20 charity accounts to follow on Twitter in 2022

We spend so much of our life online that it's inevitable we fall to social media for advice, industry updates and social interaction. Whilst social media can come with a unique set of challenges, when used correctly, it can be a positive platform for change within the charity sector.

Below I’ve compiled a list of charity sector accounts I think should be on your Twitter follow list (if they aren't already). It’s by no means extensive, and I wish I could have included everyone recommended to me, but I have also embedded a thread at the end with an ever-growing list of accounts to follow, so its worth checking this out too as it’s being added to every day.

Mike Clarke @MikeClarkeEDI
Clarke, who works for Macmillan, often tweets about equality, diversity and inclusion within the sector and was named by Kate Collins, the chief executive of Teenage Cancer Trust as someone who “makes her stop and think”.

Akiko Hart @AkikoMHart
A must-follow for anyone within the sector, Hart, who is CEO of the National Survivor User Network, has written about racism within the sector while also tweeting about mental health, prisons and detention.

Zoe Amar @zoeamar
Amar is an essential voice when discussing anything digital within the charity sector. Chair of the Charity Digital Code of Practice, she talks and advocates for the need for charities to have a robust digital plan and how it affects the sector.

Rosie Oldham @RosieOldham8
For discussions on fundraising and inclusion, Oldham is one to follow. Head of development at Streetwise Opera, volunteer for the Chartered Institute of Fundraising cultural sector and the FSI, she is entrenched within the sector with the expertise to match.

Rosie Ferguson @Rosie_Ferg
As chair of ACEVO, Ferguson is a sector must-follow. Also CEO of House of St Barnabas, she tweets about leadership and other vitally important sector issues.

Colette @brandbycollette
For tweets around politics, racism and everything in between, Colette is a name to follow. A consultant for Woman in Marketing and founder of Brand By Me, she’s great for a bit of extra inspiration on your feed.

Martha Awojbi @MarthaAwojobi
As one of our 'Pandemic Pioneers', we can’t forget the incredible work Awojobi does within the sector to call out inequality with BAME Online and #CharitySoWhite. One of the first accounts I was told to follow, and I’ve not regretted it for a moment.

Gemma Peters @gemmapeters
Often cited as an inspiration to others within the sector, Peters, CEO of Blood Cancer UK, is a leader obviously striving to do the best for the sector and her employees while tweeting about it along the way.

Jon Cornejo @Jon_Cornejo
A vocal campaigner and anti-racism consultant at JMB consulting, Cornejo adds to the conversations around race needed within the sector and is simply worth the follow.

Ruth Ibegbuna @Mslbegbuna
Passion is evident in Ibegbuna’s profile. Her work founding the Reclaim project, Roots and ReKindle school bleeds through to everything she does, and she just has some great (and relevant) tweets.

Polly Neate @pollyn1
Another of our 'Pandemic Pioneers', Neate was an important voice during the pandemic, showing how charities can make meaningful change within the country. Her tweets are just as important and are a real inspiration for anyone coming into the sector.

Martin HB @hblondon
Martin's bio describes himself as a ‘charity leader, social justice campaigner and passionate about the potential of young people’, a few great reasons to give him a well-deserved follow.

Becky Hewitt @beckyhewitt01
Flexible working advocate and 'Pandemic Pioneer', Hewitt will be a leading voice over the years to come so it’s worth listening to (and following) her now.

Vicky Browning @browning_vicky
As CEO of ACEVO, Browning is right in the thick of essential sector conversations. She is aiming to connect, support and encourage leaders to create change, at a time when it's needed more than ever.

Nick Burne @nickburne
For all social media fundraising questions, Burne is the account to follow. Working as founder and CEO of Give Panel, a Facebook fundraising tool, he is an expert that should be on your timeline.

Debra Allcock Tyler @DebAllcockTyler
As CEO of the Directory of Social Change, Allcock Tyler has been, and will continue to be, a central figure within the charity sector. She's also a good source of witty dog-related content, too.

Tahera Mayat @TaheraMayat
As host of the fantastic #CharityHour, Mayat is well entrenched within the sector and is one of the easiest follows on the list, along with @CharityHour if you want to stay in the loop with sector issues.

Richard Berks @DrRichardBerks
Berks is a first-rate account for anybody interested in charity comms. Sharing tips, blogs and just some great views, it’s a feed that is worthwhile for anyone within the sector.

Howard Lake @howardlake
For tweets on fundraising, Lake is a go-to. Publisher of UK Fundraising, a trainer and consultant, he is an expert in the field and tweets plenty of useful info on fundraising and politics.

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