27 Resources for Nonprofits on Twitter

By Posted in - Social Media & Twitter on October 31st, 2013 6 Comments Twitter Resources

It can be hard to sift through all of the noise to find useful resources for nonprofits on Twitter. Have no fear, I’m here to help.

I’ve narrowed down some of my favorite nonprofit and social media resources on Twitter. The list below includes Twitter handles of bloggers, industry leaders, news outlets, and other individuals and organizations that provide nonprofits with helpful tips, insightful commentary and latest news about the world of nonprofit digital marketing.

AllFacebook – @allfacebook

Twitter Bio: The leading resource about Facebook, with guides for individuals, brand managers and developers.

Why you’ll be a fan: AllFacebook’s Twitter feed provides up-to-date information on current and upcoming changes to Facebook, and what the changes mean for the state of your nonprofit’s page management. It also offers insights into how other pages are utilizing the platform to engage with current and potential fans.

Debra Askanase – @askdebra

Twitter Bio: Former non-profit exec now social media strategist and presenter. Fascinated by social media, lover of good conversation and mint choco chip ice cream.

Why you’ll be a fan: Debra approaches her social media strategies from the perspective of a former nonprofit executive. She provides helpful advice on measurement and management tools. She also speaks at nonprofit events and conferences across the country and live-tweets from events.

EdgeRank Checker – @EdgeRankChecker

Twitter Bio: Studying the direct effects of EdgeRank on 500k+ Pages.

Why you’ll be a fan: EdgeRank Checker’s Twitter feed provides information about the elusive algorithm that Facebook uses to determine who sees your nonprofit’s posts in their news feed. It also offers frequent updates on what’s working and what’s not working on the platform.

GOOD – @GOOD

Twitter Bio: GOOD is a global community working towards individual and collective progress, and good.is is the platform for its members to share what’s good to learn and do.

Why you’ll be a fan: While GOOD’s Twitter feed may not seem nonprofit-centric at first glance, it highlights initiatives, campaigns, people and nonprofits that are making the world a better place in creative and innovative ways. In short, it’s an excellent spot for endless inspiration to continue making the world a better place.

Google for Nonprofits – @googlenonprofit

Twitter Bio: News and updates from Google for Nonprofits.

Why you’ll be a fan: Their Twitter bio is pretty self-explanatory. This is your one stop shop for keeping up with everything Google has to offer for nonprofits, including details about events hosted by the company. Google for Nonprofits provides tips for making the most out of Google’s nonprofit tools.

Jay Frost – @GordonJayFrost

Twitter Bio: Leader in exploring major fundraising opportunities for nonprofits around the world. Partner at Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners and CEO of http://FundraisingInfo.com.

Why you’ll be a fan: Jay Frost has his finger on the pulse of nonprofit fundraising. Keeping an eye on his Twitter feed will keep your nonprofit informed on the latest fundraising trends in the field.

John Haydon – @JohnHaydon

Twitter Bio: Fortunate Dad • Nonprofit Sherpa • Author of FB Marketing for Dummies http://fbm4d.com  • Songwriter • More http://zmb.me/MoreJohn

Why you’ll be a fan: John Haydon is the closest you can get to an “expert” on nonprofit Facebook page management. His Twitter feed features video tutorials, infographics and simple Facebook tricks to help nonprofits.

Hootsuite – @hootsuite

Twitter Bio: Updates about the social media management tool which helps teams to securely engage audiences & measure results.

Why you’ll be a fan: While those using hootsuite.com to manage their social media will find tips and tricks for utilizing the tool. Hootsuite’s feed also offers insight into how nonprofits can use social media platforms to engage with supporters.

Huffington Post Impact – @HuffPostImpact

Twitter Bio: Causes, social justice issues, actionable news and inspiring stories. 

Why you’ll be a fan: Huffington Post Impact Twitter feed is filled with stories on a wide range of topics related to social good. It’s a great source for curating content that your supporters might be interested in.

Kivi Leroux Miller – @kivilm

Twitter Bio: Nonprofit Marketing and Communications Trainer, Consultant, and Blogger. Mom. Vegetarian. Baker. Transplanted Berkeley girl living in rural South.

Why you’ll be a fan: Kivi provides tips on all things related to nonprofit content marketing — email campaigns, social media, and more. As giving season moves into full swing, Kivi’s Twitter feed is a great resource for learning how to integrate the different components of your holiday campaigns.

Media Cause – @mediacause

Twitter Bio: We use digital strategies to build, engage and leverage communities to help nonprofits.

Why you’ll be a fan: Ignore the shameless self promotion and get some great insights on how nonprofits can get more out of digital marketing. If you’ve made it this far in the blog post, you must want to read more of what we have to say.

Meg Garlinghouse – @megarling

Twitter Bio: Coffee Addict. Peace Corps Volunteer. Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Enthusiast. LinkedIn for Good. Bias for action.

Why you’ll be a fan: Is your nonprofit missing an opportunity on LinkedIn? There’s only one way to find out: Follow the number one resource in utilizing LinkedIn for good! Meg provides insights on using the platform to seek out board members, connect with professionals, tap into volunteers, and more.

NetSquared – @NetSquared

Twitter Bio: A global network of nonprofit technology leaders that organizer regular meetups for their community. We help nonprofits tell their stories with digital tools.

Why you’ll be a fan: Keep tabs on nonprofit events happening locally as well as upcoming webinars that may help you gain new perspectives about your nonprofit’s social strategy.

Network for Good – @Network4Good

Twitter Bio: We power mobile and online giving tools and fundraising training for nonprofits and corporate partners. We make it easy to donate online.

Why you’ll be a fan: As your nonprofit works to bridge the gap with online fundraising efforts, Network for Good provides helpful tips on different approaches to social giving and how your nonprofit can use small actions to make a big impact.

NonprofitOrgs – @nonprofitorgs

Twitter Bio: 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].

Why you’ll be a fan: The brainchild of Heather Mansfield, a 15-year veteran in the field, @NonprofitOrgs and the affiliated website “Nonprofit Tech for Good” strive to be the leading resource for nonprofits by providing information on the latest happenings about nonprofit technology. This Twitter feed is a great resource for inspiration, news, and insights on how nonprofits are using technology for good.

Nonprofit Quarterly – @npquarterly

Twitter Bio: NPQ is the nonprofit sector’s leading management journal. Tweets on nonprofit trends, news, democratic activism, philanthropy and more.

Why you’ll be a fan: I see this Twitter feed as one of the best bridges between “old school” nonprofit management and the transition into digital marketing. Nonprofit Quarterly does a great job of keeping up with both online and offline trends and how they might influence one another.

NTEN – @NTENorg

Twitter Bio: Tips, resources and even live webinar coverage (#NTENlearn) about all things nonprofit technology.

Why you’ll be a fan: The Nonprofit Technology Network brings together professionals in the field to make the most out of emerging technologies through a series of webinars and conferences. The organization’s Twitter feed provides useful information from these webinars and events as well as other insights on nonprofit technology.

Philanthropy – @Philanthropy

Twitter Bio: The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s official Twitter page, dispensing news, advice, and commentary about the nonprofit world.

Why you’ll be a fan: Another great news source for learning about trends in the nonprofit sector. Topics in organization’s Twitter feed range from fundraising to implementing technology tools for good.

Salsa – @salsalabs

Twitter Bio: Salsa helps nonprofits and political campaigns ignite action and fuel change around the world by growing and engaging a base of support online.

Why you’ll be a fan: While Salsa is a great platform for fundraising and managing supporters, the company’s Twitter feed isn’t solely focused on their product. It offers information on online fundraising techniques and tips on motivating supporters.

Search Engine Journal – @sejournal

Twitter Bio: Search Engine Journal : Internet Marketing News, Tutorials and Features

Why you’ll be a fan: Search Engine Journal’s feed provides practical tips for nonprofits looking to iron out their website’s search engine optimization. It also provides advice on website and social media tools.

Social Media for Nonprofits – @SM4Nonprofits

Twitter Bio: Social Media capacity building for nonprofits | Seattle-NYC-Chicago-Sydney-Silicon Valley-DC-Austin

Why you’ll be a fan: As a global conference that provides nonprofits with the best tactics and resources for using social media for social good, Social Media for Nonprofits’ Twitter feed provides updates on anything and everything related to nonprofits’ use of social media. It is also a great resource to follow along during their conferences, as they live-tweet snippets from their wide range of expert presenters.

The Socialbrite Team – @socialbrite

Twitter Bio: A learning hub & sharing community for nonprofits & causes, created by social media smarties mixed with the wisdom of eagles.

Why you’ll be a fan: Much like their clever Twitter bio implies, the Socialbrite feed will provide you with updates and insights from those working on the front lines of nonprofit marketing. Their multitude of resources, both free and paid, include tutorials, webinars, whitepapers, platform insights, and more.

Mashable Social Good – @socialgood

Twitter Bio: News about social good events, innovations and non-profits from @Mashable.

Why you’ll be a fan: While Mashable is often seen as the godfather of any and all news related to digital innovation and implementation, their Social Good team breaks it all down for those working in the nonprofit sector. You can expect updates on anything from viral campaigns from other nonprofits to breaking news on platform updates to tips and tricks on managing social media networks.

Social Media Today – @socialmedia2day

Twitter Bio: #Publishing & #distribution of great posts by world’s best thinkers on #SocialMedia best practices, tools & #socialmarketing. Host of #smtlive & #socialshakeup

Why you’ll be a fan: Social Media Today always seems to be in tune with the latest infographics floating around the web. They provide interesting visual content and resources to put those insights into effect for your nonprofit.

Sprout Social Insights – @Sprout_Insights

Twitter Bio: Sprout Social Insights helps businesses navigate the social web with free, relevant articles.

Why you’ll be a fan: Because I utilize Sprout Social for my community management, I find this feed super helpful. They are quick to respond to questions and issues regarding their product. They also stay in tune with the latest updates on various social media platforms and provide insight into how individuals can apply them to their own social media strategies.

Tech Soup – @TechSoup

Twitter Bio: Tech products, resources, tips for nonprofits & libraries | #NPtech #DonateYrBrain #TSDIGS | 250+ product donations for members

Why you’ll be a fan: Tech Soup strives to provide other nonprofits with affordable tech products and services along with providing insight into how to utilize available technology. Their Twitter feed is full of tips and tricks to take your nonprofit’s use of technology to the next level.

VolunteerMatch – @VolunteerMatch

Twitter Bio: VolunteerMatch connects good people to good causes. 

Why you’ll be a fan: True to their mission of connecting good people and good causes, VolunteerMatch utilizes Twitter to give nonprofits insight on recruiting volunteers and inspirations for thanking those that volunteer with your nonprofit. Their feed will also keep you up to date on the latest webinars that cater to the nonprofit sector.

 

If you’re looking to keep this list organized on Twitter, don’t forget to create a list. And as always, if you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section below or send the question to our in-house experts via @mediacause.

#HappyTweeting!

  • http:www.serenic.com Nicole

    This is a great list, thanks very much!

    • Kristy Kosak

      Thank you Nicole! I’m happy that you found it helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions!

  • http://Global-Interfaith-Ministry.Org Scott Shannon

    Thank you very much for this list. It will be very helpful for my ministry. I added a link to this page on my Resources page on my site.

    • Kristy Kosak

      Great to hear Scott! I’m happy that you have found my list helpful and appreciate the link back. Happy Tweeting!

  • Annie Lynsen

    Don’t forget @smallact!

    • Kristy Kosak

      Thanks for the addition Annie! I’ll be sure to check them out.

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