With all the real-time chatter happening on Twitter, it can be increasingly difficult to filter quality messages from the noise. The Twitterverse pumps out 58 million tweets per day, so when you listen to the right conversations and surface a good tweet, it can feel like you’ve mined a nugget of digital gold.
Whether it provides a jolt of inspiration, a gripping statistic, or a sound piece of advice, an engaging tweet can add to your learning as a social citizen. Keeping this in mind, we’ve assembled a collection of 50 standout inspiring tweets from leaders in the social sector. Have a read and see what industry influencers are saying!
Giving is not just about money. It is about making a difference. Even giving someone a shout-out or retweet, spreads a spirit of generosity.
— Michael Chatman (@michaelchatman) April 14, 2014
There is a huge opportunity for tech help the working poor, most of whom are women. But much of this happens outside Silicon Valley #NPRWIT
— Leila Janah (@leila_c) March 19, 2014
My favorite stat: 20% of children born in 1960 died before their 5th birthday, but today that number is down to 6%: http://t.co/rlqavPM24h
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) February 1, 2014
Oldie but goodie: “Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has”
— BenKeesey (@BenKeesey) January 15, 2014
Our challenge is to connect the last billion people. Connecting the LAST billion is different than connecting the NEXT billion #TED2014
— Chris Anderson (@TEDchris) March 18, 2014
Today I was asked about my sources of motivation. I have a fundamental belief in equity. All people deserve an equal chance.
— Steve Davis (@SteveDavisPATH) March 21, 2014
Scenes of devastation strike hard but the stories of survivors strike even harder and drive us to deliver
— dominic macsorley (@aidwkr) November 23, 2013
— World Bank Live (@WorldBankLive) October 11, 2013
— Ashoka (@Ashoka) April 9, 2014
Running on the sea in Bandra, India,and saw a little girl in clean white flannel pjs brushing her teeth in dirty water: Why i do this work
— Jacqueline Novogratz (@jnovogratz) March 26, 2014
So much of leadership is simply about showing up. And showing up again.
— Jacqueline Novogratz (@jnovogratz) March 1, 2014
— Liberty in NK (@LibertyinNK) April 4, 2014
— Helene Gayle (@helene_gayle) January 23, 2014
— Robin Hood (@RobinHoodNYC) March 19, 2014
The desire to make a difference drives the best creativity and innovation, and the creativity and innovation ultimately make the difference.
— danpallotta (@danpallotta) March 27, 2014
— UNESCO (@UNESCO) April 9, 2014
— Rockefeller Fdn (@RockefellerFdn) March 30, 2014
— Foundation Center (@fdncenter) March 17, 2014
Onyekachi Wambu: technology has given people around the world the power to tell their own story- story not voiced solely by press #HINA
— Rescue Global (@rescueglobal) May 1, 2013
— UN Foundation (@unfoundation) March 27, 2014
Entitlement is exalting your perceived “rights” over someone else’s. Justice is about believing all people are created equal w/human rights.
— erica greve (@ericag44) October 14, 2013
“It is easier to know what you are against, than to know what you are for.” Today (and tonight) is an important day to remember that.
— BenKeesey (@BenKeesey) January 28, 2014
#HumanRights Report reaffirms commitment to world where speaking out ≠ persecution, practicing faith ≠ imprisonment, protesting ≠ beatings.
— Samantha Power (@AmbassadorPower) February 28, 2014
The @Olympics are a lot like a meeting at the United Nations, except everyone is in much better shape.
— Samantha Power (@AmbassadorPower) February 8, 2014
What if the tech community worked together to end recidivism? #defybrooklynbeta
— Defy Ventures (@DefyVentures) October 11, 2013
Mark my words, social enterprise + public health is where the big leap will happen. There’s social gold in old.
— robert egger (@robertegger) April 3, 2014
— Pencils of Promise (@PencilsOfPromis) February 12, 2014
We limit our ability to make money because we run silos instead of collaborative organizations @PenelopeBurk
— Jeff Shuck (@jeffshuck) September 30, 2013
“I’m here because I want to be and because I was told I could not be. I’m here to prove myself and prove others wrong.”~a #girlwhocodes
— Girls Who Code (@GirlsWhoCode) July 15, 2013
The key is a willingness to Start Before You’re Ready and acknowledge that One Step at a Time will take you to your goal.
— Greg Nance (@GregNance) March 31, 2014
An important first step is to start with the data we have
— Stanford PACS Center (@StanfordPACS) January 15, 2014
Extreme poverty is on the decline, with 18% living on less than $1.25/day in 2010 compared to 36% in 1990…
— Acumen (@Acumen) April 10, 2014
— Skoll World Forum (@SkollWorldForum) April 9, 2014
Principles over rules, compass over maps, pull over push, learning over education #ReimagineEd
— GlassLab (@GlassLabGames) May 28, 2013
Have you ever seen a slavery rescue? You should.
— Free the Slaves (@FreetheSlaves) October 25, 2013
Can one person change the world? Marlena, from South Bronx, says: “Yes, one person can change the world, but not alone.” #WalkinTheirShoes
— buildOn (@buildOn) September 13, 2013
— LIVESTRONG (@livestrong) April 12, 2014
— Aaron LaMonica-Weier (@Aaron_LaWeier) April 13, 2014
A4. It’s always helpful when leaders model the behavior they wish to see throughout org. #ynpchat
— Allison Jones (@ajlovesya) May 2, 2012
— steph routh (@stephrouth) March 15, 2014
Generosity hangovers are awesome. #generositybrooklyn
— Generosity Series (@GenerosityP2P) April 7, 2014
— Malala Fund (@MalalaFund) March 18, 2014
We often speak about the power of agriculture, but we need to explore the agri-culture, & how food production can help grow community
— robert egger (@robertegger) February 26, 2014
— Divya Kapasi (@dkapasi) April 11, 2014
— Antonio Ruiz-Gimenez (@AntonioRuizGime) August 9, 2013
In world of 5,700 tweets per sec, how can communicators break thru noise? Gotta make it personal. Obvious, but important reminder #MFSI2014
— Aaron Sherinian (@ASherinian) April 11, 2014
— Beespace (@beespacenyc) March 10, 2014
Know who your outliers are, the crazies, the ones @ the fringes. They are the ones powering your programs, driving change. #13NTCheart
— Kari Bodell (@karibodell) April 13, 2013
If we can effectively engage and benefit women, we are likely to achieve more in the fight against poverty. http://t.co/UtVD9Db4x6
— TechnoServe (@TechnoServe) April 14, 2014
— Farra Trompeter (@farra) March 17, 2014
The value of an engaging tweet – for both fundraising communities and nonprofit organizations – can be tremendous. If you have any other ideas, influencers, or comments, tweet us!