5 Nonprofit Thought Leaders You Should Know About

April 1, 2016 at 12:09 PM

Just as we read our local newspapers to keep up-to-date with community events, keeping up with nonprofit trends and/or association industry news helps us stay better informed professionally. Learning from innovative nonprofit leaders and influencers equips us to excel in our careers by bringing new thinking and leadership to the sectors we work in. We’ve compiled a list of 5 thought leaders in the nonprofit, nonprofit technology, and grassroots space to inspire you: 


The Chronicle of Philanthropy: The Chronicle self-identifies as an online news organization, but it provides a fantastic balance of relevant nonprofit news stories and articles focused on providing tips for its nonprofit audience. The Chronicle also provides a daily newsletter bringing its articles directly to your email inbox, which you can sign up for directly from the website.   

  • GuideStar Blog: GuideStar prides itself as the world's largest source of nonprofit information with a mission to “revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving”. The website was also recently redesigned too, so you might want to check out their new look if you haven't already! We recommend you follow this organization on Twitter also
  • Independent Sector: Independent Sector curates great content that is a must-read for anyone involved in advocacy in the nonprofit world. With a focus on policy and advocacy advice for nonprofit organziations, this organization's website is chock-full of resources for all nonprofit advocacy professionals.
  • Nonprofit Quarterly:  Often a go-to resource for many 501(c)3 organization leaders, this news organization provides innovative thinking across a wide range of topics, from fundraising, nonprofit technology management to political advocacy and grassroots campaigns. Nonprofit Quarterly also offers a robust selection of resources, most notably many free webinars. Check out their most recent webinar on "Nonprofit Technology Trends"- a topic we at Muster are particularly interested in! 
  • Knight Foundation: An online hub for civic innovation, the Knight Foundation is an impactful organization with many different programming areas, from media innovation support to early-stage company funding. The Foundation's blog pulls great content from its own staff and also external thought leaders.  

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Cleo Dan

Written by Cleo Dan

Cleo Dan is the Vice President of Communications at Muster.

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