Periodicals and Journals

The resources listed here are published regularly as multi-article journals/magazines. Some are e-mailed or accessible online, others are printed and postal mailed, while some are both. Shorter e-newsletters are not included here, but those with strong content are included by subject in the A-Z Volunteer Management Library.

Blue Avocado

Intriguing and entertaining short articles on all sorts of nonprofit subjects, edited by Jan Masaoka and incorporating what was previously Board Café. Free via e-mail or online.


Civil society news and commentary from CIVICUS, the World Alliance for Citizen Participation.


DoWire, "Democracies Online," is a free moderated blog and news source on "what's important and happening with the convergence of democracy and the Internet around the world.

International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing

Features the latest academic research taking place in the realm of nonprofit marketing: including fundraising and volunteer recruitment and management

Leader to Leader

Published on behalf of the Leader to Leader Institute (formerly the Drucker Foundation) and Jossey-Bass. Cutting-edge thinking on leadership, management, and strategy written by today's top thought leaders from the private, public, and social sectors.

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly

An international, interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the study of nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and voluntary action. Published by ARNOVA.

Nonprofit Quarterly

Online and print journal on "issues related to the operating environment for nonprofits, specifically public policy and philanthropy." Can sign up for free e-mails of new articles. 

Nonprofit World

Published six times a year by the Society for Nonprofit Organizations.  They now have many articles available for free online, including those on volunteering.

Philanthropy Journal

An online daily newspaper, Philanthropy Journal, publishes state, national and international news on fundraising, giving, managing, volunteering, innovation and technology in the philanthropic community. Readers can submit and post announcements about people, organizations, grants, gifts, events and fundraising results.


sgENGAGE is a resource for trends, best practices, and need-to-know news for organizations across the social good ecosystem.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Chronicle, published every other week, is a prime news source for people involved in the philanthropic enterprise. The web site offers a summary of the contents of the current issue of The Chronicle, a list of forthcoming conferences and workshops, job opportunities in the non-profit world, and other information.

The NonProfit Times

Website of the popular monthly newspaper covering all aspects of nonprofit work, including volunteers. Energize president, Susan Ellis, writes a bi- monthly column entitled "On Volunteers" for this publication. 

Third Sector

Major weekly print and online newspaper for UK charities. Also has an excellent blog series, for which volunteering is a regular category (Rob Jackson contributes monthly).