This social media ranking was last updated on 05/12/2017.
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:
Taking top spot is the Cancer Research UK Science Blog. Sharing new developments, findings and studies in cancer research, the blog aims to educate and inform readers with helpful articles and posts. Alongside the updates are real-life stories from people living with cancer or those dealing with the diagnosis of a loved one. Cancer Research UK Science Blog has a series of topics including Science Snaps and Science Surgery, posting about how new technologies are helping to understand and prevent cancer.
Recognised as one of the most-trusted digital platforms for donating and fundraising, the JustGiving Blog promotes everything related to charity fundraising. Sharing tips and advice for everyone, whether it’s your first time fundraising or you’re a seasoned pro, the JustGiving Blog covers everything from the best seasonal charity campaigns to top tips to kick off fundraising for the London Marathon. Whether you work in the charity sector and you’re looking for inspiring stories or you’re after creative ways to raise money for a good cause, the JustGiving Blog has it all.
Known across the country and the world for the amazing work they do, the British Red Cross uses its blog to share a mix of real-life stories, first aid advice and to help raise awareness of larger global issues. Sharing inspiring stories from people whose lives have been changed by the Red Cross and tales from hard-working volunteers, the blog aims to educate readers in the importance of first aid and help spread the word about the good work it is doing.
Diabetes UK is the largest UK charity working for people with diabetes, funding research and helping people who live with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The Diabetes UK Blog covers the latest news and findings around diabetes and encourages anyone living with diabetes to share their story, providing support and advice to others. With over 150,000 members, the Diabetes UK Blog reflects its diversity with a team of bloggers contributing guest posts alongside the charity who bring readers the latest news and developments.
5. NCVO Blog
The NCVO (The National Council for Voluntary Organisations) has created a community of over 14,000 organisations throughout England. With a number of contributors from across the voluntary sector, the blog looks at a variety of topics, from public policy impacting volunteers and charities to discussion around the importance of diversity on boards and in the sector. The NCVO Blog aims to keep its readers up to date with the latest changes and developments politically and economically which volunteers and charities need to be aware of.
The UK Fundraising blog has a wealth of information and fundraising ideas for anyone working in the charity sector or looking to increase their donations. With insightful articles discussing all things fundraising, from how legacy fundraising differs around the world and the importance of thanking your supporters. UK Fundraising also covers how individual charities are increasing their fundraising, providing inspiration and ideas for readers and fundraisers alike.
7. WWF UK Blog
The official blog of the world’s leading independent conservation organisation, the WWF UK Blog posts about all the issues impacting our planet, climate and wildlife. With a host of bloggers from around the world, including guest posts from celebrities, journalists and WWF volunteers, the diversity of the contributors is reflected in the content. The WWF UK Blog invites discussion on a wide range of topics, from smaller local events such as The People’s Walk for Wildlife in Hyde Park to bigger debates such as palm oil and climate change.
Working to help women and girls living in poverty, ActionAid is a leading international charity and its blog celebrates hard work, positive stories and insightful opinion about the people it helps. The ActionAid team behind the blog share their recent campaigns such as One Girl’s Journey and provide regular advice for women and girls around the world, on topics including domestic violence, child marriage and women’s rights.
The World Cancer Research Fund UK (WCRF) Blog is kept up to date by a team of three bloggers from all areas of the charity, sharing ideas and advice on keeping healthy as a way to minimise the risk of cancer. Discussing the link between obesity and cancer, the WCRF Blog gives readers tools to help lead a healthier lifestyle, from an online test to an active advent calendar!
10. PETA UK Blog
PETA UK is dedicated to establishing and protecting the rights of all animals and it uses its blog to promote campaigns and the changes its able to bring about. The PETA UK Blog shares the latest stories to hit the news around animal cruelty, animal rights and supporting those embracing veganism. Using the power of its campaigners, the PETA UK Blog celebrates its success stories, from the launch of a vegan sausage roll at Greggs to the announcement that Chanel is banning exotic skins from its products.
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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.