Overwhelmed with the amount of information on the nonprofit sector? Stay up-to-date with these publications first. They are the best, most reliable, and most popular magazines/newspapers/journals out there.
All of these publications appear in print, but they also often have online versions, and many provide between issue email newsletters, and blog posts. It's a good idea to subscribe to the full editions (either in print or virtual), subscribe to their newsletters, and follow their blogs with an RSS reader. High profile publications like these also offer an abundance of multichannel information, sometimes including their own presses for books as well as webinars and seminars.
This bi-weekly newspaper is packed with useful information, from the latest news about philanthropy to management to fundraising and more. It is a prime source of job listings as well.
If you are in higher education, you may prefer the Chronicle of Philanthropy's sister publication. The Chronicle of Higher Education is a lively, weekly collection of timely information for those in colleges and universities. It is also the premier source for job listings in the industry.
The only problem with either of the Chronicles is that they are so fat and full of relevant information, it is hard to get through one of them before the next shows up.
Strategies, tools, and ideas for nonprofits, foundations, and socially responsible businesses. One of my favorite publications and one I read immediately upon receiving. A must read if your organization works internationally. Published quarterly by the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at Stanford University.
This quarterly magazine is a good place to turn for in-depth discussion of key issues facing the nonprofit community. Very research based, the longer publication cycle allows for editorial review and more detail about any given issue.
Calling itself a "cross between a journal and a magazine," The Quarterly strives to give balanced coverage, context, and various viewpoints about the role of the nonprofit sector.
The Times takes a "business" approach to the nonprofit world. Laced with advertising, it is free to full-time U.S. nonprofit executives. The Times is a tabloid and is written in a breezy style that is refreshing. The Times is published approximately every two weeks.
This magazine is online only and publishes bimonthly. It is a good source of practical tips and advice on a broad array of fundraising topics. A free subscription is available to staff and volunteers of nonprofit organizations. It is sent right to your email inbox.
Published by Emerson & Church publishers, the magazine's website has a "How-to" library that is accessible to everyone. These are articles that have previously appeared in the magazine. Very useful resource.
This bimonthly journal/magazine has been around since the 1980s and provides practical tips on fundraising at the grassroots level. Happily serves smaller organization with a strong bent to social justice issues. The Journal subscription has a sliding scale so it is affordable to smaller nonprofits.