19 Successful Non-Profit Managers Worth a Follow on Twitter

Written by admin at 01:25:am on 19th October, 2010

Every type of business uses Twitter, and the non-profit world is no exception. If you’re interested in going into the non-profit field, keeping up with some of the successful organizations and their managers on Twitter is a great way to learn about the field. Take a look at these 19 successful non-profits on Twitter and see what you can learn.

  1. The 1010 Project: The 1010 project is a nonprofit organization that provides income-generating grants to indigenous development partners in Kenya and raises awareness in the United States on behalf of the global poor.
  2. The American Cancer Society: This is one of America’s largest and most successful non profit organizations.
  3. The American Red Cross: Another of the nation’s most successful non profits, they make an impact all over the world. Keep up with where they’re working today via their Tweets.
  4. Anita Borg: The Anita Borg non profit is not one that is as well known, but it is very well run. BJ Wishinsky is the manager of this organization that seeks to increase the impact of women on all sorts of technology and to connect women in technology fields to each other.
  5. Create the Good: Create the Good is a division of AARP designed to connect members of AARP and their families with opportunities to do good in their community and across the world.
  6. Cradles to Crayons: This organization in Philadelphia provides basic needs for low income and homeless children. This non profit serves the greater Philadelphia area and they do a great job of keeping people informed about what items are needed and how to donate.
  7. The Humane Society: This is another well known non-profit organization that uses Twitter effectively. Follow Sarah, the Emerging Media Manager with The Humane Society as she seeks to keep people informed about the work that is going on and the non-profit’s needs.
  8. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: This organization is another one that is well known. Through their Twitter page, they offer inspirational stories about patients and survivors, as well as information about how you can help.
  9. Livestrong: The cancer awareness and survivor network founded by cyclist Lance Armstrong makes great use of Twitter to get out information about the charity and to celebrate cancer survivors.
  10. The Peace Corps: We don’t seem to hear as much these days about the peace corps as we used to, but they’re still going strong and today they keep people informed via Twitter. This particular division of the Peace Corps primarily connects past members and helps them find more opportunities for impact.
  11. The National Wildlife Federation: Keep up with what the National Wildlife Federation is doing to protect endangered wildlife by following them on Twitter.
  12. The Nature Conservancy: The Nature Conservancy helps preserve ecologically important lands and shares information with the public about protecting our planet.
  13. Save the Children: Save the Children works all over the world to help advance the changes needed for children.
  14. Share our Strength: This is one of the nation’s foremost hunger charities, dedicated to ensuring that no child goes hungry.
  15. Stand Up to Cancer: This organization endeavors to push life saving cancer research forward more quickly.
  16. Unicef UK: This is the Twitter site of UNICEF in the UK, one of 36 UNICEF organizations in the world. UNICEF raises funds for worldwide emergency and development work.
  17. World Wildlife Fund: Climate: This division of the World Wildlife Fund sends tweets from the front lines of those working for wildlife conservation.
  18. Mid Atlantic Great Dane Rescue: Follow Joan Schramm, the director of the Great Dane Rescue for the mid-Atlantic states as she manages her all volunteer organization for rescuing and placing Great Danes.
  19. The Lamp NYC: This organization provides basic media literacy skills to kids in New York City. As you might imagine, they rely heavily on Twitter as an information tool and a teaching tool.

Twitter is a wonderful tool for non-profits to get the word out about the work they are doing, keep their supporters informed and solicit help when they need it. If you’re headed into the non-profit field, you’re sure to benefit from seeing how other organizations use Twitter.

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