Oh, you know Twitter, right? What’s so great about it?
How about money?
Notices when you should apply for grants?
Notices on when you get a chance to meet with foundation employees?
Well, recently I followed every single foundation on the Foundation Center’s website listing, and I put them in a list on my twitter feed.
My list is here.
You can find specific foundations that are relevant to your cause, or just follow them all.
if you’re not following your favorite foundations on twitter already, ask yourself, why not?
I mean, really, what is a better way to get on their radar than to do an @ message and tell them you like them?
Do grantors ever tell you not to write or call?
How about, “Don’t follow us and thank us publicly on twitter”?
So why not take advantage of this tool?
Okay, enough evangelizing the foundation social media thing.
Here are some of my favorite people to follow on twitter.
People who like to retweet.
They can teach you a lot, by their blog posts, by their events, by example and otherwise.
Nonprofit Management and Fundraising Gurus
@HildyGottlieb (Hildy Gottlieb)
@CheritaTweets (Cherita Smith)
@skmasterson (Sarah K. Masterson)
@pamelagrow (Pamela Grow)
@btalisman (Barbara Talisman)
@rosettathurman (Rosetta Thurman)
@rachelbeer (Rachel Beer)
@rjleaman (Rebecca Leaman)
@joewaters (Joe Waters)
@frsuccess (Margaret Battistelli)
NP Tech Gurus
@kanter (Beth Kanter)
@amyrsward (Amy Sample Ward)
@clairesale (Claire Sale!)
@NetSquared (Amy and Claire do this one)
@evangineer (Mamading Ceesay)
@daveiam (David J. Neff)
@ntenhross (Holly Ross)
All around good people
@lifecoachsusan (Susan Liddy)
@ajlovesya (Allison Jones)
@brazencareerist (Brazen Careerist)
@mnthomas (Maura Nevel Thomas)
@gharman (greg harman)
@timbrauhn (Tim Brauhn) @FaithsAct
@girlgeeks (Girl Geeks Scotland)
@pdxsays (Teresa Boze)
@GenerationMeh (J. Maureen Henderson)
@LauraEKaufman (Laura Kaufman)
People I’ve met IRL in Austin
@CaitStuff (Cait Stuff rules. You would love knowing her.)
@SmartWoman (Vicki Flaugher again!)
@Danibardgette (Danielle Bardgette)
@stacydyer Stacy Dyer
Anyone else you would recommend following? Please leave a comment!