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Exactly one year ago, I posted The Fine Fifty- the first 50 people on Twitter a nonprofit should follow.
At the time I was following about 450 people- today I follow almost three times as many. I have met, engaged and conversed with so many new people, organizations and businesses that one year later, I feel the list should be doubled.
For the rules about who was chosen, please see the post from last year. One thing I do want to reiterate: The people below are NOT all from the world of nonprofits. But they are all teachers, engagers, conversationalists and some of my favorite virtual friends. If I ever do meet them in real life, they’ll end up pictured here for everyone to see. And please keep in mind: There is NO ORDER here- it’s a list of 100 but #1 is just as valuable to follow as #100.
So if you work for a nonprofit and you have no idea who to follow- I’ve got 100 of the best and brightest smarties in nonprofit, mobile, social media, consulting, marketing and much much more. Follow, engage and enjoy!
P.S. And again- thanks to Hillel Fuld for the idea- follow him for the latest tech, mobile, marketing and social media news. Oh, and LEARN how social media should work- Hillel helps everyone and always with a smile
cloud4good- follow Tal and learn all about Salesforce for nonprofits
PhilanthropyInk- Jen is a friend who is ALWAYS able to help. I turn to her with questions related to anything nonprofit- and her experience and smarts are invaluable. Add funny and engaging into the mix- perfect!
dan_blakemore- Dan is a fundraiser, NPO smartie and at one time, a founding member of the Twitter late-night schmoozer club
AJBombers- just recently started following this burger joint in Milwaukee- & well worth it! They’ll show you how to engage, engage, engage…and then some
FRSuccess- Margaret writes and tweets about the goings-on in the nonprofit world. Engage her- she’s funny as hell!
RedCross- follow them and see how they manage to engage hundreds of thousands of followers. No one does it better
NonProfitBanker- Shuey is a nonprofit financing, banking, governance, fundraising authority. Follow him, read his blog and learn
CrosspointMkt- Following them is a treat- read about marketing, social media, measurement and more
TheRetailDoctor- this may seem out of place but the fact is nonprofits can benefit from the goings-on in the retail sector- and no one explains it better than Bob
lpdiversa- Ligia knows fundraising, Board management, capital campaigns, grants, consulting & much, much more. I LOVE conversations with her- one of my best buds on The Twitter
NickSava- Besides the fact that he lives in Boston & roots for the same teams I do- Nick brings it with his passion for fundraising and nonprofit knowledge. Great guy to converse with
robinec- she’s sassy, funny & knows a lot more about fundraising and NPO’s than I did at her age. Follow her- learn, laugh, engage
WinGrants- Susan is my grants go-to-person, a pleasure to convo with & if you like the 80′s, let Susan & I know!
JoshSPeters- He’s a social media dude (it’s a west coast thing). Follow him to learn and see how to do it right
REACH_3K- a nonprofit consulting company who do excellent work helping nonprofits get their message out and improve their fundraising capabilities
AdageBusiness- he may be on the “other side of the world” but Graeme will show you how to use social media effectively to get the word out about your org
amy_stephan- when it comes to capital campaigns, Amy knows it all. Add to that her social media knowledge and it’s why I love to convo with her
LondonKirsty- are you a one person Comms director in your org? Then follow Kirsty and see how it’s done right!
LeahEustace- it’s all about fundraising and social media smarts- Leah’s got both!
GregAllbright- media, marketing, social media…Greg knows it cold. Personally I like him because he launched my blogging career- first guest post I wrote was for his blog
brendankinney- a fundraising, marketing and PR expert. Also founded the best damn Twitter chat- #fundchat. Join on Wednesdays at 12pm EST and engage top people in the field
Skipinder- Lesley is one of those people on Twitter I’m thrilled to be connected with- fundraising and project management smarts, social media savvy, funny. Nuff said!
devconsolutio- Robin’s raised millions for charity- as a consultant, she’s helping nonprofits with their fundraising and marketing efforts. Follow and engage!
FarhanaRahman- one of my social media teachers. Farhana taught me engagement- the most important skill in social media. She’s helpful, funny and churning out social media goodness
nathan_hand- fundraising, marketing, social media, blogging & marketing smarts in one Twitter handle! Throw in his humor and I say: Follow!
NonProfit_Meg- Meg brings exuberance and passion to her fundraising efforts. Throw in a dose of fuuuunnnnny and great to convo with- it’s a pleasure to follow her
robmdyson- nonprofit PR pro, witty and even brings the snark sometime. Yup- worth the follow
CutlerDave- somehow we only met online recently. But anyone who uses social media effectively to find a job (& is featured in the news) gets a follow from me. Glad I followed- Dave’s funny, an engager and dispenses the social media knowledge daily
christuttle- where to begin…fundraising, best practices, data, social media, online strategy, SEO smarts. Conversationalist. NPO vet. Must follow!
HildyGottlieb- Hildy is a passionate NPO consultant, a thinker and she runs the awesome #NPcons Twitter chat
TonyMartignetti- the planned giving experience and knowledge, fundraising know-how, nonprofit smarts. An NPO authority you need to follow
missingpeople- They are life-savers- literally! Follow & watch how an org uses Twitter the right way to get the word out and engage.
AskAaronLee- just another social media smartie…ok, I’m kidding. He’s also an authority on the topic- follow and learn!
raymundf23- Raymund writes for @Philanthropy and is a fundraising and tech specialist. Tons to learn by following
franswaa- Working at Blackbaud, Frank engages his followers by discussing fundraising, tech, social media and everything about the online experience.
JustinJWare- Justin is one of my go-to-guys when I need nonprofit and social media assistance. Great to convo with & even better to Hangout with
martinlieberman- it’s all about social media and content marketing smarts and experience. Throw in conversationalist, engaging, funny and snarky- it’s why I follow him on Twitter!
eventsforgood- make your next event shine- Lindsey is an NPO event and fundraising specialist. I enjoy engaging her on Twitter- it’s a Friendly’s thing!
JenniferLSpies- Jennifer brings the online fundraising and social media knowledge to her followers. She knows her stuff- follow and learn!
silverbell- helps nonprofits use the web & tech to get the word out and fundraise. Is it any wonder I follow her?
MatthewSm1th- Social media smarts, nonprofit knowledge, blogger, engager, tweeter of great links, world traveler.
SMacLaughlin- a Blackbaud specialist, Steve brings the data and knowledge about social media, online fundraising, NPO tech and more
kevin_monroe- Nonprofit vet helping your org develop better Board engagement, strategy and ongoing leadership. Yup- he knows his stuff.
FCAtlanta- It’s not just the philanthropy knowledge and sharing- it’s their engagement & willingness to help that gets them on this list.
claremcdowall- I love engaging with Clare and discussing nonprofit social media and communications with her. Apparently, she’s also a pretty good ballroom dancer
HiltonHotels- follow and watch how the “big boys” do engagement the right way!
SocialNicole- blogger, social media and content marketing strategist, manages the #NP talk chat, nonprofit smartie
ThirdSectorLab- helping nonprofits with all their digital and social media needs. Well worth the follow.
GrizzardComm- They specialize in helping your nonprofit get its communications right- and then use that to go out and fundraise.
So you made it to the end- alright! Hope you found plenty of new accounts to follow and engage with.
If your nonprofit needs assistance with its social media strategy, just drop me a line and I’m happy to discuss!