The Top 5 Nonprofit Organizations to Watch

By Stephanie WarnerNovember 8, 2021Content Marketing, Publisher Spotlight

Collage of covers of nonprofit organization publications.

The Top 5 Nonprofit Organizations to Watch 

These nonprofits are working to improve the lives of the individuals who count on them and the groups they support. The global pandemic has challenged nonprofit organizations in many ways, from continuing to raise funds during periods of economic uncertainty, the need to support individuals during such extraordinarily challenging times, and being forced to do even more with less resources. Issuu is the platform of choice for many nonprofit organizations that create content and use storytelling as a powerful way to increase awareness for their cause while driving fundraising and involvement.

Let’s check out the top five nonprofit organizations on Issuu to see how their creative content marketing and storytelling help spread their mission.


The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization by providing health care and immunizations, safe water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief, and more. UNICED publishes their annual reports, event programs, white papers, and more on Issuu to ensure easy accessibility regardless of location or device. UNICEF USA supports UNICEF’s work through fundraising, advocacy, and education in the United States and is working toward the day when no children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood.

Miry’s List

Miry’s List is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization helping families resettle as refugees in the United States. We spoke to the organization’s founder Miry Whitehill earlier this year and learned even more about her organization’s mission. In addition to publishing annual and quarterly impact reports, Miry’s List produces content that highlights how you can support their organization and make a difference in a refugee family’s life. The “How to Write a Welcome Letter” is a step-by-step guide to writing a welcome letter to a family in Miry’s List resettling program. Start letter writing, volunteer as a list maker, family advocate, translator, or make a donation to Miry’s List today!

Human Rights Campaign Foundation

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ+ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. HRC envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people, as well as community members who use different language to describe identity are ensured equality and are embraced as full members of society at home, at work, and in every community. The HRC is the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Americans, with a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC's vision a reality. HRC taps the power of Issuu to produce digital content, including their quarterly magazine, annual reports, and event programs. They also produce a series of handbooks that cover important topics from “Coming Out: Living Authentically as Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual+”, “Being an LGBTQ+ Ally”, and much more.


The Make-A-Wish organization seeks to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows that children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight their illness. Recently the Make-A-Wish chapter in central and northern North Carolina hosted their first virtual Wish Ball event to share uplifting stories and raise money. Explore the digital event program featuring event details, interactive web links, and more.

Hope for Justice

Hope for Justice's mission is to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives, and reforming society. They tackle this mission through prevention, rescue, restoration, and reform. Their annual review shares the impact of their efforts, the results, and successes for the year 2020-21 including nearly 200,000 people reached, and thousands of lives rescued from human trafficking and helped through aftercare, advocacy, and survivor-centered services. Read the full annual review to learn more about the impact of anti-trafficking projects and why you should get involved.

Nonprofit content marketing that makes an impact 

Nonprofit organizations are constantly working to increase awareness and share their mission. Content marketing and storytelling enable them to demonstrate how their actions are moving the needle forward and making an impact. By creating exciting digital content, a nonprofit familiarizes interested readers and volunteers with the work, and most importantly, with the people and causes that are at the heart of the nonprofit. The nonprofit organizations we highlighted above demonstrate the power of in-depth, multi-page flipbooks and interactive digital content that includes reports, case studies, event programs, handbooks, and more, used to generate awareness and interest. 

Discover more nonprofit organizations that partner with Issuu for impactful content marketing. Join Issuu today to create beautiful storytelling and content for your own organization.