At Prichard, we get excited about stories of social impact in our community, movements that are gaining momentum around the world, and the people who are the driving force of change. We’re lucky enough to work with people who care about social change, and we connect with local changemakers at our quarterly Portland Ten dinners.
We’ve also curated resources to help us stay up to date with social impact news.
Follow these top eight social impact Twitter accounts to get inspired, strengthen your work and learn how to make a difference in the issues you care about. You can also subscribe to this list in one click.
Stanford Social Innovation Review – @SSIR
One of our favorite forums for social change leaders, SSIR delivers stimulating conversations covering social issues across sectors, from social enterprise to foundations to government. Its Twitter feed also brings its conferences and events online, so you can become a part of the conversation virtually.
The Aspen Institute – @AspenInstitute
Tackling the world’s most pressing issues, The Aspen Institute offers a dynamic mix of content from social change thought leaders on its Twitter page. For an even greater wealth of inspiration, follow @aspenideas, the online home to the annual public gathering of global leaders bringing the most innovative ideas to the table.
Ashoka Changemakers – @changemakers
Connect with social entrepreneurs who are leading change and participate in national conversations with Ashoka fellows via this account’s regular Twitter chats.
— Ashoka Changemakers (@changemakers) April 26, 2016
B Corporation – @BCorporation
You’ll find stories of companies using the power of business to drive social change on this Twitter account. It features only companies that are certified to have met or surpassed B Corp’s high standards of using business practices to drive social impact, like Prichard.
Impact Entrepreneurs – @PSUimpact
Right in our backyard, Portland State University’s Impact Entrepreneurs is a hub for Portland’s social enterprise community and social innovation in business. Its Twitter feed is a place to connect with local changemakers and read stories of local socially conscious business.
TED Talks – @TEDTalks
We love TED Talks because they draw on human, emotional connections. Its Twitter account puts these inspirational stories of change right in front of you. They even publish playlists of curated TED Talks grouped by theme or issue area to help you find the most relevant TED Talks. You may also consider following your local TED Talk Twitter account to stay in touch with changemakers in your area.
Skoll Foundation – @SkollFoundation
The Skoll Foundation is immersed in social entrepreneurship around the world and posts helpful resources for innovators and communicators. It dip its toes in emerging digital trends and report on the results, such as this resource to help social entrepreneurs learn about virtual reality.
— Skoll Foundation (@SkollFoundation) May 1, 2016
UN Global Impact – @globalimpact
Working with companies to align their business practices for social impact, UN Global Impact brings together leaders across the world for collective impact. Follow to learn about how the private sector is driving change and join local networks.
What other social impact Twitter accounts or blogs do you follow? Add to the list by sharing below.