The nonprofit tech space is incredible.
Not only is it constantly growing and evolving, but it’s also filled with some of the most interesting people around. Nowhere is this more apparent than on Twitter.
Narrowing our list to only ten people wasn’t an easy feat and I’ll be the first to admit we’ve definitely left some excellent ones off the list. But here are ten of our favorite nonprofit tech folks that we follow on Twitter.
Debra Askanase (@askdebra)
Engagement Strategist and Consultant at Community Organizer 2.0
Debra is a great example of someone who shares valuable content and engages with those that want to engage. She often responds to questions and takes the time to push conversations forward. Plus she didn’t taunt us here in St. Louis when her Red Sox won the World Series.
Lucy Bernholz (@p2173)
Senior Fellow at the Stanford Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society
I’ve mentioned Lucy before, but she’s worth mentioning again. If you identify with your inner data nerd and like to think about data from a conceptual point of view, Lucy is a great one to follow. She often shares info on how the nonprofit sector can use big data to do more good in the world.
Frank Barry (@franswaa)
Director of Professional Services at Blackbaud
Frank shares a wide variety of useful tips for nonprofits when it comes to marketing and connecting with supporters. But he also shares a lot of statistics to help illustrate key topics nonprofits wrestle with (like fundraising, marketing and content production). I’m sure you’ll find some good stuff here.
Jereme Bivins (@jcbivins)
Digital Media Manager at The Rockefeller Foundation
If you’re interested in nonprofit digital marketing, Jereme is a great guy to follow. His tweets cover a wide range of topics from breaking news and innovations to best practices when approaching marketing. Also, while I’ve never met him personally, he’s a really nice guy on Twitter.
John Haydon (@johnhaydon)
Chief Heretic and Pyrotechnician at Inbound Zombie, Inc.
If you’re looking for social media advice for your nonprofit, look no further than John Haydon. He (literally) wrote the book on Facebook marketing, and shares all kinds of helpful resources when it comes to leveraging social media for good. He also takes the time to say thanks and engage in conversations with his followers. Follow him now. You’ll thank me later.
Beth Kanter (@kanter)
Co-Author of The Networked Nonprofit
Beth is a giant in the nonprofit tech space, and for good reason. She’s been doing this stuff for a while. I love her measurement-driven approach to nonprofit digital marketing and the variety of content she shares. While she’s not likely to engage with you one-on-one (she has 400,000+ followers after all) you’ll definitely find some useful info in her tweets.
Nancy Schwartz (@NancySchwartz)
Publisher at Getting Attention Blog
Nancy is a great one to follow for advice when it comes to telling your nonprofit’s story effectively. She routinely shares great tips via links to her blog as well as content from others. She also takes the time to thank followers for sharing her content and engages in conversation via Twitter.
Caryn Stein (@caryn74)
Director of Content Strategy at Network for Good
Given her position at Network for Good, you can bet Caryn knows her stuff. She often shares helpful tips on forming meaningful connections with supporters and data on what works and what doesn’t in nonprofit marketing. She’s also incredibly friendly and definitely worth a follow.
Chris Tuttle (@christuttle)
Principal Consultant at Tuttle Communications
Chris shares a nice variety of links to articles, conversation starters and best practices directly in his tweets. He also covers a wide range of topics from email and social marketing to how you can use your website to do more good in your community. Check him out.
Joe Waters (@joewaters)
Founder and Blogger at Selfishgiving.com
For tips on using technology to boost your fundraising, check out Joe Waters. He shares all kinds of resources for fundraising as well as tips for how to best market your cause and compel followers to get involved.
We’ve had some great suggestions of folks to add to the list already. Here are a few of them.
Suggestions from Beth Kanter:
Farra Trompeter (@farra)
Amy Sample Ward (@amyrsward)
Allyson Kapin (@WomenWhoTech)
Who’d We Miss?
As I mentioned above, the nonprofit tech space is full of incredible people. Who do you love to follow? And why do you look forward to their tweets?
Please share anyone you think we should check out in the comments below.
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