The best 30 charity CEOs on social media

Simon Blake opens the event, with a little help from Richard Branson.

Simon Blake opens the event, with a little help from Richard Branson.

Last night, Zoe Amar and I launched the first list of the top 30 charity CEOs on social media. And it was fantastic!

You can read Zoe’s five characteristics of the top 30 in the Guardian, read the Third Sector and Civil Society’s coverage, and check out the Storify from the event below.

Simon Blake, the CEO of Brook (who kindly hosted the event) welcomed guests, we had a word from our sponsor, the Access Group, before Alex Swallow, CEO of the Small Charities Coalition delivered a great speech on the importance of being a social CEO.

Zoe and I then introduced the top 30 and the Social Media for charity leaders guide for any charity CEO dipping their toes in social media waters, with the whole thing being expertly live tweeted by Abbi Davies.

I loved the buzz around the big reveal of the top 30. And I was blown away by how many people said they can’t wait for this initiative to be even bigger next year. Gauntlet thrown!

Here’s the top 30 itself, along with key insights from the process, in a special infographic by Ashley Goldstein.



Quick thanks to Simon for hosting the event, Alex for speaking, the Access Group for their generous sponsorship, and Abbi, Sarah and Ashley for helping out.

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