News, thought leadership and best practices

Stanford Social Innovation Review – My go-to for uncovering new industry data and discovering new perspectives on everything from nonprofit technology to fundraising trends to cutting edge development work.

Bill Gates – the philanthropy giant is a prolific writer and thinker, with lots of great book recommendations and insights into the world of international development.

Harvard Business Review – marketing trends to management best practices, you’re sure to find a ton of great information on the HBR blogs.

Knight Foundation – focusing on journalism, media, community engagement and the arts, the foundation covers exciting, cutting-edge ideas in civic engagement, nonprofits, big data and storytelling.

Skoll – although it doesn’t post daily, the Skoll blog provides a plethora of videos, lectures and fascinating articles that highlight the work of social entrepreneurs across the globe. As one of the most comprehensive resources out there, I’d definitely recommend watching some of the recordings from the Forum.

World Economic Forum – Great articles, great website. Go.

HuffPost Impact – the great thing about the HuffPost is its range of voices. The many guest bloggers write about unique experiences working in a variety of roles at nonprofits, from fundraising to founding. This is a great resource for anecdotal learning.

Nonprofit with Balls – Vu Le, the Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps based in Seattle, shares his outlook on life and work with fantastic prose and outright hilarity. A gem of a blog, its candid pages are a must-read for any nonprofit professional.

New York TimesWashington PostEconomist, the Guardian and other traditional news outlets – Don’t discount local, national and global news outlets to get fundraising ideas, industry trends and read up on the latest studies about the sector. Set Google news alerts for topics you’re interested in. There might be a lot to sift through, but there are definitely invaluable diamonds in the rough out there.