Twitter for Social Entrepreneurship: The Top 100 Tweeps to Follow
Short cuts to Following social entrepreneurs – Thanks to @itsjustajoy – you can follow all 100 listed below with one click!
Or follow peer sourced list of 427 “#SocEnt” with two clicks thanks to @montero:
See also growing independent Twitter lists: http://bit.ly/4agPB
With Matt Flannery, founder of Kiva, transitioning from blogging to twittering, we thought this would be a good time to help Matt and others joining Twitter to hit the ground running with a list of the best social entrepreneur twitter folks to follow.
These are folks we have run into in our specifically social entrepreneurship circle. I’m sure there are many more people we have not yet met, and would like to meet, so I encourage you to comment here with your recommended additions.
That said, we have selected a few, well 100 to be exact, to get you started on “Twitter for Social Entrepreneurship”. We suggest you start with the first 20 below and see how it goes. Then start adding in some of the other clever people listed when you are ready. (By the way, if you are considering how to start tweeting for yourself or your organization, see also Twitter and the Social Entrepreneur – a guide to mission-aligned twittering.)
For Social Entrepreneurship–20 essential folks to follow:
@socialedge (that’s us!) @skollfoundation @poptech @civicventures @echoinggreen @ashokatweets @changemakers @AshokaGenV @acumenfund @nextbillion @UnLtd @UnLtdWorld @SchSocEnt @socialcitizen @casefoundation @thinkchangeind @socialearth @BeUnreasonable @socialentrprnr @ideablob
Social Entrepreneurs–an eclectic collection of 20, some small, some large orgs (and there are many, many more not listed), to follow:
@kjer (Forge); @leila_c (@samasource); @mattflannery (@kiva); @camfed (Camfed); @CollegeSummit (College Summit); @staceymonk (@EpicChange); @lend4health (Lend4Health); @SHEnterprises (Sustainable Health Enterprises) @ineedapencil (INeedAPencil.com); @kenyanpundit and @whiteafrican (@ushahidi); @ConsciousChange (Global Grassroots); @playpumps (PlayPumps); @JRandomF (Benetech); @RoomtoRead_MN (Room to Read); @RugMark (RugMark); @fairtradeusa (TransFair USA); @Gillian1Sky (@1Sky, @TheHub @witnessorg); @teachforamerica (Teach for America); @waterpartners (Water Partners) @endovershoot (Global Footprint Network)
Others in the social entrepreneurship field, 20 peeps I like to follow:
@global_x @tomjd @jnovogratz @rodneyschwartz @jongos @slboval @Montero @judechia @Kevindoylejones @AmiDar @emeka_okafor @trielly @tomwatson @dnbornstein @davepeery @peterdeitz @EncoreTerry @mdangear @stevecase @zyOzyfounder
Philanthropy-related gurus, 20 thought-leaders you should follow:
@Philanthropy @OnPhilanthropy @p2173 @tactphil @Philanthropy411 @philosopher20 @pndblog @fdncenter @gatesfoundation @Grameen_Fdn @idealist @worldchanging @sustainablog @davos @takepart @e180 @startingbloc @atlascorps @dosomething @globalgiving
NP/VC/Tech/social media for social good geeks, 20 great guides to follow:
@kanter @bbravo @afine @mashable @webb @jessicashortall @hildygottlieb @TechSoup @appafrica @afrigadget @socap09 @SVNetwork @newprofit @SVTgroup @nesta_uk @socialgood @Ventureneer @socialbusiness @socialactions @netsquared
More places to find social entrepreneurs on Twitter – see who tweets with the following hash tags or terms
#SocEnt (social entrepreneur/entrepreneurship)
#SocEntChat (monthly social entrepreneur chat by Ashoka)
#socialentrepreneur (for those who don’t know about #SocEnt)
#Prize4SC (prize for social change)
#4change (that’s right, “for change”)
#BoP (base/bottom of the pyramid)
#nptech (nonprofit technology)
#SSIR (Stanford Social Innovation Review)
#i4c (internet for change)
You can even join a twibe…
Follow them all, or follow just @socialedge for the highlights.
And check out all the fine folks who are following @socialedge as they are clearly in the know and in the social entrepreneur space; including folks like these bonus people to follow: @dallant @jfinlayson @jasontclark @christineegger @lkaran @razoo @memeshift @odemagazine @kitode @knightfdn @vmconnect @willrobinsoniii @bopsource @nakisnakis @philanthropic @cathyhc @Bcorporation @McKQuarterly @neovintage @aspeninstitute @greatbayfdn @universalgiving @robertkatz @changefusion @palm44 @jocelynw @plamb @petrakroon @sparkseed @amyrsward @donmacca @paconmiller and in March/April @skollworldforum.
Might we need a category for reporters/journalists on the “social entrepreneur” beat or who share the passion? @nytimeskristof @jessiwrites @ssstrom @greenwombat come to mind, but I’m sure there are others…