Top 100 Giving Influencers on Twitter

Give Local America: Giving 100
Running Give Local America requires our organization to interact with thousands of do-gooders online. These are people who use their social networking profiles to strengthen nonprofits, build their communities and help others.

Though there are many, many people who use Twitter for good, we have identified 100 influencers that focus on sharing quality online fundraising information with small and local nonprofits.

Here’s our list of 100 must-follow giving influencers, listed alphabetically.

Jennifer Aaker @aaker

General Atlantic professor of marketing, Stanford GSB. Author of The Dragonfly Effect.

Ian Adair @IanMAdair

Passionate about supporting teachers and empowering ALL students. #Nonprofit and #Education speaker/author. Nonprofit CEO @MartinezFellows. #Philanthropy advocate.

Debra Askanase @askdebra

Social media strategist @nbtstweets, presenter, blogger. Fascinated by social media, lover of conversation and mint chocolate chip ice cream.

Sohini Baliga @sohinibaliga 

Communicator, writer, strategist.

Pamela Barden @pjbarden

Love fundraising – as long as it’s practical and actionable! Sharing my passion with nonprofits and students to help them improve net income. CFRE.

Ken Berger @kenscommentary

Navigating charities with the President of Charity Navigator.

Lucy Bernholz @p2173

Philanthropy wonk.

Charles Best @CharlesBest

Former public school teacher, founder of

Andre Blackman @mindofandre

Digital health + engagement. Connector. Working with health focused orgs + thought leaders. @PulseAndSignal (strategic communications). Co-founder @FastFwdHealth project.

Dan Blakemore, CFRE @dan_blakemore 

Nonprofit fundraiser. Blogger at The Good Steward. @YNPN national board member. Passionate about politics, genealogy, and cooking great food.

Mike Bloomberg @MikeBloomberg

Entrepreneur, philanthropist, and three-term mayor of New York City.

Cory Booker @CoryBooker 

U.S. Senator from New Jersey.

Ivan Boothe @rootwork

Working with nonprofits and social change groups on web + online strategy. Into creative social protest and radical nonviolent praxis. #nptech

Alexandra Bornkessel @SocialBttrfly

I believe in the heart of a person – power of the people. Apply social innovation, marketing, and tech for good @RTI_Intl. Professor at AU. Advocate @Research_MS.

Britt Bravo @Bbravo

Big vision consultant. @rockwoodleaders senior communications manager.

Jeff Brooks @jeffbrooks

Seattle-based #fundraising guy, creative director for great nonprofits at TrueSense Marketing. There’s a better way to do fundraising!

Shonali Burke @shonali

CEO of a social PR biz, measurement/social media geek. Teach @JHUComm. Founder #measurepr. I love shoes, dogs, Elvis, and ABBA. Paleo FTW. Don’t be hatin.’

Mary Cahalane @mcahalane

Nonprofit fundraiser and consultant with a near nerdy interest in individual giving. Wife, mom, reader, and arts lover. Proud F&M grad.

Julia C. Campbell @JuliaCSocial

I help nonprofits hone their online presence with social media and digital marketing #nptech tools. Mom, RPCV, feminist.

Vanessa Chase @vanessaechase

Fundraising and communications strategist, storytelling enthusiast, philanthropy advocate. Also love stationery, colored pens, good books, and tea.

Farhad Chikhliwala @fchikhli

Purdue University/Seneca College. Content manager for @IABCtoronto and contributor to @WildApricot.

Whitney Dailey @WhitneyDailey

@Cone CSR Insights and Intel Supervisor, #Susty and #CSR professional, environmental MBA grad, voracious reader, culinary enthusiast, and urban farmer.

Sloane Davidson @sloane

Activist and advocate. Bringing people together to do the most good. Speaker. Author of The Giving Manifesto.

Shanon Doolittle @sldoolittle

Born do-gooder, high-fiving fundraiser + girl on a mission to spread donor happiness. Co-founder #npstoryconf. Also saving snail mail, one stamp at a time.

Peter Drury @seattledrury

Philanthropy, social enterprise and economics, leadership. Director of Strategy at Splash. Faculty at Seattle University and University of Washington.

Sarah Durham @BigDuckSarah

President of Big Duck (, author of Brandraising. Nonprofit communications geek, adjunct professor at NYU Wagner, mom, subversive crafter.

Nell Edgington @nedgington

President of Social Velocity and blogger. Passionate about reinventing the nonprofit sector. I like reading, eating, thinking, and laughing.

Robert Egger @robertegger   Founder of @DCCK and @CForwardUS. Now opening @TheLAKitchen to further reveal the power of food, community, and nonprofits. No waste!!

Derrick Feldmann @derrickfeldmann

President of Achieve (@achieve_consult), researcher for The Millenial Impact, author of Cause for Change: Why and How of Nonprofit Millennial Engagement.

Allison Fine @Afine   Author of Momentum, co-author of The Networked Nonprofit, host of Social Good podcast. Thinking about social change.

Janet Fouts @jfouts

CEO, speaker, digital marketer, author, Mac girl. I tweet #socialbiz, #marketing, #nptech, #food, #travel, #wine + my horse.

Joanne Fritz @joannefritz expert – nonprofit, charitable orgs. Nonprofit advice and charitable giving tips.

Jay Frost @GordonJayFrost

Fundraising explorer. Senior partner at Jerold Panas, Linzy and Partners. Speaker/blogger at

Sean Gardner @2morrowknight

Keynote speaker, #GivingTuesday ambassador. Bestselling author of The Road to Social Media Success.

Tracy Gary @tracygary1

Philanthropic advisor, nonprofit donor and legacy field builder. Nonprofit entrepreneur with others of 23 NPOs–Women Moving Millions, Women Donors, Bolder Giving.

Steven George @MrStevenGeorge

Contrarian value investor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and independent citizen. Matthew 8:23-6.

Casey Golden @SmallActGuy

Serial entrepreneur, committed philanthropist, taking fear out of giving.

Hildy Gottlieb @HildyGottlieb

Social scientist, activist, explorer. HuffPo blogger, TEDx speaker. Change the questions, change the world!

Maddie Grant @maddiegrant

Culture change consultant, digital strategist. Editor at @SocialFish. Author. Humanizer. @artomatic. Sweet yet snarky. Vamos United!

Ann Green @agreennonprofit

Communications consultant. My blog offers advice and resources for nonprofit professionals and organizations. I enjoy reading, taking walks, and chocolate.

Pamela Grow @PamelaGrow

Affordable donor-first fundraising for smart nonprofits. Simple Development Systems and Basics and More Fundraising.

Lori Halley @LoriHalley

Blog and marketing writer at Wild Apricot.

Nathan Hand @nathan_hand

Nonprofit nerd. Director of Advancement @TheOaksAcademy, @AFPIndiana president, @IUPhilanthropy faculty. Consultant, blogger, and speaker. Bigfoot hunter and @WhiteCastle nut.

Wendy Harman @wharman

#nptech, #socialinnovation, and #volunteer enthusiast. #RedCross worker, copyright and collaboration nerd, curious introvert. Southpaw.

John Haydon @johnhaydon

Dad. Digital #marketing and #fundraising expert for nonprofits. Author of #Facebook Marketing for Dummies.

David Hessekiel @DaveCause

President of the Cause Marketing Forum, the info source for company and cause leaders interested in doing well by doing good together.

Meg Hoffman @NonProfit_Meg

Bostonian, fundraiser, passionista. I like running, beach, live music, cooking, laughing, and traveling. 2013 and 2014 Boston Marathon charity runner. #bostonstrong

Mark Horvath @hardlynormal

Just a hardly normal guy trying to navigate through an abnormal world by helping others. Marketing guy. Founder @invisiblepeople.

Noland Hoshino @NolandHoshino

I sprinkle GOODness. Director of Creative and Digital Marketing at,

Narissa Johnson @NarissaTweets

Give a little. Live a little more. Believer in change for stronger communities. @KarmaBadgers co-founder.

Allison Jones @ajlovesya

Editor @Idealist. Writer @fastcompany and @udacity. I’m exploring what it means to do good and how to create content that inspires action.

Brady Josephson @bradyjosephson

Changing charity to change lives. Work for/with @peergiving, @wearechimp, and @npu. Contribute to @HuffPostImpact and @Hubspot. Opine at

Beth Kanter @kanter

Let’s talk about networked approaches, data, and social media for nonprofit learning and impact. Instructional designer, teacher, walker, and magic marker lover!

Allyson Kapin @care2frogloop

Frogloop follows the latest trends in nonprofit communications, marketing, fundraising, and technology.

Mitchell Kutney @MKutney

Hyper-engaged citizen, proponent of reimagining the roles of philanthropy and business, cofounder of @JustChangeOtt, board member of @CentretownCCA.

JD Lasica @jdlasica

Entrepreneur, cruiseable co-founder, social media strategist, author, speaker, journalist, and photographer. Founder of and @socialbrite.

Craig Lefebvre @chiefmaven

Social and design. Marketing + tech for change. Author. Social marketing and social change.

Sarah Lehman @socialehman

Fundraiser @eastbaycf, Communicator, Connector, and ex-pat Canadian. Tweets are my own: fundraising, philanthropy, and a strong East Bay.

Beth Ann Locke @FundraiserBeth

I believe relationships are key! I help people and nonprofits engage with supporters to deepen the connection.

Nancy Lublin @nancylublin

CEO of Founder of Founder of Dress for Success. Spinal tap fan. Mom x2. Allergic to peppers.

Kevin MacDonell @kevinmacdonell

Author of CoolData, a blog about data mining and predictive modeling for university advancement, and a book called Score!

Tony Martignetti @TonyMartignetti

Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio. Fundraising fundamentals for @philanthropy. Consultant, talker, video blogger, stand-up comic.

Melanie Mathos @melmatho

VP @louhammondpr, co-author of 101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits.

Emily McKhann @EmilyMcKhann  Co-founder of The Motherhood.

Susan McPherson @susanmcp1

Passionate connector who believes business can be a force for good. Angel investor. Philanthropist. Thinker. Doer. Writer. Host of bi-weekly #CSRChat.

Tom Megginson @CreativeTweets

I’m a Creative Director & Social Issues Marketing Blogger at

Kivi Leroux Miller @kivilm

Nonprofit marketing and communications trainer, consultant, and blogger. Mom. Vegetarian. Baker. Transplanted Berkeley girl living in the rural south.

Erica Mills @ericamills  Word nerd. Do gooder. Speaker. Author of Pitchfalls, creator of Wordifier. Wine swiller. Mama-of-two.

Pam Moore @PamMktgNut

50% marketing, 50% geek. CEO @MktgNutz, @SocialZoomFactr. #entrepreneur, #socbiz, consultant, #speaker. Love God, friends, beach, and life! Forbes TOP 10 #SocialMedia Influencer.

David J. Neff @daveiam

I don’t sleep. Sleeping is giving in. Digital strategy. Author. TEDx speaker. Volunteer. Network weaver. Founder of @npfilm. Work #PwC.

Amy Neumann @CharityIdeas

Insatiably curious! Adore tech, #socialgood, people. Eternal optimist. Love #Cleveland. Director of audience, social, and content marketing at Northeast Ohio Media Group.

Craig Newmark @craignewmark

Customer service rep and founder of craigslist and craigconnects.

Nonprofit Ninja @DoGooderNinja

#Marketing and #Fundraising Ninja at Business Strategist and Social Champion. Recovering Engineer and Data Nerd. Mom. Twitter Rookie.

NonprofitOrgs @nonprofitorgs

A portal to all nonprofit organizations on Twitter. Follow only nonprofits and nonprofit staff.

Jamie Notter @jamienotter

Speaker, consultant, author. Partner at Culture That Works LLC. Read the blog ( to get me. Work with me to find your power.

Gail Perry @GailPerrync  Rabble-rouser for a better world. Ruthlessly practical fundraising is my middle name. Blogger, author, consultant, keynote speaker.

Mark Phillips @Markyphillips

The person who set up bluefrog, an organization that makes good charities and nonprofits great. I share thoughts and ideas on my blog.

Marc A. Pitman @marcapitman

Author of Ask Without Fear! Husband, dad, international fundraising trainer, coach, keynote speaker, capital campaign guy, bowtie guy, GenXer, coffee lover, brewer.

Sandy Rees @SandyRees

Ready to raise more money for your small nonprofit? You’re in the right place! Get inspiration, information, and links to resources.

Estrella Rosenberg @charityestrella

Founder of Big Love Little Hearts. Blogging at Adventures in Philanthropy. Mom to an amazing boy with autism. Give for no reason, love for no reason.

Jan-Michael Sacharko @JanMichaelDC

Homeless advocate in DC area for over 10 years and still going. Truck driver. Runner. New Development Director at @NewHopeHousing.

Kari Dunn Saratovsky @kds

Social good evangelist, connector of passionate people/ideas, mom, wife, wine enthusiast, author of Cause for Change.

Nancy Schwartz @NancySchwartz

Nonprofit marketing problem solver and coach.

Maria Semple @mariasemple

#ConstantContact email marketing, social media, prospect research, speaker, author of ebooks on finding affluent prospects.

Ritu Sharma @ritusharma1

CEO and co-founder of @sm4nonprofits. Blogger, public speaker, and social media strategist. Love to cook, hike, and read voraciously.

Rusty M. Stahl @rustystahl

Founder, President, and CEO @FundThePeople. Fellow @NYUwagner. Founder and E.D. Emeritus @EPIPNational. Alum @FordFoundation. Spouse @SarahBFrom. Third generation #Philly.

Megan Strand @meganstrand

Enamored with life’s interesting intersections. Commmunications Director. Cause Marketing Forum. Podcast host, Lifehacks for Working Moms and Cause Talk Radio.

Alex Swallow @AlexSwallow

Social entrepreneur at Founder @YoungTrustees. Programme Director @CharityLeaders.

Randy Thio @ideabloke

100% organic social media. Plugging businesses into real-time #Conversations. Wisdom seeker, thought provocateur.

Alan Thornton @alanrmsyr

CEO of the Rescue Mission of Syracuse. We share hope, end hunger and homelessness, and change lives, strengthening one communities one person at a time.

Rosetta Thurman @happyblackwoman

I help women create lives of happiness, success, and freedom. Island girl. Foodie. Traveler. Minimalist. Free spirit. Love is my religion.

Farra Trompeter @farra

VP @BigDuck. Passionate about smart communications for nonprofits, online fundraising, branding, activism. Brooklynite, LGBTQ advocate, foodie. Hugger, not a fighter.

Chris Tuttle @ChrisTuttle

Tuttle Communications for online engagement strategies to build relationships using integrated website, email, and #socialmedia. Lego lover and Kermit impersonator.

Pamela Walker @pamelarwalker

St. Louis City Health Department Director.

Amy Sample Ward @amyrsward

Speaker, author, and @NTENorg CEO focused on real social change and the tech that supports it from #digitalinclusion to #socialinnovation.

Joe Waters @joewaters

Blogger at Author of Fundraising with Businesses. Co-host of CauseTalk Radio. Tweets include a wicked Boston accent.

Nedra Weinreich @Nedra

Behavior change strategist using social marketing, transmedia storytelling, and digital innovation to change the world. UCLA School of Public Health faculty.

Lynne Wester @donorguru  Donor fundraising guru, dynamic speaker, resource provider, consultant, author of The Four Pillars of Donor Relations, MS in strategic philanthropy, gamecock.

YNPN @ynpn

The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) strengthens the social sector by activating emerging leaders & connecting them with resources, people & ideas.

Emily Yu @DCxchange

The Case Foundation’s VP of Marketing and Partnerships by day – Washington, DC advocate and enthusiast by night.