The 20 Top Nonprofit Twitter Experts You Need to Follow

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[Update 9/9/2016: This post was updated to include 4 new hashtags and 4 new nonprofit Twitter experts]

Spring has finally sprung.

The flowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing, and the birds are chirping.

What’s that, you say? It’s not chirping you hear – but tweeting?

The pollen might have addled our brains, but we think you might be right.

The world outside is alive with buds and bugs, and the Twitterverse is equally vibrant with spring jollity. With 500 million tweets sent each day, it can be hard to pick the perfect bouquet of accounts to follow.

Nonprofit twitter experts

We’ve put together a list of the top nonprofit Twitter experts, organizations, chats, and conversations you need to follow.

And if you’re just hatching onto the Twitter scene, check out our complete guide for nonprofits here.

Who to Follow

We’ve put all 20 in a public Twitter list so you can see all of their tweets in one place.




General nonprofit hashtags to follow:

  • #activism
  • #fundraising
  • #nonprofit, which is slightly more popular than #nonprofits
  • #nptech: nonprofit technology
  • #philanthropy
  • #socialgood
  • #volunteer and #volunteering: for opportunities
  • #causes
  • #donate
  • #change
  • #charity

Cause-specific hashtags:

  • #affordablehousing
  • #animalrights
  • #artsedchat: arts education
  • #climatechange
  • #humanrights
  • #sustainability


Many of these hashtags are active outside of the scheduled chat time as well.

  • #assnchat: for associations, 2 p.m. ET Tuesdays
  • #commbuild: community building, 1p.m. ET Tuesdays
  • #fundchat: fundraising, noon ET Wednesdays
  • #grantchat: noon ET Tuesdays
  • #m4np: mobile for nonprofits, fourth Monday of the month at 1 p.m. ET
  • #sm4np: social media for nonprofits, second Friday of the month at 1 p.m. ET

Not only should you be following these experts, hashtags, and organizations, but you should also grow your own Twitter presence online. Our guide for boosting Twitter followers will put your nonprofit account in the fast lane to pushing effective social change on social media.

Are there any experts or causes you feel as though we missed? Let us know in the comments below!

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Hannah S. Ostroff

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Hannah S. Ostroff is a writer for Capterra, a free resource that matches buyers and sellers of business software. A graduate of the College of William & Mary, she spends her free time cooking, singing, reading, and watching videos of baby animals.



I would love to be considered for inclusion on this list!


Hannah – thank you so much for including me on your list of nonprofit experts! I’m so honored to be on a list with such incredible colleagues.

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