Mission and History of Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog

My mission is to help organizations, communities, donors and volunteers attain their fundraising, digital communications and public relations goals in the most efficient, thoughtful, high-quality manner possible. I am an independent nonprofit fundraising and communications expert with extensive experience working across Texas (and beyond).

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 are discussed. The challenges are meant to help readers learn that while missteps happen naturally in life, one can recuperate and even thrive once you deal with and move past them. Never say never!

The information contained in this blog is provided free of charge as a public service. All rights reserved. Please see the article, “How Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog Works” for ground rules, context, diversity and privacy information.

Organization and Navigation

Primary articles are listed in the margin. In addition, I post occasionally on more recent topics, and you can sign up to receive those direct to your inbox, in the margin. I call my posts “thought pieces,” and to access the full list, follow the link.

As always, use the search box to find articles of interest to you specifically. If you cannot find something you are looking for, reach out via my secure contact form.

In all cases, I share more than 1,000 links to outside sources that might be helpful. But keep in mind that link- and article-sharing does not necessarily indicate formal endorsement of those sources. But it does make the conversation more interesting. My primary articles are updated fairly often and new links are added over time. Return to visit Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog often!

Looking for information about my work history? See the lower margin. The focus of Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog is first and foremost to share knowledge and information, and secondarily to provide background information about my work.

There are no other authors than Carolyn M. Appleton, nor co-authors. I receive requests to be featured on this blog often. Apologies, but it is all mine (from design and content to ongoing management). All rights reserved.

Photographs in the rotating series of headers were taken by me with an iPhone.

Thank You!

My thanks go to the philanthropists who have supported my work over the years. Together, we have helped many wonderful projects come to life and improved the lives of many.