhub - 8169
27 Work In Progress (Hewlett Foundation) 323,105 68 23 @Hewlett_Found - 40.3K
28 The GiveWell Blog 166,539 61 51 @GiveWell - 12.1K
29 npengage (Blackbaud) 327,038 58 37 @Blackbaud - 27.1K
30 The Fundraising Coach 495,267 59 184 @marcapitman - 12.3K
31 SocialEarth 1,049,114 56 155 @socialearth - 28.9K
32 Fired-Up Fundraising 297,104 62 35 @GailPerrync - 15.7K
33 Philantopic 939,127 62 39 @pndblog - 43.1K
34 Broad Institute 43,129 62 9 @broadinstitute - 21.1K
35 Nonprofit with Balls 177,871 55 110 @nonprofitwballs - 7089
36 OSOCIO Weblog 889,822 65 302 @osocio - 8112
37 Pamela Grow (Fundraising) 680,331 53 113 @pamelagrow - 17.1K
38 1% for the Planet 579,044 65 18 @1PercentFTP - 25.1K
39 Engaging Volunteers 22,240 53 10 @VolunteerMatch - 40.2K
40 NCVO 296,447 55 15 @NCVO - 61.3K
41 The Fundraising Authority 192,097 56 77 @fundraisingauth - 6559
42 Nonprofit Marketing Blog (Network for Good) 8,726,607 75 327 @Network4Good - 63.8K
43 Case Foundation 389,606 57 10 @casefoundation - 534K
44 Research and Results 169,680 57 7 @macfound - 100K
45 Idealware 118,345 60 37 @idealware - 5786
46 TopNonprofits 117,823 47 43 @top_nonprofits - 95
47 Refugees International 1,028,575 57 14 @RefugeesIntl - 131K
48 Keeping a Close Eye (National Committee for Repsonsive Philanthropy) 1,254,936 55 50 @NCRP - 16.7K
49 Pioneers Post 1,829,988 56 101 @pioneerspost - 15.4K
50 101Fundraising 787,649 51 36 @101fundraising - 18.8K
51 Future Fundraising Now 864,045 55 115 @jeffbrooks - 6954
52 Center for Effective Philanthropy 1,031,306 58 37 @CEPData - 13.8K
53 Bloomberg Philanthropies 401,449 63 4 @bloombergdotorg - 82.1K
54 Associations Now 245,514 64 15 @associationsnow - 7642
55 Philanthropy 2173; The Business of Giving 8,864,332 66 201 @p2173 - 16K
56 Fundraiser Grrl 969,872 53 61 @RoryJMGreen - 9197
57 Ad Libbing (Ad Council) 1,239,454 53 32 @adcouncil - 18.8K
58 Community Organizer 2.0 2,084,372 54 121 @askdebra - 10.7K
59 Institute of Fundraising 507,545 55 9 @ioftweets - 20.5K
60 Equals Change (Ford Foundation) 162,537 54 2 @FordFoundation - 110K
61 Servicespace 316,890 51 10 @servicespace - 24.9K
62 Netsquared, an Initiative of TechsoupGlobal.org Blogs 753,801 54 21 @netsquared - 13.9K
63 WildApricot Blog 60,978 67 27 @WildApricot - 1829
64 First Giving Blog 53,652 45 12 @FirstGiving - 12.3K
65 Nonprofit Law Blog 387,728 52 73 @gtak - 4375
66 Stanford Social Innovation Review Blog 28,942,648 71 59 @SSIReview - 106K
67 Social Fish 660,797 60 162 @socialfish - 2473
68 Markets for Good 1,710,048 59 85 @MarketsForGood - 5816
69 Fundly 83,587 51 8 @Fundly - 11.2K
70 The Razoo Blog 56,266 45 7 @razoo - 15.9K
71 Bad Rap Blog 2,134,382 54 54 @BADRAPorg - 9989
72 Social Velocity 865,921 54 30 @nedgington - 6732
73 Exceptional Boards (Board Source) 189,280 37 16 @BoardSource - 19.3K
74 Big Duck 785,387 53 17 @bigduck - 8914
75 Not Impossible Now 830,219 51 51 @NotImpossible - 4748
76 Lodestar Center Blog 3,656 50 21 @ASULodestar - 2616
77 Dowser 3,379,581 57 104 @dowserDOTorg - 5432
78 The Causemopolitan 3,360,368 47 94 @sloane - 14.2K
79 Care2's Digital Engagement Blog 707,838 41 10 @care2 - 56.1K
80 Canadian Education Association (CAE) 297,598 51 16 @cea_ace - 5034
80 Clairification 995,791 47 65 @charityclairity - 4281
81 CauseCast 557,809 46 6 @Causecast - 18.9K
82 BLOOM 4,618,345 55 57 @HBKidsHospital - 6767
83 The Agitator 1,189,729 55 162 @AgitatorEditors - 1830
84 Public Sector Marketing 2.0 1,148,443 43 51 @mikekujawski - 5269
85 Forward Together (Abila) 274,810 49 9 @abila_inc - 5971
86 Event 360 1,424,658 51 100 @Event360 - 3143
87 Fundraising Pulse (Donor Pro) 640,702 63 18 @donorpro - 1049
88 #fundchat 2,059,816 44 30 @fundchat - 6798
89 My Social Good News 2,721,843 41 10 @devindthorpe - 40.8K
90 Vistas: Geri Stengel's Blog 3,392,852 41 13 @Ventureneer - 33K
91 greatergiving 74,519 41 7 @greatergiving - 4293
92 Joan Garry - Because Nonprofits Are Messy 249,983 44 23 @joangarry - 2079
93 MRSS Labs 629,208 50 9 @MRCampaigns - 4166
94 Fundraising for Nonprofits 70,366 54 6 @FreeMgmtLibrary - 1454
95 Good News Shared 3,223,677 42 30 @GoodNews_Shared - 7827
96 Connectivity 296,340 52 15 @CQConnectivity - 1593
97 For Impact 1,704,254 49 48 @forimpact - 2546
98 DonorPefect Blog 240,139 57 7 @donorperfect - 1723
99 ReCharity 1,480,760 46 38 @bradyjosephson - 3000
100 Get Fully Funded 1,954,402 43 15 @SandyRees - 7462
101 Smart Giving Matters 792,572 49 5 @smartgivers - 5726
102 Gift Hub 2,501,820 51 87 @PhilCubeta - 1290
103 Queer Ideas; a Bloody Good Fundraising Blog 2,461,548 42 18 @Markyphillips - 5882
104 Gesture 135,559 39 3 @gestureteam - 5468
105 Together We Flourish 5,260,961 37 42 @togetherwf - 8621
106 Veritus Group 826,627 43 30 @VeritusGroup - 1591
107 Nonprofit Information 1,770,215 36 15 @Non_Profit_Info - 8084
108 Nonprofit Pro 260,599 36 2 @non_profit_pro - 12.3K
109 Donor Driven 39,540 31 1 @donordrive - 14.6K
110 Volunteering News & Trends 89,383 41 3 @volunteerhub - 3284
111 Cool Data Blog 1,707,662 51 33 @kevinmacdonell - 974
112 National Council of Nonprofits 115,926 28 1 @NatlCouncilNPs - 25.9K
113 Hilborn 1,620,083 47 33 @hilborninfo - 1395
114 Service Nation 3,218,936 43 3 @ServiceNation - 16.1K
115 Crowd101 598,258 37 16 @crowd101 - 2584
116 Look To The Stars News 161,705 32 2 @looktothestars - 10.6K
117 Double the Donation 128,159 36 1 @2xDonations - 7163
118 The School For Social Entrepeneurs 1,018,034 33 2 @SchSocEnt - 27.7K
119 Selfish Giving 1,239,188 38 4 @joewaters - 8641
120 Mission Connected Blog 222,945 36 4 @ExecSearches - 3645
121 Living and Giving 3,901,461 47 29 @pamelahawley - 1908
122 SocialSolutions 380,865 40 5 @socialsolutions - 2617
123 Grant Training Center 1,363,478 37 2 @GrantTrainingDC - 14.7K
124 Future World Giving 9,998,020 34 13 @cafonline - 20.1K
125 The Direct Mail Man 4,032,199 41 30 @TheDmailman - 2209
126 Pursuant 798,772 43 5 @Pursuant - 2181
127 Nonprofit Bridge 5,532,278 38 38 @nonprofitbridge - 2830
128 Nonprofit MarCommunity 1,548,132 42 27 @NPMarCommunity - 666
129 Winspire 305,049 42 5 @WinspireMe - 990
130 Fire Starters (Ignited Fundraising) 1,025,067 34 3 @LJacobwith - 6186
131 Fundraising Detective 7,092,218 42 11 @frdetective - 4300
132 Philanthropost (Universal Giving) 5,517,678 41 8 @universalgiving - 4701
133 Jolkona Blog 1,940,658 38 4 @jolkona - 4359
134 CCS philanthropy 360 5,078,604 42 8 @ccsfundraising - 3861
135 Nonprofit Technology News 6,804,163 41 19 @NPTechNews - 2573
136 Sam Davidson 3,335,560 29 9 @samdavidson - 8436
137 Nonprofit Blog Exchange 10,620,859 48 24 @np_blogexchange - 1306
138 CatchaFire 6,808,260 32 5 @catchafire - 16.1K
139 Roy Jones 13,895,528 33 4 @getroyjones - 27.2K
140 Ann Green's Nonprofit Blog 1,420,468 36 11 @agreennonprofit - 1712
141 Vivanista 0 43 32 @vivanista - 2660
142 #501 Social Blog 1,286,005 29 2 @JuliaCSocial - 9742
143 Donor Relations Guru 2,552,965 33 5 @DonorGuru - 4927
144 Red Apple Auctions 1,693,733 31 5 @auctionexpert - 4631
145 Rallybound 851,250 40 6 @rallybound - 401
146 Grant Writing (Seliger + Associates) 3,610,984 30 2 @SeligerGrants - 14.2K
147 New Voices of Philanthropy (Trista Harris) 13,489,882 44 2 @TristaHarris - 7017
148 Tripoint Fundraising 0 46 10 @AmyEisenstein - 3527
149 Media Cause 891,272 33 2 @mediacause - 3302
150 Nonprofit Insider (Mobile Cause) 97,768 20 1 @mobilecause - 3361


FAQ :: Can you explain the metrics? 

  • Traffic – Alexa Global Rank (AR)
    Alexa’s traffic rankings are based on the usage patterns of Alexa Toolbar users and data collected from other, diverse sources over a rolling 3 month period. A site’s ranking is based on a combined measure of reach and pageviews. Reach is determined by the number of unique Alexa users who visit a site on a given day. Pageviews are the total number of Alexa user URL requests for a site. However, multiple requests for the same URL on the same day by the same user are counted as a single pageview. The site with the highest combination of users and pageviews is ranked #1.
  • Buzz Depth – Open Site Explorer Homepage Authority (PA)
    Predicts the website’s homepage ranking in search engines based on an algorithmic combination of the number of sites linking to it, the total number of links, Facebook shares & likes, tweets, and Google +1s.
  • Buzz Scope – Open Site Explorer Linking Root Domains (RD)
    The number of unique root domains containing at least one url linking to the website’s homepage.
  • Twitter Followers – Social Following
    Though follower counts aren’t a perfect measure of social media authority, they are certainly a great indication and are the easiest to understand and measure. These numbers can be found by going to the primary twitter pages associated with a blog. If a blog is associated with multiple accounts on a single social network, we only count the largest as this eliminates inflation caused by duplicate followers.

FAQ :: How was the list computed?

  1. Over 400 blogs were reviewed in a preliminary screening to determine if they meet the criteria of posting frequency, and definition of a nonprofit blog.
  2. Around 300 blogs qualified.
  3. Data was collected for each blog from all 4 measured criteria (i.e., Alexa Rank, Open Site Explorer Page Authority, Open Site Explorer Linked Root Domains, Twitter Followers).
  4. A composite rank for each blog is determined by averaging each blogs relative ranking for each of the measured criteria.
  5. The top 150 blogs were published.

FAQ :: Are these metrics reliable?

Once a blog meets the topical criteria, it is objectively measured by 5 website metrics that are difficult to cheat and relatively consistent across all blogs. The metrics aren’t perfect, but it is the best formula we’ve found thus far. Check out Moz’s analysis on the reliability of Alexa and Compete traffic analytics. While imperfect, there isn’t a better alternative outside of the time consuming process of getting several hundred bloggers to all use the same analytics software and participate in reporting data (impossible!).

FAQ :: Why aren’t there any large nonprofit organization blogs listed?

For the time being, we have chosen to keep this list focused on blogs targeting the nonprofit sector as a whole and not just the interests of a single organization. We may create a separate list for these org’s blogs at some point in the future.