Blog Post Ideas

We know that writing about a topic like children in poverty can be overwhelming or even a bit intimidating. We’ve got tons of blog post ideas to help you get started. Many of our blog post ideas will challenge you to grow in your own faith even as you challenge others to get involved on behalf of children in poverty.

As you begin writing about children in poverty, you will no doubt be changed along the way. Let our blog post ideas spark your creativity and through your posts move both you and your readers to action.

Our blog post ideas are inspired by all sorts of things – trips we take, stories we hear from the field, stories we hear from sponsors, news reports, Bible verses, special funding needs, and so much more. And don’t worry … if you miss one assignment, just wait for the next. As long as you’re writing we’ll keep them coming.

With so much happening around the world through Compassion’s ministry, you can bet we’ll never run short on blog post ideas. Sign up to receive our assignments today and get blogging!

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Current Assignment

Follow the Dominican Republic Blog Trip

There are multiple ways to follow the Compassion Bloggers in the Dominican Republic and to get involved this week.

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First, we are asking for prayer.


Throughout the week, take a few minutes to visit each blog and get to know the Compassion Bloggers team better and pray for them. They will especially need your prayers on those late nights of writing.

Lisa & Steve

And please pray for the people of the Dominican Republic; our staff, the pastors and church workers and the reason all of us do what we do – children living in poverty.


There are so many ways to share this week’s journey in the Dominican Republic. The challenge is to just do ONE thing every day that promotes this trip and will lead to more children sponsored!

As you get inspiration from reading posts and tweets throughout the day, join us in the evenings and blog. Share your post with linky on the Compassion Blog! (There will be a link-up at the end of Bri’s posts every day this week.)

Other ways you can be part of the journey are,

  • Follow our Twitter stream daily. Retweet one of the bloggers on Twitter.
  • Regram an Instagram photo or video.
  • RSVP for the Twitter party Thursday, February 19, 8PM Eastern
  • Re-pin a pin from this Pinterest board.
  • Use the hashtag #CompassionBloggers on all of your social media posts.
  • Share a post from one on the bloggers on Facebook. You can find new posts from them every day here.
  • Comment on a blog post. Let the bloggers know you are praying for them and cheering them on!
  • At the end of your blog posts, ask your readers to sponsor a child. And use this Sponsor a Child link in your Facebook posts and in Twitter too!

Past Assignments

The Story Behind the Gift

Canadian airline WestJet headed to the Dominican Republic this year granting Christmas wishes for families living in poverty. Their video was very touching. Being advocates for children in poverty – including children in the Dominican Republic — we can see the “back-story” of the men, women and children in this … Read More →


On December 2nd, we want to help fund and launch a brand new Child Survival Program in Gujarat, India – ALL IN ONE DAY, #GivingTuesday! For the first time ever, we are asking the entire Compassion family to take #GivingTuesday action and raise $25,000 for moms and babies in India. … Read More →

What Does it Mean to be a Child of God?

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” (Mark 10:15) We often … Read More →

Join the Compassion Bloggers Facebook Community

To help us better connect with one another, we’ve created a closed Facebook group* where we, as a community, can meet, create new friendships and support one another in our blogging endeavors. The benefits of this community? Get to know other bloggers Share your blog posts with the community Need … Read More →

Back-to-School Fun

Choose one or several of these photos for your blog post and have fun with them! Some ideas on how to use them? Choose one photo to share on your blog. Have a caption contest with your readers. Tell your readers a funny or touching school-related story either about yourself … Read More →

What Inspires You?

Caitlin Jane is a Compassion Artist and new member of the Blogger Network. When visiting her sponsored child in the Dominican Republic she was inspired to write the song, Sing Over Us. It is a life-giving tribute to her sponsored child! As sponsors we all get inspired to write — … Read More →

The Compassion Bloggers Rewards Program: You’re Doing Something Great!

You made last August’s launch of the Compassion Bloggers Rewards Program a success and you’ll be excited to know that we will be doing it again this year! Compassion Bloggers Rewards Program Participants For those of you already participating in the program this is what you can expect, All sponsorships … Read More →


MyCompassionSunday is a simple way for you to share your sponsorship story online and invite friends and family to sponsor a child. And, you don’t have to wait for Compassion Sunday – you can create your page anytime this year! To do this, all you need to is: Go to … Read More →

A New Way to Share Compassion

There’s lots of great stuff on the Internet that makes us laugh or cry but every once in a while there’s that one photo, or one video that comes along and really grabs your heart. Like this video. This one grabbed onto my heart and won’t let go… Many of … Read More →

Super Typhoon Hits Philippines

It’s with heavy hearts that we are reaching out to you about an urgent need. As you are probably aware the Philippines was hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan last week causing much destruction and devastation. News agencies are reporting that Haiyan was three and a half times more powerful than … Read More →

Assignment 4 of Blog Month

A Quote on Poverty Here we are! The last week of Blog Month. It has been my great prayer that God used this month to challenge you in your writing. To draw more near to Him as you ponder the assignments. And ultimately that you would choose to be used … Read More →

Assignment 3 of Blog Month

The Story Behind the Picture Here we are! We made it to the halfway point of Blog Month. Two weeks down. Two weeks to go. It’s time for your third writing prompt of Blog Month. For all you storytellers out there, this one’s for you. Assignment 3 of Blog Month … Read More →

Assignment 2 of Blog Month 2013

Three Things about One Word It’s week two of Blog Month. You didn’t waste anytime last week, either. Several submissions have come through! Be encouraged. You are coming alongside bloggers everywhere to help children in poverty. Assignment 2 of Blog Month: For assignment two we want you to write three … Read More →

Blog Month 2013 Assignment 1

A Conversation with Your Childhood Self It’s here. September 1 was the official launch of Blog Month. Have you made the commitment to join us as we pursue getting 3,160 children sponsored via the web this month? We hope so! Need a little inspiration? Watch the Blog Month video on … Read More →

Blog Month 2013

Did you miss it?! The announcement made yesterday over on the blog? If so, I just wanted to email you and let you know it’s back Blog Month. This year we’re doing things a little different based on feedback we received from you last year. But the goal hasn’t changed, … Read More →

Introducing a Way to Track Sponsorships

If you were at the Twitter party last night, thank you so much! We love partying it up with you! If not, no worries. We’ve got the secret announcement right here in this email. We have officially launched the Compassion Bloggers Rewards Program. A program that allows you to request … Read More →

It’s a Photo Scavenger Hunt – Complete with Prizes

Are you on Instagram? I am! I’m not ready to say that I am obsessed with Instagram. But I’m getting there. (Small steps.) Know who else is on Instagram? Compassion. And we’ve been there for two years as of today! If you’re thinking, “Insta…what?” Here is a small explanation: Instagram … Read More →

Follow the Nicaragua Blog Trip and Enter to Win a Prize

Are you ready for this email? There are so many incredible things to share with you! First, beginning today four of our bloggers will be in Nicaragua. Welcome to the summer 2013 Blog Trip! This is a week dedicated to spreading the news about children in poverty. Our bloggers in … Read More →

What Would it Be Like to Raise a Child in Desperate Poverty?

This Sunday, May 12 is Mother’s Day. What better way to celebrate mothers than a blog post tribute? And a link-up, of course! Today, over on the Compassion blog, we have a guest post from Rachel Martin. Rachel blogs at Finding Joy and she is passionate about motherhood. Her post … Read More →

A Creative Writing Assignment for World Malaria Day

What would you say if you found out today that a child you know contracted a disease that could lead to death? But you did some research and you found out this disease has a cure. And by cure I mean, this child does not have to die. There is … Read More →

MyCompassionSunday and a Link-Up

You know what time of year it is? It’s Compassion Sunday time. We are one month away from the official Compassion Sunday date, April 21. And this year, we have a way people can participate online without having to make any sort of presentation at church or in a small … Read More →

Which Bible Verse Prompts and Guides You to Serve Others?

I recently attended a blog conference and was impressed with the camaraderie and networking that took place. This got me thinking about ways I could help you with your blogging and the ideas you want to share with others. What could I possibly do to help you succeed? Introducing: A … Read More →

What Does Giving Look Like?

It’s week two of our #ItsAboutGiving campaign. #ItsAboutGiving is about painting a complete picture of giving this holiday season. It’s also about raising $20,000 for children in poverty this Christmas. Help us reach this goal and you may win a $50 gift for you sponsored child. BLOGGING ASSIGNMENT What Does … Read More →

What Does Giving Mean to You?

It’s time to get this party started. The #itsaboutgiving party, of course! #ItsAboutGiving kicked-off yesterday and over the next 19 days I will be sending out three assignments all about giving. This is officially the first assignment. Your role is vital. BLOGGING ASSIGNMENT #ItsAboutGiving is all about painting a complete … Read More →

Follow the Compassion Bloggers in Peru

It’s that time again! A few of our bloggers are headed to Peru and we need you to travel along…from the comfort of your home! Next week, these bloggers will be traveling around Peru, experiencing firsthand the daily challenges of children in poverty and witnessing how Compassion works in their … Read More →

Fourth & Final Assignment of Blog Month

It’s time to wrap up Blog Month but not without one last effort. For this assignment, we want you to blog as if you are a sponsored child. God told us to become like little children. Remember? This assignment is about aligning with the heart of children in poverty. Write … Read More →

Spread the Word: It’s a Pinterest Contest

Ding. Ding. Ding. It’s round three. Do you pin? If you have no idea what I mean by that then you should create a Pinterest account. Go ahead. And, you’re welcome (you won’t regret this). Pinterest is awesome! Ok, now you’re a pinner. Hello, pinner. This week, we’re running a … Read More →

A Letter to God about Child Sponsorship

It’s week number two during Blog Month, which means it’s time for another assignment. For some of you, talking about child sponsorship is second nature. You talk about it all the time to your family, your friends, your co-workers, maybe even your cat What about to God? For this week’s … Read More →

First Assignment of Blog Month

SEND YOUR READERS TO THE SPONSOR A CHILD PAGE Here it is, the first official assignment of Blog Month, an assignment designed to keep our goal (3,108 children) right in front of us. For this assignment, we want you to send as many of your blog readers as possible to … Read More →

September is Blog Month at Compassion

I have been jumping at the opportunity to send you this email; jumping for a little over one month now. It is my privilege to announce that next month is officially Blog Month at Compassion. What is Blog Month? It’s a robust month of blogging, prizes, giveaways, and getting more … Read More →

Can You Survive on $1.25?

Could you survive on less than $1.25 a day? Survive125 is a game brought to you by 58:, a global initiative to end extreme poverty by living out Isaiah 58. And Compassion is part of the 58: Alliance. In Survive125, you are asked to make the daily decisions nearly 1.3 … Read More →

Compassion Bloggers in Tanzania

I hope you have packed and are ready for an adventure! Are you already making a mental list? toothbrush safari hat some source of emergency coffee (maybe that’s just on my list?) a desire for little to no sleep (believe me, I’ve been on these trips; sleep is a mythical … Read More →

Six-Year-Old Fatao Needs Heart Surgery

It was just last week that I emailed you an assignment and in fact, the contest from that assignment is still running! (But will conclude by end of day today.) So, why are you hearing from me so soon again? I am reaching out to you on behalf of Fatao. … Read More →