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Volume 15
July 2016


      25 Influential Philanthropy Experts to    
                       Follow on Twitter 



          Philanthropy Media & Michael Chatman Network's
                 25 Influential Leaders to Follow on Twitter

Sarah Owen, President & CEO, Southwest Florida Community Foundation (pictured above) leads Florida's network of Community Foundations. Visit Sarah Owen's websites: and
                 Connect with America's Top Philanthropy Experts on Twitter
Where Philanthropy Experts, Social Innovators, Financial
    Thought Leaders & Generosity Advocates Connect
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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 six 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. Craig Newmark, Founder for Craigslist
2. Gloria Steinem, Author & Activist
3. Jacki Zehner, CEO, Women Moving Millions
4. Claire Diaz, Speaker, Author & Twitter for Good
5. Lucia Lumina, Communications Director, Lumina Foundation
6. Carrie Morgridge, Vice President, Morgridge Family Foundation
7. Carrie Schwab, President, Charles Schwab Foundation
8. Jean Case, President, The Case Foundation
9. Stacy Palmer, Editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy
10. Sarah Owen, President, Southwest Florida Community Foundation
11. Melinda Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
12. Sean Gardner, Vice President of Social at World Communications Forum
13. Ann MacDougal, President, Encore
14. Devin D. Thorpe, Author, Speaker, Forbes Contributor
15. Eileen Heisman, President, National Philanthropic Trust
16. Diana Aviv, President, Feeding America  
17. Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation
18. Emmett Carson, CEO, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
19. Henry Timms, President, 92 Street Y of New York
20. Luz Vega Marquis, President, Marguerite Casey Foundation
21. Jeff Bradach, Co-Founder, Bridgespan
22. Paul Polizzotto, President, EcoMedia
23. Marc Gunther, Nonprofit Blogger
24. Jacob C. Harold, CEO, Guide Star
25. Wendy Steele, Founder, Impact 100

Michael Chatman created the largest network of experts, influencers and communicators in financial, philanthropy and social innovation sectors. As Founder of Financial & Philanthropy Experts Academy, America's leading training program for thought-leaders, authors, public speakers and celebrity experts.
To partner, joint venture or connect with our list of experts and influencers contact:
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Known as "The Philanthropy Connector," Michael Chatman is one of the most listened-to voices in philanthropy and social innovation with 297,700 followers on Twitter; provides market strategy for America's leading thought leaders in financial, philanthropy and social innovation, and positions their message to achieve greater impact.

Three-time Social & Digital Media Influencer of the year in social innovation; Mr. Chatman, founder of Philanthropy Speakers Agency, host of #WHYiGIVE and The Giving Show, is credited with building one of the most popular brands in the philanthropic sector.
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