Social Entrepreneurs: Twitter Accounts to Follow
- Steven Koltai (@skoltai)
Steven Koltai is the founder of Global Entrepreneurship. Koltai currently runs a consulting firm that specializes in international entrepreneurship ecosystem development.
- Tammy Tibbetts (tammytibbetts)
Tammy Tibbetts is the founder of She’s the First, a nonprofit organization that helps young girls all over the world get a secondary education. In 2015, the organization brought in over a million dollars of revenue.
- Matt Flannery (@mattflannery)
Matt Flannery is the co-founder of a nonprofit organization called Kiva. Flannery was given the “No Boundaries” Innovation award by The Economist in 2011.
- Social TrendSpotter (@socialtrendspot)
Social Trendspotter is a weekly blog founded by Suzanne Smith. The blog identifies and analyzes the latest trends and ideas in the social sector.
- Mark Tercek (@MarkTercek)
Mark Tercek is the CEO of an organization called The Nature Conservancy. The organizations mission is the conserve the world’s ecosystem. Tercek is also the author of the best-selling book, Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature.
- Scott Harrison (@scottharrison)
Scott Harrison is the founder and current CEO of the nonprofit organization charity:water. The organization’s mission is to provide clean and safe water to communities in developing nations.
- ONEHOPE Wine (@ONEHOPEWINE)
ONEHOPE Wine is an organization founded in California that sells wine and other products. The social enterprise donates half of its products to various charities and social causes. The organization has donated over a million dollars. Jake Kloberdanz is the co-founder and current CEO of ONEHOPE wine.
- Seth Godin (@ThisIsSethsBlog)
Seth Goldin is an entrepreneur, marketer, and public speaker. Goldin is also the author of the bets selling books Tribes and Linchpin. In 2012, Goldin started a podcast that guides 30 entrepreneurs through various workshops. The podcast is on the EarWolf network.
- Adam Braun (@AdamBraun)
Adam Braun founded of the nonprofit organization Pencils of Promise in 2008. The organization’s focus is building schools and education accessibility in developing communities throughout the world. Pencils of Promise has built over 266 schools for over 31,000 students. Braun is also the author of the best-selling book The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change.
- AlertNet (@AlertNet)
AlertNet is an organization that provides news about global humanitarian topics. The news provider has 25 reporters all around the globe covering natural disasters, climate change, disease, hunger, refugees, and other issues. AlertNet is funded by the Thomas Reuters Foundation.
- Ashoka Changemakers (@changemakers)
Ashoka Changemakers is a global online community for social entrepreneurs. The network provides content on the latest analysis in the social sector and aims to connect entrepreneurs, innovators, business leaders, policy makers and activists.
- Muhammad Yunus (@Yunus_Centre)
Muhammad Yunus is the founder of Grameen Bank, an organization and community development bank that provides loans to entrepreneurs. Yunus is a leading pioneer in the economic world who specializes in microcredit and microfinance. He was ranked the #2 of the “Top 100 Global Thinkers” in Foreign Policy magazine in 2008. Yunus was also is a Nobel Peace Prize winner, a Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, and a Congressional Gold Medal winner.
- Acumen (@Acumen)
Acumen is a nonprofit organization that focuses on ending poverty around the world. The organization invests in entrepreneurs and businesses that aid people in poverty. Jacqueline Novogratz founded the nonprofit in 2001 and is the current CEO. Acumen has invested over $88 million dollars to organizations around the world.
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Example of a Social Trendspotter tweet:
Caroline Bergonia is a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Caroline is currently majoring in Finance and Marketing in the Wisconsin School of Business. You can connect with her on LinkedIn or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.