15 Nonprofits to Follow on Twitter
October 27, 2016 Lynette Garet Marketing 0 Comment
Here are 15 Nonprofits, Large and Small, to Follow on Twitter
As the founder of a new nonprofit, one of your biggest challenges is getting the word out about who you are and what you do. Social media, done right, is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to generate interest in your nonprofit. Twitter can be especially effective for developing relationships with industry thought leaders and keeping folks abreast of what you’re up to.
Our top nonprofits picks to follow and watch on Twitter, seek to achieve a variety of goals, both large and small, and are demonstrating some terrific Twitter practices that you can emulate for success with your own nonprofit social efforts.
Nonprofit Tech for Good’s @NonprofitOrgs is a great place to start. It only follows nonprofits and their staff. Follow links to its blog site for information on all things nonprofit.
Nonprofit Times @NonProfitTimes is the leading business publication for nonprofit management, news, special reports, jobs, and expert advice for the nonprofit sector.
Special Olympics @SpecialOlympics promotes international competition among disabled athletes. Current tweets focus on the 2015 games in Los Angeles, with plenty of pictures and celebrity shout-outs.
The American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) @ACGA_CommGarden is a bi-national nonprofit membership organization of professionals, volunteers and supporters of community greening in urban and rural communities. Their tweets feature quotes, tips, stories and best practices on creating and sustaining community gardens.
Unicef @unicef Perhaps the granddaddy of them all, Unicef supports the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund’s work to promote the rights and well-being of children around the world.
World Vision, @WorldVision is an international Christian relief, development and advocacy organization working for children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.
San Francisco’s Glide Memorial Church, @GLIDEsf works to build racial inclusiveness and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization.
Lean In @LeanIn.Org was founded by Sheryl Sandberg to empower women to achieve their ambitions.
MAKERS @MAKERSwomen uses weekly Twitter campaigns to share the stories of trailblazing women and raise awareness of women’s achievements
Water.org @Water works in Africa, Asia and Central America to provide safe drinking water and sanitation.
The Ocean Conservancy, @OurOcean uses impact pictures, infographics and updates to educate and empower people to care for the world’s oceans.
The Rainforest Alliance @RnfrstAlliance promotes biodiversity and sustainable livelihoods in the world’s rainforests.
Survival International @Survival works to empower tribal peoples to defend and preserve their lives, cultures and lands and achieve self-determination.
The Eden Project @edenproject is an ecological and educational U.K. charity and eco-tourist attraction that actively demonstrates sustainability, recycling, reusing and repurposing.
Give Local America @GiveLocal15 like @NonprofitOrgs on a national scale, promotes local giving.
Twitter actively supports nonprofits with tools and tips to help you along the way. Blogs and how-tos provide step-by-step information for increasing your social media presence to build your following and, inevitably, increase your fundraising.