Blogs We Should Read

As someone new to the world of blogging, I’m curious about what blogs I should be reading – specifically blogs that might be helpful for philanthropy and nonprofits. Whom do you recommend? I should note that I do not have (or have not made) time in my life to read numerous blogs on a daily basis – but I do like to scan a few through my Google Reader or follow their tweets via Twitter to get quick bits of information.

Here are three blogs I’m currently enjoying. Please post other suggestions (self-promotion welcomed!).

Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media – Prolific and great thought-provoking stuff – if you can check out just one blog, make it this one!

Philanthropy Front and Center – Cleveland – From the Foundation Center – a great way to keep tabs on what’s happening in grantmaking in the Cleveland area.

Chris Brogan community and social media – Interesting, fast – be sure to check out his great set of advice and tips for better blogging.


  1. Bob

    Great suggestions, Paul. Thanks for those. I might also throw out there a blog called Philanthropy 2173, which takes a critical look at the long-term future of philanthropy. The URL is

  2. Paul – great dialogue to get started. I’d like to add my “micro-blog” on twitter where I share latest news, resources and ideas in philanthropy:

    I just posted your blog request on my twitter page, and will also post Beth’s Blog. Thanks!

  3. Mary Galeti

    I love Philanthropy 2173. I am also a really big fan of “Tactical Philanthropy”, run by Sean Stannard-Stockton. He evaluates news and innovations in the philanthropy community.

  4. Paul Putman

    Thanks for the great suggestions – I’ve added to my reader and am looking forward to learning more.

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