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.