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Top 10 Charities and Non-Profits to Follow on Twitter

By on Jul 30, 2010 in Twitter List | 2 comments

Twitter has grown very fast in recent years and its being used as a medium to connect with more and more people.Its also being used to spread the informations or causes to more and more people.There are many charities and non-profits whom you can follow on twitter and support them. Charities and non-profits on twitter are raising very fast so by following or by supporting them would surely help them to go ahead and work for wellbeing.Here we have listed top 10 charities and non-profits whom you should follow and support. 1.UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund was created by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. In 1953, UNICEF became a permanent part of the United Nations System and its name was shortened from the original United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund but it has continued to be known by the popular acronym based on this old name. Headquartered in New York City, UNICEF provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. 2.Water.org – Co-founded by Matt Damon and Gary White, Water.org is a nonprofit organization that has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation. Water.org traces its roots back to the founding of WaterPartners in 1990. In July 2009, WaterPartners merged with H2O Africa, resulting in the launch of Water.org. Water.org works with local partners to deliver innovative solutions for long-term success. Its microfinance-based WaterCredit Initiative is pioneering sustainable giving in the sector. 3.The 1010 Project – The 1010 Project is a nonprofit organization that provides income-generating grants to indigenous development partners in Kenya and raises awareness in the United States on behalf of the global poor. They serve to advocate for and empower the work of social entrepreneurs. A social entrepreneur is someone who recognizes a social problem and uses his or her own initiative to organize, create, and manage a venture to make positive social change.4. charity:water – charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. They use 100% of public donations to directly fund sustainable water solutions in areas of greatest need. Just $20 can give one person clean water for 20 years. 5.American Red Cross – Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation’s premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering. Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs. 6.PETA – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with more than 2 million members and supporters, is the largest animal rights organization in the world. PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in laboratories, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry.They also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds and other “pests,” and the abuse of backyard dogs. 7.WWF – World Wide Fund for Nature is a conservation organization dedicated to building a healthy living planet for future generations.They do this by adopting a two-pronged approach to conservation which includes Biodiversity Conservation, and Footprint Reduction. At the global level, the WWF network has identified goals for Biodiversity Conservation and Footprint Reduction. 8.The LAMP – The LAMP is for a media-savvy youth, for a more involved parent, for an innovative and modern educator. The LAMP’s vision is that one day media literacy will be seen as the critical requirement to understanding the world and our place in it. Educated consumers demanding more accountable media will create a ground swell to which media companies will have to respond. As part of this movement, The LAMP works in communities to build healthy relationships with all forms of media. 9.AIDG – One in 3 of us, roughly 2 billion people don’t have basic services such as electricity, sanitation and clean drinking water. Access to these services is essential to breaking the cycle of poverty in developing countries. The Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group (AIDG) helps individuals and communities get affordable and environmentally sound access to electricity, sanitation and clean water. Through a combination of business incubation, education, and outreach, they help people get technology that will better their health and improve their lives. 10.Twestival – Twestival (or Twitter Festival) uses social media for social good. Twestival is the largest global grassroots social media fundraising initiative to date, raising over $1.2 million within 14 months for 137 nonprofits. All local events are organized 100% by volunteers and 100% of all ticket sales and donations go direct to projects. Twestival Global is a series of offline events hosted on one day for...

Top 10 Indians to Follow on Twitter

By on Jul 30, 2010 in Twitter List |

There are many many Indians who have their twitter profile but if you want to follow top 10 Indians on twitter then here is the list.Here we have listed top 10 Indians whom you should follow on twitter. 1.Sachin Tendulkar – Sachin is an Indian cricketer widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He is the leading run-scorer and century maker in Test and One Day International cricket. He is the only player to score a double century in the history of ODI cricket.Tendulkar is the first player to score fifty centuries in all international cricket combined. 2.Amitabh Bachchan – Amitabh is an Indian film actor.Bachchan has won numerous major awards in his career, including three National Film Awards and thirteen Filmfare Awards. He holds the record for most number of Best Actor nominations at the Filmfare Awards. 3. Shashi Tharoor – He is a member of the Indian Parliament from the Thiruvananthapuram constituency in Kerala. He previously served as the United Nations Under-Secretary General for Communications and Public Information and as the Indian Minister of State for External Affairs. He is also a prolific author, columnist, journalist and a human rights advocate. 4.Barkha Dutt – She is an Indian TV journalist and columnist. She is currently Group Editor, English News at New Delhi Television. Dutt gained prominence for her reportage of the Kargil War. She has won many national and international awards, including the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour. 5.Robin Sharma – Robin Sharma is a leadership expert and #1 bestselling author. Sharma has written 11 international bestselling books and is ranked #2 in an independent ranking of leadership gurus by leadershipgurus.net. His best known books include “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” and “The Greatness Guide”. His latest book is “The Leader Who Had No Title: A Modern Fable On Real Success in Business and in Life” (Simon & Schuster). 6.Virender Sehwag – Affectionately known as Viru, is one of the leading batsmen in the Indian cricket team. Sehwag is an aggressive right-handed opening batsman and an occasional right-arm off-spin bowler. 7.Priyanka Chopra – is an Indian actress and former Miss World. Before starting her acting career, she worked as a model and gained fame after winning the Miss World title in 2000. 8.Rajeev Masand – Rajeev Masand is an Indian film critic and entertainment reporter for CNN-IBN. Masand started his career as an entertainment correspondent at the young age of 16. In January 2003, he joined STAR News as a special correspondent and as the host of Masand ki Pasand. 9.Boman Irani – He is an Indian film and theatre actor and photographer. Irani began his acting career in theatre and moved to film in 2000 at the age of 44 with a role in Josh. Irani gained attention for his role in the 2003 comedy Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. He later appeared in Lage Raho Munna Bhai for which he received several IIFA award nominations and in 3 Idiots opposite Aamir Khan which earned him a Filmfare Award and a Star Screen Award. 10.Shahrukh Khan – He is an Indian film actor and a prominent Bollywood figure, as well as a film producer and television host. Khan has won thirteen Filmfare Awards for his work in Indian films, seven of which are in the Best Actor category, thus establishing himself as one of the Leading actors of Hindi Cinema. In 2005, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri for his contributions towards Indian Cinema. These are the top 10 twittter profiles of Indians.Follow them and enjoy their...