50 Tweeters of #SocialGood You Have to Follow


How can we go back-to-school in all things social good without equipping ourselves with the right mentors and teachers? It’s time to learn from the best.

Below we have compiled our list of 50 top Tweeters in social good, cause marketing, corporate responsibility and nonprofit technology. This is not an exhaustive list. There are so many wonderful contributors in the Twitter-world not included here. But we hope this gives you a helpful start!

@NonprofitOrgs The mission of this Twitter profile is to serve as a portal to all nonprofit organizations on Twitter [by only following nonprofits and nonprofit staff]. @NonprofitOrgs
Beth Kanter Let’s talk about networked approaches & social media for training and capacity building for the nonprofit sector that leverage learning and impact. @kanter
Allison Fine Author of Momentum, co-author of The Networked Nonprofit, host of Social Good podcast. Thinking about social change. @afine
Katya Andresen blogger, writer, nonprofit and cause marketer, Robin Hood Marketing author, Network for Good COO and mom of three @katyaN4G
Allyson Kapin Frogloop follows the latest trends in non-profit communications, marketing, fundraising and technology. @care2frogloop
Geoff Livingston Marketing Strategist. Co-author, Marketing in the Round. Author, Welcome to the Fifth Estate. Agent for change. @geoffliving
Joe Waters Blogger, Selfishgiving.com. Your guide to doing well and good. Cause Marketing for Dummies on sale now. This way you don’t have to hear my wicked Boston accent. @joewaters
Kate Olsen social good champion, cause marketing & CSR blogger, curious global citizen & sudoku fanatic (Director @companies4good & @sixdegreesofkb) – opinions are my own @Kate4Good
Susan McPherson Passionate connector who tweets about global innovation, social entrepreneurship, #CSR, #causemarketing, fundraising, engagement strategies & hosts #CSRChat @susanmcp1
Network for Good We provide practical, free fundraising trainings for nonprofits, and resources and software that make it as easy to donate online as it is to shop online. @Network4Good
Social Impact Global agency team that partners with nonprofits, foundations and corporations to build brands, mobilize advocates and demonstrate social impact. @wssocialimpact
Mashable Social Good News about social good events, innovations and non-profits from @Mashable. @socialgood
Nick Kristof New York Times columnist, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, co-author @Half the Sky, http://www.facebook.com/kristof @NickKristof
Dragon Fly Effect Connect Social Media to Meaning. Proven strategies for harnessing the power of social media to drive social change by @aaker and @kabbenbock. Socialgood @dflyeffect 
Aman Singh Experienced #Journalist; Blogger; Creative Communicator; #SocialMedia Strategist; Connecting #CSR, #sustainability, + #HR; Founder: Singh Solutions; ED @CSRwire @AmanSinghCSR
CSR Wire CSRwire is a widely-respected digital #media platform for #CSR, #sustainability & #ImpInv #news, reports & commentary. Join our #community & share your news! @CSRWire
Global Giving The world is full of problems. GlobalGiving is full of solutions. 10+ years, 1,000+ projects in 100+ countries in 140 characters. @GlobalGiving
Aaron Sherinian In love w/ global conversations that lead to solutions…and my family! Tweeting about it all (Dad, PR, Social Good, Int’l Development and Policy). Tweets=mine. @ASherinian
TwitChange We bring together celebrities, fans and brands for social good & provide breaking news on how social media is changing our world! @TwitChange
Philanthropy The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s official Twitter page, dispensing news, advice, and commentary about the nonprofit world @Philanthropy
Business for Social Responsibility – BSR Community and information on sustainability around the globe. BSR works with its network of nearly 300 member companies to create a just and sustainable world. @BSRnews
Ashoka Changemakers Follow us for the latest in innovation, social entrepreneurship and how you can make a difference. Why? Everyone Can Be a Changemaker. @changemakers
Change.org Change.org is the world’s fastest growing platform for social change, empowering millions to start and join campaigns for social change in their communities. @Change
Amy Neumann Passionate for Good! #socialgood #nptech #sustainability Insatiably curious. Eternal optimist! PR & Marketing. @CharityIdeas
Leon Kaye I make the business case for #CSR & #sustainability. Write for @GuardianSustbiz @TriplePundit. @Inhabitat. Goal: internal sustainability & strategy comm. @LeonKaye
Shelton Mercer III Chief Operating Officer @Stop_Hunger_Now || Principal @TwitChange || Life/Leadership Coach I #LiveONPurpose at the corner of #SocialMedia & #SocialGood @SheltonMercer
Chrysula Winegar worklifebalance and #socialgood are two parts of the same whole. Tweeting on workplace reform and social media activism @chrysula
Jennifer Burden Founder of @worldmomsblog, a Forbes Top 100 Website for Women. Organizer, speaker, optimist. Lover of all things cultural and social good. Full-time SAHM. @JenniferBurden
Trevor Neilson Philanthropy, Finance, Technology @trevor_neilson
onPhilanthropy onPhilanthropy is a leading provider of News, Jobs, and Community for nonprofit and corporate professionals working in the philanthropic sector.  @onPhilanthropy
S. Stannard-Stockton Sean Stannard-Stockton is the author of the Tactical Philanthropy blog and an investment advisor who specializes in serving philanthropic families. @tactphil
Lucy Bernholz Philanthropy wonk on rebelmouse @p2173
Social Citizen Emily, over @casefoundation — inviting you to explore how the next generation is creating change through ideas, digital tools and people power with me. @socialcitizen
Matt Flannery co-founder/CEO kiva.org @mattflannery
Elaine Cohen #CSR Consultant #Sustainability Reporter, Human Resources Professional, Ice Cream Addict, Author of CSR for HR – see http://www.csrforhr.com @elainecohen
David Connor Better business / CSR / sustainability / social enterprise / small business (SME) believer. Founder @coethica – http://www.coethica.com. Undisciplined runner. @davidcoethica
Alice Korngold Author, Leveraging Good Will. #CSR & #corpgov consultant. Train/place corp execs on NGO/nonprofit boards.Blog @FastCompany @HuffingtonPost. Curiouser&curiouser! @alicekorngold
Triple Pundit CSR & sustainability news, direct from companies @3pPodium
Fabian Pattberg Blogging and tweeting about topics of Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Social Media. @FabianPattberg
Kris Putnam-Walkerly Philanthropy consultant, evaluator, blogger & speaker. Mom and step-mom of five. @Philanthropy411
DoSomething.org We run national cause campaigns. Tweets by CEO @nancylublin. Follow our designers @smithln @keri_goff. BizDev team @baylgreen @Naomi_NYC @muneerpanjwani @dosomething
TwitterGood Highlighting forces of good in the Twitter community. @TwitterGood
Caroline Preston Caroline Preston, senior reporter at The Chronicle of Philanthropy. @cpreston
Social Earth SocialEarth promotes social entrepreneurs, businesses and ideas. Tag #SocEnt. Tweets by @erikeliason @writerpollock @naiomieliason. @SocialEarth
Echoing Green Echoing Green – Think Big. Be Bold. Drive Change. @echoinggreen
Sloane Berrent Being the change I want to see in the world. SVP Digital Marketing @lippetaylor. Board member @shesthefirst. @thecausemo Founder. In love w/@tdavidson. @sloane
Wendy Harman Director of Social Strategy for American Red Cross, but you can blame me for these tweets. @wharman
Care2.com With over 20 million members, Care2 is the largest social network of activists making a difference and living healthy. @Care2
GOOD GOOD is the global association of individuals, businesses, and nonprofits powering what works. @GOOD
3BL Media CSR is more than press releases. It is videos, blogs, and more. 3BL is the leading distributor of CSR & sustainability news and content across the social web. @3BLMedia
Robert Rosenthall Head Comm guy at VolunteerMatch. Look for tweets on #nonprofits #socialgood #CSR #nptech #sm4sg #socent & #media. I heart OAK. @volmatchRobert
Charles Bentley* U.S. diplomat [@statedept Foreign Service Officer] tweeting #socialgood / #development / #diplomacy / #CSR / Founder of ArmchairAdvocates.com [Tweets=opinion] @charlesabentley
Armchair Advocates* ArmchairAdvocates.com is a platform for sharing, connecting & discussing trends in #socialgood in an increasingly digital age. #CSR #causemarketing #NGO @ArmchrAdvocates

*Unashamedly biased

What do you think? Any other Twitter users you find super useful? Add their names to the comments below and start sharing!

The “Back to School Yourself in Social Good” series will share the basics, the strategies, the experts and – yes — even homework, on how you can better use social media for social good. We’ll be covering topics like cause marketing, corporate responsibility and leading trends in online fundraising.

22 Comments on “50 Tweeters of #SocialGood You Have to Follow”

  1. Davy Sims
    August 23, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    Thanks for this – may I add @WIMPS [Where Is My Public Servant?]- working for political and social engagement with young people in Northern Ireland – helping build a positive a post conflict society.

  2. Antonia Marrero
    August 23, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

    Thanks — great list! I’d suggest adding Irshad Manji, Director of NYU Robert Wagner School’s Moral Courage Project: empowering youth around the globe to speak truth to power. @irshadmanji

  3. Annie Lynsen
    August 24, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

    Awesome list! I’d also add @smallact (also unashamedly biased).

  4. Zahid Torres-Rahman
    August 26, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    Thanks for putting this great list together. I’d also like to add @FightPoverty – from the leading online community for business and international development, Business Fights Poverty (also unashamedly biased!)

  5. thirdeyemom
    August 27, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

    Wonderful list! As a fellow World Moms Blogger and Shot@Life Champion I look forward to checking out the tweeters I don’t know. Thanks!

  6. Geoff Livingston
    August 31, 2012 at 11:04 am #

    Thank you for including me in your list. You are very kind!

  7. Stephanie
    September 1, 2012 at 4:56 am #

    Great List! Thank you. I’d like to add @glc_onward, fighting child poverty and malnutrition.

  8. damiencurrie
    September 4, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

    List addition: @ProBonoNews – an Australian online news service covering the charity and NFP sector.

  9. Trisha Stezzi
    September 18, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

    Hi! Love the list! @ForMomentum was recommended by @JoeWaters as one of “10 Twitter Super Stars To Learn From” and you put us on your “30 Social Good Blogs You Have To Follow” list. We’d love to be included in THIS list of “50 Tweeters You Have To Follow” of yours as well! Thanks for considering. Twitter: @ForMomentum Pinterest: @CauseMarketing Blog: Cause Marketing FOCUS: http://www.formomentum.com/Blog.aspx

  10. Lorey Campese
    September 22, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    Thanks for the awesome list! @MrCampese also tweeting live from Social Good Summit.

  11. Lorey Campese
    September 22, 2012 at 1:55 pm #


  12. Noelle McEntee
    September 24, 2012 at 11:56 am #

    Irishman a Peruvian nonprofit director @johngwhelan_HTH has a dynamic perspective from his European roots to his work on the ground in Peru helping to make change. @HelpThemHOPE

  13. lifewithTED
    September 27, 2012 at 9:26 pm #

    Great resources. I’d like to see this as a Twitter List.

  14. Obadi
    November 11, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    I want to put in @iholuwatoby for his contributions to the United Nations and also giving us daily updates from the UN, Save A Life, Care,Shot at Life , ONE and other useful organisations that are into Social Good.

  15. Mitchell Kutney (@MKutney)
    January 7, 2013 at 8:05 am #

    Hi ArmChair Advocates,

    I would like to be considered for this list! I blog about philanthropy, impact investing, the charitable sector and not-for-profits. I’m a grant-writer, co-founder of a small foundation call http://www.JustChange.ca and work in the nonprofit sector near Toronto.

    My twitter handle is @MKutney,

    Now, onto following this list.

  16. Candice D.
    January 16, 2013 at 8:24 am #

    @i_thinkwantwill is my Twitter handle.

    This is associated with my blog, http://www.ithinkiwantiwill.wordpress.com, which is all about bringing different causes to my readers and the resources, information, and inspiration they need to act upon the great ideas they have to better this world. (Also on Instagram: i_thinkwantwill)

  17. Bonnie Koenig (@BonnieKoenig)
    January 22, 2013 at 10:00 am #

    From outside the U.S., I would add @tomjd, @rsamii @gaurisalokhe @NCVO & @DavidAHood Additional from U.S. @askdebra & @amyrsward


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