Guest Blogger Guidelines

guest blogger guidelines

So you want to write a guest blog post for

Amazing! Thank you!

I love having guest bloggers on What Gives. Different perspectives enrich the dialogue we’re trying to have around fundraising and philanthropy. (Plus, wouldn’t you get tired just hearing from me all the time?)

Before you get started on your post, here are some guidelines to help you:

YOUR AUDIENCE… is experienced fundraising professionals. Some of them may be early on in their careers, but they all know the basics. None of the readers need to be spoon-fed basic fundraising information. They want something more!

YOUR TOPIC… is up to you! As long as it’s directed at the audience mentioned above, it can be about your fundraising job search, storytelling, planned giving, or even Beyoncé. The key is that it has to do with fundraising and philanthropy. Other than that, the sky is the limit!

YOUR TONE… should sound like you! Don’t try to sound extra professional, and definitely don’t be dull! We want fresh voices, humour, and personality!

POST LENGTH… Let’s keep it short & sweet: maximum of 500 words per post.

ADD YOUR PERSONAL TOUCH… In order to have your post on the site, you must include a photo and at least one way to connect with you, whether it’s your website, Twitter, Facebook, etc. We don’t want the dialogue to stop at What Gives… your blog post should be the beginning.

THE PROCESS… is easy!  Write something up that works within these guidelines and send it to me at Depending on whether there’s a need for changes, we may email back and forth a bit to get it ready for posting. When it’s all done and we’re both satisfied, you can leave the rest to me! I’ll format your post to fit the site, add a blog title photo, and post it on one of my scheduled posting days. *Note: I post every Wednesday!

Thanks again! I can’t wait to see your post on the blog!

2 thoughts on “Guest Blogger Guidelines

  1. Hey there)
    I’m Ann Sole, the Product Manager at
    Since whatgivesphilanthropy welcomes guest writers, I decided to reach out and request to contribute. Here are three topics I could write about:
    1. How to avoid family business burnout?
    What is a burnout, how to overcome it, how to keep the business afloat during hard times.
    2. In pursuit of startup team.
    The article will cover tips on how and where to find your perfect team that will help you to launch a startup.
    3. It is never too late to start your own business.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.

  2. Hi there,

    I noticed you seem to take articles written by bloggers. I’d like to contribute to your site. Could you please confirm that you are accepting articles at the moment.

    Thanks very much for your time.


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