Imagine having free access to expert advice in all the areas you need help with at your nonprofit.
This is exactly what Twitter is for. You can get instant answers to questions like:
There are hundreds of nonprofit experts tweeting their best advice and answering your questions to help you grow your nonprofit.
At Wild Apricot, we use Twitter nearly every day to make connections with the experts to help us create educational nonprofit resources for you. For example, association database expert Wes Trochlil helped us write the blog post, Take The Quiz: Are You Managing Your Membership Database Like The Top Nonprofits? and nonprofit volunteer expert Tobi Johnson presented a webinar with us called, Quick Ways to Refresh Your Core Volunteer Program.
If you’re looking for expert tips, here is a list of the top forty-five nonprofit experts on Twitter categorized by business area (events, volunteering, marketing, etc.). Feel free to follow, tweet, or direct message any of them to learn how to run your nonprofit more efficiently, raise more money, and grow your membership.
Here Are 45 Nonprofit Experts by Category to Help You Grow Your Nonprofit:
Jeff Hurt - @JeffHurt
Executive Vice President of Velvet Chainsaw Consulting, an event agency, authority on conference design, digital events, and social media for events and associations.
Jennifer Gilbert - @JenGilbertNYC
Speaker, radio and television personality, and Founder of Save the Date® an event planning agency.
Karen Brown - @KarenBrown
CEO at Members, Inc., designs and implements conferences for associations.
Keith Johnston - @PlannerWire
Managing Partner at i3 Events a conference, event and incentive planning agency.
Randy Hawthorne - @rdhawthorne
Publisher for The Nonprofit Hub, speaker and event planner.
Fundraising & Sponsorship Experts
Gail Perry - @GailPerrync
One of America's Top 10 Fundraising Experts. Author, coach, keynote speaker, and Founder of Fired-Up Fundraising.
Joe Waters - @joewaters
Speaker, coach, and Founder of Selfish Giving and Waters Uncharted.
Lori L. Jacobwith - @LJacobwith
Fundraising culture change expert. Founder of Ignited Fundraising where she's helped nonprofits raise over $300 million.
Vanessa Chase - @vanessaechase
Author of The Storytelling Non-Profit. Fundraising and communications strategist.
Dan Pallotta - @danpallotta
Inventor of the multi-day charitable event industry. Created the Breast Cancer walks and AIDS Rides, which raised over half a billion to date.
Social Media Experts
John Haydon - @johnhaydon
Nonprofit social media and marketing coach, speaker, consultant, and author of Facebook Marketing for Dummies.
Debra Askanase - @askdebra
Nonprofit social and digital engagement strategist. Blogger on Community Organizer 2.0.
Tim Luege - @timolue
Senior humanitarian communications and innovation consultant who works with the UN, Red Cross and NGOs. Blogs on Social Media For Good.
Kami Huyse - @kamichat
Nonprofit social media strategist, speaker, and Founder and CEO of Zoetica Media.
Allison Fine - @Afine
Nonprofit social media speaker, consultant, and author of Matterness and other books.
Tobi Johnson - @TobiJohnsonTJA
President of Tobi Johnson & Associates, a volunteer management consulting firm. Also runs live webinars on VolunteerPro.
Barry Altland - @HHHEngagement
Author of Engaging the Head, Heart and Hands of a Volunteer.
Elisa Kosarin - @THNonprofit
Coach and consultant for high-impact volunteer programs. Founder of Twenty Hats.
Karl Wilding - @karlwilding
Director of Public Policy and Volunteering at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.
Susan J. Ellis - @susanjellis
Author, consultant, trainer, editor of e-Volunteerism, and President of Energize, Inc.
Beth Kanter - @kanter
Writes one of the most popular nonprofit blogs and named one of the most influential women in technology. Coauthor of The Happy Healthy Nonprofit.
Aliza Sherman - @alizasherman
Nonprofit web and social mobile pioneer, speaker, consultant, and coauthor of The Happy Healthy Nonprofit.
Alice Korngold - @alicekorngold
Author and nonprofit consultant on corporate governance, CSR and corporate-nonprofit partnerships.
Susan McPherson - @susanmcp1
Angel investor, writer. philanthropist, and Founder of McPherson Strategies.
Ian Adair - @IanMAdair
Nonprofit leadership, fundraising, and marketing consultant. Founder of Strategy 27.
SEO, Data & Analytics Experts
Jason Shim - @JasonShim
Nonprofit technology innovator, digital and social media consultant, speaker, author, and Google Partner.
Mark Hallman - @mark_hallman
Google Partner specializing in Google Grants for nonprofits and AdWords for business. Digital Marketer for Evergreen Digital Marketing.
Kaite Delahaye Paine - @queenofmetrics
Katie has been called The Queen of Measurement. Nonprofit author, speaker, consultant, and CEO of Paine Publishing.
Steve MacLaughlin - @SMacLaughlin
Bestselling author of Data Driven Nonprofits. Vice President of data and analytics at Blackbaud.
Wes Trochlil - @westrochlil
The most published author on data management for associations. Speaker and founder of Effective Database Management.
Marketing & Communications Experts
Kivi Leroux Miller - @kivilm
Founder, award-winning author, trainer, adviser, and CEO of the Nonprofit Marketing Guide.
Nancy Schwartz - @NancySchwartz
Nonprofit marketing problem solver and coach. Founder of Getting Attention.
Julia C. Campbell - @JuliaCSocial
Nonprofit digital marketing, social media, and online fundraising expert.
Sarah Durham - @BigDuckSarah
Nonprofit communications and fundraising expert. Author of Brandraising and President of Big Duck, smart communications for nonprofits.
Josh Hirsch - @JoshHirsch1
Nonprofit social media ambassador and Marketing and Membership Director for Nonprofits First.
Software, Website & Technology Experts
Amy Sample Ward - @amyrsward
Speaker, author, and CEO of the Nonprofit Technology Network.
Karen Graham - @karentgraham
Executive Director of Idealware, helping nonprofits make smart technology decisions.
Rach Ramjattan - @RachelNPP
Nonprofit tech and social media geek, trainer, writer, and Founder of Nonprofit Plus, LLC.
Amy Neumann - @CharityIdeas
Nonprofit technology blogger and Founder of Free Tech for Nonprofits.
Heidi Massey - @HeidiEKMassey
Nonprofit technology and marketing trainer and facilitator. Founder of Community Connective.
Board, Membership & Donor Engagement Experts
Sarah Sladek - @SarahSladek
Author and expert on engaging Generations X, Y, Z. CEO XYZ University.
Meagan Rockett - @rockettm
Tweeting about the association engagement and meetings industry. Association Ambassador for Greenfield Services Inc., helping associations grow and prosper.
Amanda Kaiser - @SmoothThePath
Member-informed association strategist, member researcher, writer, speaker, and Founder of Smooth The Path.
Rick Lent - @rickmlent
Co-founder of Meeting for Results, helping leaders run effective meetings by using structure to create naturally better results. Author, Leading Great Meetings.
Anna Caraveli - @AnnaCaraveli
Managing partner, The Demand Networks, LLC., helping retain, engage and grow members. Author of The Demand Perspective: Leading From the Outside In.
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Wild Apricot - @WildApricot
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And of course, you can always follow me (Terry)! I post updates about what I'm working on at Wild Apricot.
Terry Ibele - @terryibele
Content Manager at Wild Apricot