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.
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.
- @amyrsward: Amy Sample Ward, CEO of NTEN Nonprofit Technology Network
- @askdebra: Debra Askanase, presenter and blogger focused on social and digital engagement
- @caryn74: Caryn D. Stein, Network for Good’s vice president of content
- @GailPerrync: Gail Perry, fundraising coach, writer and speaker
- @JayBarclayLove: Jay B. Love, cofounder and CEO of Bloomerang
- @kanter: Beth Kanter, nonprofit technology blogger, author and trainer
- @karentgraham: Karen Graham, executive director of Idealware
- @kivilm: Kivi Leroux Miller, marketing and communications trainer, president of Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com
- @ritusharma1: Ritu Sharma, CEO of Social Media for Nonprofits
- @vanessaechase: Vanessa Chase, fundraising and communications strategist of The Storytellling Nonprofit
- @SusanMcP1: Susan McPherson, communications consultant for nonprofits at McPherson Strategies
- @DanPallotta: Dan Pallotta, founder of Charity Defense Council, his TED talk is in the Top 50 most viewed of all time
- @AliceKorngold: Alice Korngold, author and president of Korngold Consulting, a nonprofit partnership strategy organization
- @LauraTomasko: Laura Tomasko, worked for many philanthropic organizations, currently works on philanthropic engagement for the White House
- @AssociationsNow: News source and magazine for associations
- @bigduck: A communications firm for nonprofits
- @fdncenter: The Foundation Center, philanthropy resource
- @IUPhilanthropy: Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
- @MemberClicks: Membership software for small staffs
- @mJUSTorg: News and opinions on mobile technology for nonprofits
- @Philanthropy: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
- @Tech_Impact: Empowering nonprofits and communities through technology
- @TechSoup: Technology resources and products for nonprofits and libraries
- @WildApricot: Membership management software for small associations
General nonprofit hashtags to follow:
- #nonprofit, which is slightly more popular than #nonprofits
- #nptech: nonprofit technology
- #volunteer and #volunteering: for opportunities
- #artsedchat: arts education
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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