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Top Blog Posts of 2008

December 12, 2008

We need your help. With just a few weeks left in 2008, we’re trying to identify the top blog posts written about our sector. Criteria should include originality, impact, and topicality.

Have any bloggers wowed you with their thoughts, opinions, and prose this year? If so, we'd love to hear from you. Use the comments to leave your suggestions. And thanks for your help.

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Posted by Nathaniel Whittemore  |   December 12, 2008 at 11:59 AM

Sean Stannard-Stockton's ongoing series about FORGE has been really valuable for entrepreneurs attempting to understand the realities of running an organization. He gets my vote!

As part of that series, Curtis Chang also blogged on Socialedge a post called "Kiva is a Menace" that I think should be required reading.

Posted by Regina Mahone  |   December 12, 2008 at 12:05 PM

Great suggestions! Keep 'em coming...

Posted by Jill Finlayson  |   December 12, 2008 at 07:50 PM

I agree with Nathaniel that the Forging Ahead blog on Social Edge with the real-time interaction between social entrepreneur and consultant is fascinating!

I also enjoyed Kiva's blog, especially the entry on "Catfood and Commoditization" - funny, insightful, and poignant look at cross cultural communication:http://www.socialedge.org/blogs/kiva-chronicles/archive/2008/06/22/catfood-and-commoditization

Posted by Sharon Schneider  |   December 15, 2008 at 02:55 PM

Richard Marker wrote a great post for eJewish Philanthropy on why "NextGen is a flawed concept." I just stumbled on it the other day and really loved it.

Posted by Regina Mahone  |   December 15, 2008 at 03:51 PM

Lucy Bernholz posted a nice follow-up to Richard's post: http://philanthropy.blogspot.com/2008/12/buzzword-20088-next-gen.html

Thanks for suggesting it!

Posted by Sandra Sims  |   December 19, 2008 at 09:25 AM

There have been so many posts about the economy. One of my favorites though is Marc Pitman's 10 Tips for Fundraising in a Recession. His advice is very practical, actionable and focused, not to mention positive and encouraging! http://fundraisingcoach.com/2008/12/04/tips-for-fundraising-in-a-recession/

Posted by Renee Westmoreland  |   December 20, 2008 at 10:36 PM

Thanks for the head's up, Sandra. Marc's blog is new to me, but his advice is sound.

Posted by Regina Mahone  |   January 10, 2009 at 04:51 PM

Thanks, Jill, for pointing us to this noteworthy post.

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