This blog was originally published by the National Center for Family Philanthropy on August 15, 2013. It is reposted here with their permission.
We’ve heard a lot about the potential value of Twitter for keeping connected with nonprofits and fellow grantmakers in our community. Do you have suggestions for specific Twitter feeds that our foundation staff and board member may choose to follow as we get started?
New to the world of Twitter? Here is a working list of NCFP staff favorite Twitter feeds from experts in the philanthropy and nonprofit world, and NCFP friends and funders to get you started. If you’re active on twitter and think you should be listed here, send us a tweet @familygiving and we’ll try and get you added!
Experts in the Philanthropy and Nonprofit World
Here are some of the leading Twitter feeds in the field of Philanthropy. In addition to those on this list, you may want to follow your local regional association of grantmakers – see here for a list compiled by the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers.
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Case Foundation @CaseFoundation
We invest in people and ideas that change the world. Founded by Steve and Jean Case in 1997. Take risks. Be Bold. Fail forward. Be Fearless.
HuffPost Impact @HuffPostImpact
Causes, social justice issues, actionable news and inspiring stories
Independent Sector @IndSector
IS is the leadership network for charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in America and around the world.
Nonprofit Quarterly @npquarterly
NPQ is the nonprofit sector’s leading management journal. Tweets on nonprofit trends, news, democratic activism, philanthropy and more.
Kris Putnam-Walkerly @Philanthropy411
Philanthropy expert & consultant. Mom and step-mom of five. Learn more at http://putnamcic.com
NY Bureau Chief, The Economist; co-author The Road From Ruin, Philanthrocapitalism & http://www.philanthrocapitalism.net/ and In Gold We Trust?
The Bridgespan Group @BridgespanGroup
Collaborating with social sector leaders to help scale impact, build leadership, advance philanthropic effectiveness and accelerate learning.
Opinion and commentary on the changing world of philanthropy. Brought to you by Philanthropy News Digest and @fdncenter.
Author of Momentum, co-author of The Networked Nonprofit, host of Social Good podcast. Thinking about social change.
Passionate Stanford GSB Philanthropy Lecturer. Founder-SV2, Stanford PACS, & Giving 2.0. Author-Giving 2.0. Addictions: My Trophy Husband, Laughter & Generosity
Youth Philanthropy Connect is a youth-led, new and exciting way for youth involved in philanthropic work to connect through a peer advisory network.
GMA Foundations @GMAFoundations
GMA Foundations helps you define a clear path to transformative philanthropy, and then walks the path with you as an ally and a guide.
21/64 Philanthropy @2164buzz
Non-profit consulting firm specializing in next generation and multi-generational strategic philanthropy
Advocate for philanthropic accountability, effectiveness and responsiveness to the needs of underserved communities.
Resource Generation @ResourceGen
Organizing young people with wealth to leverage resources and privilege for social change.
Association of 1,700+ grantmaking foundations and corporations providing philanthropic sector leadership, tools to expand, enhance, & advance the common good.
Association of Small Foundations (ASF) is the largest membership organization for donors, trustees, and employees of foundations that have few or no staff.
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations is a coalition of more than 400 grantmaking foundations committed to building strong & effective nonprofit organizations
NCFP Friends and Funders
A growing number of NCFP Friends and Funders have taken to Twitter to share their interests, perspectives, tweets, and articles of interest. Some of these are included below.
Karen Keating Ansara @karenansara
Sharing lessons learned in global philanthropy from Haiti Fund at the Boston Foundation, New England International Donors, Partners in Health & many others.
Philanthropoid working at intersection of meaningful giving & community results. Happy when everyday people lead community & educ. improvement. Tweets my own
President, The McKnight Foundation; all tweets are my own.
Phillips Foundation @JayRosePhillips
Through entrepreneurial philanthropy, we focus on helping people in poverty attain economic stability, and we combat discrimination and address inequities.
President of the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund (@HaasJrFund), which aims to advance and protect fundamental rights and opportunities for all people.
OE Grantmaking Director at Packard Foundation, all tweets my own
Overbrook Foundation @OverbrookFnd
The Overbrook Foundation is a progressive family foundation that supports organizations advancing human rights and conserving the natural environment.
Arthur Blank Fdn @BlankFoundation
Our mission is to promote positive change in people’s lives and to build and enhance the communities in which they live.
McKnight Foundation @McKnightFdn
We support the people, places, _and possibilities that help _our state and world create a more _vibrant future for everyone.
CS Mott Foundation @MottFoundation
A private, grantmaking foundation. The C.S. Mott Foundation funds in four program areas: Civil Society, Environment, Flint Area, and Pathways Out of Poverty.
Hilton Foundation @hiltonfound
Created by the founder of Hilton Hotels who left his fortune to help the world’s disadvantaged and vulnerable people. Also check out @hiltonprize.
MRBF assists people in the Southeastern US to build just and caring communities that nurture people, spur enterprise, bridge differences and foster fairness.
Johnson Foundation @JohnsonFdn
Creating meaningful change through thoughtful grantmaking. Funding areas include urban affairs & animal welfare. Tweets by Amy Goodwin.
Helen Bader Fdn. @HelenBaderFound
Family foundation addressing needs in Milwaukee, in Wisconsin, and occasionally beyond. #wkdev #endALZ #MKEyouth
President of Rasmuson Foundation
The Belk Foundation @belkfoundation
Investing in excellent public education for students in Charlotte, NC, Atlanta, GA and Birmingham, AL.
FCFox Foundation @FCFoxFamFound
The Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation’s mission is to maximize the potential of children and youth in our communities.
Tarsadia Foundation @TarsadiaService
The Tarsadia Foundation works toward improving people’s lives through grant funding, philanthropy, and strengthening the capacity of non-profit organizations.
Lenore Hanisch @LenoreTilts
Quixote Foundation Co-ED
Katherine Lorenz @katherinelorenz
President of the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation; interested in strategic philanthropy, next gen giving, clean energy, climate change, and amaranth!
Phillip Henderson @philliphenderso
President of the Surdna Foundation
Rasmuson Foundation @rasmuson
Rasmuson Foundation is a private family foundation. Mission: To promote a better life for Alaskans.
W.C.Graustein Fund @WCGMemorialFund
The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund works collaboratively to improve education for CT’s children. Policy Associate Dave Martin is tweeting. #ECE
The Haas Jr. Fund seeks to fulfill our founders’ vision of a just & caring society where all people are able to live, work & raise their families with dignity.