by Christine Schaefer, VP of Community and Marketing, Salsa
New to the Twittersphere and looking to follow the gurus? Followed people but think what they post is not on point with your message? The list below of 10 Twitter handles has been curated by nonprofit or social media leaders. Learn everything you need to know about being effective when organizing a base of support online – from technology recommendations and how-to, to simply following the news; these folks have it all covered (some even provide inspiration and humor):
- Nten @ntenorg
Tips, resources and even live webinar coverage (#NTENlearn) about all things nonprofit technology.
- FrogLoop @care2frogloop
Frogloop follows the latest trends in non-profit communications, marketing, fundraising and technology.
- Salsa @salsalabs
Of course we recommend you follow us. Why wouldn’t you? Salsa helps nonprofits and political campaigns ignite action and fuel change around the world by growing and engaging a base of support online.
- Beth Kanter @kanter
Let's talk about networked approaches & social media for training and capacity building for the nonprofit sector that leverage learning and impact.
- Nonprofit Problems @NonProfitProbz
Overworked. UnderPaid. Hungry. Saving the World.
- GivingTuesday @GivingTues
#GivingTuesday is a new day for giving back. Kick off the giving season this year on Tues, December 2. Tweets by the teams at @unfoundation & @92y.
- NonProfit Times @NonProfitTimes
The Leading Business Publication for #Nonprofit Management. #News, Special Reports, Jobs, and Expert Advice for the Nonprofit Sector.
- Marianne Elliott @zenpeacekeeper
Collector & teller of tales. Advocate for truth, justice & a kinder way. Believer in courage, yoga & tea. Director of @ActionStation and Author of 'Zen Under Fire'.
- The Associated Press @ap
News, discussion and behind-the-scenes insight from The Associated Press. Managed 24/7 by a team of editors based in New York
- Every other nonprofit with a related mission to yours
By following, retweeting and engaging other nonprofits with missions related to yours, you can build an online network of the best information available. Your supporters will appreciate you giving them a complete picture of everything they need, all in one twitter stream.
Here at Salsa, we follow a lot more than 10 groups. Many of our partners have amazing twitter feeds as do many of our clients – so many that we couldn’t possibly list them all. Besides narrowing the list to the Top 10 above, we have a few more that we recommend. Check out the ones below, or look at who we follow online.
Also worth following:
@nonprofitsrock - Nonprofit Newswire Serves Nonprofits + Media with the First Search Engine for Nonprofit Press Releases. The Source for News, Events and People with Purpose
@Power_Thru – A team of progressive tech strategists with real-world experience building membership and activating people-power to serve the common good
@tinyGive - tinyGive is the easiest way to express support for, and donate to, your favorite charities on Twitter. We facilitate simple and meaningful acts of kindness.
@lobbyit - With government’s ever-increasing role in society, reaching into so many new areas of private and commercial activity, having an effective federal lobbying firm is now an absolute necessity.
@change - Change.org is the world's largest petition platform, empowering people everywhere to create the change they want to see.
Learn everything you need to be successful on Twitter for your organization. Read "Twitter for Non-Profits: A Guide to #doingitright" today.