20 must follow Twitter accounts in the world of social entrepreneurship

By Nelson Vinod Moses|17th Nov 2013
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Twitter is a great way to keep abreast on the latest happenings in a simple, uncomplicated and effortless fashion. Most social entrepreneurs, social enterprises, think-tanks, and organizations that support social entrepreneurship are on Twitter. We at SocialStory spent time compiling a list of top Twitter accounts to follow, ensuring you don’t miss a single update, on the latest in the world of social entrepreneurship. If we have missed any accounts that you think are important, please drop us a note in the comments section, and we will add them to future lists.

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Picture courtesy: www.totalfratmove.com

1) Who? AlertNet: The Thomson Reuters Foundation’s humanitarian news service covers wars, conflict, natural disasters, food and health emergencies. Tweet to ask for a follow.

Follow: @AlertNet

2) Who? Ashoka Changemakers: Follow them for the latest in innovation, social entrepreneurship and how you can make a difference. Why? Everyone Can Be a Changemaker.

Follow: @changemakers

3) Who? Unreasonable Team: They provide entrepreneurs with mentorship, access to capital, and a global network to scale solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.

Follow: @BeUnreasonable

4) Who? Acumen: Our mission is to change the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders, and ideas.

Follow: @Acumen

5) Who? Skoll World Forum: The most relevant news, insight, & opportunities that accelerate entrepreneurial approaches and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing social issues

Follow: @SkollWorldForum

6) Who? Skoll Foundatio: Driving large-scale change by investing in, connecting, & celebrating social entrepreneurs & innovators dedicated to solving the world’s most pressing problems

Follow: @SkollFoundation

7) Who? NextBillion: Exploring the connection between development and enterprise through blogs and analysis

Follow: @NextBillion

8) Who? Kiva: Fight poverty with loans as small as $25.

Follow: @Kiva

9) Who? Pierre Omidyar: Be you. Be cool. eBay, Omidyar Network, Peer News/Civil Beat.

Follow: @pierre

10) Who? Rockefeller Foundation: Promoting the well-being of humanity around the world.

Follow: @RockefellerFdn

11) Who? Echoing Green: Unleashing your talent to solve the world’s biggest problems.

Follow: @echoinggreen

 12) Who: UnLtd: UnLtd’s mission is to reach out and unleash the energies of people who can transform the world in which they live. We call these people social entrepreneurs.

Follow” @UnLtd

13) Who? Richard Branson: Founder and CEO at Virgin Group. Tie-loathing adventurer and thrill seeker, who believes in turning ideas into reality.

Follow: @richardbranson

14) Who? Bill Gates: Sharing things I’m learning through my foundation work and other interests…@WIRED guest editor

Follow: @BillGates

15) Who? TOMS: TOMS Shoes and TOMS Eyewear. One for One.

Follow: @TOMS

16) Who? Muhammad Yunus: 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Muhammad Yunus is busy creating a world without poverty. Will you join him?

Follow: @Yunus_Centre

17) Who? Stanford Social Innovation Review: Informing and Inspiring Leaders of Social Change

Follow: @SSIReview

18) Who? Case Foundation: Informing and Inspiring Leaders of Social Change

Follow: @CaseFoundation

19) Who? World Economic Forum: Official live tweet account of the World Economic Forum for key quotes from panels and conversational.

Follow: @wef

20) Who? GOOD: A global community working towards individual and collective progress, and good.is is the platform for its members to share what’s good to learn and do.

Follow: @GOOD

In addition to these, you can also follow us at @YourStorydotIn and @_SocialStory to get regular updates from the world of social entrepreneurship. 

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