13 Nonprofit Experts You Should Be Following

by Maria Sadusky  |   |  Strategy  |  0 comments

3 min to read ✭ In this post, you'll learn about the top nonprofit influencers and thought leaders in the space and where you can follow them.

Imagine having free access to valuable knowledge from experts in the nonprofit marketing field from anywhere at any time. With social media, you can easily connect with nonprofit influencers to learn how to gain donors, memberships, funding, and run your nonprofit more efficiently.  Here are our top 13 picks for nonprofit experts you should be following. 


1. Dan Pallotta

Dan invented the multi-day charitable event industry which raised about half a billion dollars in nine years. He is a world-renowned fundraising for nonprofit influencer, speaker, author, and charity defender offering regular insights into the future of the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. 

Twitter: @danpallotta

Facebook: Dan Pallotta


2. Beth Kanter

With 341K followers on Twitter, Beth is an internationally recognized thought leader for tech and digital transformation of nonprofits in 2021. Learn How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media on Beth’s blog and stay up to date with one of the most influential leaders in nonprofit technology. Read about her session at the Nonprofit Marketing Summit on Sharing Lessons Learned from the Pandemic’s Fast-Tracked Digital Transformation here

Twitter: @kanter

Facebook: Beth Kanter


3. Kivi Leroux Miller

Award-winning author, Founder, and CEO of Nonprofit Marketing Guide, @npmktgd. Follow this marketing guru for your nonprofit marketing team, big or small, to receive daily updates on the latest nonprofit social media, content, and email marketing tips you need to succeed!

Twitter: @kivilm

LinkedIn: Kivi Leroux Miller


4. Vanessa Chase Lockshin

Author of The Storytelling Nonprofit, Vanessa is a storytelling force who has helped nonprofits raise over $10 million with engaging and inspiring storytelling techniques that can be found on her blog and other social channels. 

Twitter: @vanessaechase

Blog: The Storytelling Nonprofit


5. Julia Campbell

Whether you need on-demand learning or free resources, help with a nonprofit marketing campaign, or a unique speaker for your next event, Julia Campbell is the marketing for the modern nonprofit expert! Read about her session recap at the Nonprofit Marketing Summit on How to Convert Social Media Fans and Followers Into Donors and Long-Term Supporters here

Twitter: @JuliaCSocial

Blog: JC Social Marketing


6. Amy Ward

Amy Sample Ward is an author, speaker, and trainer focused on leveraging technology for social change and CEO of the famous Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN). Follow this nonprofit influencer on Twitter for regular updates on how to use technology to effectively and efficiently meet your nonprofit’s goals. 

Twitter: @amyrsward

LinkedIn: Amy Sample Ward


7. Gail Perry

Voted Top Voices in Philanthropy 2020 by LinkedIn and America’s Top 10 Fundraising Experts, Gail Perry offers online training sessions at nonprofit conferences around the world, and regularly tweets with expert advice directly in your feed to achieve extraordinary fundraising results. 

Twitter: @GailPerrync

LinkedIn: Gail Perry MBA CFRE


8. Debra Askanase

Nonprofit social and digital engagement specialist, speaker, and Blogger on Community Organizer 2.0, selected Alltop Nonprofit blog, and considered the intersection of social media technology, engagement, and nonprofit organizations. 

Twitter: @askdebra

LinkedIn: Debra Askanase


9. Tony Martignetti

Tony helps nonprofits of all sizes create, promote, and grow highly effective Planned Giving Programs. You will see this nonprofit influencer featured on Top 7 Podcasts for Nonprofit Leaders Looking to Grow. Head to his Nonprofit Radio #1 Podcast for Nonprofits to get Big Nonprofit Ideas for the Other 95% that do not have the resources to hire consultants!

Twitter: @TonyMartignetti

LinkedIn: Tony Martignetti


10. Joan Garry

Champion and advisor for nonprofit leaders, author, and podcaster on why nonprofits are messy. Check out her blog for expert nonprofit advice, as well as request to join her Facebook group: Thriving Nonprofit with Joan Garry

Twitter: @joangarry

LinkedIn: Joan Garry


11. Pamela Grow

Founder of The Fundraising Calendar, Pamela is a leading trainer that focuses on deeper donor relationships and healthier nonprofits. Join 19.5K other followers on Twitter to learn how to fund your work and grow your nonprofit’s Lifetime Donor Attraction Systems.

Twitter: @PamelaGrow

LinkedIn: Pamela Grow


12. Vu Le

Writer of NonprofitAF.com, a humorous view into the issues and topics that nonprofits deal with, Vu Le posts weekly on topics ranging from board, donor, and funder relations to grant writing, cultural competency, and special events. Join 26.4K other followers on Twitter to enjoy much needed humor while still exploring serious topics for your nonprofit. 

Twitter: @NonprofitAF


13. Dana Snyder from Positive Equation

Founder of Positive Equation Dana Snyder is a marketing professional and nonprofit influencer helping attract donors and raise more funds online. You can catch her speaking at a variety of webinars and conferences, along with hosting her own webinars with other nonprofit leaders like Julia Campbell, Mallory Erickson, and Taylor Shanklin. Check out How to Stand Out in Email Marketing with Julia Campbell webinar on youtube! You can find free resources on her youtube channel and blog to get equipped with digital marketing tools and knowledge to attract new donors, love on the current ones, and raise more funds. Follow on social channels below!

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