Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog


My mission is to enable organizations, communities, donors and volunteers to attain their fundraising, digital communications and public relations goals in the most efficient, thoughtful, high-quality manner possible.

History and Overview

Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog was launched in 2011. Based on personal interests and experiences, it shares my work in the “trenches” of nonprofit organizations small and large, both the wonderful and the challenging moments. The challenges I discuss are meant to help readers understand that while missteps happen naturally in life, one can recuperate and even thrive once you deal with and move past them.

This blog was created and it is written and managed solely by Carolyn M. Appleton, free of charge as a public service. All rights reserved.

Blog Navigation

The main list of “primary” articles on Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog may be found by clicking on the drop-down menu at the top of the page. I add new information and links to existing articles often. In the dropdown menu, you might also enjoy my new series of photo portfolios and special projects, and a section designed for newcomers in the field of nonprofit development, “Development as a Profession.” I recently added my series of Texas fundraising stories, “A Brief Account” to the main menu.

For an overview regarding the guiding principles under which Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog operates, follow this link. In 2019, I merged my professional work website with my blog, and you will find that information at the bottom of the website.

Missing Something?

If you are searching for one of my casual “posts” but are unable to locate it: 1) check the drop-down menu at the top of the page, as some posts have been converted to primary articles (and occasionally I have listed “posts” there because the subject matter seems timely); and/or 2) check the section called, “Carolyn’s Posts” in the margin.

The photographs in the rotating series of “headers” on Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog were taken by me with an iPhone. Included is an image of a watercolor by my late grandmother, Mary Carolyn Ten Eyck Appleton of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Questions? Contact me using the secure form on this website.