The Nonprofit MarCommunity blog is officially shutting down.

After more than eight years of offering a platform for nonprofit communicators to share their expertise and learn from each other, the Nonprofit MarCommunity blog ceases publication today.

My vision for creating this blog in 2013 came from a desire to create an online space where nonprofit communicators could share case studies, how-to content and other guidance. I’d had past success with in-person events, and the community of nonprofit communicators responded with great enthusiasm to the blog format – both as contributors and readers.

What set this blog apart has been content from the community, for the community. We have benefitted greatly from the generosity of our many blog contributors and other supporters and have built a comprehensive library of nonprofit marketing communications guidance.

However, I’ve had to reduce my extremely active managing editor role in the last few years. Then, over the course of the pandemic, I admitted to myself that this project was my “one thing too many.” At the same time, I noticed that community members were expressing a diminishing capacity to contribute. So while activity on the blog has been minimal for a long while, this December I’m officially shutting down publication.

What will shutting this blog down mean for the existing content?

Much of the blog content is evergreen and will continue to remain relevant. Also, I’m aware that many nonprofit communicators continue to access the how-to guidance on the site, so I will be keeping it online. However, I’ll no longer be accepting pitches or submissions and we will not be publishing any new posts.

While I do think that we created something unique in terms of community-generated content, many other publications provide excellent nonprofit communications-specific guidance. Here’s a list of some of my favourite nonprofit marketing communications resources. It’s short because it’s carefully curated based on alignment with our blog content. There are many other fantastic options; please use the comments section to add your favourites!

Nonprofit Marketing Guide

The Smart Communications Podcast (from Big Duck)

Brandraising and The Nonprofit Communications Engine by Sarah Durham
Nonprofit Marketing Guide by Kivi Leroux Miller

The Nonprofit Technology Conference

Comprehensive toolkits for nonprofit communicators
Storytelling and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion toolkits from the Communications Network.

Also, I’m still writing and sharing content for nonprofit communicators on, focusing on content strategy and copywriting tips and insights.

Thank you to all who have contributed to, read and supported the Nonprofit MarCommunity!


Marlene Oliveira

Marlene Oliveira

Communications advisor and copywriter at moflow
Marlene Oliveira is communications consultant and copywriter at moflow and founder of the Nonprofit MarCommunity blog. Having worked in the nonprofit sector since 1999, Marlene specializes in working with capacity building and grant-making organizations, advising on communications strategy, and writing stories and other content.
Marlene Oliveira
Marlene Oliveira