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Top Nonprofit Leaders to Follow on Twitter

In the past year, registered Twitter accounts have grown more than 1,500%, according to Biz Stone, Co-Founder of Twitter. With such an explosion of new voices, that’s a lot of tweets and noise for nonprofit campaigners to filter through.  So if you can only carve out 20 minutes a day to follow nonprofit leaders and thinkers discussing nonprofit issues on Twitter, who would they be? Tough question, right? There are so many smart folks. Here’s my top 10. Feel free to add your top picks too in the comments section.  Note: I have kept the list to only include one person per organization. And don’t forget to follow @Care2frogloop – Frogloop’s very own Twitter feed.

@jocelynharmon – Jocelyn, who has been working in the nonprofit sector for over a decade tweets about online fundraising and how to connect with donors, email marketing, and online advocacy. Jocelyn is also the Director of Nonprofit Services for Care2.com, the company who runs the Care2Frogloop blog.

@kanter – The go-to expert on social media for nonprofits.


@mobileactive – One of the best sources for information on integrating mobile into campaigns.


@NancySchwartz – As a nonprofit marketer, Nancy tweets about online and offline communications including email copywriting, fundraising strategy, and nonprofit resources she discovers.


@nptechblogs – Tweets about the latest articles from the top nonprofit blogs.


@ntenhross – As the Executive Director of NTEN, Holly tweets about nonprofit technology issues and the latest studies and reports coming out from the nonprofit community.


@philanthropy – The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s twitter feed, filled with tweets about the latest in fundraising.


@rosettathurman – Rosetta covers everything nonprofit related from social media to philanthropy.


@socialcitizens – Run by the Case Foundation, this Twitter feed provides great resources on social media for social good.


@SunFoundation – Looking for government data that could be useful to your nonprofit issue? The Sunlight Labs community built over 100 apps that nonprofits can use for free. Check out their tweets and find out about the latest apps using government data.

Who are your favorites to follow on Twitter?

More Twitter Resources

You should follow Frogloop on Twitter.




Reader Comments (15)

Thanks Allyson - both for including me, and for the great list!
March 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHolly
Adding more NP Twittsters:

Alison Fine @afine
Mitch Nauffts @pndblog or @fdncenter
Katrin Verclas @Katrinskaya
Geoff Livingston @geoffliving
Larry Blumerthal @lblumenthal
Farra/Big Duck @farra
Lucy Bernholz @p2173
Margaret Egan @mxebmama (that's me but I'm a bit shy)

I've got plenty more too....
March 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret Egan

Thanks for the "tweet out!"

March 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJocelyn
Thanks for this list !

I would just add another enthousiast nonprofit communicant : @nathperrotin
March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBastien
Great list! I agree with Margaret Egan that Lucy Berhnolz (@p2173) and Allison Fine (@afine) are must-follows. Thanks for including Sunlight Foundation & Sunlight Labs in your review, Allyson!
-Gabriela (@stereogab)
March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGabriela
I'm a little biased, but here's one big omission from your list: Katya Andresen (@katyaN4G).
March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJono Smith
Me, of course. :D @adriannerussell

March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAdrianne Russell
Great post.


Katrin Verclas @Katrinskaya
Geoff Livingston @geoffliving


Jake Brewer @JakeBrewer
Gloria Pan @GloPan
Suzanne Turner @SuzTurner

Shaun Dakin
CEO > StopPoliticalCalls.org
Non Profit > @EndTheRoboCalls
Personal > @ShaunDakin
Passion > @PrivacyCampDC
Passion > @pcdcntwk (Progressive Communicators of DC)
March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShaun Dakin
Thank you, for such a wonderful list!
March 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkaren
Great post! Some great people to follow here.

A tip we would recommend to find other non profit tweeters is to check out who @nonprofitorgs is following on Twitter. She only follows NPOs. Great way to find some great people.

We too recently did a post listing the who we think are fantastic non profit tweeters. You can check that out here. http://www.socializeyourcause.org/top-25-influential-nonprofit-tweeters/blog/
March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Wells
I'd add Sue Roth as well ! @prsue
March 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShaun Dakin
Great info and list Allyson and everyone else
Please check out what we are doing with @ganxie
I am @mqtodd. We are the first ever social media marketing community and we support all non profits
Facebook group Ganxie Means Gratitude
My personal favorite non profits are @Greenpeace and @concern who we are supporting for @twestival
Lets make one of those easy to follow lists
Cannnot remember the name of the application though?
March 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermichaelqtodd
Just a suggestion for next time perhaps. Making it a Twitter or TweepML list would be helpful.

Thanks for the recommendations,
March 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElana Leoni
Thanks for adding me to your list!
March 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeth Kanter
@convoyofhope - excellent npo

@compassion - another great one

@charlestlee - founder of the ideation conference

@jasoninman - yours truly and manager of new media at @convoyofhope
March 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJason Inman

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