The list of the UK’s top 10 charity websites includes charities, not-for-profit organisations and media outlets covering the voluntary sector and is scored by their editorial content:
Dubbed as the number one platform for online giving in the world, it is JustGiving’s mission to ensure no great cause goes unfunded. Praised by The Sunday Times for ‘rewriting the fundraising rulebook’ JustGiving have helped people in 196 countries and raised over $4.2 billion for good causes since it was founded in 2001. Their Blog page builds on the ethos of the charity, with articles explaining how you can give back during this festive season, why email is killing internal communications, and using social media to increase fundraising.
DiABETES UK is the largest organisation in the UK, known for funding research, campaigning, and offering support to people living with the illness. Providing much insight, the blog gives personal views, experiences and opinions of the challenges of taking prescribed medication, improving healthcare, as well as the latest research into the condition.
3. NCVO Blog
With 12,000 member organisations – a third of the voluntary sector workforce in England, NCVO provides support and advice by connecting, representing and supporting voluntary organisations. The blog contains articles which cover why we should value the voluntary sector in healthcare, the effects of austerity on the NHS, and the impact Brexit will have on the voluntary sector.
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a UK national charity that trains dogs to alert their deaf owners to sounds. The charity has placed more than 1,600 hearing dogs and there are currently more than 775 hearing dog partnerships across the UK.
UK Fundraising is an information hub dedicated to fundraising professionals to help inspire new ideas and provide motivation. Updated frequently by the team and regularly featuring guest posts from charity professionals, the blog provides information about digital integration and how communication tactics can aid fundraising efforts, analysing new research, highlights from conferences and events, and other interesting fundraising news.
Well known for its humanitarian work and first aid training, the British Red Cross is one of the most respected charities in the UK. Patroned by the Queen, the team work to help people in crisis situations. The BritishRedCross blog features a variety of topics including the work that they do around the world, care for the elderly in the UK, the difficulties of suffering with an illness in a war-torn country, and how volunteering can help. Blog posts provide informative advice such as how to perform first aid effectively, as well as personal reflections which contain both a realistic and positive view by showing the problem and discussing potential solutions.
Cancer Prevention is a vital resource for those wanting the latest and most authoritative scientific research from around the world in regards to cancer prevention. The blog which is written by different contributors contains articles such as how to improve your quality of life when living with breast cancer, and whether eating unhealthy food increases your chances of getting bowel cancer.
Founded in 2002, Handicap Solidaire Burkina was created to priortise the recruitment and fair treatment of disabled people. Their blogs expands on this ethos, providing information that help disabled people become aware of their rights. The blog focuses on the work being done in Africa where there is a strong stigma with people who have a disability.
Driven by the desire to recruit and train volunteers to deliver mentoring projects to tackle to complex social problems TimeBank was founded in 2000. The blog offers an informal conversation and guide to the world of volunteering. Written by people who have extensive experience of volunteering, the blog provides impassioned articles about some of the challenges faced by people who volunteer and the vulnerable people they work with.
Combating negative stereotypes, Citizenship Foundation inspires young people to take part in society as equal members. Exploring many of the issues faced by young people, Citizenship Foundation contains articles about how Brexit will affect young people under thirty, helping teenagers to understand how tax works, and improving the national curriculum.
The fundamentals of working with these websites are the same as with traditional journalists at traditional media outlets: respect their schedules; take time to read their material to learn their interests; and only contact them if/when they want to be contacted.
Vuelio’s blog ranking methodology takes into consideration social sharing, topic-related content and post frequency. Profiles of these charity blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.