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20 best nonprofit blogs every nonprofit finance leader should follow

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December is fundraising season and most nonprofit finance teams are incredibly busy. But after the busyness of fundraising season and the holidays have passed, it will be time to get ready for 2023. Catch up on your nonprofit reading and gather some new ideas when you check out these 20 top nonprofit blogs for leaders.

Check out the recent Sage Intacct nonprofit blog posts to see what you might have missed.

1. AICPA Not-for-Profit

The AICPA is the authoritative resource for the accounting and audit standards governing the nonprofit space. They publish a variety of free content as well as subscription and paid resources. The site is easily filtered by topic—choose ‘Not-for-Profit’ for relevant materials.

2. Candid

Candid is an important source of information for nonprofit organizations. Created by the merging of GuideStar and Foundation Center, this organization offers education for nonprofit leaders and funders and also publishes the GuideStar Charity Check.

3. The NonProfit Times

This long-standing business publication for nonprofit management covers all of the essential management bases for running a successful organization. You will find articles about fundraising, financial management, human resources, leadership, and more. There is also a podcast available.

4. National Council of Nonprofits

Covering nonprofit trends, policy issues, governance, and financial management, this blog delivers a great cross-section of topics for nonprofit professionals. You can select ”Financial Management” to the left of the main blog content to quickly filter for finance-related articles. 

5.  Innovation in Nonprofit Finance

Published by wealth advisory and audit firm CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA), this blog is dedicated to educating nonprofit finance professionals about best practices and timely issues in nonprofit finance. It aims to help nonprofits achieve financial excellence through improved monthly reporting, cash flow management, strategic planning, and systems design.

6. Foundation Group

The Foundation Group was started to help develop and provide essential knowledge, resources, and professional service for the unique needs of the nonprofit community. Content covers topics including legal issues, nonprofit formation, employer compliance, tax filings, fund accounting, and other timely topics relevant to 501(c)(3) leaders.

7. Nonprofit Hub

Nonprofit Hub delivers advice on a variety of nonprofit topics. The site offers nonprofit courses, guidebooks, webinars, a blog, and a podcast, so there is content for every learning style. New blog articles post on Thursday and podcast episodes drop on Friday.

8. Nonprofit Pro

This blog covers many topic categories with articles written by dozens of outstanding nonprofit professionals who deliver timely and relevant thought leadership. Finance leaders will especially appreciate strategic planning and management advice.

9. Get Fully Funded

This blog is written by a team of fundraising coaches, grant writers, and leadership coaches for nonprofit organizations. As the name suggests, their mission is to help nonprofits get fully funded by providing education about grant seeking and grant management, fundraising strategies, and financial management.

10. The Storytelling Nonprofit

When nonprofits can tell the story of their mission impact in an inspiring and engaging way, they will have more fundraising success. This blog aims to help nonprofit leaders learn the art of storytelling. Nonprofit finance leaders will find they have an important role in delivering the financial performance and outcomes data that makes that story more credible.

11. Network for Good

Need advice about nonprofit fundraising and marketing? That is the specialty of Network for Good. Read this blog for new ideas and how-to information about fundraising, donor management, grant management, and communications.

12. Nonprofit AF

Run by an experienced nonprofit leader and speaker, Vu Le writes this blog and new posts are available weekly. Topics include board relations, community engagement, donor relations, capacity building, grant writing, and much more.

13. NFP Online Journal

Baker Tilly is one of the largest advisory, tax, and assurance firms in the U.S. The firm’s professionals create the blog content to help nonprofit leaders and board members receive timely, actionable guidance on key topics.

14. NTEN

NTEN is a membership organization of nonprofit technology professionals. Their blog covers how-tos, case studies, and best practice articles on a range of technology topics, from accessibility and security to digital fundraising.

15. Stanford Social Innovation Review

Social change leaders around the world submit writings to this popular magazine for nonprofits, NGOs, and foundations. You will find a wide variety of thought leadership here, including topics on governance, measurement and evaluation, organizational development, and impact investing.

16. Nonprofit Quarterly

Keep up with all of the recent news in the nonprofit industry. This digital publication delivers daily news, thoughtful commentary, and a section on management and leadership.

17. TechSoup

TechSoup provides nonprofit technology best practices, strategies, and news to help your organization leverage technology to the max. They also publish how-to articles and offer webinars.

18. The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Covering a wide range of topics important to nonprofit leaders, this established publication features news stories, opinions, research, and best practices.

19. Top Nonprofits

This site offers research, training, and best practices for nonprofits across a very wide range of topics. Finance professionals will find advice about diversifying revenue, capital campaigns, donor relations, and internal controls. You will also find podcasts, guides, and webinars here.

20. The Sage Intacct Blog

The Sage Intacct nonprofit team creates content around how nonprofit finance teams can leverage automation for stronger stewardship and nonprofit financial management. Topics include common issues in nonprofit accounting, working effectively with executives and board members, and nonprofit storytelling.

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