100 Tweeters of Social Good You Have to Follow in 2013


Each year, Armchair Advocates compiles a list of top Tweeters in social good, cause marketing, corporate responsibility and nonprofit technology.  We have enjoyed following and learning from these tech-savvy influencers throughout the year.  This is not an exhaustive list; but we hope these social do-gooders will inspire you to tweet, act, and make a difference.

+Social Good How can tech and new media make our world a better place? Join the conversation with @Plus_SocialGood A project of the Social Good Summit. @Plus_SocialGood
Matthew Bishop NY Bureau Chief, The Economist; co-author The Road From Ruin, Philanthrocapitalism & http://www.philanthrocapitalism.net/  and In Gold We Trust? @mattbish
Catchafire  Where Talent Meets Purpose. @catchafire
Upworthy  Things that matter. Pass ‘em on. @Upworthy
Sean Gardner Consultant, #GivingTuesday Ambassador, Huge @TEDx Fan, Surfer |@Forbes Top 10 Social Media Influencer | Co-creator#TwitterPowerhouses @2morrowknight
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
Jennifer James Lover of photography, travel. Founded@socialgoodmoms, Fast Co. Most Generous Social Media Maven; Writer: Gates, Babble, HuffPost, IRP Zambia, Tanzania Fellow @jenniferjames
The Feast #TheFeast gathers remarkable innovators from across industries to engage each other in creating world-shaking change. (Previously @alldaybuffet) @feastongood
Charity Meets Style Founder of Miss A | Charity Meets Style.™ Covering 21 cities w 1M+ readers/yr. As seen in: @VogueMagazine @Allure_magazine @Wmag @WashPost @Philanthropy @CNN @AskMissA
Katya Andresen blogger, writer, nonprofit and cause marketer, Robin Hood Marketing author, Network for Good COO and mom of three @katyaN4G
Claire Diaz-Ortiz I innovate at Twitter, Inc. & wrote Twitter for Good. [Me: Speaker, Author, Blogger, MBA, Stanford/Oxford, Nonprofit Founder, World Wanderer.] @Claire
Allyson Kapin Frogloop follows the latest trends in non-profit communications, marketing, fundraising and technology. @care2frogloop
Melinda Gates Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, businesswoman, and mother. Dedicated to helping all people lead healthy, productive lives. @melindagates
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
Alhoor Ladha Partner & Head of Strategy, Purpose | Co-founder, The Rules · purpose.com @alnoorladha
Social Impact Global agency team that partners with nonprofits, foundations and corporations to build brands, mobilize advocates and demonstrate social impact. @wssocialimpact
Hope Mob HopeMob is an amazing community of generous strangers that comes together to mob stories of need with real HOPE! @hope
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
Zoe Fox @Mashable Content Coordinator + #socialgood writer | (Mis)using words for more than two decades @zoebfox
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 
Small Act Key donor intelligence. @smallact
Chelsea Krost TV & Radio Talk Show Host of The Chelsea Krost Show, Millennial Lifestyle Spokesperson. @UbyKotex Advocate, Author, Philanthropist, Health Enthusiast. @ChelseaKrost
Aman Singh Experienced #Journalist; Blogger; Creative Communicator; #SocialMedia Strategist; Connecting #CSR, #sustainability, + #HR; Founder: Singh Solutions; ED @CSRwire @AmanSinghCSR
Ryan Scott CEO of @Causecast. Social Entrepreneur/Investor pioneering Employee Engagement in CSR, Corporate Philanthropy, Volunteerism and Community Impact. @ryan_scott
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
Jessica Cohen Social do-gooder. Sanity finder. Health & wellness writer at Babble. Media strategist. Sports nut. Carpooler. #actsofkindness #socialgood #payitforward @FoundtheMarbles
TwitChange We bring together celebrities, fans and brands for social good & provide breaking news on how social media is changing our world! @TwitChange
Global Citizen Take action. Earn points. See impact. #GlobalCitizen Festival 2013, Global Citizen Tickets and more. @GlblCtzn 
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. Also: @Ashoka @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
HuffPost Impact Causes, social justice issues, actionable news and inspiring stories. Editors: @jessicaprois and @esgoldberg @HuffPostImpact
Amy Neumann Passionate for Good! #socialgood #nptech #sustainability Insatiably curious. Eternal optimist! PR & Marketing. @CharityIdeas
Morra Aarons Mele Founder, WomenOnline/The Mission List; mom, online rabble rouser also @themissionlist  #pivotboston @morraam
For Momentum Leading cause marketing agency: Practical strategic partnership solutions w/real impact for companies, non-profits, agencies. Check out our BLOG. @ForMomentum
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
Marcia Stepanek Journalist, author, NYU faculty, social media strategist, new tech scribe, PopTech and SSIR blogger;http://about.me/marciastepanek @CauseGlobal
Gates Foundation We work to help all people lead healthy, productive lives, focused on health, poverty, and opportunity. Follow our work: @gateshealth, @gatespoverty, @gatesed. @gatesfoundation
Henry Timms Leading @92Y, Social Good Summit, #GivingTuesday. Following @josiahtimms @htimms
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
ONE Campaign ONE is a hard-headed movement of 3 million people around the world fighting the absurdity of #extremepoverty. @ONECampaign
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
Adam Hirsch EVP, Emerging Media and Technology at @EdelmanDigital . Former COO/Current Advisor to @mashable and former CDO of http://DoSomething.org @adamhirsch
Arianna Huffington president and editor-in-chief of the huffington post media group. mother. sister. flat shoe advocate. sleep evangelist. @ariannahuff
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
Cara Jones Storytellers For Good is a team of journalists and photographers who aim to tell and promote stories of people and organizations making a positive difference. @stories4good
Caroyln Miles @SavetheChildren Pres. & CEO. Champion for kid’s rights everywhere to survive/ thrive. Global, in the US – education, health, HIV/Aids, protection for children @carolynsave
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
Jaclyn Schiff Comms. Director @ASTMH | Host of Pangea podcast – where media meets the world | Zambia @IRPChirps Fellow | Lover of black licorice @J_Schiff
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 #CSR + #SocialGood Leader with a focus on women + girls. Believes in unicorns. Unconfirmed reincarnation of a famous medium. Photobomber. Heart belongs to one. @sloane
Wendy Harman Director of Social Strategy for American Red Cross, but you can blame me for these tweets. @wharman
UN Foundation Connecting people, ideas and resources with the United Nations. @unfoundation
Karen M. Sieminski Digital Stylist – Inspired by #socialgood. Creative. #WomenLead. Cause/#nonprofit consultant. #GivingTuesday Ambassador @KMSieminski
Mitchell Kutney  Hyper-engaged citizen; proponent for reimagining the roles of philanthropy and finance; cofounder of @JustChangeOtt; blogger at @HuffingtonPost @MKutney
GOOD GOOD is the global association of individuals, businesses, and nonprofits powering what works. @GOOD
Arrillaga-Andreessen  Passionate Stanford GSB Philanthropy Lecturer. Founder-SV2, Stanford PACS, & Giving 2.0. Author-Giving 2.0. Addictions: My Trophy Husband, Laughter & Generosity @LAAGiving2
Ryan Hodgson Aussie dad & marketing/social media guy working for a PR company. Into philanthropy, music, running, travel. SVP at @WeberShandwick Founder of @TeamUp4NonProf @Ryanintheus
Stacey H. Weckstein  Heart-Centered Blogger, Community Manager & Social Media Strategist. Intuitive Visionary. Bold Pioneer. Snapshot of Inspiration. Mom. http://EvolvingStacey.com @EvolvingStacey
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
Carol Cone Mother of Cause Marketing addicted to constant evolution of authentic cause linkages and deep social impact. @carolcone
Myrdin Thompson RESULTS-Grassroots Organizer US Poverty, Shot@Life Champion, MOMentumNation Cont. Ed., White House Champion of Change, Charity Miles All Star (runner), Writer @MyrdinJT
Farra Trompeter VP @BigDuck — passionate about smart communications for nonprofits, online fundraising, branding, and activism. Brooklynite, LGBTQ advocate, foodie @farra
Allison McGuire Recovering actor. Anglophile. Love my #socialgood & #socialmedia work @Companies4Good. BU grad. Californian at heart. (RTs ≠ endorsements) @CaliMcG
Third Eye Mom I am an avid writer, volunteer, and world traveler who also advocates for Shot@Life and ONE Moms to end global poverty. Member of @globalteamof200 @thirdeyemom
Susan Shiroma Philanthropy & nonprofit specialist. Community leader. Disclaimer: I am employed by the Foundation Center. Tweets @SShiroma do not represent the FC. Views mine. @SShiroma
Ann Tran Social media consultant, travel and tech writer. Lover of nature and wine. Forbes Top10 Social Media Influencer. http://ann-tran.com @AnnTran_
Robert Rosenthall Head Comm guy at VolunteerMatch. Look for tweets on #nonprofits #socialgood #CSR #nptech #sm4sg #socent & #media. I heart OAK. @volmatchRobert
Nonprofit Quarterly NPQ is the nonprofit sector’s leading management journal. Tweets on nonprofit trends, news, democratic activism, philanthropy and more. @npquarterly
Lorey Campese @Oxfam Humanitarian Campaigner ¦ Specialize in digital campaigns ¦ #ArmsTreaty, #Syria, & #UN ¦ Fan of @controlarms ¦ Views my own but you’re welcome to borrow. @MrCampese 
Adam Grant Wharton professor and author of GIVE AND TAKE. Dad, former springboard diver and magician, Anagram aficionado, wannabe superhero, but only a supertaster. @AdamMGrant
Mia Farrow I’m trying. @MiaFarrow
Alexandra Bornkessel I believe in the heart of a person–power of the people. Apply social innovation, marketing & tech for good @RTI_Intl. Professor @ AU. Advocate @Research_MS. @SocialBttrfly
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

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

32 Comments on “100 Tweeters of Social Good You Have to Follow in 2013”

  1. Lori L. Jacobwith
    September 22, 2013 at 6:09 pm #

    Lots of great Tweeters here! I’d add: @kivilm @marcapitman @wildwomanfund & me! :-)

  2. Jay Frost (@GordonJayFrost)
    September 22, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

    Gee, Lori, I guess you aren’t “Good” enough! ;-)

  3. Kelly O'Brien
    September 23, 2013 at 7:19 am #

    Great stuff! Another: @ideactioncorps

  4. graciekelly
    September 23, 2013 at 7:21 am #

    Great stuff! I’d add: @ideactioncorps and @bcorporation

  5. Wellbeing Foundation
    September 23, 2013 at 8:26 am #

    Awesome! Will add @wellbeingafrica for a perspective from Africa

  6. 081360
    September 23, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    Great list! I would add @renjie for a great social entrepreneur affecting some large movements, as well as myself @NikkiJade for social good/entreprise meets academia meets industry meets community.

  7. Green Rocket / Nikki
    September 23, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    Great list! I would add @renjie for a great social entrepreneur affecting some large movements, as well as myself @NikkiJade for social good/entreprise meets academia meets industry meets community.

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  8. Mitchell Levy (@HappyAbout)
    September 23, 2013 at 1:12 pm #

    This is fantastic. What a great example of curated thought leadership. Bravo!

  9. Dennis Shiao (@dshiao)
    September 23, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

    I suggest adding Lindsey Rosenthal – @eventsforgood (https://twitter.com/eventsforgood)

  10. miklev
    September 23, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

    I hope this list grows really long. Here’s a guy who was a social entrepreneur before the WWW made us all social entrepreneurs; plus he’s a do-gooder from way back – @culture_shift.

  11. thinkgood
    September 24, 2013 at 3:05 am #

    Reblogged this on Think Good Inc..

  12. painspeaks
    September 24, 2013 at 7:32 am #

    Reblogged this on The Daily Advocate By Painspeaks.

  13. aliboomaye1Tariq
    September 24, 2013 at 7:41 am #

    I’ve created a Twitter list of the users listed in the top 100. Subscribe to it at https://twitter.com/aliboomaye/tweeters-of-social-good/members

  14. aliboomaye1
    September 24, 2013 at 7:43 am #

    I’ve created a Twitter list for convenience. Subscribe to it here: https://twitter.com/aliboomaye/tweeters-of-social-good/members

  15. Rich Polt (@CommunicateGood)
    September 24, 2013 at 9:41 am #

    Such an amazing resource!

    I re-posted this to my blog at: http://www.communicategood.com/2013/09/100-tweeters-of-social-good-you-have-to-follow-in-2013/

  16. Megan Keane (@penguinasana)
    September 24, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    Thanks for the list. Gave me lots of ideas for some new folks to check out. I’d add “Have Fun Do Good”, Britt Bravo (@bbravo) to the list.

  17. Jen
    September 24, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    Really comprehensive list – I’d add progressive leader @vanjones68 (http://www.twitter.com/vanjones68) to the list of greats :)

  18. foundthemarbles
    September 25, 2013 at 9:24 am #

    Honored to be included with these amazing folks. Thank you!

  19. Debbie Bookstaber (@buzzmommy)
    September 25, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

    Wonderful list. So happy to see some amazing blogger friends of mine (Jessica Cohen, Chelsea Krost, Jennifer James, Jennifer Burden and Chrysula Winegar) featured.

    I’d also recommend Katherine Stone @postpartumprog — the founder of PostpartumProgress.com blog as well as the associated non-profit, columnist for Babble.com and Bloganthropy.org award-winner. Katherine is a tremendous advocate for mental health, maternal health as well as using social media for social good.

  20. Lugene Johnson
    September 25, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

    Super list…I’d also recommend Tru Pettigrew @truaccess – Tru Access Founder & CEO. Culturational Chemist. Inspiration & Empowerment Speaker. Diversity & Inclusion Champion. #Millennial Coach. #Career Coach

  21. Kim
    September 27, 2013 at 3:04 am #

    Can’t miss the chance to add @BlueDragonVN to this fabulous list. They are doing some incredible work with trafficked children and young adults in Vietnam.

  22. Kat
    October 2, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

    Here’s an up and coming one @thecmparadigm – they feature a cause calendar so you can keep up to date on global issues and causes, and they write articles every week highlighting details of cause marketing campaigns to show how people can get involved and give back.

  23. @nicktemple1
    October 7, 2013 at 2:44 am #

    Nice list – I would add “the rest of the world outside the US”. Cheers.

  24. R
    October 9, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

    I’d definitely add @USAID, @RajShah and @MauraONeill to the list!

  25. Gregor H Biernat
    October 12, 2013 at 10:48 am #

    I miss one name here: @MyPowertalk. Profound, intelligent and empowering.

  26. Giancarlo Ospina
    October 14, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

    Such a great resource!! Many of these folks are great people to follow for both definitions of social business or social enterprise! Thank you for this post Armchair Advocates! You guys rock! =)

  27. Robert Rosenthal (@volmatchRobert)
    October 16, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

    Tks for including me on this list! It’s an honor. I’m also grateful for all the other suggestions everyone has made here. I’m adding folks to follow as we speak.

  28. Esther Agbarakwe (@estherclimate)
    November 6, 2013 at 8:07 am #

    Is this a global or regional list?

  29. michaelpaluszek
    November 6, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    Follow John Paluszek @Bis1John and watch Business in Society http://www.businessinsociety.net He’s the founder and executive producer of this compelling new show. Paluszek is an author, organizing for corporate social responsibility and Senior Counsel at Ketchum.

  30. Susan Shiroma (@SShiroma)
    November 7, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    Thank you @ArmchrAdvocates! I am enjoying and learning from everyone’s tweets!

  31. sunnieday
    November 20, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    Thanks for this fab list. Great to discover some new social gooders on Twitter. A couple of others worth checking out: @irememberbetter does good work in the area of Alzheimer’s and there is an awesome social care tweeter @shirleyayres


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