Ellie Burke
Ellie Burke
5 min

37 Twitter Feeds Nonprofit Leaders Should Follow

Twitter is a great device for connecting and communicating, but sometimes it’s best to just listen. And if you listen to the right conversations, you can learn a great deal.

As a nonprofit leader, stay updated on all things social impact with this list of insightful Twitter feeds.

Millennials, Technology, and Philanthropy

1. Derrick Feldmann @derrickfeldmann

About: President of Achieve, researcher, author, and producer of MCON

Tweets on: Fundraising, design, technology, next generation donors

Follow Derrick

2. Social Citizen @socialcitizen

About: Created by the Case Foundation to celebrate social impact and entrepreneurship

Tweets on: Social impact, social entrepreneurship, millennials, impact and philanthropy trends

Follow Social Citizen

3. Classy @classy

*We might be a little biased on this one.

About: Online and mobile fundraising platform trusted by over 3,000 nonprofits; hosts of the Collaborative and Classy Awards

Tweets on: Nonprofit and technology best practices, free resources, fundraising trends

Follow Classy

Marketing

4. HubSpot @HubSpot

About: Inbound marketing and sales platform

Tweets on: Inbound marketing, including content geared towards nonprofits

Follow HubSpot

5. Julia Campbell @JuliaCSocial

About: Nonprofit consultant offering social media and digital marketing know-how

Tweets on: Digital marketing, social media, nonprofit storytelling

Follow Julia

Social Entrepreneurship

6. Ashoka @Ashoka

About: A global organization dedicated to finding and investing in talented social entrepreneurs to help create sustainable change

Tweets on: Social entrepreneurship, scaling impact, and creative approaches to social problems

Follow Ashoka

7. The Grameen Foundation @GrameenFdn

About: Key player in the micro-finance space, working worldwide to replace poverty with economic opportunity

Tweets on: Technology, innovation, and news and information on global poverty and economic opportunity

Follow The Grameen Foundation

8. B Lab @BCorporation

About: Nonprofit that certifies businesses as “B-corps,” encouraging companies to apply business methods to social and environmental change

Tweets on: The intersection of business and social goals, innovative solutions

Follow B Lab

9. Kiva @Kiva

About: Nonprofit that connects people in third-world countries with micro-lenders to foster development and alleviate poverty

Tweets on: Individual impact stories, micro-finance, poverty

Follow Kiva

10. Leila Janah @leila_c

About: Founder and CEO of Samasource, a nonprofit that empowers vulnerable women and youth through digital work

Tweets on: Leadership, social entrepreneurship, technology, poverty

Follow Leila

Management & Leadership

11. Harvard Business Review @HarvardBiz

About: Publication that dives into management and leadership best practices

Tweets on: Business, management, leadership, innovation

Follow Harvard Business Review

12. NonProfit Times @NonProfitTimes

About: Business publication for nonprofit management

Tweets on: Nonprofit management, news, best practices, reports, trends

Follow NonProfit Times

Sector News and Trends

13. The Chronicle of Philanthropy @Philanthropy

About: News source covering the nonprofit space

Tweets on: Breaking news, nonprofit trends, resources, and best practices

Follow The Chronicle

14. Independent Sector @IndSector

About: A leadership network for nonprofits, foundations, and corporate giving programs

Tweets on: Nonprofit news, social impact

Follow Independent Sector

15. Stanford Social Innovation Review @SSIReview

About: Publication informing businesses and social entrepreneurs on social innovation

Tweets on: Social issues, business, foundations, government, social impact, social solutions

Follow SSIR

16. PhilanTopic @pndblog

About: Opinion and commentary blog that weighs in on the changing face of philanthropy

Tweets on: Nonprofit news, grant opportunities, job openings

Follow PhilanTopic

17. HuffPost Impact @HuffPostImpact

About: Dedicated nonprofit section of the HuffPost

Tweets on: Causes, social issues, impact stories, nonprofit news

Follow HuffPost Impact

18. Mashable Social Good @socialgood

About: Social good section of the global media and entertainment company, Mashable

Tweets on: Social impact news, resources, social innovation

Follow Mashable Social Good

19. Nonprofit Quarterly @npquarterly

About: Journalism covering the nonprofit sector, trends, activism

Tweets on: The latest in philanthropy, current events, nonprofit reports, best practices

Follow NPQ

Nonprofits & Data

20. Lucy Bernholz @p2173

About: Ph.D. and self-declared “philanthropy wonk”

Tweets on: Data, social impact

Follow Lucy

21. The Center for Effective Philanthropy @CEPData

About: Provides foundations and major funders with comparative data to improve performance

Tweets on: Impact investing, data, social impact

Follow CEP

22. The Center for High Impact Philanthropy @ImpactSP2

About: Housed at the University of Pennsylvania, this nonprofit center provides independent analysis and education for donors concerned with maximizing impact

Tweets on: Data and evaluating social impact, philanthropic news

Follow The Center for High Impact Philanthropy

23. PewResearch Internet @pewinternet

About: Shares @pewresearch data on the latest in science, technology, the internet

Tweets on: Internet use, social media, demographic data, Google search, economics

Follow PewResearch Internet

24. Charity Village @CharityVillage

About: Canada’s go-to source for nonprofit news, jobs, and resources

Tweets on: Educational resources, best practices, recent reports

Follow Charity Village

Foundation Leaders & Grants

25. Bill and Melinda Gates @BillGates @MelindaGates

About: Co-chairs of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Tweets on: Philanthropy, impact, innovative solutions, health, climate, energy, poverty

Follow Bill Follow Melinda

26. Foundation Center @fdncenter

About: Online directory of foundations and grant opportunities for other nonprofits

Tweets on: Grant opportunities, grant writing, new foundations, philanthropic news

Follow Foundation Center

27. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation @RWJF

About: Foundation working to build a national culture of health

Tweets on: Health issues, recent studies and research, social innovation

Follow Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

28. Knight Foundation @knightfdn

About: Helps to build informed and engaged communities by investing in journalism, media, and the arts

Tweets on: Data journalism, the arts, digital humanities

Follow Knight Foundation

29. Case Foundation @CaseFoundation

About: Supports the people and ideas changing the world

Tweets on: Entrepreneurship, social innovation, social problems

Follow Case Foundation

30. Echoing Green @echoinggreen

About: Provides support for social entrepreneurs and global pioneers

Tweets on: Social innovation, fellowship opportunities, impact investing, social entrepreneurship

Follow Echoing Green

Social Impact Influencers and Resources

31. Beth Kanter @kanter

About: Nonprofit advisor, author, speaker

Tweets on: Data, social media, technology, nonprofit resources, leadership, fundraising

Follow Beth

32. Young Nonprofit Professionals Network @ynpn

About: Networking group that brings together the sector’s upcoming leaders and influencers

Tweets on: Nonprofit management, best practices, professional development, millennials

Follow Young Nonprofit Professionals Network

33. Dan Pallotta @danpallotta

About: Author, speaker, and self-proclaimed “charity defender and philanthropy futurist”

Tweets on: The future of the sector, social impact, transparency, effectiveness

Follow Dan

34. Vu @Nonprofitwballs

About: Hilarious executive director and nonprofit blogger

Tweets on: Nonprofit humor, industry commentary, best practices

Follow Vu

35. Devin Thorpe @devindthorpe

About: Author, Forbes contributor, and speaker

Tweets on: Crowdfunding, social good, social entrepreneurship

Follow Devin

36. Darian Heyman @dheyman

About: Impact investor, entrepreneur, author, speaker

Tweets on: Nonprofit resources, fundraising, marketing, millennials

Follow Darian

37. John Haydon @johnhaydon

About: Nonprofit coach offering speaking and training

Tweets on: Marketing, online training, social media, fundraising, analytics

Follow John

 

Anyone we missed? Tweet other ideas to us at @classy.


 

  • bethkanter

    Thanks for including me on the list~ Great list BTW. Do you have all the Twitter accounts set up on a Twitter list you can subscribe to?

  • eugene fram

    Great list: Here is another one on nonprofit governance that may be of interest. Have a total of over 2K followers on Word Press, Facebook,Twitter and Linked In
    http://non-profit-management-dr-fram.com

  • Innovation 2 ED

    In the “Social Impact Influencers and Resources” section you should mention Ian Adair (@ianmadair on twitter). He is the only three-time nonprofit executive director I know of in the sector and he’s come up with a new concept to fundraising that looks interesting. His presentations are straight forward and very relevant to working in an small organization today. He’s worth looking up.

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