8 Fundraising and Prospect Research Blogs You’ll Want to Check Out

“In 2019, I’m going to read more.” That’s a very common new year’s resolution. Seriously though, this year, it’s going to happen. Right?

For those in the nonprofit world, much of the reading consists of news sites, philanthropy newsletters, and blogs. Lots and lots of blogs.

For the iWave team, we see blogs as an inside view into the lives of our clients. We have the privilege of supporting the nonprofit world exclusively, so the better we understand the gritty day-to-day experiences of our clients, the more useful our solutions are.

Blogs are not only fact-finding missions for us, they are also an opportunity to connect to the industry on a ground level. We are constantly uplifted by the vision, stories, and world-changing accomplishments that our clients discover, write, and achieve every day. If you have a favourite nonprofit blog – we would love to read it. Please share in the comments below!

So looking ahead to 2019, here are the blogs we’ll be keeping an eye on.

Helen Brown Blog

This is a collaborative blog from the team at The Helen Brown Group. This group is one of the most trusted voices in the nonprofit prospect research world and always has great insights to share. They push through common nonprofit topics and come out with fresh, new angles.

Jennifer Filla Blog

As founder of Aspire Research Group and Prospect Research Institute, Jennifer shares first-hand knowledge and industry insights in her informative blog. If you’re looking for real-life and real-world experience and examples, this blog is full of tried-and-true research.

Kathleen Loehr Insights

Kathleen is an important voice in the nonprofit world with her emphasis on women in philanthropy and leadership. She isn’t afraid to tackle tough issues that challenge common misconceptions and trends in the nonprofit industry.

Beth’s Blog

Beth Kanter is an author, speaker, and trusted nonprofit thought leader. She includes technology and book recommendations (who isn’t constantly looking for their next book or app?) on her blog in addition to funny, engaging ways to look at everyday-nonprofit matters.


Causeview’s blog focuses on donor management and the intersection of technology with everyday nonprofit project timelines. These trends, check-ins, and tips will help to inspire and focus your fundraising efforts.

Donor Relations Guru

The DRG Group is stacked with seasoned nonprofit professionals who are focused on helping organizations do more good in the world through exceptional donor relationships.

Media Cause

A fantastic look into marketing strategies for the modern-day nonprofit. This blog shares insight into marketing pitfalls, social media trends, and overall strategies to ensure every nonprofit makes the best online impression. Blog

Get your techie news fix and keep up with the latest trends in the nonprofit industry. If you use Salesforce to manage your nonprofit, this blog will help ensure you are using the tool to the fullest. And if you don’t use Salesforce, not a problem! There’s something for everyone on this blog.


And there you have it. Honestly, this is just our short list. Our team has an exhaustive list of content we are constantly reading, absorbing, and sharing. To catch our thoughts and recommendations on all things nonprofit, follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.


About the author: Liz Corney is iWave’s Content Marketing Manager. She has a degree in Journalism, is a fiercely positive team-player and a creative self-starter. She has experience working in software technology, video/mobile games, learning & development, social & traditional media, and communications. Liz is also the co-founder of a local nonprofit organization working to better the lives of homeless women in her community.

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