Whether you're using Twitter as a tool of procrastination or as a valuable way to connect and spread your message, the first thing you need is people to follow. Here are five of our favorite tweeters, whose feeds are always filled with helpful, thought-provoking, and sometimes hilarious content geared toward nonprofit organizations.
For those moments when you just need a quick laugh, Fundraiser Grrl’s Twitter feed (and her updated-daily Tumblr http://fundraisergrrl.tumblr.com) offer pop culture GIFS, cat photos, and “cheeky observations about life in fundraising.” If you’ve ever channeled Tina Belcher when cultivating a new donor, you’ll get a kick out of Fundraiser Grrl’s quirky humor.
We might be biased, but we think a successful nonprofit rests upon solid accounting practices. Whether you have a full-time bookkeeper or an accountant you only talk to once a year, it never hurts to learn more about proper financial recording. If you use QuickBooks for your accounting needs, their Twitter feed is a valuable resource for tips, tricks, and product updates.
You’re probably already following Nonprofit Quarterly, but in case you’re not, we recommend rectifying that immediately. With a wealth of information on governance, philanthropy, and trends in the nonprofit sector, Nonprofit Quarterly is the go-to site for keeping your finger on the pulse of nonprofits nationwide.
Nonprofit Technology Network
If you spend your free time scrolling Mashable and TechCrunch, you’ll love NTEN’s Twitter feed when you’re at work. Filled with the latest news and and tech tips for nonprofit organizations, NTEN offers constructive advice on how to keep your nonprofit up to date in a rapidly changing technology landscape.
Your Local Nonprofit Associations
Michigan Nonprofit Association - @MNAonline
Colorado Nonprofit Association - @CONonprofits
For support, networking, and nonprofit resources, follow your local nonprofit association on Twitter. These associations often offer excellent advice, and can help connect you with a community of like-minded leaders located right in your own backyard.