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The Cream of the Literary Crop
Nancy Schwartz is a one-woman nonprofit marketing and communications powerhouse, helping nonprofits succeed through effective marketing with her blog, Getting Attention, and her consulting company. Since communication effectively is a key component to recruiting, managing and retaining volunteers, this blog is a great resource. This post about some of the best inspirational books even suggests some great gifts for your volunteers.
Read more from Nancy at Getting Attention, and follow her on Twitter.
A Cornucopia of Volunteer Experts
The HandsOn Blog, run by the HandsOn Network, constantly showcases interesting guest posts from all parts of the volunteering sector: volunteers, nonprofits, corporations, even government. The blog gives readers a unique overview of what all sorts of passionate people are doing to make the world better, like this post about the selfless service of people in developing countries.
Read more from the HandsOn Blog, and follow HandsOn on Twitter.
Enter the 21st Century
If you haven’t heard of NTEN (The Nonprofit Technology Network), then you probably need help with technology. The NTEN blog will keep you updated with the resources, news and skills that every savvy nonprofit staffer should know, like this post summarizing the advice of nonprofit CTOs on what NOT to do.
Read more from the NTEN Blog, and follow NTEN on Twitter.
Where “Guru” Got Started
Beth Kanter is where nonprofit meets technology – from social media, to measuring impact, to mobile, to fundraising, to working with corporations, her posts are always thoroughly researched and practical. This post about creating inspirational and effective learning experiences could easily be applied to volunteer trainings.
Read more from Beth at Beth’s Blog, and follow her on Twitter.
A Different Sort of List
Craig Newmark is a busy man, lately focusing on his project craigconnects that connects and protects organizations that are doing good. His blog is a reflection of himself – quirky and full of wisdom gleaned from a lifetime of self-motivated impact. He recently asked people to share blog posts explaining How You Will Change the World in 2012, and here’s what they said.
Read more from Craig at craigconnects, and follow him on Twitter.
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