The Philanthropy Blogs Roll Call

Nearly a year ago I got into a Twitter dialogue with Guy Kawasaki (@guykawasaki)) about the topic of philanthropy on I started my conversation with Guy when Alltop launched the nonprofit category. I was disappointed to find that “philanthropy” didn't generate its own category. Instead, a search for philanthropy directs you to the following subject categories: Corporate Responsibility, Good, Human Rights, Nonprofit, and Social Entrepreneurship. OK, I can accept those. But Squidoorati, Forbes, and Toyota seem a bit bizarre. Clicking on the Good link on the top menu bar brings up Nonprofit as a link. But those blogs posts are a combination of nonprofit management, marketing, fundraising, and philanthropy -- not ones exclusively focused on philanthropy as the subject.

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My argument then and now with Guy and Alltop was that philanthropy in its various forms -- nonprofit, corporate, government (to a limited extent) and individual giving -- does not fit neatly under any of those categories. Instead, I recommended that Alltop set up a separate category. Guy responded by asking me to pull together an appropriate list of at least 25 active blogs (i.e., ones that have published posts within the past 28 days) that focus on philanthropy, which I submitted for inclusion. Unfortunately, Alltop never did set up the separate category. In the past few months, especially with the explosion of traffic on Twitter and helpful posts like Kris Putnam-Walkerly's synthesis of foundations that tweet, more and more of these web sites have become noticeable. I've combed through my own RSS feeds and pulled together suggestions from several philanthropy-oriented people on Twitter (@p2173, @tactphil, @philanthropy, and @bsttrach) and pulled together the following list of 40 blogs. What other blogs would you add to this list?

Asian American Giving


Capital Epiphanies

Cause Global: Social Media for Social Change

Charity Navigator Blog

Chronicle of Philanthropy: Give & Take

Chronicle of Philanthropy: Government and Politics Watch

Community Foundation of the National Capital Region Blog

eJewish Philanthropy

Future Leaders in Philanthropy

Gift Hub Blog

Inside Philanthropy

It's Your World

Ken's Commentary

New Voices of Philanthropy

Nonprofit and Foundation Advocacy Blog

onPhilanthropy: Buzz

Philanthropy 2173

Philanthropy Action

Philanthropy Front and Center



Pioneering Ideas

Robert Egger: One Voice for Change

Sasha Dichter's Blog

Stanford Social Innovation Review: Opinion

Tactical Philanthropy

The Case Foundation

The Civic Fabric

The Cohen Report

The Communication Network Blog

The Fundermentalist

The GiveWell Blog

The Nonprofiteer

The Philanthropic Family

Thought > Action > Impact: An e-journal of Philanthropic Ideas

VA£U€$ – The Blog

Washington Grantmakers Daily

White Courtsey Telephone