Blog Links

Links to social media such as blogs, podcasts, networks – both those covering issues of interest to people in the voluntary sector and example charity sites. Such as charity or campaign blogs working to raise awareness or cash, communicate with the public, volunteers or members. And some blogs from further afield under BlogWorld.

Also: news/tips on tech and social action, examples of Open Source CMS being used by British charities, podcast/audio/video sites and platforms. Plus resources.

See VoluntaryNews for sources of news by or for the non-profit sector, and our own news stream too. The main VolResource site gives information on issues such as sector support bodies, why taxonomy matters.

Link updates

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Charity Commentary

On Charity Work

This CharityBlog also rounds up relevant social media for those involved in voluntary organisations.

Charity Blogging

Campaign Blogs

Issue Blogs

BlogWorld

Selected interational (mainly American) sector blogs

Networks

Many community groups, national charities etc. have Facebook pages, groups or profiles. This section is for innovations or charity specific social networks.

  • Connect, Autism West Midlands award winning online social network for people with autism and their families.

Podcast, audio, video

– #volsec stories, news, comment.

Tech and Social Action

Platforms

  • green.tv environmental news and feature videos in various formats.
  • The Hub Now an archive of human rights related media to 2010.

Open Source CMS Examples

CMS – content management system. Many more using this sort of website software now.

Links: CiviCRM, Drupal, WordPress.

Sector Resources