Who do you follow on Twitter? If you're looking for new insights and inspiration, check out these philanthropy experts worth following.
I've been actively using Twitter for seven years, and I'm still amazed at the people I can connect with on this social media platform. I've chatted with global entrepreneurs, actors, athletes, politicians and other well-known figures I never imagined meeting or connecting with, even online.
From a business and social impact perspective, I've met a number of truly influential people who, surprisingly, have fewer than 3,000 followers, others have many more. To me, these leaders are "movers and shakers" who have given me invaluable information and guidance that's helped me expand my network - and create new business opportunities.
My gift to you is a list of 25 philanthropy experts you should follow on Twitter right away (in no particular order).
1. Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Melinda Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
3. Gloria Steinem, Author & Activist
4. Jacki Zehner, CEO, Women Moving Millions
Art Taylor, CEO, BBB Wise Giving Alliance
Claire Diaz, Speaker, Author & Twitter for Good
7. Carrie Morgridge, Vice President, Morgridge Family Foundation
8. Carrie Schwab, President, Charles Schwab Foundation
9. Jean Case, President, The Case Foundation
10. Stacy Palmer, Editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy
Wendy Steele, Founder, Impact 100
12. Susan McPherson, Angel Investor & Philanthropist
13. Sean Gardner, Vice President of Social at World Communications Forum
14. Ann MacDougal, President, Encore
15. Devin D. Thorpe, Author, Speaker, Forbes Contributor
16. Eileen Heisman, President, National Philanthropic Trust
17. Diana Aviv, President, Feeding America
18. Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation
19. Emmett Carson, CEO, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
20. Henry Timms, President, 92 Street Y of New York
21. Luz Vega Marquis, President, Marguerite Casey Foundation
22. Jeff Bradach, Co-Founder, Bridgespan
Craig Newmark, Founder for Craigslist
24. Marc Gunther, Nonprofit Blogger
25. Jacob C. Harold, CEO, Guide Star
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Henry Timms, Founder of #GivingTuesday
Mary Wong, President, Office Depot Foundation
Val Porter-Cook, Leadership Development Advisor
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Art Taylor, President, BBB Wise Giving Alliance
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