For the #nplove of nonprofit news

For the #nplove of nonprofit news

YNPN National Board member Dan Blakemore shares a few of his favorite nonprofit news sources with us.

In this month of #nplove, we must take a few moments to recognize a few of the vital outlets who keep nonprofiteers and the rest of the world aware of the latest happenings in our sector.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Even if I were not a fundraiser, I would be interested in the overall trends in philanthropy and the stories of the people and institutions that support our collective work with their time, talent and treasure. The Chronicle offers a fantastic perspective on the sector, as in this piece:

Unlike For-Profits, Nonprofits Succeed by Sharing the Work and the Glory

Nonprofit Quarterly

I can always rely on Nonprofit Quarterly for very thoughtful analysis on how policies will impact the sector, like in this piece listing the 10 trends and 10 predictions that will affect the sector.

Blue Avocado

This brainchild of Jan Masaoka, the amazing CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits, always has articles that make me think, reconsider how I approach the work of making change, and laugh out loud. From Jan's Board Cafe column on board relations and management to Vu Le's Point of Vu column, each issue covers the full spectrum of non-profit management areas in an approachable and personable manner.

What are the nonprofit news sources that you #nplove?

DB-headshot-May-2012-232x300Dan Blakemore is a passionate advocate for the fundraising profession and the non-profit sector overall. Dan is the Assistant Director of Development for Individual Giving at International House, a dynamic cross-cultural residential community for international graduate students in New York City. At I-House, Dan primarily works on annual fund appeals, the major and planned gift portfolios and all donor stewardship efforts.

He also writes a blog focused on fundraising and non-profit management issues, The Good Steward. Dan proudly serves on the boards of the Association of Prospect Researchers for Advancement of Greater New York and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network. He is also an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater New York. When not fundraising, you can find Dan enjoying a good book, looking for a new recipe to try or continuing to trace his family history.

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