Top Blogs That Enhance Learning in Philanthropy

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At LearnPhilanthropy we’ve started collecting things…especially resources to help grantmakers develop their skills. The collection below is a list of fifteen blogs in philanthropy that can enhance your philanthropic learning. Learning of various sorts is a frequent topic discussed in these blogs and we thought a list like this might help LearnPhilanthropy users start your own collection of blogs to track.

  1. White Courtesy Telephone’s posts include perspectives on learning, education and training in the field of philanthropy.
  2. Philantopic is a blog of Opinion and Commentary from The Philanthropy News Digest
  3. Lucy Bernholz’s blog Philanthropy 2173: The Business of Giving shares her opinions about the long-term vision of philanthropy.
  4. The Center for Effective Philanthropy Blog offers better data, better decisions, better philanthropy.
  5. Beth’s Blog : How Networked Nonprofits Are Using Social Media to Power Change by Beth Kanter
  6. Inside Philanthropy Blog is a blog on philanthropy and nonprofit news and issues. A publication of Philanthropy Journal
  7. Grants Managers Network’s GMNsight is a professional journal written for and by the members of Grants Managers Network. The journal shares knowledge gained through years of experience in grants management; explores the trends and practices of modern grantmaking; and drives forward thinking and progress that will shape new approaches to delivering mission-critical funding and support services.
  8. GrantCraft’s Blog offers short perspectives on strategies and issues related to philanthropy.
  9. Transparency Talk, by the Foundation Center, highlights strategies, findings, and best practices on the web and in foundations–illuminating the importance of having “glass pockets.”
  10. Nonprofit Quarterly’s The Cohen Report pursues investigative and analytical articles, advocates for increased philanthropic giving and access for disenfranchised constituencies, and promotes increased philanthropic and nonprofit accountability.
  11. Stanford Social Innovation Review Blog offers the latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday
  12. The Chronicle of Philanthropy brings together several blogs of different topics and from different perspectives.
  13. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Blog Work in Progress is a blog dedicated to openness, conversations, and ideas.
  14. The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy’s Blog has pieces on current topics in the field and thought leadership for experts at the Center and across the field.
  15. EPIP’s Blog helps you keep up with news and events for emerging practitioners.
  16. Exponent Philanthropy’s PhilanthroFiles Blog leverages social media to engage philanthropists, colleagues, advisors, and friends in rich dialogue about philanthropy with few or no staff; inform and inspire their work; and, ultimately, help them to find greater fulfillment and achieve even more.
  17. Latest from Alliance, Alliance magazine’s daily blog, concentrating on philanthropy with a lot of international writers

Do you have a favorite blog to add to the list? We’re interested in those that highlight learning and development for grantmakers.

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3 Responses to “Top Blogs That Enhance Learning in Philanthropy”

  1. Dana Kawaoka-Chen

    What is a Justice Funder? Blog with entries from various social justice grantmakers:


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