Top 100 Nonprofits on Twitter by Follower Count

Ever wonder how many followers the top 100 nonprofits have on Twitter? Well, at Nonprofit News Feed the question came up and we had to answer it. Using the help of the awesome nonprofit data at CauseIQ.com, here are the top nonprofiits by Twitter follower count. 

With the coming changes at Twitter with the potential acquisition by Elon Musk, it will be interesting to see how the country’s largest nonprofits will adjust. 

Summary Charts of Top 100 Nonprofits on Twitter

The following is a breakdown of the top 100 nonprofit organizations by follower count according the CauseIQ.com. 

Who are the Top 100 Nonprofits on Twitter?

RankOrg nameWebsite domainTwitter usernameTwitter URLTwitter followersStateNum. employeesTotal revenues
1National Public Radionpr.orgnprhttps://twitter.com/npr8,021,427DC1307$277,605,127
2UNICEF USA Impact Fund for Childrenunicefusa.orgunicefhttps://twitter.com/unicef7,384,382NY0$62,295,013
3The Museum of Modern Artmoma.orgmuseummodernarthttps://twitter.com/museummodernart5,395,142NY3$2,137,923
4Museum of Modern Artmoma.orgmuseummodernarthttps://twitter.com/museummodernart5,383,138NY1365$262,144,582
5American National Red Crossredcross.orgredcrosshttps://twitter.com/redcross5,279,095DC18984$2,839,409,246
6Metropolitan Museum of Artmetmuseum.orgmetmuseumhttps://twitter.com/metmuseum4,343,426NY2458$414,668,610
7Human Rights Watchhrw.orghrwhttps://twitter.com/hrw4,254,426NY346$70,485,098
8Amnesty Internationalamnestyusa.orgamnestyusahttps://twitter.com/amnestyusa4,119,789NY137$52,101,475
9Brees Dream Foundationdrewbrees.comdrewbreeshttps://twitter.com/drewbrees3,213,204OH0$4,122,340
10Save the Children Federationsavethechildren.orgsavethechildrenhttps://twitter.com/savethechildren2,819,436CT1469$808,658,178
11Kmfa Classical 895kmfa.orgcbcnewshttps://twitter.com/cbcnews2,740,258TX24$4,011,523
12Smithsonian Institutionsi.edusmithsonianhttps://twitter.com/smithsonian2,649,738DC7219$1,561,599,985
13New York Public Librarynypl.orgnyplhttps://twitter.com/nypl2,548,523NY3632$448,257,647
14Public Broadcasting Servicepbs.orgpbshttps://twitter.com/pbs2,277,755VA597$550,502,628
15Mayo Clinicmayoclinic.orgmayoclinichttps://twitter.com/mayoclinic2,052,655MN26211$6,819,422,921
16National Cable Satellite Corporationc-span.orgcspanhttps://twitter.com/cspan2,049,262DC250$63,706,081
17Team USAteamusa.orgteamusahttps://twitter.com/teamusa2,029,741CO9$2,044,345
18Cleveland Clinicmy.clevelandclinic.orgclevelandclinichttps://twitter.com/clevelandclinic2,011,547OH71093$11,558,538,378
19Bill & Melinda Gates Foundationgatesfoundation.orggatesfoundationhttps://twitter.com/gatesfoundation2,009,334WA$5,860,099,037
20Usa Weightliftingteamusa.orgteamusahttps://twitter.com/teamusa1,987,305CO15$7,656,840
21Cleveland Clinicmy.clevelandclinic.orgclevelandclinichttps://twitter.com/clevelandclinic1,972,565OH41815$6,830,413,008
22Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Trustgatesfoundation.orggatesfoundationhttps://twitter.com/gatesfoundation1,958,445WA$4,049,739,968
23National Collegiate Athletic Associationncaa.orgncaahttps://twitter.com/ncaa1,945,227IN657$521,036,223
24Judicial Watchjudicialwatch.orgjudicialwatchhttps://twitter.com/judicialwatch1,852,567DC56$109,973,904
25Burger King Foundationburgerkingfoundation.orgburgerkinghttps://twitter.com/burgerking1,797,386FL0$7,238,168
26ACLU Foundationaclufoundation.orgacluhttps://twitter.com/aclu1,692,078NY441$185,480,203
27San Diego Comic Conventioncomic-con.orgcomic_conhttps://twitter.com/comic_con1,686,863CA79$28,522,117
28The One Campaignone.orgonecampaignhttps://twitter.com/onecampaign1,585,419DC135$32,709,905
29The Jane Goodall Institutejanegoodall.orgjanegoodallinsthttps://twitter.com/janegoodallinst1,480,190VA46$18,979,885
30World Wildlife Fundworldwildlife.orgworld_wildlifehttps://twitter.com/world_wildlife1,463,564DC677$286,350,088
31Charity Watercharitywater.orgcharitywaterhttps://twitter.com/charitywater1,342,046NY117$90,131,472
32Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywherecare.orgcarehttps://twitter.com/care1,271,052GA534$609,275,545
33American Cancer Societycancer.orgamericancancerhttps://twitter.com/americancancer1,148,933GA4320$576,295,531
34Massachusetts Institute of Technologyweb.mit.edumithttps://twitter.com/mit1,116,747MA26214$4,804,195,000
35Foundation to Support Animal Protectionpetafoundation.orgpetahttps://twitter.com/peta1,100,107VA237$16,377,725
36People for the Ethical Treatment of Animalspeta.orgpetahttps://twitter.com/peta1,100,105VA279$60,643,106
37Obama Foundationobama.orgobamafoundationhttps://twitter.com/obamafoundation1,077,023IL203$141,308,493
38Museum Associateslacma.orglacmahttps://twitter.com/lacma1,068,229CA650$144,174,390
39Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Fallssiouxfallshabitat.orghabitat_orghttps://twitter.com/habitat_org1,063,782SD16$2,354,610
40Whitney Museum of American Artwhitney.orgwhitneymuseumhttps://twitter.com/whitneymuseum1,060,820NY638$113,143,000
41Habitat for Humanity Internationalhabitat.orghabitat_orghttps://twitter.com/habitat_org1,060,643GA1287$272,786,180
42Samaritan’s Pursesamaritanspurse.orgsamaritanspursehttps://twitter.com/samaritanspurse1,036,577NC4039$894,308,893
43MIT Technology Reviewtechnologyreview.comtechreviewhttps://twitter.com/techreview999,111MA80$17,630,000
44USA Basketballusab.comusabasketballhttps://twitter.com/usabasketball974,231CO32$12,446,344
45The Nature Conservancynature.orgnature_orghttps://twitter.com/nature_org953,080VA4091$1,137,390,674
46Livestrong Foundationlivestrong.orglivestronghttps://twitter.com/livestrong917,485TX26$10,471,940
47Doctors without Borders USAdoctorswithoutborders.orgmsf_usahttps://twitter.com/msf_usa905,080NY603$558,340,480
48Mother Jonesmotherjones.commotherjoneshttps://twitter.com/motherjones856,917CA142$16,529,073
49ProPublicapropublica.orgpropublicahttps://twitter.com/propublica836,626NY162$37,513,092
50The Humane Society of the United Stateshumanesociety.orghumanesocietyhttps://twitter.com/humanesociety832,161DC640$124,684,806
51Bill Hillary and Chelsea Clinton FOUNDATIONclintonfoundation.orgclintonfdnhttps://twitter.com/clintonfdn830,726AR329$42,816,475
52Stanford Universitystanford.edustanfordhttps://twitter.com/stanford806,123CA39560$6,829,098,940
53DoSomethingdosomething.orgdosomethinghttps://twitter.com/dosomething742,669NY85$8,284,413
54Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fundgspf.goldman.comgoldmansachshttps://twitter.com/goldmansachs738,800NY0$3,764,893,999
55Khan Academykhanacademy.orgkhanacademyhttps://twitter.com/khanacademy724,353CA197$79,340,879
56Democracy Now Productionsdemocracynow.orgdemocracynowhttps://twitter.com/democracynow721,240NY66$10,840,559
57Waterorgwater.orgwaterhttps://twitter.com/water719,635MO102$19,027,906
58American Medical Association Foundationamafoundation.orgamermedicalassnhttps://twitter.com/amermedicalassn706,984IL0$2,567,190
59Seti Instituteseti.orgsetiinstitutehttps://twitter.com/setiinstitute705,183CA146$22,680,216
60Oxford Universityox.ac.ukuniofoxfordhttps://twitter.com/uniofoxford699,424794$3,017,540,114
61Brooklyn Museumbrooklynmuseum.orgbrooklynmuseumhttps://twitter.com/brooklynmuseum667,490NY574$40,602,578
62The Heritage Foundationheritage.orgheritagehttps://twitter.com/heritage663,368DC388$119,134,479
63Heritage Foundationheritageofthomasville.comheritagehttps://twitter.com/heritage653,901GA32$1,463,774
64University of Georgia Athletic Assngeorgiadogs.comugaathleticshttps://twitter.com/ugaathletics623,159GA66$179,161,257
65San Francisco Museum of Modern Artsfmoma.orgsfmomahttps://twitter.com/sfmoma605,250CA591$60,826,981
66Open Society Foundationsopensocietyfoundations.orgopensocietyhttps://twitter.com/opensociety599,624NY$878,622,618
67Open Society Foundationopensocietyfoundations.orgopensocietyhttps://twitter.com/opensociety599,218NY$208,513,497
68Johns Hopkins Medicinehopkinsmedicine.orghopkinsmedicinehttps://twitter.com/hopkinsmedicine597,650MD37$1,060,639
69National Wildlife Federationnwf.orgnwfhttps://twitter.com/nwf597,107VA397$82,468,942
70United Nations Foundationunfoundation.orgunfoundationhttps://twitter.com/unfoundation593,726DC374$119,227,500
71Film Independentfilmindependent.orgfilmindependenthttps://twitter.com/filmindependent584,003CA144$12,341,472
72Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporationob.orgoperationblesshttps://twitter.com/operationbless582,960VA117$91,567,341
73The Nobel Foundationnobelprize.orgnobelprizehttps://twitter.com/nobelprize578,114Sweeden9$41,813,891
74World Visionworldvision.orgworldvisionusahttps://twitter.com/worldvisionusa576,360WA1009$1,220,294,518
75Southeastern Conferencesecsports.comsechttps://twitter.com/sec568,614AL47$833,383,274
76Enlaceenlace.orgenlacetvhttps://twitter.com/enlacetv567,461TX19$4,547,769
77Room to Readroomtoread.orgroomtoreadhttps://twitter.com/roomtoread559,528CA84$61,954,261
78University of Cambridgecam.ac.ukcambridge_unihttps://twitter.com/cambridge_uni554,936343$2,478,881,518
79The James Beard Foundationjamesbeard.orgbeardfoundationhttps://twitter.com/beardfoundation554,170NY80$18,186,794
80Yale Universityyale.eduyalehttps://twitter.com/yale546,625CT31333$5,595,177,145
81American Institute of Graphic Artsaiga.orgaigadesignhttps://twitter.com/aigadesign531,093NY23$3,408,772
82Lloyd G. Balfour Foundationbankofamericahttps://twitter.com/bankofamerica530,883RI$9,480,351
83Kiva Microfundskiva.orgkivahttps://twitter.com/kiva525,860CA145$38,603,028
84Houston Livestock Show and Rodeorodeohouston.comrodeohoustonhttps://twitter.com/rodeohouston522,400TX1245$77,585,862
85Case Foundationcasefoundation.orgcasefoundationhttps://twitter.com/casefoundation519,935DC$3,420,024
86Selfselfincorp.orgselfmagazinehttps://twitter.com/selfmagazine508,539PA0$405,605
87The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Animalsaspca.orgaspcahttps://twitter.com/aspca506,786NY1252$324,772,105
88KCRW Foundationkcrw.comkcrwhttps://twitter.com/kcrw503,354CA186$21,775,303
89The Climate Reality Projectclimaterealityproject.orgclimaterealityhttps://twitter.com/climatereality501,351DC79$18,909,115
90Planned Parenthood Federation of Americaplannedparenthood.orgppacthttps://twitter.com/ppact497,984NY733$293,759,273
91Slow Food USAslowfoodusa.orgslowfoodusahttps://twitter.com/slowfoodusa492,726NY3$1,693,997
92American Associates of the National Theatrenationaltheatre.org.uknationaltheatrehttps://twitter.com/nationaltheatre492,562NY6$2,908,499
93OpenAIopenai.comopenaihttps://twitter.com/openai488,491CA125$31,932,729
94Ashokaashoka.orgashokahttps://twitter.com/ashoka480,527VA126$42,522,077
95United States Fund for Unicefunicefusa.orgunicefusahttps://twitter.com/unicefusa472,937NY379$573,865,026
96Walker Art Centerwalkerart.orgwalkerartcenterhttps://twitter.com/walkerartcenter471,770MN176$9,380,363
97Feeding Americafeedingamerica.orgfeedingamericahttps://twitter.com/feedingamerica470,677IL313$3,571,430,346
98Project Veritasprojectveritas.comproject_veritashttps://twitter.com/project_veritas466,877NY45$12,151,496
99Federation for American Immigration Reformfairus.orgfairimmigrationhttps://twitter.com/fairimmigration464,810DC40$7,316,658
100American Museum of Natural Historyamnhhttps://twitter.com/amnh462,451NY1547$198,055,556

All Organizations with Twitter Data

Out of curiosity we also dug into the 23k nonprofits with Twitter data on CauseIQ.com. With just 5k followers, a nonprofit is already in the 75th percentile, well above the median count of followers. 

Wait, Why Does Twitter Still Matter for nonprofits?

Twitter has been around for more than a decade now, and while it may seem like old news compared to newer social media platforms like Tik Tok, it’s still an important tool for nonprofits. Here’s why:

1. It’s a great way to reach new supporters.

Twitter is a great platform for reaching new people who might be interested in your cause. You can use hashtags to connect with people who are talking about topics related to your work, and you can also use Twitter ads to target potential supporters with specific interests.

2. It’s a great way to keep supporters updated.

Twitter is a quick and easy way to share updates about your work with your supporters. Whether you’re sharing news stories, pictures, or just general updates, Twitter is a great platform for keeping supporters in the loop.

3. It’s a great way to build relationships.

Twitter is all about building relationships. By engaging with other users and sharing interesting content, you can quickly build up a group of engaged followers who are interested in what you have to say. These relationships can be beneficial down the line when you need support from your followers for petitions, campaigns, or fundraising efforts.

4. There may be more to come…

With rumors like integration of a crypto wallet and potential payment options coming to the platform, there may be a new opportunity for nonprofits to raise money on the platform. 

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